Class of 2019: Jessie Forman

  • Date

    Thu 4 Jul 19

Jessie Forman

All this week we are celebrating the achievements of some of our students who are graduating in the class of 2019.

During her course Jessie Forman (BA History) has had her work published, studied abroad, filmed a historical documentary in Ireland and now looks forward to starting her Masters degree at University College London.

Each summer Jessie has conducted academic research alongside lecturers in the Department of History and has worked on projects exploring early modern recipes to the Zong slave ship.

She said: “Studying history at the Essex has been a completely transformative experience for me. It has given me opportunities I’d never even considered when I applied in 2014.”

Jessie has had her work published, which led to an invitation to take part in the King’s College London Arts and Humanities Festival.

During her third year, Jessie studied abroad in Canada, and discovered a love for poutine, ice hockey, and the history of medicine.

Jessie also went to Ireland with other history students to film a documentary about the War of Independence in West Cork, which premieres later this year.

In September she will start an MSc History and Philosophy of Science at University College London (UCL).