Welcome to Essex

Make yourself at home

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Find your community, and make friends for life

From a Fresher's Fair to meet like-minded individuals and join SU societies, to events on campus throughout the year. At Essex we make sure that there's something for everyone, and provide chance to make friends for life.


1964 — 2024

What's on campus

We've got events for everyone here on our campus. For those interesting in clubbing to those who want a quiet visit to an Art Gallery. Everything and more. But, if you'd rather just be inspired we can provide that too.

Find an event based on your interests
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Take the culture of membership quiz

Pick your preferences and we'll tell you all about the things taking place on campus during welcome that we know you'll love.

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