We Are Essex

We won’t write your story, but here are some of ours.

We are different and we are the same.
We are humble and we are brave.
We are many and we are one.

Portrait of Asha Ali

Inspirational stories

"It’s important to let off some steam once in a while – at Essex, we definitely work hard and play hard!"
Find out more from Asha and discover all of our inspirational stories

Hannah Howe

Adventure stories

"I went travelling around Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore and Bali."
Find out more from Hannah and discover all of our adventure stories

Chris Nicholson outside the Tony Rich teaching centre

Heartwarming stories

"If you’re a child in a troubled family you can’t advance, and you can’t retreat, you feel stuck where you are."
Find out more from Chris and discover all of our heartwarming stories

Louise Adams, BSc Psychology student, 2018

Ambitious stories

"I want to work in a prison or within the criminal justice system to help people rehabilitate back into society."
Find out more from Louise and discover all of our ambitious stories

Tobe Ezenwa standing on the steps

Love stories

"The happiest I’ve ever been was when my baby sister was born. She was born in America and I was at home in Nigeria, so the day she came back home with my Mum was a pretty amazing time for me and the family."
Find out more about Tobe, and discover all of our love stories


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