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.
#WeAreEssex

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

Photo of Shaaba and Jamie

Love stories

"He presented me with a little card. It said ‘the University is our second home, our home away from home’, which it really is."
Find out more from Shaaba and Jamie, and discover all of our love stories

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