Students Staff


Essex forever

Our graduates live and work across the globe, shaping the world with the skills and knowledge they gained here. We'd love to hear what you're doing now and so would our prospective students to help find out what an Essex degree might do for them. Please complete our graduate profile questionnaire.

Sign up for your free Alumni Card, which gives you access to events and benefits on and off our campuses – including the Careers Advisory Service, Students’ Union and library.


The University holds events in the UK and around the world, including speed networking, our popular Sports Weekend and an annual reception at the House of Lords.

Our department also organises regular events for alumni. Contact us to stay in touch and keep up to date with upcoming alumni events, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Marks Hall Alumni event

We held a special alumni event at Marks Hall in April 2015 to share the results of the recent Lost Mansions research project with former students and the wider community. See the event album on Facebook.

History 40th reunion

We celebrated our 40th year anniversary in 2013 at a special event for alumni and students as well as current and former members of staff, which took place at Colchester's Firstsite gallery.

Our news

Our University's free, annual magazine for all alumni, Essex Effect, is an entertaining and irreverent look at what's happening here – and what alumni across the world are up to.

Thousands of alumni get our e-newsletter. Essex Extra goes out every two months, so it's the best way to keep up to date with what’s happening. If you don't receive it, we don't have your current email address, so make sure your record is up to date.

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Postgraduate study

Postgraduate student from the Department of History

We are a leading centre for history postgraduate study at both Masters and PhD level. Become part of our active research community and benefit from the expert teaching and supervision of our academic staff.

PG events

Book a place at a postgraduate event to find out about studying at a top 20 UK research university. Staff will be available to answer your questions and you can speak to students about life at Essex.

AHRC funding

PhD student in library

Apply for a PhD studentship for your doctoral study funded by the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Stay in touch

Register now

You can register online to access all our great services for alumni, which will help you keep in touch with old friends and keep up-to-date on news and developments from the University.