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Online community

Alumni online community

As an Essex graduate there are lots of ways to keep in touch, and the best place to start is by registering on our alumni website and making sure your details are up to date.

Over 2,000 people have graduated from the Human Rights Centre since the first course began in 1983. Our alumni are an essential part of the human rights community at Essex, ensuring that our human rights reach extends across the globe.

Essex Human Rights Alumni Association

The Essex Human Rights Alumni Association is a network of Human Rights Centre graduates dedicated to facilitating cooperation between, and sharing expertise amongst graduates. This is an invaluable resource as you embark upon your career as a human rights professional. The interaction between students, Centre members, and alumni promotes an on-going human rights-based dialogue and information exchange.


The Alumni Association has also established a mentoring scheme to promote the sharing of experience, ideas and knowledge on human rights issues between alumni currently engaged in human rights work and students currently studying at the Human Rights Centre, and operates a noticeboard advertising upcoming jobs and internships.

Our alumni

In this video, two of our Human Rights Centre alumni talk about their experiences studying human rights at Essex, and what they have done since.

If you would like to find out more about what some of our alumni are up to please look at our graduate profiles.

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).

Summer school

Summer school

The Human Rights Centre runs a pioneering summer school on methods for human rights research. Discounts available for academic and not-for profit sectors as well as Essex research students, alumni and staff.

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.