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Celebration of 50 years

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Our first 50 years have been shaped by life-changing experiences, internationally-recognised research discoveries and, at times, riotous challenges. Find out how we celebrated our 50th anniversary.

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 a School of Law degree can 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 School also organises regular events for alumni. Contact us to stay in touch and keep up to date with upcoming events, or follow us on social media:

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.

Our news

Our University's free, annual magazine for all alumni, Essex Effect, keeps you up to date with what's happening at the University – and what our alumni across the world are up to.

Thousands of alumni get our e-newsletter Essex Extra, which goes out every two months. 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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Masters courses

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Our LLM and MA courses are ideal for developing advanced expertise in human rights, commercial and public law, whether you are interested in professional practice or undertaking doctoral study.

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

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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.