Students Staff

06 July 2016

Graduating 2016: Robin Brooker

Robin Brooker, who is graduating with a BA Sociology, received a Faculty Award for Excellence two year’s running thanks to the contribution he made to his department as well as his academic excellence.

Robin Brooker

Robin Brooker

In his second year he re-founded the Sociology Society “to encourage a sense of community in the department and bring sociology students together through social events and provide opportunities for them to further their knowledge through debates.”

He said: “It was a challenge at times but it was a very rewarding experience allowing me to make significant contributions to my department, especially in terms of maximising satisfaction of the student experience.”

Robin, who also held positions as a Frontrunner and Frontrunner Plus in the Department of Sociology has been offered postgraduate opportunities at Essex and the University of Oxford, and hopes to pursue an academic career.

The doors to Graduation 2016 open on 12 July. 4,691 students will graduate, bringing the number of Essex graduates, since 1964, to more than 93,000.

Each and every one of our 2016 graduates has had a life-changing experience. They have risen to the challenge of developing a research mindset, they have been involved in clubs, societies and volunteering, and they have grasped opportunities.

We can’t tell all their stories but our Graduating 2016 student profiles shine a light on the individual experiences that make the Essex family inclusive, international and inspiring.

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