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Excellence at work

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Meet our new Chancellor

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Speaker of the House of Commons, The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, as our new Chancellor.

John graduated from Essex with a First Class Honours degree in Politics and is one of our most well-known graduates.

John will succeed Shami Chakrabarti who steps down from her role following her appointment to the Shadow Cabinet.

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Celebrating Graduation 2017

Graduation was a chance for all our graduating students to celebrate their achievements. Read the Vice-Chancellor's full speech on his blog.

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Green Flag Award for our Colchester Campus

We've been given a Green Flag Award, recognising our commitment to managing the historic parkland of our Colchester Campus.

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Something big is coming

A major milestone in the building of our new Colchester Campus sports centre has been marked. Take a look inside the Essex Sport Arena.

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Farewell and thank you

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti has attended her final Essex graduation ceremonies before stepping down as our Chancellor. Discover the incredible impact she has had on our community.

Supporting you

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As a member of staff, you can access free and confidential counselling and support services through our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with Validium.

Supporting students

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Students may ask for support or information outside of your specialism. See the guidance on referring students to the appropriate specialist support service.

Our identity

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Our Essex values, culture, philosophy and approach set us apart from other institutions. Find out more about our challenger philosophy and how we express it.