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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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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.

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Top tips for protecting your mobile phone and tablet

Your mobile device contains valuable information about you and your life. Here are our top ten tips for protecting your mobile device.

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Right here, right now

When you study at Essex, you get far more than just a degree. That’s why we’ve launched the Higher Education Achievement Report.

Study skills workshops

Our study skills workshops are open to all students and run throughout the term at our Colchester and Southend campuses. Why not book your place now?

Boost your talent

From critical thinking and better writing to improving your English, if you’re looking for support in any aspect of study skills – our Talent Development Centre can help you.

UROP placements

Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme gives you the chance to help an academic with a research project. We're taking applications now.