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Have you completed your student survey?

Undergraduates - Tell us what you think sbout studying at Essex and we'll give £1 to charity for every survey completed.

So far, we've raised nearly £2,000 for your chosen charities - Colchester and Tendring Women's Refuge, South East and Central Essex Mind and Stand up to Racism.

If you haven't done it already, you can complete your survey now and help us raise even more.

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Universities must pay more to protect pensions

Is there an alternative to the strike set to hit universities this week? Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anthony Forster, sets out our own position in his latest blog.

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Your chance to win up to £25, 000 for your business

Do you have a great business idea? Don't miss your chance to win one of Santander's Entrepreneurship Awards. If you've got an idea that can compete with the UK's best then we want to hear from you.

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Keep it simple with 3MT

The Three Minute Thesis competition challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis in just three minutes. Find out more.

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Phishing scams - what you need to know

Phishing is one of the most common ways that cyber criminals get hold of your personal details. Find out what could happen if you fall victim of a phishing scam, and how to spot a phishing email.

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 work with an academic on a research project.