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Research allows you to discover new ideas and expand your understanding of different subject areas. It's about asking questions and finding answers, and it will form an essential part of your education, especially as you advance through university.


  • How to write a research project

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    This booklet is a guide to some of the most important aspects of research projects. Whether the project is as small as a research paper or as big as your final dissertation, the techniques covered will give you the background you need.

We also provide referencing guides for the main styles used by departments at our University.

Moodle courses

Work on a journal

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Want to find out what goes in to publishing a journal? ESTRO is a multi-disciplinary academic journal, run by and for Essex students. Join our team to gain experience of working on a journal, including writing, reviewing and editing.

Referencing guides

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We provide you with guides to the most common referencing styles used by departments in our University. Learn how to write references correctly in your assignments using the APA, Chicago, MLA and IEEE styles.

Challenge Essex

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Are you a second year undergraduate student? Work in a team to tackle a global problem and improve the world at a local level with Challenge Essex. Work with leading academics and industry experts, develop new skills and earn Big E award units.

Academic Skills Support

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Our advisers can help you with all aspects of academic study and assignment preparation. Check out our programme of workshops and writing clinics.