Making a difference
Arts at Essex
Our commitment to the arts includes our theatres, Latin American art collection and our galleries.
Our work has been supported by many donors, helping us nurture the next generation of artistic talent.
Every member of the Essex community - staff, students, alumni, friends and
neighbours - can help us to make a difference, to change the world. That can mean
a donation, but there are many ways to help.
Friends of Essex across the world can give time and expertise, which are enormously
valuable to us. Our alumni, in particular, can:
- help us recruit new students in their home countries
- provide internships for recent graduates
- mentor students
- join our networking events
- support our employability and entrepreneurship programmes
- champion our Essex values of inclusivity and internationalism
Philanthropy at Essex is about connection. About being part of something bigger
than yourself. Your support changes students’ lives – and they make a difference across the world.
We are a strong community whose tenacious, bold and challenging spirit has made
amazing things happen over the last 50 years. Every part of the Essex story changes lives,
from our world-class education and research to our
global outlook and our iconic
Thanks to our supporters, Essex is making a difference throughout
the globe. With your help, our education and research can change even more lives.
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Research and education
Excellence in research and education is at the
heart of everything we do at Essex. Our research has an impact around the world and our educational
opportunities change lives.
Essex was founded on the principle of living and learning and we now have a
global community of thought leaders. Our alumni support
the societies, sports, arts and events that makes campus life special.
Essex was built on philanthropy. The site for our first campus was gifted by the council and construction
was thanks to a public appeal. Today we continue to provide iconic new buildings for our staff and students.
Internationalism is central to life at Essex and we're a hub for scholars from around the world. We make a global impact, from research that
changes policy to scholarships to support our international students.