Your alumni community

You are one of almost 95,000 alumni across 150 countries, all linked by one thing:  Essex. Welcome.

Your next steps after university are an exciting and sometimes daunting time. And we're here to help you along the way.

Advancing your career

Career support is available for three years after you graduate (via Skype or phone if you’re no longer in the UK) And if you’ve been thinking of further study, the alumni discount on postgraduate study at Essex could help make it a reality. 

Extending your network and meeting new people

As a part of the Essex alumni community you will receive invitations to exclusive events in the UK and internationally. Build your professional network and meet other Essex alumni.

Your Essex alumni membership

As one of our Essex alumni you can:

  • access free journals and books online through JSTOR
  • exclusive discount rates at the Wivenhoe House, Evolve Gym, the Lakeside Theatre and with Event Essex
  • access the Colchester campus library, take out books and use their facilities
  • sign up for an NUS Extra discount card even though you're no longer a student
  • your alumni card will gain you access to the library and campus events like alumni sports weekend and the End.

We’ll keep you updated with what is happening at Essex through a monthly e-newsletter and an annual magazine. 

Update your details through our alumni community so we can stay in touch and to receive your full Essex alumni membership. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Getting involved

Being a graduate from Essex means you can get involved with the university and join us at events around the world no matter where you live or move to. We rely on our alumni to keep the Essex spirit alive worldwide and last year 271 alumni volunteered at events on campus and around the world. They shared their experiences after graduation and into the world of work with current students, as well as sharing stories of their time at Essex with prospective students thinking about coming to study here.

If you’d like to get involved and join us at speed networking events, represent the university at recruitment fairs around the world or welcome new students at pre-departure events and open days, email us to find out more. Essex was founded on the spirit of generosity (from 700 founder donors) and we are so pleased you’re part of the family.

Most importantly, stay in touch. We love to hear from you.