make a difference to essex
our university was built on a vision that our people, and our work, could change the world for the better. essex would be freer and more daring than the rest. this founding ideology remains at the heart of everything we do.
philanthropy has been at the heart of the university of essex since our very creation: we were founded on the support of nearly 700 donors and that support continues to make a real difference today. from educating the next generation of talent to pioneering research, state-of-the-art facilities and campus activities; we have built an institution that is known for its excellence in research and excellence in education, for its bold people and for its hunger to make a difference.
your support, ideas and insight all form a crucial part of the essex spirit - providing the margin of excellence, improving and transforming lives around the world. with your help, we can address some of the biggest problems our community is facing, from protecting the human rights of the most vulnerable to caring for an ageing population and conserving our natural environment.