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Help transform 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.

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 both research and 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 society is facing, from protecting the human rights of the most vulnerable to caring for an ageing population and conserving our natural environment.

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Make a donation online

Every penny you donate to Essex will go directly to the cause you choose. If you would like to make an online donation to the university, please complete our form and choose whether you wish to make a one-time or a recurring gift.

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