We Are Essex
We won’t write your story, but here are some of ours.

We are different and we are the same.
We are humble and we are brave.
We are many and we are one.

Iain Brooke-Bennett

Inspirational stories

"I love that I can actually make a massive contribution when people are feeling distressed."
Find out more from Iain and discover all of our inspirational stories

Pebbles the Campus cat, looking majestic

Adventure stories

"My motto is 'If I fit, I sit' and I really try to stick to that."
Find out more from Pebbles the Campus Cat and discover all of our adventure stories

Photo of Rowena Macaulay

Heartwarming stories

"I’ve got a poster on my wall which says, 'Don’t be a victim of your environment, overcome through education' and I really believe that."
Find out more from Rowena and discover all of our heartwarming stories

Photo of Zoe Garshong

Ambitious stories

"Everything that I said I was going to do, I did - and I actually exceeded my expectations."
Find out more from Zoe and discover all of our ambitious stories

Photo of Shaaba and Jamie

Love stories

"He presented me with a little card. It said ‘the University is our second home, our home away from home’, which it really is."
Find out more from Shaaba and Jamie, and discover all of our love stories

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