After completing her PhD earlier this year, alumna Elena Dirstaru launched a project she’d had in mind for quite some time; creating a film festival which is fair to the filmmakers involved.Continue reading “I wanted to make a change, so I started my own film festival”
We’ll all remember 2020, but we want you to remember it as the year you landed your first graduate job or postgraduate course. Whether you’re still planning your next steps, applying for roles in your chosen industry or are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the graduate world, Essex is here for you, for life.Continue reading “MoodleX is the new place for graduate career resources”
Patricia Borlenghi has always had a passion for literature. After 30 years of working in publishing, she decided to undertake a part time MA in Creative Writing. She went on to set up her own publishing press and now tells us all about the journey.
I loved books as a very young child. My mother told me many stories and my father loved reading, so I was encouraged to read and write even before starting school.
Because of my love of books, I wanted to work in publishing. It was much easier to enter the industry back in the mid-70s. I was employed purely because I had a degree and I worked for, what was then, a very small children’s book company. Because the company was so small, I was able to learn the entire publishing process. For over 30 years, I worked for various publishing companies, mainly on a freelance basis, until I decided to join Essex and start an MA Creative Writing in 2010.Continue reading “Take risks and have the courage of your convictions”
In these extraordinary times, we’re celebrating the resilience, resourcefulness and compassion of our community.
When COVID-19 struck, Kwame Taylor’s thoughts were with his mother, who works for the National Health Service. But how did this recent Essex graduate scale new heights during lockdown?Continue reading “Our inspiring community: Kwame”
Sarah Adenaike graduated from Essex in 2010 with LLB Law. Sarah’s volunteered and supported Essex in many ways over the last ten years and we caught up with her to share her Essex story.Continue reading “Leaving the corporate world to pursue a passion”
When you complete your studies, you join an extraordinary global network of over 100,000 Essex alumni in 150 countries. And you are part of this unique community for life. Continue reading “We are Essex Alumni “
Lauren Brown (BA Philosophy and Politics 2013, MSc Political Behaviour 2014) shares her experience of coming to Essex through Clearing, and about her current role working in the Civil Service on the Covid-19 response. Continue reading “Why I feel lucky to have come to Essex through Clearing”
Lauren Brown (BA Philosophy and Politics 2013, MSc Political Behaviour 2014) came to Essex through Clearing. She recently completed the Civil Service Fast Stream and is now working on the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s response to the Covid-19 crisis. Lauren has shared her top tips for Clearing. Continue reading “Top tips for Clearing from an Essex graduate”
We caught up with Laura Thompson (MA Acting, 2017) to find out about her career in the arts and what she’s been up to since graduating.
Laura studied an undergraduate degree at Essex, later returning as a mature student to study MA Acting at East 15.
“From a young age I always knew I wanted a career in the arts. For me, performing is a form of escapism and exploration; the buzz I feel after a performance is just the icing on the cake! I wanted to be the best actor I could possibly be, but I recognised that without the right training, that wouldn’t happen. I knew I needed to apply to East 15 for my Masters. After my audition I instantly knew it was the place for me and as an Essex alumna I got a discount on my fees which definitely helped along the way”. Continue reading “Speaking in Parliament was a huge moment for me”
What a year it’s been!
This year we are celebrating the Nightline’s 50th Anniversary
If, like us, you’re in and out of meetings on Zoom at the moment, you might have noticed the ‘virtual background’ function. It allows you to superimpose an image behind you (no green screen required!). Continue reading “Bring Essex to your next Zoom meeting”
Essex graduate, Ahmed Faid (BA Economics, 2017), is taking words from the street on to social media thanks to investment from the LA tech incubator Yellow, run by Snapchat’s owner, Snap Inc. Continue reading “I pitched to Snapchat executives in LA”
Essex Business School graduate, Ore Dosumu (BA Accounting and Management, 2014), shared with us how her time at the School accompanied by her focused mindset and drive set out the foundations for her career in auditing.