Alumni Sports Award 2019

JackBurrell_European ChampionshipWe’re proud to announce that this year’s recipient of our Alumni Sports Award 2019 is Jack Burrell. Jack graduated in 2005 and having overcome injury earlier in his sporting career, has gone on to compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu over 200 times. Jack now teaches alongside competing and is keen to share his love of the sport with others. We asked Jack about his time at Essex, his sporting achievements and how it feels to be this year’s recipient of the Essex Alumni Sports Award.

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How to shape your CV through extracurricular activities at the University of Essex

photo2.I was inspired to write this blog after finding out that Essex had won ‘University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 – I wanted to share my experience as a student and help others make the most of their time at such a great university!

Essex is well known for offering its’ students and members a vast variety of extracurricular activities and placements to choose from, or clubs and societies that are free to join! Below I’ve listed five extracurricular activities that I completed at Essex which were crucial in terms of expanding my talents and abilities as a person. I’d really recommend that students at Essex consider getting involved with these too!

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