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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Industries I never imagined myself working in


When I graduated in 2015 I imagined my future very different to how it has turned out.  I don’t think anyone would have pictured me working in the industries I have.  However, here I am with a new set of skills which have enabled me to finally find what I have been searching for.  Despite never having worked in the Marketing/Communications sector, I managed to break into the field with the valuable experience I gained in other industries along with some creative short courses such as a Adobe Premier Pro workshop.

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