We’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.
A day typically starts with my daily commute. I’m Essex/Greater London-based and it generally takes an hour. My journey gives me time to think about the day ahead, catch up on any legal stories that may be worth developing, as well as checking world news. Continue reading “A day in the life: Journalist”
We hear from three Essex alumni who have returned to campus for Graduation after taking part in our “Alumni at Graduation” competition. Continue reading “Returning for Graduation – alumni stories”
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.
John (Computing Science, 1973) returned to campus for Graduation 2018 after taking part in our “Alumni at Graduation” competition. He shares his experience.
This Summer, in the middle of a sweltering heatwave, I stepped onto the Colchester Campus of Essex University for the first time in 20 years. Continue reading “Learning Curves”
I remember re-reading my dissertation a month after my graduation. I knew that I could not just leave it there, it had to be more than a paper. My dissertation was about the pay gap and why it still existed in a strong economy like the UK. Continue reading “Starting my own social enterprise”
It’s been a wonderful year at Essex with many successes and memories made. It’s been fantastic to have support from our alumni in a variety of ways and we hope everyone has enjoyed starting or continuing their lifelong membership of Essex.
Last week, I travelled back to my university to support the ‘Career Conversations’ event for current students. I loved my three years at the University of Essex and was glad to have an opportunity to give back. Continue reading “How to find work experience in the Marketing and PR sector”