How new digital spaces are helping Essex students build their careers

A new online careers and skills development resource for Essex students is launching this term and will revolutionise how students engage with and build on their skill sets.

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A BIG thank you to everyone who celebrated The Big Essex Awards on Thursday 8 June in Sub Zero!

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The Big Essex Award is THE standard of student employability success at Essex. Thursday 8 June in Sub Zero was the night that Bronze, Silver and Gold levels were awarded to some of Essex’s finest.

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International Women’s Day – Being Fierce and Expressing Your Voice

For International Women’s Day (8 March) you’re invited to talk about confidence.

Feeling confident and presenting a strong front isn’t always natural – but you have a thousand and one reasons to be confident, strong, fierce and Essex.


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Career Conversations with Essex Alumni – why you can’t miss this chance to chat

What are you going to do with that fancy degree that’s taking up all your time?

Here’s your chance to ask the people who’ve been there, done that, got the tee shirt and are coming back to campus so you can ask them a billion and one questions about how they did it.


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Everyone’s talking about Employability Loyalty Cards

NEW FOR 2016/17! We’re launching the Employability Loyalty Card!

Boost your employability AND get a caffeine boost on us.


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Essex graduates exclusive for Teaching Assistants


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Calling all teaching assistants and 2016 Grads working in schools – the FULLY FUNDED Postgraduate Certificate in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth is go!

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Change Gear Professional Development Workshops for Essex Class of 2016

Change Gear are coming to Essex.

Two professional development workshops. One goal – helping you create a successful future. Book in now to avoid disappointment!

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East 15 at the Edinburgh Fringe

East 15 Acting School graduates shows hit the Edinburgh Fringe festival – we couldn’t be more proud!

Many of the shows running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival were launched by funding the graduates received from the Class of 2016 East 15 Awards offer.

We’ve seen many 2016 graduates so far benefit from the Class of 2016 support package but the East 15 shows opening at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival show how quickly efforts can pay off after graduation. Continue reading


Teaching Fair – Essex’s newest careers event!

Interested in Teaching as a career?

Considering teaching as an option? Literally clueless and want to broaden your options? Essex’s newest careers fair is the one for you!

Teaching Fair, Thursday 20 October, 5pm to 7pm

Teaching Fair is your opportunity to find out what it’s REALLY like to be a teacher. Get advice on how to get into teaching and speak to real schools and providers who will be recruiting a variety of positions on the day. Continue reading


Class of 2016

Welcome to the Class of 2016.

We’ve been shouting about the Class of 2016 for weeks now, but what’s it all about? Well, if you’re graduating from Essex this July then you’re part of an exclusive club. An exclusive group of graduates who we – the Employability and Careers team – are determined to help prepare for life after Uni.

You’re an Essex Alumni for life, so we’ll ALWAYS be here to offer you careers advice and guidance but the Class of 2016 guarantees access to the Employability and Careers Centre’s tailored support that’s exclusive for 2016 graduates. Continue reading