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The University of Essex officially opened its doors in 1964, and was designed to facilitate a new kind of student to fill this new university. Over the years University of Essex students have gained a reputation for their rebellious nature, ground-breaking research and passion for their studies. It is this passion which creates such an amazing and unique experience for all students at the University of Essex, and here we have tried to explore the different elements that make up student life at the University of Essex. While it is impossible to display the unique experiences of every student, we hope that these images and articles will help remind you of what makes the University of Essex special.