Staying in touch


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The University of Essex will soon celebrate 50 years of forward-looking teaching and cutting-edge research. Help us make their ambitious plans a reality – and you can help shape the next 50 years.

Tax-efficient giving

The American Friends is a US non-profit organization. Gifts to the American Friends of the University of Essex are deductible to the extent allowed by Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.

Keep in touch

Your time at university never leaves you. It’s part of you, all your life. Stay in touch with the University of Essex, and the benefits can be enormous – for you and for today’s students.

The University's Development and Alumni Relations Office.

  • produces a magazine for alumni
  • organizes events and reunions
  • helps put old friends back in touch

Make sure your details are up to date by visiting the University’s Alumni website.

Find old friends

The Development and Alumni Relations Office can help you trace old friends from your student days and forge new relationships and professional networks.

Wear the T-shirt

The University has an online shop for gifts, clothing and memorabilia. Visit everythingEssex to see the range of shirts, pens, mugs, hats and scarves and more. It’s the ideal place to find mementoes of your time at Essex or gifts for friends, colleagues and family.

Show your support

Your support makes a difference. Any gift you make – large or small – helps the University to invest in students today and in the future. That could mean scholarships and bursaries to tackle student hardship, or funding for sports and the arts to enhance campus life.

Find out more.