Graduation 2023


15th Aug 2023




July 2023 marked a huge milestone for many students, as they finally became graduates of the University of Essex Online.

The ceremony was held at the University of Essex’s stunning Colchester campus, where our students’ met peers from across the globe. Drinks were poured and canapes shared throughout the afternoon, and we spent the day celebrating many well-earned achievements. 

In this video, we asked students to share some of their experiences from studying with us: 


2023 award winners

The ceremony also included the announcement of our 2023 award winners. Congratulations to:  

  • Top Undergraduate Business Graduate 2023 – Rachel Marie 
  • Top Undergraduate Psychology Graduate 2023 – Janine Eynon 
  • Top Undergraduate Criminology Graduate 2023 - Ireena Schmidt 
  • Top Undergraduate Law Graduate 2023 – Bilal Miah 
  • Top Postgraduate Business Graduate 2023 – Rachel Myers 
  • Top Postgraduate Computing Graduate 2023 – Marzio Bruno Hruschka 
  • Top Postgraduate Criminology Graduate 2023 – Caroline Samantha Lowe 
  • Top Postgraduate Law Graduate 2023 – Cheika Anthony 
  • Top Postgraduate Health Graduate 2023 - Kristina Simone Allgoewer-Martin 
  • Top Postgraduate Education Graduate 2023 – Lisa Fionnuala Gadd
  • Top Postgraduate Psychology Graduate 2023 – Neel Chrillesen



Alan Jenkins Memorial Award winner  

Each year, we present the Alan Jenkins Memorial Award to the student we feel has the most inspirational study experience story. This year, the award was presented by Managing Director, Nicola Pittman,  to deserving winner Nicola Harteveld. We wish Nicola all the very for the future. Congratulations! 


Virtual graduation celebrations 

As we’re an online university, there were many students who couldn’t be with us for the in-person ceremony. That’s why we put together an event to celebrate our graduates’ achievements across the world. The online ceremony, open to all 2023 graduates, took place on Zoom on 11 August at 12:00 BST.   

The celebration featured a live welcome from our Academic Director David Dixon. Graduates had the opportunity to chat amongst themselves in subject-focused breakout rooms, as well as smaller chat sessions with the Student Advisers that supported them throughout their studies.  


We would like to thank everyone who helped make our graduation celebration a success.

Would you like to be part of our graduation celebrations in the future? Download a prospectus to find your perfect course and start your study journey today.