The University of Essex’s academic rankings and international outlook ensure the University is both well known and respected around the world. Essex has always welcomed students from overseas ensuring a thriving international community for our students. Currently 40% of Essex students come from outside the UK, from over 120 different countries worldwide.
Essex’s International Academy, concerned for the environmental footprint of their students, have teamed up with Tree Appeal to try and balance their impact upon the natural world.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Ivor Crewe, along with staff and students from the International Academy, planting the first tree as part of Tree Appeal. Take a look at the pictures from the planting.
By planting a tree for each incoming student, the International Academy will be able to give back to the environment – replacing lost woodland, providing habitat, supporting biodiversity and offsetting emissions – and encourage students to consider their own environmental footprint for the future.