5 Easy Steps to Create Effective Pitch Video on Click


Right, so you are all ready with the description for your project, have listed your rewards, and added your cost breakdown. But there is one thing missing – your pitch video? We know that this might be the hardest part of your crowdfunding campaign and this is why we want to give you some very easy tips that anyone can do to showcase their project and be successful on Click.

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Six Employability Skills That Crowdfunding Can Teach You


You probably know that crowdfunding is a way to raise money but did you know that it can also boost your employability skills? The Essex Advancement Office’s Philanthropy Assistant Vicky Madzharska reveals all.

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Simply to say THANK YOU!


In January, we received a very generous gift from the construction firm Bouygues UK (BYUK), who donated the proceeds of their Christmas Raffle to match-fund students using Click (read about it here).

This amazing gift has now made a lot of dreams come true. Seven different projects on Click have been matchfunded and raised more than £7,798 in total. To celebrate the great impact that Bouygues’ donation had on our Essex community we have asked the beneficiaries to share how they felt when receiving the extra boost to their campaigns and what it meant to them.

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Our First Class Giving Page


You may assume a student’s biggest term time expense (aside from rent) consists of late night Domino’s and a Friday night at the SU Bar. You’re not entirely wrong, however as the 3rd year BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre students from East 15 Acting School began laying the foundations for their future career’s as theatre makers, investments which don’t coincide with student budget urged  them to pull together as a class and approach CLICK for help with fundraising.

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Moving on up! – Click hits £¼ million milestone By James Martin


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Click, the Essex crowdfunding platform, is a relative toddler among fundraising programmes, but despite not turning three years old until November, it’s posting some seriously grown-up numbers. And today it hits another milestone, reaching £250,000 raised and 200 successful student projects. What was first devised as a small, student-focused funding programme (called “Click” to mean Clique), has grown into an international phenomenon, pushing its way to the forefront of university digital fundraising.

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A Generous Christmas Gift From BOUYGUES UK



The University of Essex has received one last Christmas present, in the form of a cheque from construction firm Bouygues UK (BYUK). BYUK are currently building The Copse, our new 650 bedroom student accommodation complex, and the cheque for £1,700 is the money raised from the project team’s Christmas Raffle.

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Click Helping Essex Alumni

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Click became a recognisable name around the three Essex campuses very quickly and hence more and more people know about this amazing opportunity. The platform is open to all current students and staff members who are also eligible to matchfunding. But did you know alumni can also benefit from Click?

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#GiveEssex5 – A Day of Celebration


Last Tuesday 28 November saw Essex mark #GivingTuesday, the worldwide celebration of philanthropy. This was our third year participating and our best yet, with record numbers of engagement from staff, students, alumni and friends of the University, and over £2,000 raised to support students using Click, our in-house crowdfunding platform.

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#GiveEssex5 Supports Projects on Click

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You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. Continue reading

A Wild Story from Africa

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The UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve, situated in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is a 6,000 hectare reserve comprised of three farms previously managed for cattle and encompasses a wide range of habitats from acacia savannah and bushveld to mountainous terrain. Due to previous agricultural practices many of the natural inhabiting species had been lost.

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