On Tuesday 13 November we held our third annual Giving Day, which this year was themed #EssexKindness Day. We wanted to celebrate the power of good deeds, kindness and generosity, as well as raising important funds for our students crowdfunding on Click.Continue reading
On 10 November 2015, Click was launched with 9 projects. It was a total step into the unknown for us, Crowdfunding was still pretty new, and even newer in Universities – we had no idea if it would even work. And so we sat, staring at our computer screen, nervously waiting, hoping, for that first donation to ping in…
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.
Sana Kikhia – originally from Syria and a former Master’s student from the Essex Business School has always been interested in volunteering and social justice. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Society she saw a potential of starting a small project that could have a great impact.
Click was established in November 2015 as a way of supporting students and other university members. Since then Click has helped more than 200 brilliant ideas to become a reality and has raised more than £210,000. These numbers prove that with just a little support our Essex students can make all their dreams come true.