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TEDx University of Essex Society:

Who are we?

In the heart of the University of Essex, a group of passionate individuals united with a common goal: to create a platform that would change lives through 'Ideas Worth Spreading.' Inspired by the transformative power of TED talks, they believed in sharing these ideas with their university and community.

Their journey was not without its challenges. From securing funding to coordinating speakers, they faced hurdles at every turn. However, their determination remained unshaken, and they worked tirelessly to turn their vision into reality.

Word spread and the TEDx Society at the University of Essex was born. With each subsequent workshop, their impact deepened. They became a hub for networking, personal growth, and creative thinking, fostering a sense of belonging and inspiring change-makers.

Today, the TEDx Society at the University of Essex stands strong, guided by its mission to inspire, empower, and unite. It celebrates 'Ideas Worth Spreading,' building bridges between disciplines, fostering personal growth, and leaving an indelible mark on their community.

Their story reminds us that even the smallest spark can ignite a powerful movement, and ideas have the power to change the world. They continue to be a beacon of inspiration, proving that, indeed, ideas are worth spreading.


Our goals:


  • Create an opportunity for people to share their ideas.

  • Promote Ideas Worth Spreading: We provide a platform for thought-provoking talks and ideas that inspire, educate, and challenge conventional thinking.

  • Facilitate Inspiration and Learning: We create immersive experiences that ignite curiosity, foster continuous learning, and empower individuals to take meaningful actions in their lives.

  • Promote Open Dialogue: We encourage open and inclusive conversations that bridge gaps in understanding, promote empathy, and drive positive change in our community.

  • Showcase Local or University Talent: We celebrate and showcase the diverse talents and ideas within our local community and university, providing a stage for emerging thought leaders.

  • Create a Networking Hub: We serve as a hub for networking, connecting passionate individuals, and nurturing collaborations that drive innovation and progress.

  • Catalyze Change: We aim to catalyze positive change by amplifying transformative ideas and empowering individuals to make a difference.

  • Empower Speakers: We support and empower our speakers to share their stories and expertise, amplifying their impact beyond our events.

  • Cultivate Critical Thinking: We foster critical thinking, curiosity, and a growth mindset by curating content that challenges assumptions and encourages intellectual exploration.

  • Bridge Disciplines: We break down silos between disciplines, fostering interdisciplinary discussions and solutions to complex challenges.

  • Foster Personal Growth: We believe in the power of personal growth and self-discovery, and our events provide a platform for individuals to expand their horizons.

  • Engage the Community: We actively engage with and contribute to our community, creating a sense of belonging and shared purpose.

  • Promote Creativity: We celebrate and encourage creativity, innovation, and the expression of diverse perspectives in all forms."

  • Enrich the community by giving a platform to students and professionals to share their ideas.

  • Design a fun and engaging event in a welcoming environment.

  • Develop organizational, time management, efficient communication and, teamwork through workshops, weekly meetings and, event planning.


What can you expect as a member?


  • Weekly society meetings - every Tuesday at 6:30 pm UK time 

  • Socials - to have fun and get to know the other members.

  • Workshops and events - in collaboration with other societies, external speakers or even just amongst ourselves. As a member of our society, we encourage you to tell us your ideas of what activities you'd like to see happen.

  • Our final TEDx event - planned by the society, from the poster to the speakers and the performers, is a unique experience and great for your CV! As you can see below, we now have the theme. But we cannot do this without you!


Where can you follow us (Society)?






TEDx University of Essex 2024 (INDEPENDENTLY ORGANIZED TED-LIKE EVENT- IT IS NOT TED EVENT). (It is not TEDx University of Essex Society)- "UNVEILING THE UNSEEN"

"Unveiling the Unseen" encapsulates the idea of diving into the concealed, the enigmatic, and the obscured aspects of our world. It prompts us to question the surface and seek what lies beneath, whether it's the hidden forces of nature, the uncharted territories of science, the mysteries of the human psyche, or the untold stories of our communities. It embodies the pursuit of knowledge, insight, and discovery, reminding us that beneath the visible, there are layers of understanding waiting to be uncovered. This theme encourages us to explore the profound, the overlooked, and the overlooked to gain a deeper appreciation of the complexities that surround us.


Executive :

President - Lisette Robles Chica

Vice-President - Natasha De Silva

Treasurer - Deeya Sheth

Secretary - Saba Abdul

Social Media Officer - Ray Vanki Reddy, 

Welfare Officer - Yasmeen, Binti Mohd Rasheed




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