What is Rebel?

Student media is the voice of students, and Rebel is your platform to debate, educate, inform and entertain over 16,000 students at Essex; have an amazing time and gain valuable experience while doing so. Welcome to Rebel.


You don’t need experience in media to get involved with Rebel; we are open to every single Essex student. Although if you already have some experience, let us know! Rebel is made up of writers, editors, photograhpers, camera operators, presenters, producers, technical gurus, marketing geniuses, web specialists, designers, and so much more. We’re stronger than the sum of our parts, and we work together to create amazing things.





Rebel publishes regular news, features and other articles online at rebelessex.com and in our print publications. Check out Issue 6 here. There are always opportunities to write for Rebel so get involved.


Tune in to your very own student radio station on the website and on the TuneIn app. The studios are yours for the taking, create your own radio show or podcast and share it with everyone!


Watch live broadcasts and video coverage of events and from the studios on campus. Enjoy making and watching films that have all been created by the Rebel community of Essex students.




Rebel is a platform for you to get experience writing for a news publication, and publish your work online and in our print magazine. We’re here to help you develop your skils.


Rebel Radio is a diverse station that represents the Essex community. We'll help to get you on your way to creating amazing radio shows and podcasts.


Learn how to use professional camera equipment and editing software and get experience with live broadcasting. Use the Rebel studio and Creative Centre for TV broadcasting.



Rebel is a community of people that work together to create amazing things. Not only do you work closely together, you make amazing friends doing so. We have socials and make the events we cover fun.


Rebel offers tons of opportunities to learn new skills through training and workshops, and even more ways to put those new skills into practice through the creative studios facilities.


You can be part of the team that runs Rebel. There are a number of paid and voluntary roles, and these roles give you experience in leading and managing a team, recruiting and running projects.


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