What is Rebel?

Student media is the voice of students, and Rebel is your platform to debate, educate, inform and entertain over 12,000 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, don't forget to 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.




For Students


Rebel creates content that is tailored for Essex students. In fact, it’s the only place where you’ll find content made for Essex students by Essex students.


News, sports, culture, investigative journalism and live blogs are just some of the things you can read on Rebel, both online and in our magazine.


Tune in to your very own student radio station on the website and on the TuneIn app.


Watch live broadcasts and video coverage of events and from the studios on campus, and enjoy films that have all been created by Essex students.



By Students


Rebel is run by students, and you can be a part of it. Whether media is your passion or just a bit of fun; Rebel is for you.


No matter what your writing passion, whether that’s any form of journalism or creative writing, 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 and give you advice and guidance.


If you’ve ever wanted to get involved with radio, you can with Rebel. Presenting, producing and technical roles are just some of the ways you can be involved. We have 2 radio studios, one which broadcasts live 24/7 and one which is ideal for pre-recording material or podcasts. Rebel Radio is a diverse station that represents the Essex community.


Learn how to use professional camera equipment and editing software and get experience with live broadcasting. Rebel has its own TV studio and works with the University Media Centre who kindly let us use their 2 large TV studios. You can create and publish short films and videos with us too.



Rebel is a community of creative people that work together to create amazing things. Not only do you work closely together with each other, you make amazing friends doing so.


Rebel offers tons of opportunities to learn new skills through training and workshops, and even more ways to put those new skills into practice. Cameras, editing, radio, writing, live broadcasting, media law, producing, marketing, social media, design, photography, the list goes on and on and on.


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 things like leading and managing a team, recruiting and running projects.


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