Welcome to Rebel; the home of student media at Essex University.
Rebel is the voice of students.
A place for creative expression, that’s free and inclusive to all.

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  • Academy Awards 2021: a few reviews to prepare for the Oscars
    While movie theatres have been closed for most of the last year, the ceremony of the Oscars is still going ahead with some terrific movies, many of which came out directly on streaming platforms such as Netflix. At this turning point in film history, Tom Abadie and Charlie Hain had a look at a few …
  • The Highs and Lows of Pole Dance: Our Experiences of the Sport
    Pole Dancing has had its fair share of negative comments and stigma over the years. The Essex University Pole Dance club committee of 2020-2021 explain a little more about what the sport means to them and why its very different to public perception. For many of us, joining the University of Essex Pole Dance Club …
  • A Revolution For The Seamstress
    The fashion industry has been under scrutiny for many years, whether it is their ecological impact but more importantly the working conditions for factory workers. Saffron Forde takes a closer look at what seems to be pushed under the rug. Clothes are to be seen and not heard. But… Fashion speaks. It weaves and flows. …
  • The Only Way is Essex(istential Dread)
    After many months of isolation, lockdowns and social distancing, the UK is looking to move progressively out of lockdown. Sonya Turova talked to a few students about some of the issues they have faced over the last few weeks. In late January, it was announced, according to research carried out by Oxford University, that the …
  • Covid 19 Vaccine should be a global public good
    While COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out throughout the UK and mainly developed countries, many more countries are struggling with access to this vaccine. Alexandre Perin and Eloi Mabille de Poncheville take a closer look at the issue with vaccination being a common good to all. “For the world to recover faster we must recover …
  • Showstopper! The (Socially Distanced) Improvised Musical Livestream
    At the end of August, Catherine Louise Whitehouse joined in a Showstopper! musical livestream. A very new experience, that she rated very highly, giving it a five star rating. One thing I have really missed about theatre has been the sheer joy it brings to both cast and audience as they share in a collective …
  • Are Universities an Incubator For COVID?
    Throughout this pandemic, schools and universities have battled to stay open, to keep face-to-face teaching to the maximum in order to keep up standards of education. Nina Egbutah looks closer at the impact of universities throughout this year. Is this less of a public health problem and more an economic one? With the UK tragically …
  • The Role of SABBs and SCOs at the University of Essex
    After a week of debates for the Leadership Race, voting opened to elect next year’s Sabbatical team and Student Community Officers. Tom Abadie talked to Natalie Bell-Surette and Jennifer Day about the role of these individuals in the Student’s Union. On the 10th March, the student community will be voting to elect its future representatives …
  • Staying healthy during COVID
    During the pandemic, a time when most of us are stuck inside studying online and not moving much, it is important to stay healthy in order to keep the same energy and try to stay positive. Sabine Hoerkner walks us through a few tips in order to eat well and be healthy. My name is …

Our members write a huge range of articles for Rebel covering a wide breadth of topics including campus news; world politics; film reviews; culture; interests and so much more.
Check out the latest episode of Essex Blades TV co-created by Rebel and Essex Blades. Interviews, highlights and regular round ups of everything Essex Blades Sports.
Rebel Radio broadcasts throughout the term featuring student led and produced shows that cover News, Sports, Politics, Music and much more! We’re always looking to add new shows so why not give it a go?
Rebel Creative is a place where students can showcase their creative writing work. Our mission at Rebel states that we are the voice of the students and that we are a place for creative expression.
Our members create video content about a range of things that matter to them.
Covering events on our campus and the wider world; interests; hobbies; politics and more.