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Welcome to Rebel – the home of student media at the University of Essex.


Rebel is the voice of students. A place for creative expression, that’s free and inclusive to all.

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.
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.

Here’s a snapshot of our most recent content but if you’re looking for something in particular we’ve split up our content into 4 main sections: Articles; Radio, Video (including our sports channel Blades TV) and Rebel Creative.


Enjoy browsing our site and get in touch if you want to be part of Rebel.

There’s also lots of opportunities to get involved with Rebel and the best part is, your membership is FREE!


  • A meatless protein guide
    Veganuary might be over, but the year is just beginning, and with it brings a whole host of meatless options.
  • Paris turned fashion upside down – Literally.
    As usual, the designers created as many talking points as they did garments, and social media has been rife with excited discussion, blazing criticism, and a fresh wave of memes. From Doja Cat’s 30,000 crimson Swarovski crystals to Kylie Jenner’s Schiaparelli lion at her breast, we’ve seen it all. 
  • The Sun has Set
    The sun has set, and trees, like statues, meditate. The wheat has all been cut.                                                                         Federico Garcia Lorca, The Sun has Set
  • Pathaan and how to make a comeback
    Shah Rukh Khan’s hiatus made a lot of people think his star has faded, but he proved it hasn’t. Shah Rukh Khan, often
  • Essex University Celebrates Lunar New Year
    Millions of people across the world celebrated the Lunar New Year with food, firecrackers, family reunions and reflection. Essex University was no exception, with the Student’s Union organising a whole week of events in collaboration with ISA, CCCS and CSSA. 
  • Complacency and decline
    The problem with letting people stay in power for too long. With most of the Western world living under democracies, it would seem
  • Immigration in the UK – a new deal with France to reduce illegal immigration
    Immigration is currently a big political debate in many European countries. Whether it is for work, family reasons, political reasons, to flee war,
  • I don’t understand the hype around Knives Out
    Before this devolves into a “THIS IS THE MAN THAT SINGLE HANDEDLY RUINED STAR WARS” debacle I’ll say this: Rian Johnson directed what
  • How much do we know about athletes?
    Successful athletes possess many traits. Their skill, technique, and overall ability are usually extraordinary. The perfection of these traits evidently shows why they

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