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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!


  • SU Leadership Elections 2022
    Last Week marked the beginning of Election season at Essex! Rebel is proud to be hosting the debates for the leadership roles within the SU. But who are the candidates? Read this article to find out the candidates for each role and everything you need to know about voting and the elections
  • International Foods to add to your healthy diet
    April Ononiba breaks down the stereotypes around ethnic food and maintaining a healthy diet. In this important informative piece, have a read!
  • Chinese New Year celebrated at the University of Essex
    Last week, the Student’s Union from the University of Essex celebrated Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, hosting in-person events after almost two years. Rebels Teo Coroiu covered the event with pictures from Joe Holmes
  • Southend-on-Sea students forced to stop their studies because of VISA’s expiration.
    Teo Coroiu covers the recent Protests on campus from a group of students having issues with their Visa extension, which could affect their ability to continue studying at Essex…
  • Journey: Turning 10 ¦ The Most Important Indie
    Sean Smith reviews the classic Indie adventure game;Journey on its 10th Anniversary, and reviews the fantastic soundtrack that accompanies the game!
  • Inflation hits highest peak in 30 years
    Ever wondered what inflation means? Well Rebels Nina Egbutah takes a look at the historically high inflation experienced in the U.K. recently, and explains how it effects not just the economy but our every day lives…..
  • Holocaust Memorial week at the University of Essex
    Rozenn takes a look at how the University of Essex is commemorating Holocaust memorial week, which runs from the 27th January to 6th February, please have a look….
  • Holocaust memorial week: the forgotten victims
    This article tells the story of other marginalised groups during the Holocaust, and how they suffered under the brutal Nazi regime. This article does not seek to undermine the experience of any group, but instead shine a light on stories of those who may have been forgotten in history.
  • Deep Rock Galactic Review
    Utterly consumed by this simple Dwarven co-op game, Minn Yap introduces Deep Rock Galactic and its core mechanics in this review and tells us why you should give it a go.

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