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Is Rebel the one for you?

At the University of Essex, there is an incredible creative community. From Filmmakers to Writers, Photographers to radio presenters, students are producing all kinds of innovative works. Rebel exists to provide a platform for this community, give support to those who need it, and connect them to an audience of 14 000 students.

Members are the heart and soul of what Rebel does. We run tons of workshops and training for our members to develop their skills. We run special events aimed at giving members more experience with writing articles, taking photos, creating videos, being part of live broadcasts/webcasts, and presenting and producing radio shows.

Below are some of the ways you can get involved as a Rebel member, because we’re always looking for new creators to make content and find innovative ways to create new media.

These opportunities are open to every single student at Essex – you don’t have to follow a lengthy application process, and you don’t have to commit to anything unless you specifically want to. All you need to do to get involved in these open roles is join Rebel for free at, and then drop an email to or join our facebook group and tell us what you want to do – it’s really that simple.

Committee  Roles

Rebel is run by students and to make sure the best content is always accessible for the community, Rebel needs a good amount of people to keep the engine running. Rebel runs a number of projects every week and the key to creating amazing content that is relevant to our audience is good communication and coordination.

The committee members are the people who make Rebel happen, who make the opportunities for our members happen, and who push it to the next level in our Editorial, Video, Radio and Marketing teams. Rebel is still young and has a long way to go, and you can be a part of that journey. If you’re on the committee, you are shaping the future of Student Media at Essex.

There are a lot of roles available here, and that’s normal. Just like societies and sports clubs, the committee changes every year to keep Rebel relevant and open to all. But Rebel has a huge committee with over 60 positions available. If you want to be a part of our committee, there is most definitely a role available for you here.

Have a glance at the volunteer committee positions we have available, take a look at the role descriptions, and if you see something that you want to do, apply here.

Apply Here


There are no available roles in the video committee at this time, but we will be recruiting for next year's committee in Term 2, so check back here in March 2019 for more info


Marketing & Web


If you’ve spotted any roles that you may be interested in, just apply here – it’s quick and simple. And if you have any questions at all, please feel free to drop us a line at

Good luck, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!