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Other partnerships include the Edge Hotel School and University of Essex Online with a further nine international academic partnerships around the world.

Essex has an international character with 132 countries represented in its student body.

In October 1966, the Hexagon Restaurant and General Store opened, with the number of students reaching 750.

Lord Butler was installed as Chancellor at a ceremony held in Colchester's Moot Hall in 1967 and the first Honorary Degrees were presented, the University's Mace was carried for the first time, while the first annual Degree Congregation saw 135 degrees conferred in July.

Its Alumni include two Nobel Laureates, prominent scientists, artists, and politicians.

Within six months the Appeal Fund had exceeded its £1million target with The Queen Mother and Sir Winston Churchill among contributors, while work began on clearing the site for building work.

At a time of worldwide protest against the Vietnam War, the student movement was taking off all over the world.

In March 1968, a demonstration against a visit to the University by Enoch Powell received national publicity.

No evidence or charges were notified to the students, and no opportunity was given for the students to present their defence.

The University's magazine, Wyvern, reported that on Monday, 13 May, “Students picket all entrances to the University from early morning distributing leaflets calling all students and staff to meeting to discuss suspension of the three students.

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