At the same time as writing our strategy, Steve led in creating a completely different type of Students’ Union brand.

Our striking new identity captures our role as home for the unconventional Essex family and a platform for helping students achieve their dreams, together.

Steve Haugh is a visionary – a visionary who has had the most profound impact on transforming the contribution the SU is making to the lives and experiences of students at Essex.

Steve’s vision, however, is not one he has imagined himself. It is one that he has helped successive sabbatical teams and colleagues across the SU and the University to construct.

At Essex, we say we are for people who are brave enough to have ideas and generous enough to share them. I can think of nobody at the University who better embodies these qualities than Steve. He would be a truly deserving winner of the Staff member of the year.
— Bryn Morris - Registrar & Secretary, University of Essex