University of Essex

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Political Creative Varied union activities Town Campus Rural By the sea

Ucas code: E70

Essex has a reputation for top-quality teaching and research and offers one of the best student experiences in the UK, with more than 11,000 students coming from across the globe to create a cosmopolitan atmosphere at our three campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend. We’re famous for our Students’ Union at Essex, and for good reason, it’s completely different to anywhere else. We promise to help you get an amazing degree and job, give you a kick-ass membership, shape everything around you, and benefit all students. 
Source:University of Essex Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 991 comments (269 students)
    • Accommodation

      There is a club whithin the university campus and it has something going on almost every night and also one of the restaurants...

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      2016, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      There is a club whithin the university campus and it has something going on almost every night and also one of the restaurants often turns into a club after 11pm. At that restaurant there are sometimes music venues as well, so there's a lot of stuff going on on campus concerning night life. Also, in town there are other clubs but the university clubs are the most popular among the students and that's where most events happen. They are also much cheaper than the town ones. The events are nice and diverse, the only thing that isn't good I guess are the bouncers, there have been quite a few complaints about them. But as long as you're not drunk and you don't get in trouble you'll be fine.

      2016, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Finances

      Food is expensive and the student store as well, tesco is way more cheaper

      2016, 3rd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Not too bad a good balance

      2013, 3rd year, Computer Games Programming

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    • Facilities

      Fees for the sports facilities are rather high and the PCs in the labs quite old.

      2012, 2nd year, Mathematics

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    • Accommodation

      The south courts have the best accommodation. They are ensuite. Although they are expensive they are quite spacious. The worse...

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      2013, 2nd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      The south courts have the best accommodation. They are ensuite. Although they are expensive they are quite spacious. The worse accommodation are south towers. They are cheap but they are dirty and can become quite noisy. The North towers are the best because they are affordable and quite good. The rooms are medium sized but cozy.

      2013, 2nd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Creative scene

      Theatre for drama Gallery

      2014, 2nd year, Applied Criminology

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

74%

HIGH

Sporty

74%

MED

Creative

68%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

53%

MED

Political

69%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Student score 84% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

14,435

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

77%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

16%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

18%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

77%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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