University of Essex
Ucas code: E70
What students say about this university661 comments (180 students)
theatre, arts galleryReport
the sense of belonging the university creates.Report
Cheapest option in first year is south towers. There are sixteen people and in my opinion in the best opinion as it is good...
Cheapest option in first year is south towers. There are sixteen people and in my opinion in the best opinion as it is good value for money if you are able to cope living with the number of people. It is also the most socialable area.×
the books we studied were boringReport
Prices of drinks are ridiculously high, even at the SU. Clubs on + off campus are pretty awfulReport
I don't live on campus but travelling in train fares can be expensive so getting a student rail card is great saving. Also an...
I don't live on campus but travelling in train fares can be expensive so getting a student rail card is great saving. Also an annual student bus card saved me lots of money. To save money on stuff like lunch at uni I could bring in my own tea bags and could use the facilities in the linguistics common room.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction92%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students13,980
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate78%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time17%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature17%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK32%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction77%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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