University of Essex


Political Creative 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. 
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How students describe this university

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Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Student score 84% HIGH

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