University of Essex
Ucas code: E70
What students say about this university991 comments (269 students)
The amount of teaching varies between courses and degrees however for Criminology you get an hour lecture per module and an...
The amount of teaching varies between courses and degrees however for Criminology you get an hour lecture per module and an hour seminar per module. The content is very interesting and varied and involves a lots of reading. The work varies between 1000 word piece of course work to 5000 word project in the 1st year and you are required to do two main pieces per module plus an exam at the end of the year which covers the whole module. the coursework and the exam amount to 50% each. The feedback is good but my best tip would be to use the office hours as this increases your opportunity for a wider feedback and better results. The facilities are good and offers a specific resource room and a common room to share ideas and knowledge and get hints from 2nd and 3rd years.×
Colchester institute has a good range of musical and dance facilities.Report
There are many societies but as I am not part of any music or arts societies, I'm not fully aware of their activities.Report
The campus has almost everything you need on it or within 20 minutes of you. It's very good for international students.Report
From what I've seen, the university isn't very politically diverse - it seems mostly run by the hard Left. It's a shame,...
From what I've seen, the university isn't very politically diverse - it seems mostly run by the hard Left. It's a shame, because so much honest debate is stifled with accusations of bigotry if anyone even suggests matters that don't gel with hard Left preconceptions.×
There are a few pubs, but nothing else reallyReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students14,435
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate77%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time16%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature18%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK33%
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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