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 659 comments (179 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      It's relatively easy to manage your costs. There is a Tesco store nearby and the campus shop prices are ok.

      2012, 1st year, Computer Science

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    • The upside

      The campus is beautiful, and the people are very friendly.

      2012, 2nd year, Comparative Literary Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Providing support for students when they are having problems with a lecturer

      2012, 3rd year, Law By Area

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    • Accommodation

      all of the parties mainly happen in the south towers. harwich court is pretty quite, but not dull. north campus is dead

      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      lectures - small class sizes, tutor one to one help, critical feedback on work

      2012, 2nd year, Business & Administrative Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      If you are not a big fan of partying, there is not much that the societies (in particular the sports teams) do that doesn't...

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      2013, 2nd year, American History

      The downside

      If you are not a big fan of partying, there is not much that the societies (in particular the sports teams) do that doesn't involve drinking and going out. Occasionally they'll have a trip to the cinema or a meal out, but it doesn't happen very often

      2013, 2nd year, American History

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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
Student score 85% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

92%

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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