University of Essex

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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. 
Source:University of Essex Students' Union

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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.

Sporty

72%

MED

Creative

69%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

59%

MED

Political

70%

HIGH

Varied union activities

75%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Student score 84% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k LOW

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

13,980

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

17%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

32%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

76%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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