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University of Essex

Political Town Campus Rural By the sea

Ucas code: E70

We are Essex: University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2018. We’re home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We're a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook. Here you're taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. We are ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research also continues to change the world for the better and we are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (TGUG 2018). We're loved by our students too, Essex is top 15 in England for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018, mainstream universities*). This is your chance to become a member of one of the happiest groups of students around.*Non-specialist higher education institutions with a survey population of at least 500.
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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.

Creative

66%

MED

Political

67%

HIGH

Sporty

68%

MED

Varied union activities

73%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

54%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £19.5k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student satisfaction score 81% HIGH

Number of students

14,759

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

77%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

44%

of students are male

Young / Mature

15%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

29%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

Dialog 519 comments (154 students)
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