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University of Essex

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Political Varied union activities Creative Town Campus Rural By the sea

Ucas code: E70

We are Essex: 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 2017, mainstream universities). This is your chance to become a member of one of the happiest groups of students around.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 1098 comments (296 students)

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

69%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

52%

LOW

Sporty

70%

MED

Varied union activities

73%

HIGH

Political

67%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

13,795

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

57%

of students are female

Young / Mature

16%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

32%

of students here are from outside the UK

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League table rankings

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