University of Essex
University of Essex

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University of Essex Ranking

30

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University of Essex Location

South England

University of Essex

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University Ranking

30

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South England

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Key Information
Location Essex, UK
Established 1965
Percent International Students 35.2%
Famous For Social Sciences, Politics, Economics
International Fees £11,500-12,950
Key Information
Location Essex, UK
Established 1965
Percent International Students 35.2%
Famous For Social Sciences, Politics, Economics
International Fees £11,500-12,950

Overview

The University of Essex has developed into one of the most respected institutions in the UK for social sciences since being founded in 1965. The main campus is in Colchester, with a second campus in Southend and the East 15 Acting School in Loughton. 135 countries are represented across its 12,000 student population, with 3,100 international students currently enrolled.

University of Essex is one of the few universities in the UK to be awarded the International Accommodation Quality Mark, with 90% satisfaction amongst international students living on University of Essex based accommodation. It has also performed well in the National Student Survey, scoring impressively in organisation and management (87%), assessment and feedback (77%) learning resources (83%) and personal development (84%), academic support (83%) and teaching (89%).

The main University of Essex campus incorporates teaching buildings, student accommodation, shops, banks, an art gallery, the Lakeside Theatre, bars, cafés and sports facilities. The campus is set in extensive landscaped parkland and has excellent transport links to London Stansted and Southend airport.

Services for International Students

Student Support can provide assistance on a wide range of issues, such as visas, accommodation and employment while at the University of Essex. A welcome week is run before the beginning of term, including pre-arrival information and orientation and events at the University itself. An airport service is also run from Heathrow and Gatwick to the Colchester campus at the beginning of each academic year.

The University website also provides information on a range of subjects from immigration to finances and study skills to travel, all tailored towards helping international students settle into the University of Essex more easily. A free programme of academic English is run in the autumn and spring and classes range from grammar to academic speaking.

Ranking

  • 30th in the Times University Guide 2017
  • 62nd in the Guardian University Guide 2017

The University of Essex performed well in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with research in economics, art history, sociology, sports science, philosophy and law rated all ranking in the top 20. The University has now topped the UK ratings for the quality of its politics and international studies research in each of the last six assessments, dating back to 1986.

Accommodation

University of Essex-owned accommodation is guaranteed for all international students for the duration of study and consists of flats of up to 16 students with a shared kitchen, with a little over half the rooms available as en suite. University of Essex is one of the few universities in the UK to be awarded the International Accommodation Quality Mark, with 90 per cent satisfaction amongst international students living on University of Essex based accommodation. In the National Student Housing Survey, it finished runner up in 2010 and 2011, and won the award in 2009.

Location

The University of Essex’s largest campus is based in beautiful parkland at Colchester, the UK’s oldest recorded town. The University of Essex has a further state-of-the-art campus at Southend, one the UK’s safest towns. All three campuses are less than one hour from London and the port of Harwich is also nearby.

The Southend campus is accessed from the High Street in a new multi-million pound campus. The Loughton campus is a five-minute walk from the nearest London Underground station, Debden, at the east end of the Central Line, 35 minutes from Liverpool Street station.

Alumni

  • Óscar Arias (President of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
  • Daniel Libeskind (Architect)
  • John Bercow (Speaker of the House of Commons)
  • Christopher A. Pissarides (Nobel Prize winning economist)

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