The University of Essex is a world-class university with a reputation for high-quality teaching and research.
We are in the top 20 mainstream English universities for student satisfaction and are ranked ninth out of all universities in the UK for our research in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) with research in many subjects rated as 'outstanding'.
Our strong academic record, international outlook and network of successful alumni has established our reputation around the world. Our campuses in Colchester, Southend and Loughton are all perfectly located within one hour of London.
World class teaching:
The University of Essex was ranked 7th in the UK for teaching quality in the most recent Government Teaching Assessments and 8th by The Sunday Times newspaper. More...
Excellence in research:
Essex was ranked 9th out of all UK universities in the 2008 Research Assessment (RAE) with many subjects were rated as 'outstanding' by international standards. More...
A strong international reputation:
Essex's strong academic ranking, international outlook and global network of successful alumni ensure its name is known and respected around the world.
All our campuses are less than one hour from central London. The University’s largest campus is based in beautiful parkland at Colchester. Essex has a further state-of-the-art town centre campus at Southend, with our East 15 Acting school based at Loughton. More campus information. The local airport of Stansted, less than 1 hour away, gives access via cheap flights to over 100 destinations in Europe and beyond.
A friendly and international environment:
Essex has always welcomed students from overseas ensuring a thriving international community for our students. Currently 40% of our students come from outside the UK and from over 130 different countries worldwide.
Outstanding academic and social facilities:
We have state-of-the-art research facilities including modern science and engineering laboratories. We are committed to improving the learning experience for all our students and we are investing more than £200 million into improving our facilities across our three and campuses. You will be able to enjoy extensive sports facilities and award winning entertainment venues.
Award winning accommodation:
Our accommodation was voted 'Best University Halls' in the UK's National Student Housing Survey in 2009.
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