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University of Essex

Why us

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 global outlook.

  • University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)   
  • Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 
  • 7th for spend on services and facilities per student (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)  
  • Top 10 for services and facilities spend per student (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)  
  • Ranked 4th in the UK for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 
  • 25th in the UK for research quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) 
  • Top 5 in the UK for social science research (REF 2014) 
  • 91% of our graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020) 
  • Oral Health at Essex is ranked 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2020) 
  • 100% of our Marine Biology students expressed overall satisfaction with their course (NSS 2020).  
  • Edge Hotel School is ranked 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2020)   

#WeAreStillEssex

Learners

School leavers: 

Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity as an alternative route into Higher Education without the debt or as a way to upskill your qualifications with the support of your existing employer to further your career. Information on our apprenticeships can be found here: https://www.essex.ac.uk/apprenticeships 

Work Experience/Study Programmes: 

Apprenticeships are a great way to upskill your qualifications with the support of your existing employer to further your career. Information on our apprenticeships can be found here: https://www.essex.ac.uk/apprenticeships 

 Apprenticeships: 

We offer a range of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships which provide you with an excellent opportunity to study towards a degree while working and earning. Information on our apprenticeships can be found here: https://www.essex.ac.uk/apprenticeships  

 Higher Education: 

Choose Essex for an education that's focused on you.  Dive into the complex world of coral reefs with marine biology or explore cinematic cultures, histories, and theories through film studies. At Essex, we have a range of subjects across multiple disciplines, so there's something for everyone. Explore our subject pages to find the right course for youhttps://www.essex.ac.uk/subjects 

You'll get more than just a great degree.  

 Adult learners and Professional Qualifications: 

We appreciate that studying as a mature student can present challenges. This is particularly true if this is your first experience of higher education and you have other commitments and responsibilities, such as work and family, so we're here to help you. You can find out how we support our mature students here: https://www.essex.ac.uk/student/student-communities/mature-and-part-time  

 Support for Employers: 

Whether you're an employer who needs to develop skilled and qualified employees or a prospective apprentice who wants a head-start in the workplace, we'll guide you through your options. More information can be found here: https://www.essex.ac.uk/business/education/degree-and-higher-apprenticeships 

If you’re looking to recruit one of our students or advertise your vacancies, you can find out more here: www.essex.ac.uk/business/recruit-our-students-and-graduates  

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