University of Essex

  • Established in 1965
  • 40% of the University’s students come from overseas, with nearly 130 different countries represented.
  • Ranked eighth in the UK for teaching quality in the 2007 Sunday Times University Guide.
  • Ranked ninth for research quality in the most recent national research assessment exercise.
  • Ranked 15th in the UK for overall student experience, as voted for by students. Times Higher Education, January 2010
  • Awarded Best University Halls in the 2009 National Student Housing Survey.
  • Computer scientists at the University developed the world’s first autonomous robotic fish, which took to the water at the London Aquarium in 2005.
  • Uniquely among UK universities, Essex has a theatre at each of its three campuses.
  • Famous bands from Pink Floyd, Iggy Pop and The Kinks in the 1960s to recent chart-toppers such as Blur and Babyshambles have performed at the Students’ Union.
  • Recently launched a £200 million-plus five-year capital investment plan to provide modern, sustainable student facilities on its three campuses


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