Three reasons to choose Essex

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  1. The Essex Spirit

    We’re about people who love to learn how, but want to challenge why. If you are tenacious, bold, inquisitive and impatient for change, welcome home.

  2. The world in one place

    Internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. Our genuinely global community is a place that fuses ideas, cultures and a breadth of perspectives.

  3. Members for life

    Build friendships, develop interests and embrace values to transform your life and career. Our members have genuine licence to shape what goes on around them.

Visit us


There are plenty of opportunities for you to say hello. Book a tour of one of our campuses and we'll show you around. Take a virtual tour, watch a video or find out if we’re visiting your country soon.

Among the very best

2nd for student satisfaction, National Student Survey 2015

We're very proud to be 2nd for student satisfaction out of all mainstream UK universities in the latest National Student Survey. Now for the third year running we're once again in the top ten.