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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 269 reviews
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Essex University

Overview

The University of Essex is a British public research university whose first and largest campus is within Wivenhoe Park, near the town of Colchester, Essex. It has two further campuses located in Loughton and Southend

Student Stats

Number of students13980
Male : Female47 : 53
Fulltime : Part time83 : 17
UK : International68 : 32

Reviews

The University of Essex Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars based on 269 reviews
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
35
2 Stars
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1 Star
7
Campus/University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 72 reviews
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 72 reviews
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 72 reviews
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 72 reviews
Careers service
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 72 reviews
Organisation
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 72 reviews
Inclusivity
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
Support for international students
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

9th July 2018
Great social life. Lectures were dull as lecturers just read off powerpoints. There are a lot of international students which is great if you like meeting new people.
Campus / University buildings
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th July 2018
Really good uni with quality teaching and clean classrooms and lecture halls and offers a lot of activities for students
Campus / University buildings
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Careers service
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Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Good representation. They organised Pride on campus!
Health and wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Good support
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
An A to Z guidance from the University for International student.
Support and facilities for disabled students
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
the bridge to the Quays accommodations is not suitable for disabled students, and too many hills etc.
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Course review , 16/09/2017

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BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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The overall idea and initially shown structure of this degree seems to be one of great thought and bound to be successful. It does look like any student would be on the way to achieving great skills and knowledge picked from the minds of well qualified teachers and mentors. However, my personal reality was very distant from what I have expected. Some of the ways of teaching could have been improved before being presented to the students as well as the way all examinations went.

Course review , 26/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Computer Science
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

University of Essex was a good university that provides a Computer Science course that is run to a high standard I believe.

Modules are broken up into stages, with each student being given a project pathway, to keep track of weekly progress. Lecturers are always willing to help students, even out of hours.

Course review , 16/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course provides an introduction to various modules including accounting, finance and quantitative methods, economics, management and marketing using interesting and varied assessment techniques such as powerpoints and in class tests.

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Course module review - Approaches To Text , 14/02/2017

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Approaches To Text
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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This is by far the worst experience in education i have ever had. it is a platform for the university's radical left propaganda, and if checked from year to year you can see how acutual iterary theories have been scrapped in favour of lectures on white guilt, intersctional 3rd wave feminism and other extremist left platforms

Course module review - Introduction To Accounting , 23/05/2016

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Introduction To Accounting
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Introduction to Accounting was the module I feared the most before coming to University, because I didn't know anything about accounting. I had a pleasure to be taught by a great teaching staff in my first year. Lecturers and my class teachers have been very helpful in understanding the module content and with both of my assessments. My class teacher from the Autumn Term (Dr.Kopita), actually became my most favourite teacher in my first year,because she was really good at explaining things and helped us to understand complicated theory behind Accountancy in terms we easily understood.

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1 South Courts
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
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3.5 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
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3.7 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
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4 The Meadows
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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5 University Quays
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
3.4 / 9 reviews
6 The Houses
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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4.7 out of 5 stars based on 117 reviews
4.7 / 117 reviews
2 Liverpool
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 156 reviews
4.6 / 156 reviews
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4.6 out of 5 stars based on 232 reviews
4.6 / 232 reviews
4 Manchester
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 196 reviews
4.6 / 196 reviews
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4.6 out of 5 stars based on 148 reviews
4.6 / 148 reviews
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4.6 out of 5 stars based on 163 reviews
4.6 / 163 reviews
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4.4 out of 5 stars based on 842 reviews
4.4 / 842 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 137 reviews
4.5 / 137 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 114 reviews
4.5 / 114 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 154 reviews
4.5 / 154 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Hockey
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Lacrosse
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 American Football
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Animal Protection
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Basketball (Women's)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 e-Sports
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Harry Potter
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Jesus Alive Fellowship
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Malaysian
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Pool
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Essex
Colchester
CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom