University of Essex
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6.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on ratings in 2016)
In a few words
"We have a careers and advice centre that has specific employability days where professionals and potential employers come in to answer any questions students might have. These potential employers come from top graduate employers such as Enterprise, HSBC etc. We also have an award at Essex called the Big Essex Award that shows the type of extracurricular activities you have done while at university."
Quality of facilities
7.4 / 10
Night life
4.7 / 10
Student union
5.7 / 10
How diverse is your university
7.9 / 10
Quality of teaching
6.9 / 10
Structure of courses
6.8 / 10
Preparation for a job
5.6 / 10

What students say about...

Location of university

"The campus is brilliant with outlets to eat everywhere and computer labs dotted around...."

Night life

"We have a few nightclubs but there's not much locally."

Clubs and social environment

"There are many societies to join, almost one for every interest and it's pretty easy..."

Diverse backgrounds

"There's a celebration of major festivals and the uni provides a variety of societies..."

Careers services

"There is a job fair once every three months and a careers support centre."


"We're in a good public transport location with open access to design studios with..."


"The exam timetable packs a lot of exams close together."

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