University of Essex

Cons

What are the worst things about studying at your university?

2018

"Things can be crowded and there's often no available study or social spaces to eat and drink. The careers centre is heavily biased towards business and law students."
"There isn't as much nightlife as I was hoping for."
"The shops on campus can be expensive."

2016

"The cost of living, especially public transport, is a bit pricey."
"Colchester, the town in which the university is situated, isn't the most active."
"The traffic in the area can be annoying."
"The exam timetable packs a lot of exams close together."
"The unorganised students' union."
"The local town is uneventful and quite dull."
"It can sometimes feel like the tutors give better support to more affluent students. When a tutor left right at the beginning of our dissertations, they were not replaced so the whole class had no support for this important piece of work. The tutor was finally replaced three weeks before the hand-in but students were not notified, we only found out through casual class chatter."

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