University of Essex

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
7.4 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"The campus is five minutes from town by bus, which come every 15 minutes. The campus is enclosed and covered in trees and greenery away from the hustle of the city. The facilities aren't well advertised and I find there is very little to do during the day."
"The location is good and close to where I rent. Our facilities are very new so they're snazzy and the accommodation is alright."
"The campus facilities are easy to access, free and well designed for disabled people too. The location is good as it has a supermarket nearby and is only a few minutes away from the town centre. The student accommodation is safe but I think there are better options in town at a lower cost. There are several things in town, including museums and a walking path. We also have a skating centre and places to go bowling. We also have several restaurants and pubs."
"Exeter is a small city so everything is within walking distance, meaning there is no need for public transport. It's a very pretty campus with the largest tree to student ratio in the country. The campus is on the outskirts of the city so you don't have to travel very far to reach the countryside."


"The campus is brilliant with outlets to eat everywhere and computer labs dotted around. There's a post office, ATM cash machines and everything else you would want and need from a campus. I think student accommodation ranges from being very affordable but not very nice to live in to very expensive but really nice. I don't know of much that falls in the middle though."
"It's pretty close to London and there's a large shopping centre to purchase things. Accommodation is large and pretty affordable."
"It's a great campus where you can find everything you might need."
"Facilities are close to each other and the town is an hour from London."
"We're near to the town of Colchester and student accommodation is a few minutes walk from the uni."
"The location was good and so were the facilities."
"The campus is fairly secluded and is a 25-minute bus ride to the city centre. There is a supermarket nearby and it's possible to live on the campus without ever leaving it. The accommodation I'm in (The Towers) isn't very nice. Places like South Courts are better but extremely expensive, which puts them out of the price range of a lot of students."

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