About University of Essex
University of Essex is one of the UKs leading academic institutions, founded in 1964, with beautiful parkland campus - Colchester campus, and lively seaside town centre campus - Southend campus. About one hour on train to central London. In the most recent national assessment, the university ranked ninth for the quality of its research (RAE, Research Assessment Exercise) and 8th for teaching (Sunday Times Good University Guide). A range of courses rank top ten (RAE) in the UK and have world class prestige: 1st for Politics, jointly 1st for Sociology, 2nd for Accounting and Finance, 2nd for History, 3rd for Economics, 4th for Language and Linguistics, 9th for Art History, 11th for Electronic Engineering.
In recent years, students voted their Essex education among the best in the UK, giving the University of Essex some of its highest student satisfaction scores ever. An overall satisfaction rating of 91% was achieved by the University in the National Student Survey (NSS), placing Essex sixth out of mainstream English universities.