“I chose to study at Essex because the course structure covered in detail my interests in computer science and I was also impressed by
the wide range of modules that were offered. This allowed me to study a diverse Masters degree and gave me numerous options for my career. Another
factor was the Colchester Campus with its friendly environment and everything you could possibly want in one place: bars, clubs, an art gallery
and a theatre. I can say it was one of the best decisions I ever made from both an educational and career point of view.
I found the courses stimulating, interesting and yes, requiring effort, but definitely worth it. Looking back I am amazed at just how much I
learned, not just languages and concepts but whole new ways of thinking. The knowledge I acquired studying for my Masters degree has proven to
be invaluable. The lecturers were so approachable and the quality of teaching was very high. They took a great interest in my progress, providing
excellent feedback on my coursework and continual advice. Classes and seminars weren’t too large and we were always encouraged to participate
without having doubts to express our opinion. The warm and friendly attitude of the staff in the administration deserve particular praise for
their care and attentiveness towards the students, their help is certainly invaluable.
The School offered a vast range of interesting modules. All the ones I took gave me essential skills and confidence. They also helped me to
look at things from a different perspective. Every day, I greatly appreciate the knowledge gained throughout my degree.
The Colchester Campus is compact and very international with a great community atmosphere. I had no problems settling into academic life at
Essex. Socially it was really fun with international nights being one of my favourites. Clubs and societies were on offer for every interest
Essex holds some really strong moments for me, while sitting by the lakes, relaxing and enjoying the sunshine with the company of hundreds of
students during the lazy summer days. Our great Sports Centre allowed me to keep fit, have fun and make some very close friends.
My fondest memory was the first week. It was both scary and exciting, every effort was made to make new students feel welcome, especially during
the Welcome Week which was a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, join clubs and societies and get involved in the University activities. If
I could do it all again I have to admit I wouldn't change anything about my time at Essex. It is truly a perfect stepping stone to start life and
build a career. If you want a challenge, quality education, interesting topics and a great time, Essex is the place for you as it was for me and