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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Read our response to COVID-19 Including how we are supporting applicants, students and staff

Also read about the amazing research our academics have been doing in response to the virus.

Information and resources on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic
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Welcome new students

We can't wait to welcome you to Essex. Our Welcome pages are full of hints, tips and events to make sure you make the most out of your first few weeks with us and beyond.

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We're top 30 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022)
University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)
25th in the UK for research quality (Times Good University Guide 2019)
Gold for teaching excellence (TEF 2017)
Queen’s Anniversary Prize for outstanding social science research (2017)
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UoTY winners 2018
Queen's Anniversary Prize
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Book your place in advance for our next Open Day and we'll make sure you have all the information you need to make the most out of your day.

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