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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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Impatient for change?

Our students and graduates have always been committed to making change, both big and small. Challenging the norm is not just encouraged, it’s expected. When you’re a member of the University of Essex, you will have the freedom to challenge, the confidence to speak out and the courage to share your ideas.

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We're top 30 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022)
25th in the UK for research quality (Times Good University Guide 2022)
Queen’s Anniversary Prize for outstanding social science research (2017)
88% of our graduates are in employment or further study*
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Queen's Anniversary Prize
With 7 miles of award-winning coastline on your doorstep and London just a stone's throw away, our Southend students have the best of both worlds