2020 applicants
Economic impact report

Our £0.5 billion impact

We contribute £584 million to the UK economy.

Universities are fundamental to the UK’s economic growth, and the University of Essex is playing its part in driving innovation and economic growth in the Eastern region.

In 2018-19 the University of Essex achieved £584 million in economic impact and 11.12% growth.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster
"The University is a powerhouse that helps to boost productivity - by leading life-changing research and development. We are making an important contribution to the growth of the East of England and the UK."
Professor Anthony Forster VICE-CHANCELLOR

Colchester Campus

 

  • Economic impact £508 million.
  • Students' contribution to economy £62 million.
  • Provides 2,290 jobs and indirectly supports a further 3,298 jobs.

 

Southend Campus

 

  • Economic impact £58 million.
  • Students' contribution to economy £5 million.
  • Provides 120 jobs and indirectly supports a further 173 jobs.