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Why Choose Essex in 2020?

Choosing a university is never an easy task and factoring in a global pandemic to that decision-making process won’t have made it any easier. The good news though is that if you’re thinking about joining Essex in 2020 it’s as good a time as any to make the most of all the wonderful things we have to offer.

Guaranteed accommodation

So long as we’re your firm choice and you apply by the deadline (11.59pm on Friday 21 August) you are guaranteed accommodation with us for your first year. This year is obviously a little strange but as soon as you can join us, the best place to be is right in the middle of where it’s all happening – Campus.

From our iconic Towers (great if you love socialising), to our newest and swankiest accommodation; the Copse (great if you love the finer things in life) we’ve got accommodation to suit a range of budgets and tastes.

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Study abroad fee free

If you’re considering studying abroad as part of your degree, read on... If you join us in 2020 and take advantage of our study abroad scheme you won’t pay any tuition fees for that year of your course to your host university, nor to Essex. What’s to lose?

We’ve got links to universities all around the world - it’s a great way to experience not only a totally new education system, but also a new culture and to surround yourself with incredible new people and immerse yourself in experiences you simply can’t replicate at home.

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An Essex education

The quality of your education and enjoyment of your time with us are crucial, which is why we work so tirelessly to ensure that your Essex education and experience is nothing short of exceptional. An Essex education will equip you with the skills and knowledge to leave us and make a difference in the world. We have always been a home for free thinkers and those who challenge convention; working together to find solutions to difficult problems. In these unprecedented times, the world needs Essex graduates more than ever, We can’t wait to help nurture your creativity, courage and talent; you’re going to do amazing things.

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A family at graduation

Essex’s COVID response

In these unprecedented times our top priority is keeping our community safe; our existing students, staff and of course our new students. We have, and continue to, follow government guidance at all times whilst also ensuring that the education and experience we offer is as unaffected as possible. You trust us with your education, and now more than ever we plan to reward that trust with a committed and well-considered plan of action to see us through COVID-19.

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Students walking safely on campus

Our Campuses

Whether you’re thinking of joining us in Southend, Loughton or Colchester, we’re confident you’ll feel right at home. We know that it might not be possible to join us for the start of term this year, but it’s important to remember that university will be your home for the next 3 or so years of your life so it’s worth thinking about campus as a long term base for you.

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