Why Choose Essex?

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Why Choose Essex in 2022?

Choosing a university is never an easy task. But rest assured, if you’re thinking about joining Essex in 2022 it’s the perfect time to make the most of all the wonderful things we have to offer. 

At Essex, we’ll work with you to discover your Essex spirit, helping you develop your passions and ideas and giving you the tools to make your mark on the world. Essex students and graduates have always been committed to changing the world around them, in big and small ways, and we will empower you to do the same.

Guaranteed accommodation

From our iconic Towers (great if you love socialising), to our newest accommodation; the Copse (great if you love the finer things in life) we’ve got accommodation to suit a range of budgets and tastes. Want to know the best part? So long as you return your application by the deadline (midnight, Friday 26 August 2022) you're guaranteed on-campus accommodation for your first year!


Learn a new language at no extra cost, for one year


Languages for All is an award-winning programme which gives Essex students the opportunity to learn a language alongside their degree, at no extra cost, for one year. Additional tuition in subsequent years is available for a fee. 

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Pioneering free data science course for all our students

Data analytical skills are needed increasingly across many disciplines. Every Essex student will be offered the new Data Science for All course at no extra cost.

The ten-day Data Science for All online course is open to all Essex undergraduates who do not have a computer science background but want to improve their skills in data science and data analytics and help themselves to be more employable when they graduate.

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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.

Study abroad

If you join us in 2022 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, and only 15% tuition fees 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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Employability and Careers

When applying for University you might not have your future mapped out, but it’s important to know that we're here for you every step of the way. We will support you not only when you are a student at Essex, but as a graduate too, helping you to achieve your career aspirations.

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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 you may feel nervous about joining us, 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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