The University of Essex is equally committed to excellence in education and research, for the benefit of individuals, communities and society. We are proud to offer a transformational research-led education, welcoming students to the University on the basis of their potential, helping them to fulfil that potential, and transforming the lives of everyone who chooses to study at Essex.
The current strategic plan period, 2013-19, has been a period of outstanding achievements for the University. Under the current plan, the University has gone from strength to strength. We set ourselves some ambitious challenges: to achieve excellence in education and research, and to be recognised as a UK top 25 University, while growing our student numbers by 50%; to improve our financial sustainability, generating an annual cash surplus of at least 5.5% while significantly growing our academic staff base and developing our campuses. And, with every fresh challenge that faces Higher Education, to seek out opportunities for the University of Essex to grow, to thrive and to advance our mission of excellence in education and research, for the benefit of individuals and communities.