I made friends with students from all over the world, many ofwhich I keep in touch with today! I always felt at home during my studies there,welcomed and taken care of. The quality of education is of the highest level and theteachers are very helpful and friendly. Colchester campus also offers many opportunitiesin terms of sports, partying, student societies and employment.Some tips from me: Probably you would never guess, but my favourite place to hang outwas the library! Apart from studying, it is a great place to meet fellow students andsocialise. And everyone remembers their first time on the paternoster!
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When I first arrived I was very scared! However, I met my thirteen amazing flatmates and life became easier. During Freshers’ week I met amazing people and started creating friendships. Most of the people at Essex are very kind and open-minded so communication is very easy. In my department everything was well organised since the very beginning. As I had four lectures and four classes during the week it was not difficult to organise my time. I could easily study 3-4 hours every day during the week and still have time for social activities. My time in Essex has been a unique experience. It wouldn’t be the same without my friends.
I have just finished my second year and I think I have already built my proper life here. Studies are going perfect; I have had a job since my first year, found many friends and established valuable contacts. The UK is definitely cheaper than many European countries. I came from Sofia, have also lived in Paris, Rome and now I am doing a year abroad in Bologna (Italy) and compared to England I think the prices here are higher. I would recommend the University of Essex for sure, every single day here has taught me something and everything is a valuable experience for me.