Essex has a long history of welcoming students from Lithuania to join our diverse community of over 135 different nationalities. Over a third of our student population are from outside of the UK so you’ll feel right at home.
From the very first moment when I came to Essex I was approached with friendly smiles and people who made my experience so valuable and unforgettable. The members of staff, teaching personnel and fellow students are completely supportive and I have a chance to communicate with people from all over the world. Besides that, as the university is campus-based it is really convenient how you can access most of the facilities within minutes and there are a 165 different societies and sport clubs so everyone has the chance to choose the one that best reflects their needs. If I had to decide whether to study in Essex once again I would definitely do that without much consideration!
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During my second year I decided I want to start working for myself and that's when I met the Essex Startups team for the first time at the Job Fair. This discovery helped me to realise what I really want to do in life; only with their help have I dared to think about having a film production company instead of just freelancing as an editor. They boosted my confidence and gave me so much knowledge about entrepreneurship. Their weekenders and sessions on ideas development, starting a business, marketing, financial management, as well as 1:1 sessions were such an invaluable experience for my personal and professional growth. Additionally, the startup pitches events even gave me a chance to win money and invest it in development of a website and making my first steps into the entrepreneurial journey. However, the most important part is that because of them I had a chance to meet so many interesting, passionate, and ambitious people, who became my friends and gave a sense of belonging. I will always be grateful for Essex Startups for their guidance, advice, and belief in me.
Choosing which university to go to was a bit of a challenge, as I had no chance of going to visit them beforehand. But the opportunities at Essex, such as societies, sports clubs, a campus cat, and the support the university provided in the form of guaranteed accommodation and continuous updates were very impressive. I think Essex from day one drove the idea that "you need to think about the future now!" And I believe that you can definitely fit in a job or volunteering as well as additional study. I was a Frontrunner in the summer following my first year and it landed me a job at the Lakeside Theatre! It was also my first real job and allowed me to develop a lot of skills, which made job searching a little less scary. I started my current job as Videographer and Editor at Ptolemy Capital one week after graduation.