Welcome to Essex
Your time at Essex will be full of opportunities to meet new people, try new things and develop new skills. We work hard to create a living and working environment that helps you make your mark, so it’s no surprise that we are University of the Year (THE Awards 2018) and Top 15 in England for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019, mainstream universities).
Your new home
The county of Essex is along the South East coast of England, stretching between the Eastern outskirts of London and the North Sea.
Essex is home to a fascinating mixture of contemporary and traditional towns and villages. Depending on where you are stood in the county, you could easily find yourself surrounded by a backdrop of captivating countryside, lively suburban, or costal scenery.
The University of Essex has three campuses in the county, within the towns of Colchester, Southend-on-Sea, and Loughton. One thing that is for sure is that Essex living is like no other.
Whatever your subject, and whatever your passion, we’ve got the space to make it happen.
Finding your way
The location of Essex allows it to benefit from excellent transport connections to the rest of the UK and Europe. Most mainland destinations are well served by motorways and the main train lines provide easy connections into England’s capital city of London. There are also good international links via Stansted airport, Southend airport, and all other London airports.