Life at Essex

Essex Living

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Essex living is like no other

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’re 22nd in the Times Good University Guide 2018, and have been nominated for the Times University of the Year.

Always wanted to test your ultimate frisbee skills? See yourself dazzling under the bright lights of the stage? With over 165 sports clubs and societies to join, we'll make sure your Essex experience is completely unforgettable.

From cosy social spaces to a brand new student centre and library extension, our campus facilities and services will enhance your time at Essex. Whatever your subject, and whatever your passion, we’ve got the space to make it happen.

Why life at Essex
is special

Guaranteed accommodation in your first year
Get involved in hundreds of activities and sports in your spare time
You can learn a language at no extra cost
You're a member for life, not just while you're here
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Careers and employability 

We aren't just here to help you find a job whilst you're studying, we'll also help get you get on the career ladder, find that dream job and develop your skills and knowledge. And it won't all stop once you graduate, we'll always be on hand even after you've left Essex.

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Languages for All

At Essex you can learn a language at no extra cost alongside your studies. Add a valuable skill to your CV to help you stand out from the crowd. 

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