The world in one place

Essex is a global community of students from around the world, representing a huge diversity of nationalities, cultures and faiths across our three campuses.

Over one third of our students are from outside the UK and the international atmosphere on campus truly feels like the world in one place. 


We have links and partnerships with institutions around the globe and create opportunities for our students to network, volunteer and study abroad.
Our commitment
  • We offer a transformational education to our students with access to opportunities for international study, volunteering or networking
  • We believe in working with our international partners to enrich the lives of our students and offer a global perspective on education and research¬†
  • We are committed to creating a vibrant international community that welcomes students of all nationalities, cultures, faiths and backgrounds

Diversity in action

Diversity on campus 

Our campuses reflect our truly global student population and offer a home from home to our international students.

There are networks, societies, events and activities to suit all communities and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment whatever your nationality, race, faith, gender, sexual orientation, or access requirements.

Student flag parade)
Student flag parade

Global education 

We offer an international education that broadens the horizons of our students through opportunities to network or volunteer with our global partners.

Our study abroad scheme allows students the chance to immerse themselves in another culture through an exchange or summer placement.

A global education)
A global education

Supporting our diverse communities

At Essex we value and respect diversity and, through our student charter, all members of our university community pledge to behave in ways that strengthen and support that community.

All of our under-represented student communities have access to advice and support to help them achieve their full potential:

Support and solidarity)
Support and solidarity