The NSS results reinforce the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings where Essex was awarded the highest rating of Gold. The TEF Panel stated that at Essex “students from all backgrounds achieve outstanding outcomes with regards to continuation and progression to highly skilled employment or further study, notably exceeding the University’s benchmark”.
With our top 20 ranking in the Research Excellence Framework in 2014^, this highlights that Essex is a leader in delivering excellence in education and research and is in a very select group of universities that excel at both. For our students this means that the research-led education they receive is of the highest quality, delivered by academics who are world leaders in their fields.
Josh Gulrajani, Essex Students’ Union VP for Education, added: “It’s fantastic that once again our University is getting the recognition it deserves for the amazing experience it gives to all students. As a Students' Union, we’re extremely proud to be ranked 6th, putting us firmly amongst the Top 10 Students' Unions of English mainstream universities.
“We’re also pleased to see improvements in the scores from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) students, who we have been working with to remove barriers and ensure a transformative education at Essex. These results are demonstrating that the work we are doing is having a real impact, and we are very proud of the great things we are achieving together.”