Students praise the support they get at Essex

  • Date

    Tue 28 Jul 20

The University of Essex has been ranked 11th in the country for the support it provides to students in a league table based entirely on feedback from students across the country.

The key difference between the Whatuni Student Choice Awards and other university ranking tables is that it's solely driven by student opinion.


This year over 41,000 students gave their own university an overall rating of one to five and wrote reviews about different aspects of student life.


Overall Essex was placed 26th out of 131 universities, and improved its ranking in a number of areas including:


Student support – 11th – up from 62

Students’ Union – 5th – up from 10

Accommodation 28th – up from 111

Facilities 18th – up from 55.


Academic Registrar, Richard Stock, said: “Our vision for the delivery of our student wellbeing services is driven by the needs of our students and their success. We are delighted with this result, which is entirely determined by feedback from our students.

“Our Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service was established in 2018 and we have focused on continual enhancement in support of students across the University. This result is real recognition of the efforts of all staff and our strong commitment to the provision of the highest possible quality of support to our students. We welcome the positive feedback and will continue to improve and listen to our students as we shape our services for the future.”