Essex is in top 40 for student satisfaction

  • Date

    Wed 6 Jul 22

The National Student Survey shows the University of Essex ranks in the top 40 for overall student satisfaction*, with five subjects in the top 10 nationally.

Through the survey, students are encouraged to reflect on their student experience. The University saw improvements in all of the seven key areas of the survey: teaching, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, learning community and student voice.
Our students ranked us 31st nationally for the quality of our learning resources and 34th for organisation and management. 
The Students’ Union at Essex was also ranked 7th for effectively representing students’ academic interests.

  • Essex Students' Union in national Top 10
    Essex was ranked in the top 10 for drama; tourism, transport and travel; liberal arts; anatomy, physiology and pathology; and genetics, and top 20 for biosciences; and ecology and environmental biology. In the top 25 were economics; politics; and psychology. Mathematics was in the top 30 and media studies was in the top 40.
    Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Madeline Eacott said: “I am delighted to see the hard work our staff have put into supporting our students’ experiences reflected in the NSS. It has been a difficult period for students and staff, and it is encouraging that we have been able to deliver an improved experience for our students. In the coming year we will continue to build on our progress. We remain committed to delivering a transformational campus-based education with student success at the heart of everything we do. We will continue to strengthen our support for every student from every background so they can achieve outstanding outcomes and be prepared to thrive in their future lives.”

Our determination to make a difference in society means we’re in the global top 100 of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which ranked more than 1,400 universities around the world. We're also 25th for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

We're committed to placing world-class research at the centre of the educational experience. We're in the UK top 10 for research quality in four subjects (Grade Point Average, REF2021) and in the UK top 10 for research power in five subjects (Times Higher Education 2022)..

Our students are inspired by the Essex Spirit to make a difference and are being recognised nationally for their work.

* Broad discipline English universities