We’re a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected.

We are determined to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything we do.

We’re proud to be gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and we’re in the top 25 for research quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

We’re committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. We put student success at the heart of our mission, supporting every student from every background to achieve outstanding outcomes; preparing our students to thrive in their future lives.

Quick Facts

  • 15,317 students on Essex programmes at our three campuses and our partner institutions.
  • 10,701 undergraduates at our three campuses.
  • 2,493 postgraduates at our three campuses.
  • We have students from more than 140 countries and over a third of our students are from outside the UK.