3.7 kilometres away in Colchester
24.1 kilometres away in Ipswich
36.2 kilometres away in Chelmsford
39.3 kilometres away in Chelmsford
60 kilometres away in Harlow
60.5 kilometres away in Chatham
63.4 kilometres away in London
64.6 kilometres away in Fulbourn
65.1 kilometres away in Canterbury
66.6 kilometres away in Cambridge
Colchester, United Kingdom
The University of Essex enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, we were rated ninth nationally for research excellence. Over half of our subject areas were rated in the top ten nationally, with four rated in the top five, confirming our place as the UK's leading social science university in the UK.
As a result of this expertise, we are able to offer challenging academic study across 500 programmes programmes in the areas of social science, law and management, science and engineering, and humanities and comparative studies.
Exceptional resources and facilities
Essex offers campuses set in picturesque parkland, bustling town centres and vibrant seaside locations, so there is something to suit all tastes and needs. There are excellent transport links to London and continental Europe via local airports. Our first-class facilities include an award-winning accommodation, a library with more than one million books, a business hub, a variety of restaurants and bars, an art gallery and three theatres.
The University of Essex is the UKs most internationally diverse campus university. We are committed to ensuring the wellbeing and success of all our students, and offer an extensive range of English language programmes and support services. Some of the best students from around the world are attracted by the excellence of our courses and facilities.
Friendly and supportive student experience
Our staff are happy to provide one-to-one guidance throughout our students' studies. Our courses are also designed to equip our students with the skills demanded by today's employers in the highly competitive world of work.
We have achieved the matrix standard for our student support services (a national quality standard for organisations offering information, advice and guidance services) with four specific areas of good practice identified.
Healthy and sustainable
Our Green Task Force (GTF) is tackling environmental issues on all campuses and aims to lead the way on sustainability for all higher education institutions. We have also achieved Energy Efficiency Accreditation for continued investment into energy efficiency. The University is also proud of its ongoing research in the areas of the environment and sustainability.
The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions. Founded in 1964 when it opened its doors to a cohort of just 122 students at Wivenhoe Park in Colchester, the University has grown in both reputation and size, developing a worldwide reputation for top quality teaching and research.
There are now more than 11,000 students, studying at three campuses across Essex. Academic departments span the humanities and comparative studies, social sciences, science and engineering, and law and management. Essex is one of the UK's most internationally diverse campus university, with students drawn from more than 130 countries.
Iconic 1960s architecture, including our Albert Sloman Library and six residential towers, blends in with new, award-winning buildings on our 200-acre Wivenhoe Park
in Colchester. Our 1,000-seater Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall won three architectural awards and heralded an on-going programme of investment in improved teaching, research
and social facilities.
Loughton is home to East 15 Acting School, our renowned department for acting and theatre studies. The compact campus offers state-of-the-art studios, technical equipment and a theatre.
Opened in 2007, our multi-million-pound Gateway Building, off the towns High Street, combines high-tech teaching facilities with a business hub and health centre.
A recently converted former church, Clifftown Studios, provides unique rehearsal space and the Universitys third theatre.
Essex works actively to involve the community in University life including:
* High profile public lectures with speakers including The Right Honourable John Bercow MP, former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion, David Blunkett MP and Shami Chakrabarti.
* Exhibitions in the University Gallery including Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen.
* Professional, community and student productions in the Universitys three theatres plus artists in residence.
* Widening participation and arts teams work with over 100 schools and colleges to raise aspirations.
* Sports and fitness facilities at the Colchester Campus open to the public.
* Students Union-run V-Team organises student and staff community volunteering.
As well as ensuring our students make the most of their potential through their academic studies, we also provide an environment which caters for all of the needs of our students through providing a range of accommodation, catering facilities, an active Students Union, sport and the arts.
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