University of Essex

University of Essex

We are a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We are committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning community which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them.

Tenacious, bold, challenging: this is what it means to be part of the University of Essex community. From pioneering research which informs social change, to student activism which began in the 1960s, and continues to this day, we have never accepted the status quo.

Essex is a genuine global community. With more than 140 countries represented within our student body, and nearly 40% of our students from overseas, we are one of the most internationally-diverse universities in the UK. We are ranked in the world's top 20 universities for international outlook by Times Higher Education. Our teaching and research is founded on global issues and internationally-focused initiatives including Languages for All and Study Abroad equip our students with the skills they need to be truly global citizens.

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