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We are proud to promote our ethos of excellence in education and excellence in research as one of the UK's top 20 universities for research excellence.
"We are an internationally oriented, research intensive university with a commitment to excellence in research and research-led teaching, to the personal development of all our students, and to offering an outstanding campus-based student experience." Professor Anthony Forster, Vice-Chancellor.
Our alumni are invited to join our University of Essex Alumni and Friends official group for professional networking opportunities.
Home to the curious, brave and bold
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 were named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018.
We’re proud to be Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and ranked in the top 30 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. We're also in the top 25 for research quality in the Good University Guide and top 15 for the sixth year running in The National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction (2018, overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities*).
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.
At Essex our people are at the centre of everything we do and we aspire to build a culture in which every member of the University feels valued and can flourish.