Students Staff


Types of partnership

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We operate a range of partnerships from validation of courses to progression arrangements for students to gain entry to our courses.

Our University's Strategic Plan sets out our core mission as being excellence in research and excellence in education. All activity is informed by an overriding commitment to academic excellence. We are committed to appealing to a broad student market through a wide range of provision and work closely with partner institutions to develop and maintain high quality and accessible learning opportunities, in the UK and internationally.

Over 9,000 students are currently studying for a University of Essex award at one of our academic partner institutions, many of them are through part-time, flexible or online modes of study.

Key areas of activity

  • Arrangement of new academic partnerships and link agreements
  • Institution and course validation and review
  • Oversight of partnership activity
  • Guidance for partner institutions
  • Student involvement and feedback

List of current partners

Our list of current partners demonstrates our commitment to excellence in research and excellence in education around the world.

For students

We provide opportunities for partner institution students to be involved in course approval and review and to provide feedback on their courses.

Quality assurance

The Quality and Academic Development team can help you with quality assurance and enhancement and course records.