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Excellence in education

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We're 22nd in the UK

We’re proud of our Essex Spirit – so it’s no surprise it has played a key role in us securing our highest ranking of 22nd in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

If that wasn’t enough, we’re also shortlisted for the Guide’s prestigious title University of the Year.

The Good University Guide provides the definitive rankings for UK universities and the most comprehensive overview of higher education in Britain.

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Take a look at our 2017 Welcome Talk

Watch our new Chancellor, The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, welcome our new students to our Colchester Campus along with our SU President Zoe Garshong and our Director of Communications.

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How much can you make happen in 7 days?

We're made up of over 15,000 students and next week our SU are finding out exactly what you can achieve when you work together with their first ever change week at our Colchester Campus.

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Is America really the land of the free?

Join Anthony D Romero, as he explores if America really is the land of the free when he visits our Colchester Campus on 23 October. Book your place now.

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THINK is back

Tackle difficult dilemmas with fellow students from across the University in debates that cross disciplines and encourage you to be critical, innovative and forward-thinking.

Study skills workshops

Our study skills workshops are open to all students and run throughout the term at our Colchester and Southend campuses. Why not book your place now?

Boost your talent

From critical thinking and better writing to improving your English, if you’re looking for support in any aspect of study skills – our Talent Development Centre can help you.

UROP placements

Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme gives you the chance to work with an academic on a research project.