Students Staff

Supporting excellence in education


Latonia Siler-Holloman

All of my growth has been a direct result of the Edge scholarship. Without it, my journey at Essex would still be a dream rather than a reality.

Latonia Siler-Holloman, Edge Scholarship recipient

Since 1964, we have provided a world-class education for over 80,000 alumni. We were founded on a radical idea for a new type of university and have been challenging conventions ever since. We bring together students and scholars from all over the world who are hungry to learn how and to challenge why.

Why our education is special

  • Our students are amongst the happiest in England – Essex is top 15 for the sixth year running in the NSS (2018, overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities*)
  • Our teachers have impact in the classroom and beyond, enabling our students to learn from experts who are leaders in their fields.
  • The education we provide is world leading – we rank 3rd in the UK and 22nd in the world in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50.
  • Our education is radical, from underwater lectures off the coast of Indonesia to our student-led Human Rights Clinic.

Transforming lives

Every year, we provide scholarships that enable the brightest and the best minds to study at Essex regardless of their ability to pay. Our scholarships support students at every step along their education, helping to create the next generation of leaders, thinkers and scientists.

From mentoring to supporting a scholarship, you can change the life of a student at Essex. To find out more, please get in touch.

*Non-specialist higher education institutions with a survey population of at least 500.