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We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We’re a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook. With over 15,500 students from more than 147 different countries, making us one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet – you’ll find the world in one place here at Essex. Ranked as 22nd in The Times Good University Guide 2018, we’re proud to have provided excellence in research and excellence in education for over 50 years. At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. We are ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (TGUG 2018). We’re loved by our students too; Essex is top 15 in England for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018, mainstream universities*). Whether you study in the beautiful historic parkland of our Colchester Campus, the bustling lively town centre of Southend-on-Sea, or in our stately home at Loughton, this is your chance to become a member of the one of the happiest groups of students around. The flexibility of our courses gives you the power to pursue the things that matter to you. Now’s your chance to join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, well-loved actors, astronauts, and over 75,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share their Essex spirit. Up for a challenge and want to make an impact on the world around you? Welcome home. *Non-specialist higher education institutions with a survey population of at least 500.
Motto: Thought the harder, heart the keener.
Endowment: £6.9 million (2015)
Administrative staff: 1272 full-time equivalent (2014)
Students: 14,435 (2014/15)
Undergraduates: 11,085 (2014/15)
Postgraduates: 3,350 (2014/15)
45 : 55
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Students : Staff ratio