University of Essex In-House Interview
Date: 26 May 2016
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Venue: IDP Office, Silom Tower
University of Essex
The University of Essex has developed into one of the most respected institutions in the UK for social sciences since being founded in 1965. The main campus is in Colchester, with a second campus in Southend and the East 15 Acting School in Loughton. 135 countries are represented across its 12,000 student population, with 3,100 international students currently enrolled.
University of Essex is one of the few universities in the UK to be awarded the International Accommodation Quality Mark, with 90% satisfaction amongst international students living on University of Essex based accommodation. It has also performed well in the National Student Survey, scoring impressively in organisation and management (87%), assessment and feedback (77%) learning resources (83%) and personal development (84%), academic support (83%) and teaching (89%).
The main University of Essex campus incorporates teaching buildings, student accommodation, shops, banks, an art gallery, the Lakeside Theatre, bars, cafés and sports facilities. The campus is set in extensive landscaped parkland and has excellent transport links to London Stansted and Southend airport.
Services for International Students
Student Support can provide assistance on a wide range of issues, such as visas, accommodation and employment while at the University of Essex. A welcome week is run before the beginning of term, including pre-arrival information and orientation and events at the University itself. An airport service is also run from Heathrow and Gatwick to the Colchester campus at the beginning of each academic year.
The University website also provides information on a range of subjects from immigration to finances and study skills to travel, all tailored towards helping international students settle into the University of Essex more easily. A free programme of academic English is run in the autumn and spring and classes range from grammar to academic speaking.
- 35th in the Times University Guide 2016
- 47th in the Guardian University Guide 2016
- 34th in the Complete University Guide 2016
The University of Essex performed well in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with research in economics, art history, sociology, sports science, philosophy and law rated all ranking in the top 20. The University has now topped the UK ratings for the quality of its politics and international studies research in each of the last six assessments, dating back to 1986.
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