University of Essex

Ranked in the top two per cent of world universities, with three subjects in the global top 100, the University of Essex celebrated 50 years of excellence in education and research in 2014. Our students have ranked Essex in the UK’s top ten for satisfaction with their courses for the past two years.

Founded to be daring and different, the University continues to challenge convention and conduct pioneering research which informs policy and changes lives. Placed in the top 20 UK universities for research quality, and consistently top for politics, we are an international community for original thinkers.

In 2013 we were awarded the only Regius Professorship for political science by HM The Queen. Research informs our teaching, providing a transformational living and learning experience which equips our students with the skills, knowledge and curiosity to build successful careers and lead fulfilling lives With more than 12,000 students from 130 countries, Essex graduates develop a genuine world view.


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Sorry I’m late, my unstoppable leftist juggernaut got a puncture on the Stroud Green Road. EPA/Andy Rain

Jeremy Corbyn: the accidental Labour leader?

The Labour MP stopped by the University of Essex the other day. Tom Quinn couldn't resist a look in.

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