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Is Essex a good university? Current students' experiences?

Hey,
So, I'm pretty sure I'm going to Essex (Through clearing, accomodation done but still waiting on remarks...) so I was just wondering what it's like? Societies, lectures, atmosphere, social things and what not? I've looked on the website but of course that's, as always, what the university would like you to see but from that point, it looks nice. I'll be on the Colchester campus and living the Towers, doing languages. But I was just wondering what is it like from a student perspective? Are exam results generally good? Is the teaching good? Are the people nice? Just anything really. Thanks!
Original post by Ellie96
Hey,
So, I'm pretty sure I'm going to Essex (Through clearing, accomodation done but still waiting on remarks...) so I was just wondering what it's like? Societies, lectures, atmosphere, social things and what not? I've looked on the website but of course that's, as always, what the university would like you to see but from that point, it looks nice. I'll be on the Colchester campus and living the Towers, doing languages. But I was just wondering what is it like from a student perspective? Are exam results generally good? Is the teaching good? Are the people nice? Just anything really. Thanks!


Hi!
I'm going into my third year at Essex now studying Psychology. I lived in North Towers in my first year and personally loved it, because theres more people in a flat i found it more social and easier to make friends. In terms of exam results and teaching I find that its really dependent on the student, if you don't understand something you are being taught don't be afraid to ask questions or request a meeting to go over stuff, the lecturers are there to help and they are friendly, so if you make sure you understand what you are learning and revising well, you will get good results! I have found the people lovely and for societies I am a member of 5 societies and an exec member of one of them, I have found them all really amazing and a great way of meeting people with similar interests and socialising! I hope this helps but feel free to ask any questions as I am more than happy to help!
^Sharmila
University of Essex
University of Essex
Colchester
Original post by Ellie96
Hey,
So, I'm pretty sure I'm going to Essex (Through clearing, accomodation done but still waiting on remarks...) so I was just wondering what it's like? Societies, lectures, atmosphere, social things and what not? I've looked on the website but of course that's, as always, what the university would like you to see but from that point, it looks nice. I'll be on the Colchester campus and living the Towers, doing languages. But I was just wondering what is it like from a student perspective? Are exam results generally good? Is the teaching good? Are the people nice? Just anything really. Thanks!


Hi I am a second year management and marketing student Essex is a fantastic uni, the teaching is fantasticall of the teachers are so friendly and helpful. If you want help just sendthem an email and they are all ways willing to meet up and go over things withyou. The faculties are second to none, they never stop building and improvingthe facilities. This year alone we have has the library extended, the new studentcentre and the new EBS building. The night life is also very good; i have neverhad a problem with it.��
Thought I'd reply to this post too! :h: So I'm actually going into my third year of my Biomedical Science degree at the Colchester campus and I have to say I love it there! The campus is like a miniature town and basically has everything you could need (including a doctors surgery and 24 hour shop). One of my favourite things about the university is the atmosphere on campus - it's really friendly and you quickly get to know people (especially if you join societies and sports clubs) - which I love because no one from my school (in the Midlands) came to southern universities, so I was quite worried about meeting new people before I came. I'm part of a few societies, cheerleading, Duke of Edinburgh and Biological Sciences being my main three (hoping to join women's rugby this year too) which we have socials with and generally go out together clubbing and to other things like going for meals, going to roller world etc.

For my course my lecturers are amazing! They are very helpful and quick to respond to emails. I get on with them really well and sometimes just go to their office for a chat! In regards to exam results, you get out what you put in - if you try hard you'll do really well. We have a month off for Easter and then a few weeks before exams start after then, so there's lots of time to do revision!

Have you been to visit the campus at all? Also sorry for the really long post! Was just trying to answer all of the points :smile:
^Shannon
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Original post by Ellie96
Hey,
So, I'm pretty sure I'm going to Essex (Through clearing, accomodation done but still waiting on remarks...) so I was just wondering what it's like? Societies, lectures, atmosphere, social things and what not? I've looked on the website but of course that's, as always, what the university would like you to see but from that point, it looks nice. I'll be on the Colchester campus and living the Towers, doing languages. But I was just wondering what is it like from a student perspective? Are exam results generally good? Is the teaching good? Are the people nice? Just anything really. Thanks!


Hi! I'm going into my 2nd year at the University studying Drama. I can't really comment on the lectures as Drama is a little different from other courses! But from my experiences, the standard is really high and the lecturers are often professionals in their own right so they know what they are talking about! The atmosphere on campus is normally buzzing- especially in the Squares (an outdoor area in the centre of campus where the majority of University buildings are). We have a real community atmosphere on campuswith students from over 130 countries. Everyone is really friendly and it’s areally positive place to be. There is so much to get involved in and somany people to meet! The Student's Union does a really good job in catering for everybody’s interests in the form ofhundreds of sport clubs and societies which range from a Football team to aCheese and Wine Society. These are a great opportunity to find people who havesimilar interests to you and make new friends. Whatever you can think of, we’veprobably got a club or society for it. Even if we don’t offer it, you can easily set one up yourself! We also have a wide range of facilitieson campus from our state of the art gym to our brand new student centre andbusiness school, everything which you need is on campus. I lived in South Towers last year and deciding to live there was probably one of the best decisions I've ever made. The kitchens provide such a brilliant social space which is perfect for hanging out and meeting people. The rooms are also a decent sized for having your own personal space to chill out and study. Hope that has answered your questions. Sorry this reply was a bit long! If you have any more questions just let me know :smile: ^Perry
its pretty bad
I used the uni library during my a levels and they were good. Scary at first.
Original post by DIN-NARYU-FARORE
its pretty bad


NO ITS NOT, its fantastic go and look at uni of beds now that's a bad uni.
Original post by shannon.rose
Thought I'd reply to this post too! :h: So I'm actually going into my third year of my Biomedical Science degree at the Colchester campus and I have to say I love it there! The campus is like a miniature town and basically has everything you could need (including a doctors surgery and 24 hour shop). One of my favourite things about the university is the atmosphere on campus - it's really friendly and you quickly get to know people (especially if you join societies and sports clubs) - which I love because no one from my school (in the Midlands) came to southern universities, so I was quite worried about meeting new people before I came. I'm part of a few societies, cheerleading, Duke of Edinburgh and Biological Sciences being my main three (hoping to join women's rugby this year too) which we have socials with and generally go out together clubbing and to other things like going for meals, going to roller world etc.

For my course my lecturers are amazing! They are very helpful and quick to respond to emails. I get on with them really well and sometimes just go to their office for a chat! In regards to exam results, you get out what you put in - if you try hard you'll do really well. We have a month off for Easter and then a few weeks before exams start after then, so there's lots of time to do revision!

Have you been to visit the campus at all? Also sorry for the really long post! Was just trying to answer all of the points :smile:
^Shannon

It's quite encouraging as I am struggling to go to Essex or not.
Essex is a great Uni. Outside of classes, loads to do!
Original post by Anonymous
Essex is a great Uni. Outside of classes, loads to do!

Can you share more about Essex with me? Thanks
Original post by Candiceswyip
Can you share more about Essex with me? Thanks

With regard to what aspect?
The quality of lectures, teachers... the school atmosphere, the facilities, the accommodation... thanks
I found the quality of tutors, lectures, etc to be great. I guess it all depends on what you're studying. There are three main campuses, Wivenhoe Park, Southend and Loughton.

It's quite a young atmosphere with loads of international students (before lockdown) and a vibrant social scene. Accommodation is in tower blocks but a lot of students live off-campus.
How is the dental hygiene department

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