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The Official Essex Applicants for 2024 Entry Thread

The Official University of Essex 2024 Entry Thread

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Hi :hi:

This is the thread for people who are thinking of applying to University of Essex for 2024!

Meet and chat to other people applying here.

Here are a few suggested opening questions, but ask whatever you want regarding Essex.

1) What A Levels are you doing (or other eligible qualifications)?
2) What course at Essex do you have your eyes on? And why?
3) What grades did you get/are you predicted to get at GCSE and Sixth Form?
4) Why Essex specifically?
5) Which admissions tests do you have to sit if any, and when will you start preparing for them?
6) Will you be attending any Open Days?
7) How are you feeling about starting University?
8) Other unis you're interested in?

You can find a directory linking to all of the other university applicant threads here.

Website: https://www.essex.ac.uk/
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Hello

Is anyone travelling from Dubai to Essex Colchester by end of Sep.

Please reply lets connect

Thanks
University of Essex
University of Essex
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✨The Guardian University Rankings✨

https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2023/sep/09/the-guardian-university-guide-2024-the-rankings

Essex is now in the Top 30 universities in the UK πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

We've jumped up to joint 30th for 2024 in the main ranking by the Guardian: up from 42nd for 2023. πŸ“ˆ

Check out the table at the link above to see who we're up against. You can also check rankings by subject.

We're so proud of what we've achieved, and we hope to welcome you for a visit on one of our open days through the year so you can see for yourself what Essex can offer you

Essex Student Rep - Hayley
Hello, may I know how is Essex university, I have applied for MBM there.
Original post by Anonymous
Hello, may I know how is Essex university, I have applied for MBM there.


In terms of campus: Our gym is home to over 160 fitness stations, on-site parking, machines with TV and audio systems and 300 fitness classes every month. We have our 250-metre climbing wall with bouldering and top roping facilities, as well as having over 20 indoor courts including basketball, volleyball, squash, netball and futsal. Our 40 acres of outdoor sports space includes an 18-hole disc golf course, cricket pitch, tennis court, jogging routes, two rugby pitches and five football pitches.πŸ’ͺπŸ€Έβ›ΉοΈπŸ‹οΈπŸ‚πŸ‡πŸŒοΈ

Overlooking the lakes at the heart of our Colchester Campus is the Albert Sloman Library. Use our paternoster lift to reach six floors of research resources, specialist materials, and of course a whole lot of books. It's the perfect environment for quiet reading or that last-minute essay. The library is open 24/7 during term time and has a wide range of learning resources; books, journals, British and foreign-newspapers, microfilms and audio-visual materials - most of course materials are online as well so you can access this from home just as well. πŸ“•πŸ“šπŸ“‘

On campus we have 2 bars, and a nightclub, as well as lots of food outlets, shops and on a Thursday we have a food market take place. We also have both a theatre and a cinema! This all offers lots of space for students socially. πŸ˜ŽπŸ”πŸ•πŸΉ We have over 165 societies and clubs to join and be part of! I personally did Cheerleading and enjoyed being in a competitive team, where we travelled across the country for competitions, as well as having social events together! πŸŽ€

As Britain's oldest recorded development, the city of Colchester is steeped in over two thousand years of history after being founded by the Ancient Romans, and it's also where our main university campus is located. But it's not just Colchester that has lots for you to explore. Chelmsford is the first and only city in Essex, showcasing a bustling city centre packed full of shops and restaurants, it's also the birthplace of radio. A little further north of the county you'll find the village Tiptree, so famous for producing jam, The Queen marked their 125th celebration with a visit by Her MajestyπŸ“πŸ’. Our Colchester Campus is also easily reached from London and Stansted Airport in under one hour, with 3 train stations near byπŸš…πŸ›«

Check out our website for everything we have to offer on campus: https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/colchester-campus.

And check this out to see what is going on in Colchester: https://incolchester.co.uk/events.

I hope this helps! βœ¨πŸ˜ŽπŸŽ“πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

Essex Official Rep - Morgan.
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Reply 5
Original post by Talkative Toad
The Official University of Essex 2024 Entry Thread

university_of_essex_0.jpg

Hi :hi:

This is the thread for people who are thinking of applying to University of Essex for 2024!

Meet and chat to other people applying here.

Here are a few suggested opening questions, but ask whatever you want regarding Essex.

1) What A Levels are you doing (or other eligible qualifications)?
2) What course at Essex do you have your eyes on? And why?
3) What grades did you get/are you predicted to get at GCSE and Sixth Form?
4) Why Essex specifically?
5) Which admissions tests do you have to sit if any, and when will you start preparing for them?
6) Will you be attending any Open Days?
7) How are you feeling about starting University?
8) Other unis you're interested in?

You can find a directory linking to all of the other university applicant threads here.

Website: https://www.essex.ac.uk/

Hi! I'm doing maths, economics and physics and I applied for robotics engineering. I got 777766655 at GCSE and I'm predicted A*AB at a levels. I also applied to Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and Loughborough
Original post by LaurynGold
Hi! I'm doing maths, economics and physics and I applied for robotics engineering. I got 777766655 at GCSE and I'm predicted A*AB at a levels. I also applied to Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and Loughborough


That’s nice, what do you like about robotics?
Original post by LaurynGold
Hi! I'm doing maths, economics and physics and I applied for robotics engineering. I got 777766655 at GCSE and I'm predicted A*AB at a levels. I also applied to Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and Loughborough

Hey @LaurynGold πŸ‘‹

Thats awesome, keep up the good work!

Have you got an idea of what you'd like to do after uni? We've got a great careers team and I'd recommend a placement year if there's one for your course, or an internship to get some valued work experience while you're here. I like that we're not too far from London as well.

Definitely get involved with the SU and join in with some clubs and societies, our SU has a robotics society too

If you have any questions about what its like at the Essex campus let me know 😊

Best wishes
Essex Student Rep - Hayley
Reply 8
Original post by Talkative Toad
That’s nice, what do you like about robotics?

I like how it can be a mixture of different engineering disciplines and how you can use robotics in every day life meaning that there are many possibilities of robots that can be made
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Original post by EssexStudentRep
Hey @LaurynGold πŸ‘‹

Thats awesome, keep up the good work!

Have you got an idea of what you'd like to do after uni? We've got a great careers team and I'd recommend a placement year if there's one for your course, or an internship to get some valued work experience while you're here. I like that we're not too far from London as well.

Definitely get involved with the SU and join in with some clubs and societies, our SU has a robotics society too

If you have any questions about what its like at the Essex campus let me know 😊

Best wishes
Essex Student Rep - Hayley

Hi! Im hoping to become a robotics engineer in the future most likely abroad. I did apply for robotics with a placement year
Original post by LaurynGold
I like how it can be a mixture of different engineering disciplines and how you can use robotics in every day life meaning that there are many possibilities of robots that can be made

Original post by LaurynGold
Hi! Im hoping to become a robotics engineer in the future most likely abroad. I did apply for robotics with a placement year

That’s nice, hope that you enjoy the course.
Original post by LaurynGold
Hi! Im hoping to become a robotics engineer in the future most likely abroad. I did apply for robotics with a placement year

That's so cool!

Placements are competitive, so take up all the support they offer when you start applying in second year. Enjoy your first year getting settled and finding your place here at Essex 😊

Best wishes
Essex Student Rep - Hayley
Reply 12
Is Essex good for criminology and placement??
Original post by enndiee
Is Essex good for criminology and placement??

Hey @enndiee

I study Sociology with Social Psychology and, as Criminology sits within the Sociology Department, I have been able to study some Criminology modules. From what I have studied, I think that there are a range of really interesting modules that Criminology students are able to study. For example, in my second year I did a module called Policing, Punishment and Society, which looked at prisons, rehabilitation and crime in general.

Here is an overview of the topics you would come across if you studied Criminology with us:
πŸŽ“ Introduction to Crime, Law and Society
πŸŽ“ Sociology of Crime and Control
πŸŽ“ Policing, Punishment and Society
πŸŽ“ Globalisation and Crime
πŸŽ“ Crime, Policy and Social Justice

There are also many other topics that you can study. I would recommend looking at the course breakdown on our website, where you'll find more in-depth descriptions of the modules to see if it suits what you would like to study. https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG00089/1/BA-Criminology

In terms of placement years, we have a great careers team here that are able to provide lots of support with CVs, interviews and finding a placement etc.

No matter what you want to do, there is always someone at Essex to support you! I hope this helps, if you can any more questions don't hesitate to ask them. 😊

Essex Student Rep - AimΓ©e
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Hi are there any single gender accommodations at the university? If so are they available for post graduate students?
Original post by Anonymous #3
Hi are there any single gender accommodations at the university? If so are they available for post graduate students?

Hiya πŸ‘‹

Yes there are a limited number of single-gender accommodation. You should be able to indicate special requests on your application, alternatively you can email the accommodation admin team if you need some help with your application: [email protected]

Here's a link to our page for applying for accommodation, with the post grad application info just underneath the undergrad info:
https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/accommodation/apply/new-students#pg

Best wishes
Essex Student Rep - Hayley
Just got an offer for robotics on Thursday!
Original post by LaurynGold
Just got an offer for robotics on Thursday!

Congratulations @LaurynGold πŸ₯³

That's fantastic news well done!

Best wishes
Essex Student Rep - Hayley
Check out our upcoming Mini-Open Day which will be taking place on Saturday 20th January 2024!!πŸŽ“

This is your chance to chat with students and staff, tour our campus, listen to a variety of talks and get a feel for what life at Essex is really like 😊

What to expect at a Mini-Open Day:

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Tour our campus and accommodation and see Essex for yourself

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Join a talk to learn more about studying and life at university

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Enjoy a mocktail or hot drink (on the house) in our cosy snug area


Book a place here!

Essex Official Rep - Morgan ✨
Can Tesco be delivered to our accommodation? I would be living in the houses

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