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When our university was built, our first Vice-Chancellor wanted to create an entirely new university, not restricted by established systems and conventions.

Our unapologetically brutalist architecture challenges the physical and education structure of the traditional redbrick university. Our campuses provide the perfect backdrop for you to make your mark - we are a colourful and vibrant global community who work together to make the world that little bit better.

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Top 15 in England for student satisfaction (NSS 2017, overall student satisfaction, mainstream universities)
Awarded the highest rating of Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework
22nd in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
8 of our departments feature in QS World Rankings 2017
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Albert Sloman
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Sir Albert Sloman Our first Vice-Chancellor
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Five Essex graduates shortlisted for British Council Alumni Awards
15 Feb 2018
Inspirational Essex graduate shortlisted for British Council Alumni Award in Thailand
15 Feb 2018
Kazakh graduate shortlisted for British Council Alumni Award
15 Feb 2018