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Five things no one told you about Essex

United Kingdom (UK) is the most popular study destination among Bruneians. At Essex, we support you in making the most of your time at university. We celebrate diversity, challenge inequality and work hard to create a living, learning and working environment that enables you to express your whole self, a press release stated yesterday.

ESSEX HAS A BROAD RANGE OF COURSES

Essex is essentially a culturally vibrant university with a tradition of making students feel at home.

Facilities across our three campuses give you the chance to pursue your interests and meet people from across the university. Aspire to be the next Director Siti Kamaluddin? We have professional-grade studios and editing suites, and we even have a lakeside theatre on campus for those who like the mix of both film and drama. If you stay in on-campus accommodation, your gym membership is free for the first year.

See a new blockbuster at our on-campus cinema, Cine10. We have a hotel called Wivenhoe House Hotel that’s based on campus. From communal study areas dotted around campus to cosy Students’ Union social spaces, we’ve got you covered.

GUARANTEED ACCOMMODATION FOR ALL THREE YEARS

We offer a variety of exciting and comfortable accommodation, from studios to single en suite rooms and retro Towers to Townhouses, to suit all budgets. International students are guaranteed accommodation for the duration of their course – all three years of bachelor’s degree.

WE HAVE AN AWARD-WINNING PARK AND THE WORLD’S LONGEST PIER

Home to 15,000 students from more than 130 countries, our Colchester Campus is set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland, located two miles from the historic town centre of Colchester – England’s oldest recorded town. Essex has been given a Green Flag Award, recognising our commitment to managing the historic parkland of our Colchester Campus. Our Colchester Campus is also easily reached from London and Stansted Airport in under one hour.

Our Southend Campus is based in the heart of this vibrant and modern seaside city. Famous for its beach resort and pier, the city of Southend-on-Sea stretches along seven miles of award-winning coastline, providing plenty of opportunities for a wide range of water sports and leisure activities.

ESSEX IS MORE THAN JUST A DEGREE

At Essex, the university focusses not only on improving students’ academic performance but also aims to help students gain plenty of hands-on experience by working and learning alongside professionals in a variety of settings and sectors. Our career services can help you with a wealth of support to jump-start your career after you graduate with us, ranging from career dedicated modules in your courses to providing mentorship for your chosen career.

Essex’s career support events will help to nurture students in practical learning to support students to have the edge in the work industry and stand out amongst their peers.

The UK government introduced Graduate Route for international students, and this gives students the opportunity to stay in the UK to work. Students will have the flexibility to work and switch jobs according to any level of salary or skill or choose to be self-employed. Join us at the Knowledge Gateway, our research and technology park on our Colchester Campus which houses up to 50 start-ups business.

STUDYING IN UK ESPECIALLY ESSEX IS CHEAPER THAN YOU THOUGHT

Essex offers scholarship opportunities of GBP3000 to all Bruneian students who meet the entry requirement.

At Essex campus, you can fully experience studying abroad in UK at a cheaper cost, as the cost of living is relatively lower although we are located an hour away from London.

The cost of living, including accommodation, is around GBP1,500-GBP2,000 per month.

In UK, international students are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time.

One interesting fact is that, UK is paying minimum wage according to your age instead of your education background and experience. If you are above the age of 23 and you work 20 hours a week, you can earn about GBP760 (BND 1,353) per month through part-time work only.

Students can cover at least half of their monthly expenses by working part-time. Essex also offers unlimited scholarships that can help ease your tuition fee cost. Hence, this can make sure studying in Essex is an affordable and fun experience.

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