University of Essex is a great university if your thinking of schooling there. They are academically sound with strict policies. You can get campus jobs through the student union. All its accommodation facilties are close by and within reasonable walking distance. Great chilling spots to hang out with friends, and great night clubs on campus as well for all week partying.
Good university academically, great accommodation for students as well.
They have very strict policies that can kick you in the butt, if you are an average student.