I got admitted into the university of Essex on the 1st of October 2009. Essex University is a great place to meet and make new friends. They have a vast majority of International students from all over the world and are all willing and ready to make new friends.
Education in Essex is really good although I don't quite understand how they mark students coursework sometimes because you might put in a lot of effort but at the end of the day you'll get a 2.2. Overall Essex is a good university but in order to succeed with good grades then be sure to delete all social life and sleep in library.