What University Has the Highest Enrollment?

In June The Times released The Good University Guide 2009 which ranks the top Universities in the UK on such factors as student satisfaction, research quality, and the ratio between students and staff. Although many elements must be taken into account when deciding which institution to apply for, it occurred to me that one of the most popular questions asked online concerns simply the number of students enrolling at our universities. The following discusses a selection of the listed universities in regards to their Times rankings, as well as the number of students enrolling.

Imperial College London. The highest ranking of the big city colleges, The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine has held its spot at number three for another year in The Times rankings. Founded just over a hundred years ago, as the college turned a century there were 13,410 students in total with 5,060 studying at postgraduate level. The institution is located in South Kensington and the current acceptance rate of undergraduate admissions is 17.5 per cent.

University of Birmingham. In terms of the second most highly populated city in England, The University of Birmingham currently ranks the highest according to The Times at number 25. In comparison to Imperial the student staff ratio is lower but the intake of students is far greater. In the year 06/07 the total amount of students was 30,415 with 11,935 taking postgraduate studies. As of 2008, the institution has now split into five colleges, each with its own specialism.

University of Essex. So to find the better student to staff ratio should you choose to enroll at a smaller university? The up and coming University of Essex follows this rule with a ratio of 14.1 students per staff member. The Higher Education Statistic Agency published that for 2006 – 2007 there were 11,660 students in total with 3,305 postgraduates enrolled. Although a relatively young university, the institution is also becoming highly regarded in terms of online education.

University of Oxford. The highest ranking according to The Times, the University of Oxford remains at number one for another year. This honour comes from a combination of a good student to staff ratio of 11.6 and a very high satisfaction percentage among students at 84 per cent. From 2006 to 2007 there were 19,070 students in total with over a third being postgraduates. Acceptance of students from state schools in 2006 was 25 per cent.

Famous Graduates From the University of Essex

Much is written of those who have graduated from Oxford and Cambridge, but all universities have their share of famous and celebrated alumni. The University of Essex is no exception. For a less famous UK university, it has a diverse range of internationally successful graduates who are each masters of their own field.

Oscar Arias is the president of Costa Rica in Central America. He graduated from Essex in 1974 with a doctorate in Political Science but since then has received over fifty honorary degrees from other institutions. In 1987 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his impact on civil wars and fighting in and around the region. He is also commended for his reintroduction of SATs to the Costa Rican education system. In recent years and amidst some controversy Arias has been re-elected as president of Costa Rica.

In a different industry altogether Mike Leigh has no less of a social conscience. After graduating from – and meeting his wife at – the East 15 Acting School in Essex he went on to start writing and directing his own plays in 1965. In 1977 he wrote Abigail’s Party, a social critique of the new middle class of the time. Leigh then moved into feature films and in 1984 directed the movie, Meantime, which is also notable as being the acting debut of a young Gary Oldman. He won the Best Director award at Cannes in 1993 for Naked and Best Film at Venice
Film Festival in 2004 for Vera Drake.

Another notable Media graduate from Essex is documentarian Nick Broomfield…but he didn’t actually graduate in Media. Interestingly, like Arias, Broomfield graduated in Political Science before picking up his trusty boom-mic. It was in 1988 with his film, Driving Me Crazy, that Broomfield truly established his signature style, the movie almost focuses as much on the processes of making the documentary as the story and subject itself. His influence on documentary film making is broadly realized when one notes the recent work of Michael Moore
and Morgan Spurlock.

Our final famous graduate from the University of Essex is Ben Okri. Although arguably lesser known in the UK, Okri is widely regarded as one of Africa’s greatest writers. In 1991 he won the Booker Prize for his novel The Famished Road, a story of magical realism about a spirit child living in an unnamed Nigerian city. Now living in London. In 2007 he released his 11th novel: Starbook.

Researching A Company And Knowing The Importance Of Customization Is Important

True or false? Researching a particular company before you apply for a job vacancy has no value.

False! A lot of people who are searching for job vacancies in Essex believe this, and many of them are very disappointed when they end up not getting called back after an interview, assuming they get an interview to begin with. You will enhance your chances greatly of finding job vacancies in Essex if you take a little bit of time to research your potential employer first. You will then be able to convey this information to them when you go on the interview. It will also help you to get the interview to begin with.

True or false? You cannot tailor your search when you decide to use platforms such as job search websites.

False! The main benefit of looking for job vacancies in Essex by using job search sites is your ability to use their advanced search function to customize your job search. You will be able to look at important factors such as the position, company names along with the distance of a given company. You will also be able to learn about how much a given job is paying and when the job was posted. When you do these things you are able to target your search far better and increase your success rate.

It doesn’t matter how you answered the questions, whether you were right or wrong. The only purpose of this article is to educate you so that you are able to look for job vacancies in Essex with far more effectiveness. When you’re able to do this you will not be just another resume on a job search site hoping for a response. You will be one of the few that are getting more responses than you ever could have hoped for you.