At least half of my lecturers have no research record in the subject of their teaching. Students who clearly do not belong in higher-education at all received the same grades as I did. The main qualification is graduate candidates' money. The accommodations undergraduates receive are horrid, grey eye-sores. The food served, if improved immensely, would be awful. And that's just the start.
I hear Essex used to have been a respectable institution. It is now nothing but a racket, a money-making rag-tag of pencil-pushers and arse-kissing third-grade researchers who have very little to offer in exchange for your money. Read more here:
NOT RECOMMENDED AT ALL