International student testimonials


My name is Xi Wei. I studied English as a Foreign Language and IT qualifications at South Essex College and went on to study a BA (Hons) in Business Studies.

South Essex College is excellent because the lecturers and tutors are resourceful in their knowledge and responsible for every student whatever their age, ethics or cultural background. I would highly recommend that international students choose South Essex College as their first degree choice.

- Xi Wei


My name is Carmela Noo and I am 24 years old. I chose to study in the UK because the quality of education here is recognised worldwide.

South Essex College was my first school when I came to the UK in 2009. I did an NVQ in Health and Social Care here. I came back not just because of the accessibility of the College but also because of the quality of teaching. I think that this institution helps to mould an individual to become the person they want to be professionally.

- Carmela Noo


My plans for my future involve becoming a top employee in a well-established company.

The EFL course has helped me realise various opportunities in my work life and I would definitely recommend South Essex college as they offer challenging training methods and diligent teachers. This is my third English course and I believe the others were not as efficient as yours. Thank you very much for everything.

- Ozge


Studying at South Essex College has built a new phase in my life. I have learned a lot and met wonderful people.

Always seeing people smile and being taught by the best teacher in Southend is a complete privilege. I would highly recommend the College to everyone. Everyone is friendly, the teachers are encouraging, kind and warm-hearted. I have had a number of set-backs in my education, but coming here has developed a wide range of skills to help me endure the changes.

- Mohamed


Our teachers have taught us to think in different ways, which will help me in the future.

I would recommend South Essex College because the College is located in a lovely town and the people in the college always try their best to help you. The staff are friendly and I have overcome many challenges with help from my teacher and tutors.

- Weizheng Jing (Tiger)