Students Staff

1 February 2019

Discovering more about our Southend Campus

Filed under: Latest news — ckeitch @ 1:50 pm
Our Vice- Chancellor with some students.

Our Vice- Chancellor talks to our students.

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anthony Forster, visited Southend this week to find out more about life at our seaside campus.

The Vice-Chancellor met with students from all over the world, including Norway, Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates, as well as students from closer to home like Gravesend and Croydon. He was keen to find out what it was like to study in Southend and why people had chosen to come to Essex.

His conversation with students covered a range of topics, including the international appeal of Essex, the value of a year studying abroad and how important a UK student loan can be for students from the European Union.  However, there was also time to talk about the problems of playing cricket all year round in the British weather, the fun, community atmosphere at Southend and even the difficulty of balancing study, work and long distance relationships.

Esther Omeare-Bayumi, who is studying for a BA Social Work in our School of Health and Social Care, said: “It was great to meet the Vice-Chancellor. I really enjoyed being able to represent students at Southend and to have the chance to tell him more about what it’s like to be a student here”.

During his visit, the Vice-Chancellor also met with staff from our Essex Business School, the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, the School of Health and Social Care, as well as people from our Professional Services teams.

Zoe Manning, Southend Campus Manager said: “The visit was a great opportunity for the Vice-Chancellor to update us all on the priorities and issues facing us at Essex, as well as discussing the challenges and opportunities for our Southend Campus going forward.  A number of actions have come out of the visit and the Vice Chancellor and I are looking forward to taking these forward”.

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