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31 August 2017

Roofing works – access to some offices restricted

Filed under: Campus news — Communications, CER @ 5:08 pm

Work is being done to re-roof some buildings at our Colchester campus.

To make sure it’s safe for our workmen to access these buildings and complete this work, some sets of doors will need to be locked.

The doors will be released in case of emergency, but will be out of use for staff and students.

Signage will be in place.

The contractor car park will also be closed as will the spiral steps leading from the grass areas in front of the Social Science Research Centre (SSRC).

Alternative routes to the under podia area and central stores will be via the H5 lift to level 3.

To access rooms 2.401 – 2.411 on level 2 (also known as the Maths building) and Print Essex, please use the Square 2, 2NE entrance and go down to level 2. Take a look at a map on find your way. Search for room 2.401 and press the “go inside” button to see the affected area.

To access rooms 1.512-1.521 and the workshops, please use the Square 2, 2NW entrance and go to level 1 (also known as the Computing Building). Take a look at a map on find your way. Search for room 1.512 and press “go inside” to see the affected area.

These door closures are expected to be in place by Friday 1 September and will last for 14 weeks.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we carry out this work.

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24 August 2017

Electrical works

Filed under: Campus news — Communications, CER @ 9:52 am

Electricity shut downs will be taking place on Colchester Campus this week.

Affected areas:

Friday 25 August

Wivenhoe House and Constable Building electricity supply will be switched off at 10.30am. The supply will be off for 15mins before all buildings in the vicinity are connected to the generator. The generator will supply power for the duration of the works.

Buildings affected:

  • Constable Building
  • Grounds Barns
  • Sports Pavilion
  • Lakeside House
  • Wivenhoe House

Saturday 26 August

Square 5 electricity supply will be switched off at 8am and will remain off, without any back-up power, until all works are finished. Once work is completed, the electricity supply will be reinstated. Power is expected to be back on by 4.15pm.

Buildings affected:

  • 2001 Building; including LiFTS and History departments
  • Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre
  • Lakeside Theatre
  • Albert Sloman Library (including extensions 1&2)
  • Route Master Bus No64
  • Silberrad Student Centre
  • All Square 5 buildings; including Art Exchange and Waterstones bookshop

Buildings affected:

  • Constable Building
  • Grounds Barns
  • Sports Pavilion
  • Lakeside House
  • Wivenhoe House

If you have any questions, please contact the Estates Helpdesk on ext. 2959 or email ems-helpdesk@essex.ac.uk

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9 August 2017

Welcome 2017 needs you!

Filed under: Campus news, Latest news, Student experience, What's on — Communications, CER @ 12:17 pm
We can all do our bit to help our new students feel they belong at Essex.

We can all do our bit to help our new students feel they belong at Essex.

Welcome 2017 is fast approaching and this year we want to deliver an even bigger and better Welcome experience; giving everyone the opportunity to get involved in creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for our new students.

This year’s welcome theme is belonging. We want every student to enjoy a smooth arrival, to feel that we care about them, that we’ll help them settle in and find friends – and that they belong at Essex.

But creating a sense of belonging, in so many different people, from so many different places and with so many different backgrounds isn’t going to be easy – and that’s where you come in.

We would like everyone, no matter what their role or position within our University, to be part of our Welcome team. We want our new students to be greeted by smiling faces, by staff that are willing to help, to help them find their way around campus and to make them feel like an important part of our unique community.

Research conducted by our own Dr Gillian Sandstrom has shown that students who feel a stronger sense of belonging are more likely to complete their degree and demonstrate higher achievement in their studies.

You can read more about Dr Sandstrom’s fascinating research in her interview on Essex Daily. Our Head of Residence Life, Victoria Frost, also shares her thoughts on how students who feel they matter to their university are more likely to succeed – and how all of us can play our part no matter what our role.

If you are able to take this one step further and volunteer for an official role as part of Arrivals Day, registration or Welcome, please fill in our quick form, letting us know your availability during the Welcome period and the kind of duties you’d be happy to perform. Take a look at Registration roles to see which you could volunteer for.

Graduation 2017 was a fantastic example of what a great event we can run if we all pull together. If you volunteered for Graduation – we’d love your help during Welcome, and if you didn’t – now’s your chance to lend a hand.

We very much appreciate any help you can give during this exciting time for our University. Welcome is our chance to show our Essex Spirit at its finest; to work together to show what a warm and welcoming place our campus is.

We hope everyone will embrace the chance to get involved.

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11 July 2017

Southend sambas to East 15

Filed under: Campus news — Heather Leathley @ 3:10 pm

Pandemonium 2017 act 1 jpegHundreds of people took time out of their weekend in sunny Southend to watch and enjoy the Community Theatre Students from East 15 Acting School  perform  their annual Pandemonium show of street theatre, clowning and puppetry.

Student Adam Jefferys said: “The whole event was a huge success, we absolutely loved performing for the people of Southend and we hope they enjoyed it too, especially the Samba precession, with over 200 people marching and dancing up the high street, ending a beautiful weekend on a high note.

Watching people smile and laugh is the reason why we love to perform.”

 

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12 June 2017

Rebel Radio’s election night special

Filed under: Campus news, Student experience — Tags: — Communications Office @ 5:08 pm
Students at Rebel Radio

Students broadcasting live during election night

Rebel Radio, the University’s student radio station, ran an all-night election special in association with our journalism students, Here, journalism student Alex Maxam gives his report on the night.

 

Rebel, the university’s student media collective, had extensive and in-depth coverage of election night with both a live radio show and a live blog.

With coverage spanning from 10pm until 6.30am, Rebel Radio was on air with Thomas Rowson, Lauren Moore and Chantel Le Carpentier providing news and analysis throughout. There were also bulletins every half hour provided by students from the Multimedia Journalism course, which featured the latest updates and reaction from an exciting and unpredictable election night.

The live blog, run by Jesse Harrison Lowe and Rowena Field-Carter, was updated on a nearly minute by minute basis.

Thanks to weeks of planning from Jesse, who led the project, Rebel had reporters down at the Colchester count to provide insight as to how it was going, as well as reporters in the Students’ Union Bar to get student reaction to what was happening. The blog also announced the Colchester result faster than both the BBC and Sky.

Rebel had a determined team of 14 students working through the night to provide the coverage, as well as eight Multimedia Journalism students and three lecturers. The tireless effort from everyone involved was all worthwhile with excellent radio and blog coverage of the night, as well as providing an invaluable experience for those involved.

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24 May 2017

Study spaces for students

Filed under: Campus news, Latest news — ckeitch @ 1:36 pm

During exams we make extra spaces available for our students to use as places to study.

At our Colchester Campus, we’ve made seminar rooms available to students during the day and in the evenings, until the end of exams on 9 June.

Students can also revise in teaching rooms when they’re not being used, but they will leave the room if you already have it booked for something else. You might want to arrive 5 minutes early, if you want to make sure the room is free and to get set up ready for your meeting or event.

How can we help maximise revision space for students during exam weeks?

  • Do you have a department room that is not being used for a day or more?
  • Could the room be used by colleagues from other departments?
  • Do you have a room booking that now might not be needed?
  • Could you arrange for your meeting to be held in a non-teaching space?

Please contact rooms@essex.ac.uk if you can help us to free up teaching rooms to support student revision

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28 April 2017

Loughton building update

Filed under: Campus news, Latest news — Tags: — Heather Leathley @ 4:32 pm

Loughton update April webWork on the new building at our Loughton campus is progressing well and will be complete by 1 June.

The old refectory will be demolished in early June, when the new kitchen will come into play, serving the ground floor of the new building which will be a temporary refectory.  The new Library/IT Hub on the first floor will be up and running by the middle of June.

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22 March 2017

Parking at Colchester Campus – Monday 27 March to Monday 1 May

Filed under: Campus news — Communications, CER @ 5:37 pm

As part of the work on our new Meadows Phase 2 development, we will be closing the contactor’s car parking area on Capon Road from 5pm on Friday 24 March.

From Monday 27 March until Monday 1 May, part of the Innovation Centre car park will be cordoned off for use by our contractors,  whilst work on a new temporary car park for contractors is completed.

During this time, parking will be limited at the Innovation Centre and staff are encouraged to use one of the other staff car parks on Campus.

Students are encouraged to use one of the other designated student car parks.

If you have any questions about these works, please contact the Estates Helpdesk on ext. 2959 or email ems-helpdesk@essex.ac.uk.

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9 March 2017

Patrol officer’s charity adventure

Filed under: Campus news, Latest news, People pages — Communications, CER @ 2:25 pm
Dominic Taddei has headed off on a charity adventure on his two year career break.

Domenic Taddei has headed off on a charity adventure on his two year career break.

Patrol Officer Domenic Taddei, has just embarked on a two year career break and is travelling to Africa to do charity work and work with homeless children.

Domenic is heading to Ethiopia where he will be volunteering for a charity while living in a mud hut. He will then head down to the northern border of Kenya, working with the northern Kenyan tribes near the border of South Sudan, before heading into Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, and Rwanda.

Before heading off on his adventure, Dom said he was most looking forward to working with the pygmy tribe on his last stop in Rwanda. Dom will be there to help the tribe adjust to a changing world and look after orphaned children.

Several of the areas he is going to are very dangerous, but Dom is no stranger to that, having served in the British Army. Since leaving the army he has visited Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Ethiopian, Chernobyl in Russia, Kenya and North Korea.

We wish Dom the best of luck in his new adventure and look forward to his safe return.

 

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8 March 2017

Meadows Phase 2 – path closed

Filed under: Campus news, Latest news — Communications, CER @ 5:36 pm
Our Meadows Phase 2 development will bring another 643 student bedrooms to our Colchester Campus.

Our Meadows Phase 2 development will bring another 643 student bedrooms to our Colchester Campus.

Work has begun to build our new Meadows Phase 2 development of student housing, opposite the existing Meadows.

The 643-room accommodation block will be designed specifically for our students. The site is already being cleared; take a look at some photos from the site on flickr

The next stage will be to close the path that runs between The Meadows and the pond, past the Meadows Phase 2 construction site and up to the Essex Business School.

This path will be closed from Monday 13 March at 8am, and is likely to remain closed for the period of the build. 

A map of the closure and alternative route is on flickr.

If you are coming from the Quays direction, you will be diverted down Annan Road, past the Meadows shop and up the hill into campus.

As work begins, you will see more construction traffic in the area so take extra care crossing roads or cycling.

The closures and the diversions will be clearly signposted and the closed area will be cordoned off. Please note that you will not be able to use the access gate between the pathway and The Meadows. However, the other two access gates will remain in use.

The closure will ensure safe access to the site for our contractors and to keep all of our community safely away from any potentially hazardous work or equipment.

The Meadows Phase 2 development is due for completion in late 2018.

Thanks  for your understanding and co-operation during this busy time for our Colchester Campus.

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