Students Staff

Essex Message desktop widget

Get the latest staff and student news on your computer desktop with Essex Message. It’s a piece of software that gives you a window with links to news, events and important information on our website.

It supplements existing channels such as Essex Weekly and Essex Daily by giving you access from your desktop to the latest news. It won’t interfere with your PC or your work but will give you the chance to see, at a glance, the top news stories for staff.

Install Essex Message

  1. Download Essex Message (.exe) and save it to your PC. Internet Explorer users – you’ll need to right-click on the link and choose ‘Save target as’.
  2. Go to your downloads and click InstallEssexMessage.exe to start the installation.
  3. After the installation has finished, Essex Message will open automatically.

There are different versions of Essex Message for each of our three campuses, bringing you relevant information. During installation you’ll be asked which campus you’re based at.

Uninstall Essex Message

If, once you’ve had a chance to try the software, you decide you want to remove it:

  1. click on the Windows Start menu button (usually found in the bottom left of your screen)
  2. click on Control Panel
  3. click on Programs and Features
  4. click on EssexMessage Staff, then click Uninstall at the top and follow the instructions

Need help?

  • Contact IT Helpdesk for help installing, using or uninstalling Essex Message.
  • Contact comms@essex.ac.uk for queries about content you’ve seen on Essex Message.