Students Staff

14 April 2014

Lift H5 out of action

Filed under: Campus news — Tags: , — Communications, CER @ 9:50 am
Lift H5 will be out of action until Thursday 17 April

Lift H5 will be out of action until Thursday 17 April

Refurbishment is being carried out to the lifts this April.

While most of the work has now been completed, Lift H5 will be out of action until Thursday 17 April.

Take a look at our Colchester Campus room map to locate your nearest alternative lift.

Our estates team regularly update their website with more news of works on campus, or you can follow estates on twitter.

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17 June 2013

Changes at The Quays

Filed under: Campus news, Latest news — Tags: , , — Communications Office @ 3:11 pm
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University Quays

Ownership of our University Quays student accommodation transfers from the University to Uliving from 5 July. Uliving is also developing, and will be operating, The Meadows, the new accommodation for 650 students adjoining The Quays which opens for the autumn term.

The University will be working in partnership with Uliving, which will be providing the management, cleaning, caretaking and maintenance services for The Quays and The Meadows, to ensure our students continue to receive a high quality service. As agents for Uliving, the University will continue to market The Quays through its website, to allocate students to rooms and to collect rents.

As part of the transfer, Uliving will be making changes to some of the buildings. The Quays reception office will be relocated to the ground floor, Flat 1, of Matthews House 1 from 26 June.  The current reception/office area and the area where the former café was situated (Hawkins Houses 1 and 2) will subsequently be converted into thirteen new en-suite bedrooms.  This work will take place from 26 June until the end of August. In addition, kitchen refurbishments will be taking place in Sainty Quay.

The student common room space, currently provided in a temporary building, will close and students living at The Quays will be able to use the new social pavilion being developed at The Meadows from the end of September.

Uliving is a consortium made up of Bouygues Development and the not-for-profit housing provider Derwent Living.

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28 May 2013

Student Centre: What’s my name? Give us your ideas.

Student CentreAs building works get under way for the new Student Centre at the Colchester Campus, we are looking for ideas for the building name and for some of the services that will be inside it.

Do you have an idea for the building’s name and for what the student services area on the first floor should be called?

Students and staff are invited to submit their name ideas through a short online form to: http://bit.ly/student_centre.

You can submit your idea anonymously or leave your details.

For more information about the building visit the Student Centre and Student Services Centre webpages. The building name will be announced later this summer.

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18 April 2013

Car parking charges from 22 April

Filed under: Campus news, Latest news, People pages — Tags: , — Communications Office @ 1:24 pm

Car park Staff and student reduced rate pay and display parking charges at Colchester Campus resume for Summer Term next week and will apply from Monday 22 April up to and including Friday 30 June 2013.
Charges are payable 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Unregistered vehicles (i.e. visitors) must pay visitors pay and display charges, 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, or display a valid visitors’ permit. If you have any queries, please read further information on car parking. or call the Estate Management helpdesk on ext: 2959 or 2300.

Please could managers and supervisors please ensure this message is passed on to colleagues without regular access to e-mail. Thank you.

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15 April 2013

Preliminary work on new Student Centre underway

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Preliminary work has started to create an ‘acoustic screen’ on the east elevation of the existing Albert Sloman Library Building at our Colchester Campus, in preparation for building work to start on the new Student Centre and Library extension at the end of April 2013.

This major two-year project is at the heart of our commitment to offer excellence in education, by providing the best possible facilities to current and future Essex students. The project has an expected completion date of late 2014.

Find out more on the Student Centre webpages.

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