Students Staff

6 May 2014

Alumni back for sporting weekend

Filed under: Latest news, Student experience — Tags: — Communications Office @ 2:30 pm
Rugby match during Alumni Weekend 2014

Rugby match during Alumni Weekend 2014

Hundreds of Essex alumni were welcomed back to our Colchester Campus at the weekend to take part in one of the highlights of the University’s sports calendar – Alumni Weekend.

The weekend’s events began with the Essex Alumni Sports Award Reception hosted by our Registrar and Secretary Bryn Morris. The new award recognises an Essex alumnus that has made an outstanding contribution to sport since leaving University and the inaugural winner was Matt Roberts, in recognition of his service to the Colchester Gladiators American Football Team.

On Saturday, 22 different sports teams competed in one of the most intense alumni weekends of recent years. There were exceptional performances all round from both the Essex Blades and the alumni, each showcasing the unique Essex spirit that makes the weekend possible. The final result ended in an 11-11 draw, the second draw in our history.

Danni Newton-Tyers, a 2012 BA Politics graduate who competed in Ultimate Frisbee, said: “I’ve had such a fantastic time this weekend. It is great to know we are welcomed back each year not only by our respective clubs, but by the University and the Students’ Union. It’s true what they say, once a Blade, always a Blade.”

 

 

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11 March 2014

Just play and enjoy free sport

Filed under: Latest news, Sport — Tags: — Communications Office @ 1:46 pm
Basketball in the Sports Centre

Many sports including basketball at Colchester Campus will be free for staff next year

A range of sports centre activities at our Colchester Campus will be free for staff members next academic year.

The new sports membership scheme aims to give both students and staff a range of healthy benefits, included as part of their membership of the University.

Use of squash, badminton, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, plus martial arts, table tennis and the climbing wall will be available free to University staff. A range of Just Play drop in sessions will also be free to encourage staff to try new sports or to join in without having to reach club standards. Sports club memberships and training sessions will also be free.

Fees will be charged for Evolve Gym membership, fitness classes and casual hire of all weather and grass recreation pitches. There will be two levels of paid for staff membership: Evolve, for off peak gym use and classes before 3pm, and Evolve + for any time access to the gym and classes.

Director of Sport David Williams said: “Providing more opportunities for staff to take part in sport is a great way to promote a healthier lifestyle, and is a great benefit of being a member of our University.”

More information will be available on the Essex Sport website, or contact scadmin@essex.ac.uk.

 

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28 October 2013

Salary sacrifice scheme benefit for Sports Centre members

Filed under: Campus news, Latest news, Sport — Tags: , — Communications Office @ 3:05 pm
Evolve Sports Centre

Gym at our Colchester Campus

A salary sacrifice scheme has been introduced for staff who are members of either our Sports Centre at Colchester Campus or Evolve gym at Southend Campus.

It means that staff can pay their membership from their gross salary so they do not have to pay tax on the cost of their membership. Details of the salary sacrifice scheme are available on the Essex Sport website along with the terms and conditions and the online form.

 

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30 May 2013

Success for sporting scholars

Filed under: Latest news, Student experience — Tags: , , , , , — Communications Office @ 12:58 pm

Following Adeseye Ogunlewe’s success in the men’s 100m at the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) outdoor athletics meet earlier this month, three more Essex sport scholars have success stories to celebrate.Scott Moorhouse (left) with David Williams

Emma Lucraft (final-year BA Modern History) a karate BUCS champion, retained her title as British Senior Champion this month, and has also been selected to represent Great Britain at the European University Sports Association Championships in July.

Emma has also recently competed at the Senior European Championships in Budapest, after being selected for the GB squad following her Junior European title win earlier this year. Emma was unlucky and lost out in the second round on points.

Paralympic athlete Scott Moorhouse (BSc Business Management) has been recognised by Sport Colchester for his achievement securing a place in the men’s javelin at London 2012. He received the award from David Williams, Director of Sport at the University.

Another sport scholar, Roy Nwachukwu (BSc Financial Economics), is celebrating after being selected to play for the Norwegian Basketball team in the World University Games to be played in July.

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24 May 2013

Join exercise programme for over 50s

Filed under: Latest news — Tags: , , — Communications Office @ 9:34 am
Evolve Gym at University of Essex Sports Centre

Evolve Gym at University of Essex Sports Centre

Are you over 50 and want to exercise more? Do you have a relative or friend who is over 50 and wants to exercise more?

The University of Essex Phoenix Club is offering a free fun programme of physical activity for over 50s, which you can start either on Tuesday 11 June or on Tuesday 3 September.

The free programme runs for eight weeks and takes place each Tuesday and Thursday at the Sports Centre from 5pm to 6 pm. A variety of different types of exercises both indoors and outdoors will be offered.

If you would like to participate you will need to take a quick assessment on June 4, 6, 7 or 10 – then decide to start straight away or wait till September if you prefer – as well as another assessment at the end of July.

The assessment comprises a test of your physical fitness, your short-term memory, a computerised test of how quickly you make very easy decisions, as well as several questionnaires asking about your mood, stress in daily life, your typical exercise levels, your motivation to exercise, and how happy you are in yourself (among other things). This should take just over an hour to complete.

For more information on the exercise programme, and to sign up, please contact the Phoenix Club on 07542 154398 or email: phoenix@essex.ac.uk.

Leave a contact telephone number and the organisers will reply to all queries within 48 hours.

Please also note that places are limited and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

The Phoenix club is part of the School of Biological Sciences and is run by professionals who tailor exercise to your particular needs. It is located at the Sports Centre.

The project you would participate in when signing up for the free exercise programme is run collaboratively by the School of Biological Sciences, Department of Psychology, and Department of Mathematical Sciences.

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10 May 2013

Gold medal for student sprinter

Filed under: Latest news, Student experience — Tags: , — Communications Office @ 8:36 am

Essex sprinter Adeseye Ogunlewe raced to victory this week in the British Universities and Ade OgunleweColleges Sport (BUCS) outdoor athletics meet.

Adeseye took the gold in the men’s 100m with a winning time of 10.41 seconds, a shade over the personal best of 10.30 he recorded at the Nigerian national championships in June 2012.

Adeseye, a BA Politics and Law student, is one of the University’s sports scholars, benefitting from a range of advice and support and unlimited access to sports facilities. He has previously been a silver medallist in the BUCS indoor athletics men’s 60m (2011 and 2012) and was a finalist in the men’s 100m at last year’s outdoor event.

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5 March 2013

Honorary degree for Alastair Cook

Filed under: Latest news, People pages — Tags: , , — Communications Office @ 2:57 pm

Alastair CookEngland cricket captain Alastair Cook will be presented with an honorary degree from the University at a special ceremony on 10 April at our Colchester Campus.

Brought up in Essex, Mr Cook has broken several English cricket records since becoming captain of the Test team in August 2012. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Jules Pretty said: “Alastair Cook has become one of Essex and England’s finest cricketers and this is a welcome opportunity to acknowledge his contribution to both the sport and the county.” Ticketing arrangements will be announced shortly. [Picture: Nick Wood – Unshaken Photography]

[Honorary degree for Alastair Cook: read more]

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