Students Staff

29 September 2015

Make sure you have the right calculator

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 3.32 pm

If you are allowed to use a calculator in your exam, the only models you are allowed to use are the Casio FX-83GT PLUS or the Casio FX-85GT PLUS.

The only exception is for certain Finance exams that require a financial calculator, in which case you may use the Hewlett Packard 12c (all variants) or the Texas Instruments BAII Plus (including the BAII Plus Professional).

You can buy a permitted Casio calculator model on campus from The Burrow, everythingEssex or Waterstones.

A limited number of calculators will be available to borrow on the day of your exam from the Exams Office.  These will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, on production of your registration card.

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16 September 2015

First years – receive over £100 by taking part in B.O.O.S.T 2018

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 4.03 pm

Researchers at the University of Essex are looking for first-year undergraduates to help them find out more about what it’s like to be a student.

If you are a first-year undergraduate at our Colchester Campus you can take part in the study which will help you make the most of your time at Essex. Foundation students, second and third-year students and post-graduate students are not eligible.

The study will allow our researchers to understand more about the choices students make and the issues they face.

By taking part in this exciting project you can receive over £100 by completing up to 3 surveys during each year of your degree. You will also;

  • Learn tips on how to study better
  • Discover ways to find a job after you graduate
  • Contribute to Essex’s reputation as a centre of research excellence
  • Help future generations of students succeed at university

You will get paid whenever you complete a survey. You also get a £10 bonus for completing all surveys.

How do I sign up?

If you would like to sign up, just come along to the B.O.O.S.T 2018 stand with your enrolment form, or register online.

You’ll be able to find the stand on Square 3 during Fresher’s Fair and every weekday, except Thursdays, from Monday 5 to Friday 16 October. You’ll receive £5 just for signing up!

Once you’ve signed up, we’ll let you know when the surveys will take place. We will also share all the details via our Facebook page .

To find out more about B.O.O.S.T 2018, please take a look at the information for participants.


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