Students Staff

26 November 2015

North Teaching Centre – building new ideas here

Filed under: News — Communications, CER @ 1.27 pm
Our new North Teaching Centre will be ready for classes in April 2016

Our new North Teaching Centre will be ready for classes in April 2016

Our new North Teaching Centre is quickly taking shape. Take a look at some site progress photos on flickr.

The modular build pieces have been arriving by lorry from where they are manufactured in Ireland before being craned onto site and then bolted together.

With most of the structure now on site, work will turn to ensuring the building is connected to external services like plumbing and electricity. That work will take us into December then as we approach the new year we’ll begin to see the external cladding being added.

In January we can expect the ramps and footpaths to start emerging and from February 2016 to April it will be fitted out with furniture and IT ready for teaching in April.

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16 November 2015

Squash tournament in aid of Unicef

Filed under: News — Borislava Borovanska @ 9.56 am

Squash tournamentEnjoy playing squash and love a good game? Then sign up for the Just Play Squash Tournament on 28 November and help us raise money for Unicef charity!

All abilities are welcome to take part and refreshments will be provided on the day. You will have the chance to win a Harrow Vapor racket as well as a Harow Vestige racket and other accessories for a raffle and auction.

You will also be able to win and bid for Individual Squash coaching sessions and Squash personal training sessions.

If you would like to enter please fill in an application form which is available from the Sports Centre reception. For further information please contact squash@essex.ac.uk

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13 November 2015

Love democracy? Make sure you’re registered to vote in 2016

Filed under: Colchester, Loughton, News, Southend — Communications, CER @ 3.09 pm
Don't lose your voice - make sure you're registered to vote in 2016. Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Don’t lose your voice – make sure you’re registered to vote in 2016. Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

*deadline 20 November*

2016 will be another big year for democracy. Elections will take place across the UK so if you want to vote you must visit the Gov.UK website and register yourself.

Online registration is quick and simple; it should take less than five minutes. If you can’t find, or don’t have your National Insurance number, call 0300 3502 or Textphone: 0300 200 3519.

Visit the Gov.UK website now.

Don’t delay, register today!

  • 20 November: deadline for registration if you want your name to appear on the 1 December electoral register (used by the Boundary commission in their boundary review)
  • 5 February 2016: National Voter Registration Day
  • 18 April 2016: deadline for registration to be able to vote in May 2016 elections
  • May 2016: elections take place across the UK, including:

English Local Government

London Assembly

Mayor of London

Mayoral Elections

Northern Ireland Assembly

National Assembly for Wales

Scottish Parliament

Police and Crime Commissioner (England and Wales)

  • Before end of 2017 – EU Referendum

The National Union of Students (NUS) website has lots of useful information about voter registration and why if you lose your vote you lose your voice! Go straight to the NUS voting toolkit.

Find out more about the new Individual Electoral Registration system and why students must register themselves on the Gov.UK website.

There’s more information about the constituency boundary review plans and the plans to reduce the number of constituencies from 650 to 600 by the 2020 General Election on the Boundary Commission For England website.

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