Students Staff

17 November 2016

Be part of the WE ARE ESSEX movement

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 10.47 am

wirsxDo you believe in the value of inclusivity and diversity? Do you want our University and our wider communities to be even more welcoming and international?

We need you to apply your passion and creativity to help us get our message across.

We’re looking for a simple but powerful symbol (or icon/image/hashtag) that we and others across the whole County of Essex can use to demonstrate that we are a diverse global community and proud of it.

The winning idea will become the symbol for the campaign and you’ll get all the recognition (and publicity should you want it) that comes with that…and a £100 thank you prize!

Submit your idea via email (in .jpg format) to by 16 January 2017 to make a difference and be part of something BIG.

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7 November 2016

Enter our Cohort Building Funding Competition

Filed under: News — Communications, CER @ 10.24 am

We’re looking for your ideas to help make life better for all our research students at Essex and we’ve got up to £2,000 available for you to make those ideas happen.

We’ll fund the best ideas for academic, multidisciplinary activities, like:

  • An interdisciplinary seminar series
  • Mini conferences
  • Study visits to firms or other organisations
  • Writing weekends

The competition is for all doctoral students  and staff members who want to support our Postgraduate Research community.

To make sure we can fund as many ideas as possible, individual applications should not exceed £2,000, but if you’re planning an exceptionally creative activity that would cost more than £2,000, please consult us first.

If you’d like to apply then please complete our entry form.

Applications need to be supported by your Head of Department or your supervisor before they can be approved.

Application process and timeline

  • Monday 7 November:  Competition opens and we begin accepting entries
  • Sunday 11 December: Deadline for submission of applications
  • Mid March: We inform the applicants about the decisions
  • Saturday 1 July 2017: All funds need to be used by this day

If you would like further information or would like to ask any questions, please contact Gedminte Mikulenaite on 01206 872967.

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