Students Staff

29 August 2017

Open all hours.

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 1.26 pm

Over the summer IT Services has replaced the PCs in the very popular Open Study Space in The Forum with new all-in-one PCs, providing students with a faster service 24/7.

The team has also upgraded  the PCs at Clifftown Studios and on the fifth floor of the Gateway building. The Student Common Room on the second floor is being transformed into a lecture room with a brand new space opening up soon above the SU Lounge.

Learning hub PC spirit

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Sofas so good

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 10.53 am

If you’re returning to University Square after the summer break, you’ll be impressed by the new-look lounge.

You’ll also find some cotton tote bags in each kitchen which can be used when you are out shopping, saves forking out for plastic bags.

Welcome home.

Sofas spirit

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Twenty One

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 10.33 am

If you thought Southend seafront was all rollercoasters and candyfloss, think again. Twenty One, a trendy cultural space and cafe, has opened opposite Adventure Island.

Managed by our colleagues at Focal Point Gallery, based on the ground floor of The Forum, this new venue has walls of gallery space and is set up as a performance venue to showcase a range of artistic talent.

During the day the cafe services drinks and light meals in the gallery space and on the terrace outside. Well worth a trip down to the seafront, as if you needed any excuse.

Cafe spirit

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Cash bonus

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 10.24 am

Bit strapped for cash after a summer of fun in the sun (and rain)? Make a date for the first part-time jobs fair to be held at Southend Campus on Wednesday 11 October from 12 noon until 3.00 pm.

It should help your CV too.

Swanky new hotel Seven, due to open in Southend in November, was one of the first to sign up, looking for bar and serving staff as well as offering  marketing positions.

Explore Learning and Bricks 4 Kidz want to talk to you about tutoring vacancies and Ventrica is looking for people to fill part-time roles to help with  customer service and social media for companies such as New Look and Jimmy Choo.

Voluntary organisations, including Southend Adults Volunteers Service (SAVS) and Oxfam, will also be there.

Just head to the SU Lounge on the day to find out more.

Jimmy Choo spirit

 

 

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Simply Gym

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 10.04 am

Simply Gym, the new name for Rush Fitness in Victoria Avenue, is continuing to offer great deals for University of Essex students.

You can enjoy 24/7 access and a full range of classes for £14.99 a month with no joining fee and a rolling contract.

Simply Gym is a not-for-profit company with all surplus funds ploughed back into the business. There are guest passes at Student Services reception and Simply Gym staff will be on Campus during Welcome Week to tell you all about it.

simply-gym-logo story

 

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8 August 2017

Easy work commute for Masters student

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 3.12 pm

Software skills have landed Masters students Victoria Valdes Benavides a paid work placement right on her doorstep.

Victoria, from Chile, is studying for a Masters in International Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the Essex Business School at the University of Essex Southend campus.

She met up with Aideen Sadler, the Faculty Employability Advisor to see what options were available and landed an interview with MHD, an online hairdressing training website, with offices in the Business Incubation Hub in The Gateway Building.

“I had worked with the software programme they were using which was one of the requirements for the role.

“I started in the middle of July and will work part-time there until I finish my course in September.

“My background is in advertising and I have experience in digital marketing. I am helping with translation work as well as analysing the website and looking at ways to improve it.”

Victoria will use the extra money to do some more travelling while she is based in the UK. “I have been to Spain to visit some friends and my family came over in February and we travelled to Paris. It is cheap and not complicated to do.”

Victoria

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