Students Staff

Colchester

9 June 2015

Silberrad Student Centre – here we come!

Filed under: Colchester, News — Communications, CER @ 12.49 pm
Our newly formed Student Information Team are  getting ready to move to the Silberrad Student Centre.

Our newly formed Student Information Team are getting ready to move to the Silberrad Student Centre.

Our new Silberrad Student Centre is nearly complete.

For those who have left Colchester Campus for the summer, the Silberrad will be up and running and open to students by the time you get back.

For our over-summer-campus-dwellers, its worth knowing that the staff teams taking residence in the new building will be packing up their desks and moving at the end of July.

The main moves will happen over two consecutive weekends, meaning service disruption should be minimal. Teams will pack their desks by the Friday and a moving team will transport everything to the new offices ready to be unpacked and operational by the following Monday or Tuesday.

The new building will officially open to students on 4 August.

Moving dates:

  • Phase 1: Friday 24 July – Monday 27 July
  • Phase 2: Friday 31 July – Tuesday 4 August
Our IT helpdesk team will move in phase 1 adn will be up and running in the Silberrad Centre by mid-day on Tuesday 28 July.

Our IT Helpdesk team will move in phase 1 and will be up and running in the Silberrad Centre by mid-day on Tuesday 28 July.

The teams moving over these dates are:

  • Reception team. The new reception desk on the ground floor of the Silberrad will become the main reception area for Colchester Campus.
  • Accommodation
  • Student Support
  • Income (the Payments team will be moving to the Finance Office)
  • Registry
  • Talent Development Centre – formerly University Skills Centre
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Students’ Union creative studios, including Red Radio, SXTV and the Rabbit

Moving can bring its own unforeseen hiccups so your patience is appreciated while our teams set up in their new homes.

See more photos of our moving teams and the final stages of construction on flickr.

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27 May 2015

Help us bring Beach Volleyball to Essex

Filed under: Colchester, News — ckeitch @ 10.47 am

Beach Volleyball (300 x 200)Beach Volleyball is now an established Olympic Sport and is one of the most fun, exciting and recreational activities played on countless beaches around the world. That’s why we’re trying to bring Beach Volleyball to the University of Essex.

The Sports Centre is currently looking for funding to have two Beach Volleyball courts built at the Colchester campus. These will be the first Beach Volleyball courts in North Essex and will offer a range of other sports to our community including beach fitness sessions, beach football, beach tennis, beach rugby and beach Frisbee.

We need to prove that we have the support of the University and local community to get this funding from Sport England. So if you’d like to see Beach Volleyball at the University of Essex, please show your support by signing our petition before 8 June.

You can also keep up to date with our campaign to bring Beach Volleyball to Essex on Facebook.

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29 April 2015

National success for Enactus Essex students

Filed under: Colchester, News — ckeitch @ 8.38 am
Our Enactus Essex students.

Our Enactus Essex students.

Our Enactus Essex students were one of the top 10 teams at this year’s National Enactus Competition.

The competition saw our students come away with four awards, including the EY Youth Empowerment Award and the Tesco Project Fair Champions.

Enactus is an international non-profit organisation that inspires university students to improve the world through community development projects that enable people to improve their own lives for the better.

Each year, Enactus UK students come together to present the projects they have pioneered over the last 12 months. The competition is an exciting opportunity for the students to demonstrate how they have harnessed business principles alongside social action to help change the world!

Our students presented two of their projects at the competition.  The first focuses on one of our local communities, with students working with young people to make a Big Difference to the lives of people in Jaywick through sports.  The second project helps provide former street girls in Ghana with vocational skills so they can take control of their future.  Our students are working with four women to help them set up their own business making clothes out of recycled water sachets.

Osei Downes, the President of Enactus Essex, said “Enactus has allowed me to combine my passion for business with my passion for helping people.  Joining Enactus was probably the best thing I’ve done at University, not only did it develop me as a person, I met great friends and have helped make an impact in communities around the world”.

Enactus Essex is open to all University of Essex students.  To find out more, contact odowne@essex.ac.uk.

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27 April 2015

New study spaces for summer exams

Filed under: Colchester, News — ckeitch @ 2.46 pm

We know that more students than ever are looking for calm and comfortable study spaces in preparation for this summer’s exams.  That’s why we’ve set up rooms 3.407 to 3.413 at the Colchester Campus as additional study spaces.

Students studying at the University of Essex.

The rooms are available from 9am to 11pm and are easily accessible from Square 2.  They make a great alternative to the Albert Sloman Library, whilst building extension work is underway.

The rooms feature tables, whiteboards, projectors and pleasant views and are great for those studying in groups or using their own laptop/tablet.

There is no need to book, and spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The rooms are available right through the summer examination period until Friday 5 June.

For any enquiries or feedback, please contact the Central Timetabling Office.

As with all study spaces, please be courteous to those studying around you and don’t forget to check out our exam guides to make sure you do your best this summer.

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26 March 2015

Winners of the Tempest Photo Prize 2015

Filed under: Colchester, Loughton, News, Southend — Communications, CER @ 10.30 am
Obama

Daniel Chapman – ‘Never in my life did I think I’d see it’

Each year we ask our students to submit up to three photos that they’ve taken during their period abroad for the Tempest Photography competition. This year’s winners have been announced on our Twitter page and you can see the winning photos by following us @EssexAbroad.

The judging panel has met and the winners are as follow:

Winner:

  • Daniel Chapman – ‘Never in my life did I think I’d see it’
    Picture of Obama

High Commended:

  • Chisara Agor – ‘ O amor em perigo’
    Black and white of woman with ‘+ amor’ above
  • Tristan Adlington – ‘Where the gold at?’
    Climbing a mountain in the US
  • Ruth Crilly – ‘Water Village’
    A Cambodian village and boats
  • Jennifer Harrison – ‘Cathedral Cove’
    A beach and free standing rock in NZ.

The photographs have been uploaded to the University of Essex’s Facebook page as well and are still available for you to look at. Have a look and see what your friends have been up to during their time abroad!

Your favourite photos from the University of Essex Facebook page public vote got an automatic pass to the final round, where they were judged by our panel of experts including:

  • Amanda Murphy, Tempest Photography
  • Calum MacMillan, Art Exchange
  • Ivan Hutchins, Head of International Mobility, University of Essex.

The winning photographer will receive a framed copy of their work and a cash prize of up to £500! The Highly Commended artists will all receive a framed copy of their work.

Congrats to all the winners!

 

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19 March 2015

Looking for paid work this summer?

Filed under: Colchester, News, What's on — Communications, CER @ 2.54 pm
Come along to the Jobs and Opportunities Marketplace on Tuesday 21 April, from 11am – 3pm in Squares 2 and 3.

Come along to the Jobs and Opportunities Marketplace on Tuesday 21 April, from 11am – 3pm in Squares 2 and 3.

Interested in meeting local employers with jobs and opportunities for students and graduates?

Come along to the Jobs and Opportunities Marketplace on Tuesday 21 April, from 11am – 3pm in Squares 2 and 3.  

From full-time permanent graduate jobs, to regular part-time opportunities and summer jobs, we have invited a great and diverse range of employers onto campus who are hiring students now.

It’s the first week back after Easter so it’s a great chance to think about gaining some experience and boosting your income over summer by finding a job.

Fancy working at the V Festival? Look out for the SES Group who are hiring staff for various festivals and events this summer. Or perhaps office work is more your thing? Colchester Institute and Call Assist will be on campus searching for students to fill their vacancies now. We also have some local charities attending who want to find students just like you to volunteer!

Make sure you search for #JOMP2015 in events on CareerHub for an up to date list of employers who will be attending and for more information.

#JOMP2015 is a fantastic chance for students to find real, paid work for this summer and beyond, so put the date in your diaries and seize the opportunity to work and earn!

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Something Fierce exhibition open again

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Something FierceOur ground breaking Something Fierce exhibition is open again – giving you another chance to explore the foundation of the University of Essex as a new University determined to look to the future and break with tradition.

The exhibition – hosted at the Hexagon – celebrates the bold, ‘brutalist’ sixties architecture of the Colchester Campus; the unique academic vision and the vibrant community of scholars and students they created.

Opening dates and times

  • Tuesday 28 April – Monday 4 May 2015
  • Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 July 2015

On these dates the exhibition is open 11am – 5pm from Tuesday to Friday, and 12pm – 4pm on Saturday.

See the exhibition website for more details.

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10 March 2015

Join course to achieve your potential

Filed under: Colchester, News — Communications Office @ 9.49 am

Women on Sprint courseWe’re offering our female undergraduates and postgraduates a unique chance to take part in a groundbreaking development programme aimed at helping our students achieve their full potential.

Sprint is designed for female university students of all ages, from all backgrounds, ages and stages in their lives and study. Regardless of subject, department or career aspirations, Sprint is designed to develop and support female student.

The programme has already been successful at other leading universities and we’re offering 25 free places to undergraduate and postgraduate students who apply by Friday 13 March.

What is Sprint at Essex? 

  • Sprint is a women’s personal development programme for undergraduates and postgraduates
  • The programme will run for four days over the Easter break
  • It aims to enable women to take more control over their lives
  • All female undergraduates and postgraduate students can apply for a a free place – although we ask for £20 deposit which is fully refundable after completing the course.
  • You’ll be helped to identify the clear, practical and realistic steps you want to take to achieve your personal goals. You’ll also be supported to develop the skills and confidence to take those steps.

When it’s happening

  • Monday 23 March 9.30-4.30
  • Wednesday 25 March 9.30-4.30
  • Tuesday 14 April 9.30-4.30
  • Thursday 16 April 1.30-5pm

What your course will cover

  • Understanding your values, skills interests and relationships
  • Getting support for you
  • Dealing with change, feelings and stress
  • Assertiveness
  • Goal-setting
  • Listening and making an impact
  • Putting yourself across positively
  • Planning your future with confidence and flexibility

To apply please email: careers@essex.ac.uk by Friday 13 March stating in no more than 300 words why you want to take part and to confirm you’ll be available for four days. A total of 25 places are available and the first 50 applications will be considered. We will ask for a £20 deposit from successful applicants which is fully refundable upon completion.

To find out go to the Sprint website at: www.springboardconsultancy.com/courses/sprint

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9 March 2015

Sprint personal development programme

Filed under: Colchester, News — Communications Office @ 11.49 am

The Sprint personal development course is taking place this Easter. If you’re a female undergraduate student, here’s a fantastic opportunity for you to take a personal development course specifically to address study and career issues that affect you. A four-day course, Sprint focuses on skills, assertiveness, goal-setting, and planning. Dates for the course are:

  • Mon 23 March 9.30-4.30
  • Wed 25 March 9.30-4.30
  • Tue 14 April 9.30-4.30
  • Thu 16 April 1.30-5pm

To apply please email: careers@essex.ac.uk by Friday 13 March 2015 stating in no more than 300 words why you want to take part and to confirm you’ll be available for 4 days 25 places are available, the first 50 applications will be considered. A £20 deposit is required (fully refundable upon completion).

sprintwomen (1)See: www.springboardconsultancy.com/courses/sprint for further information.

 

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Human Rights conference at Essex

Filed under: Colchester — Communications Office @ 11.42 am

A student-led human rights conference is taking place on Sunday 15 March 2015 at the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus, and students  interested in Asia and its human rights practices are encouraged to attend. Running from 10am to 5pm in LTB 4, the conference, which is supported by the University’s Human Rights Centre, will feature an interactive session with expert panelists from the University, International Bar Association, Amnesty International as well as a news magazine and the University of Westminster. Lunch will be provided. To register, please email Miss Nalini at edelum@essex.ac.uk or Miss Raabia at rasham@essex.ac.uk.steps

 

 

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