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22 September 2017

Celebrating our nurses

Filed under: News, Southend — gemmachilds @ 8.45 am

Nearly 100 nurses from the BSc (Adult) and BSc (Mental Health) courses returned to the Southend Campus for a ceremony to present those who obtained their degree with a special University of Essex badges.

This year’s ceremony, held in The  Lecture Theatre in The Forum,  celebrated the success of the 2014 cohort. About two-thirds of students gain jobs on the local health economy while others return to their home towns.

Sarah Lee, Head of Group- Nursing & Health Studies said: “This local event is an inclusive opportunity that allows the group to mark the end of a very demanding three years.”

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Get fit and Just Play

Filed under: News, Southend — gemmachilds @ 8.33 am

It’s play time!

Just Play is a social sport programme that gives you the chance to try out a new sport, get active and meet new people. There are loads of sports sessions each week and everyone is  is invited to sign up for this term’s Just Play programme at the Southend campus.

All abilities are welcome and no previous experience is required to take part in the varied programme, which includes Dance Fit and Football. Just register at www.essex.su/justplay to confirm your place.

All sessions start the week of 9 October and will cost £2 except for the gymnastics at Basildon, which will be £3 including transport.

Timetable

Monday

Dance Fit  7.00 - 8.00 pm, LRU
Swimming 9.00-10.00 pm, Garon Park

Tuesday

Gymnastics 8.30 pm -10.00 pm, Basildon Sporting Village

Wednesday 

Badminton 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Garon Park

Thursday

Tennis 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm, Garon Park
Yoga 7.00 -7.45 pm, LRU

Friday

Football 7.00 -9.00 pm, Chase School

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21 September 2017

Car parking registration is now open

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 9.54 am

Car parking registration for 2017-18 is now open.

Students living off campus and disabled students are able to register for car parking at our Colchester Campus. As car parking spaces are limited, students living on campus cannot register their vehicles.

You can register for parking by logging onto our student parking pages and completing your details.

You can find details of the various parking options in the ‘Fees and payment’ section of our website.

Like last year, we are no longer issuing parking permits and everyone should register their vehicles online.

Please make sure that you register for parking as the hand held readers used by our parking enforcement team automatically know which vehicles are authorised to park and which have paid. All 2016-17 permits run out on Thursday 5 October 2017.

All permits for 2017-18 will be valid until 30 September 2018.

Rules and regulations

Changes to the rules and regulations for driving, parking and registering of vehicles for Colchester Campus can be found on the student parking application portal.

Take a look at our website for further information on where you can park and the location of the pay and go pay stations.

The University is committed to sustainable travel, therefore please consider, where possible, all travel options when accessing campus such as our journey sharing scheme and our fabulous discounted bus tickets.

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15 September 2017

Welcome to Southend

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 8.17 am

The car is packed, there’s just about room to squeeze you all in. How do you manage to unload it all when you arrive at your University of Essex campus?

Just follow the signs to University Square and then pop the car in the car park (paying) below our accommodation (fondly known as the Lego building). After registering, you can grab hold of a trolley and a helpful student and start unloading.

There’s a big Sainsbury’s supermarket opposite University Square where you might want to do a final big shop before heading off. It is open 10.00 am until 4.00 pm on Sundays.  In each kitchen in University Square you will find some cotton tote bags which can be used to carry back the shopping.

You might fancy a stroll on the promenade before heading home. It’s a great way to blow off the cobwebs and a good excuse to enjoy an ice-cream.

See you there!

lego building

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Welcome to Colchester

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 8.01 am

The car is packed, there’s just about room to squeeze you all in, how do you manage to unload it all when you arrive at your University of Essex campus?

You’ll pick up the signs as you arrive in Colchester which will take you through to the parkland campus. When you get there, head to the Sports Centre to register. Then we’ll direct you to the nearest car park for your accommodation choice.

Here you’ll find loads of trolley to carry everything through and lots of students keep to help (they’ve been training at the gym all year just for this day).

If you are planning a supermarket run to Tesco’s, we advise getting there as early as possible. By mid-afternoon on arrivals day it can be very chaotic.

You may want to leave the new undergraduate to acclimatise before you say yourfarewells.  Please do join us at Wivenhoe House hotel on campus between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm for free tea and scones.  Colleagues will be on hand there to answer any questions you may have.

See you there!

 

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12 September 2017

Sparkling Southend

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 2.32 pm

Why settle for one Fireworks Night when you can have seven? Yes, the fantastic seafront display celebrating Southend retaining its Purple Flag safety award, returns on Saturday 7 October running every Saturday until 18 November.  To launch the season on 7 October, there’s a line-up of bands to keep the evening lively.

PURPLE FLAG 2017 CMYK ES

 

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Busy bees

Filed under: News — Heather Leathley @ 9.42 am

Your Students’ Union has been busy over the summer. There’s a new, free to use, cashpoint machine in the SU Lounge and a TV equipped with Freeview in the Common Room at University Square.  The team is also on the lookout for course reps who volunteer to support fellow students.

Course rep 2 ES

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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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