Students Staff

22 July 2019

Showcase your campus photos

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Laura Mathias @ 3.29 pm

We are running a photo competition to showcase the biodiversity of our campuses.

Students at Colchester campus

Students at Colchester Campus

We want you to submit a photo taken on our Colchester, Southend or Loughton Campus that captures the nature and environment.

The winning photos will be included in the team’s welcome week wildlife photo gallery.

What you need to know:

  • This competition is open to all staff and students.
  • Photos must be over 1MB in size.
  • Submissions should be titled and include a short description in the email to provide context to the photograph.
  • If your photo is chosen you will be notified.

How to enter:

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15 November 2013

Record numbers of students Switch Off for prizes

Filed under: Colchester, News, Southend — Tags: , , , , , , , — Communications, CER @ 12.05 pm

Record numbers of Essex students are putting their green credentials into action and becoming our Student Switch-Off Ambassadors.

Record numbers of Essex students are switching off

Record numbers of Essex students are switching off

The first training session saw 28 Southend based students and 47 Colchester based students going green and learning how to encourage their peers to save energy and win prizes.

Student Switch Off is an energy-saving campaign running in the University of Essex halls of residence.  It uses social media and peer-to-peer communications to promote pro-environmental behaviour change.

Its aim is to reach all students by offering worthwhile incentives to change their behaviour. Regular prizes include Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, NUS extra cards, Lush goodies and club nights.

Energy-saving across the year is monitored and the hall that saves the most electricity is rewarded with a Ben & Jerry’s giveaway to celebrate.

To find out more and see what our Ambassadors have been up to, check out the Essex Student Swtich off Facebook page.

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