University of Essex

19 June 2017

Keep up-to-date on University news

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Lisa Llewellyn @ 9:45 am

You can read more about key decisions at our University and capital development projects in the pipeline by signing up to Top Lines emails by emailing the Communications Office. You can also visit the Top Lines webpages. Top Lines is a regular briefing on the key issues, debates and decisions of University Steering Group (USG), Senate, Strategy and Resources Committee (SRC) and Council. You’ll need to enter in your login and password to access Top Lines online.

Also keep an eye out for Essex Weekly, the e-newsletter for staff, which will drop into your inbox each week. You can also check out Essex Daily, the blog for staff, for updates on everything from the latest research and events to staff news and estate updates.

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Annual Student Locker Clean – FYI…

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 8:01 am

Please note that the annual student locker clean and check will take place on Monday 26 June 2017.  This applies to all coin operated lockers in the Gateway Building and The Forum.  Notices have been put up sporadically on lockers in both buildings as a reminder.

Students are required to remove all property from lockers by 10.00pm on Sunday 25 June 2017 and to leave the key in the locker.  Any contents found in the lockers will be removed by security.  These items will go into the lost property sale if they are unclaimed by the end of the first week of the Autumn term 2017-18.  Any perishables (i.e. food) will be disposed of.

Lockers will be operational again from Tuesday 27 June.

 

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Southend Campus IT Services Vacancy

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 7:02 am

Recruitment is underway for 2 x Helpdesk Assistant Analysts to be based at the Southend Campus Info Point.

Both positions are part time and will provide support from 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, we’re hoping that between the two successful candidates we’re able to cover this period through the week in a way that works for them.

It is proven that the most successful form of advertising for IT Services posts is word of mouth. We would like your help to spread the word about this post, where you can, when you can – just one ‘share’ on a networking site or comment to a friend, who has a friend or relative or contact could help to find the ‘best’ people for these roles. Adverts will also be placed in the local papers, on the University website, jobs.ac.uk, and Linkedin.

Please share the link below to anyone you know who may be interested, or to social media:

https://vacancies.essex.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=222375DiiZ&WVID=9918109NEm&LANG=USA

 

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E15 Graduate awarded £15,000 funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 6:03 am

An East 15 Acting School graduate is setting up a free choir and theatre workshops as she develops a new community play for Southend as part of the Borough’s 125th anniversary celebrations.

Ines Sampaio, who completed the BA World Performance degree course last summer has been awarded £15,000 funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England  to work with local people to prepare a play called Hey Billy, this is just the beginning, in response to Billy Bragg’s words: ‘Southend’s the end’ in his hit song A13, Truck Road to the Sea.   The production will debut on Saturday 12 August outside The Forum in Southend.

As part of the project Ines is creating the Southend People’s Choir,  which will meet at The Old Waterworks, North Road, Southend-on-Sea every Tuesday from 20 June 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm.

She is also setting up free theatre workshops  at the home of East 15 Acting School, Clifftown Theatre in Nelson Mews, every Sunday from 2 July 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm. No experience is necessary for either activity.

She’s also asking people to contact her with a Southend story from the past, present or future. You can either email capatarotheatreco@gmail.com  or pick up as postcard in the library, at SAVs (Southend Adult Volunteers)  in Alexandra Street and The Old Waterworks.

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Removing the ‘one box identity’: The effects of intersectionality on life experiences – open for bookings – 03/07/17

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 5:02 am

We would like to bring to your attention the following evening event which we are holding at the Colchester campus and video linking to Southend on Monday 3 July 2017.  All bookings must be made via HR Organiser for staff.  For students, friends and family please e-mail ldev@essex.ac.uk

 

Removing the ‘one box identity’: The effects of intersectionality on life experiences

Many of you will be aware of work going on around the University to improve the experiences and outcomes for different groups of staff and students through participating in initiatives such as Athena SWAN and the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. This work has led to a number of changes to policy, practice and process across the University, all designed to create a more inclusive environment, but what challenges remain, what barriers still exist that prevent people from being accepted without exception and how can we move towards understanding how individuals’ multiple identities interact to affect their working, learning and social experiences?

This is the beginning of a series of discussions on the broad topic of inclusivity which we hope will create a platform for bringing together people with a range of expertise and personal experiences which in turn can help inform our work in this area. The session will take the form of short talks by each of the speakers followed by a panel discussion, taking questions from the audience.

Event details:

Monday 3 July 2017
6pm until 7.15pm followed by a drinks reception until 8pm
Essex Business School building EBS.1.1 and video linked to Southend campus room GB.2.18
Bookings to be made via HR Organiser for staff.  For students, friends and family please email ldev@essex.ac.uk

Speakers

Thomas Currid, Lecturer, Health and Human Sciences

Thomas will talk about how he uses intersectionality in session content design and in his teaching. His expertise lies in the area of mental health and he will describe how he asks students to reflect on the multiple identities of the mentally ill and also the challenges they face e.g. sexism, racism, ageism, singularism, homophobia, etc. Thomas will also talk about intersectionality approaches in dementia and others with mental illness and through this lens, discuss mental health and the LGBTIA+ community.

Dr Sonia VirdeeDirector of Strategic Planning and Change

Sonia will give a brief personal narrative to stimulate discussion on attitudes and approaches to equality in Higher Education, from the perspective of a woman and an ethnic minority.

Fr. Alex Gowing-CumberAnglican Chaplain, Essex and East London Workplace Chaplains

Alex will reflect on his evolving nature as a disabled spiritual practitioner who has never fitted neatly into tick box exercises and as a result faced prejudice and discrimination at the cross section of most junctions of his life. He will also briefly touch on 24 years and counting in a mixed race marriage and what it was like, as a couple, flying back into England having been at a conference in Rome, the day after the Brexit vote.

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Human Resources

University of Essex

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East 15 Summer School

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 4:03 am

Did you know East 15 offers six-day week summer courses? They are an ideal opportunity to have fun, learn and experiment.

We have created a special, online £50 OFF OFFER and we invite students and staff to share it with friends and family who might be interested. To claim the offer, just point them to bit.ly/E15Summerand it will automatically be applied to them.

So pass it on, you might inspire someone!

 

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Looking For Speakers For Forthcoming Discussion On Inclusivity

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 2:52 am

Many of you will be aware of work going on around the University to improve the experiences and outcomes for different groups of staff and students through participating in initiatives such as Athena SWAN or the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. This work has led to a number of changes to policy, practice and process across the University, all designed to create a more inclusive environment, but what challenges remain, what barriers still exist that prevent people from being accepted without exception and how can we move towards understanding how individuals’ multiple identities interact to affect their working and learning experiences?

The first of what we hope will be a series of discussions on the broad topic of inclusivity is taking place on Monday 3 July and we are keen to use the wealth of expertise we have in our staff population to look at the issues from different perspectives. The focus of this first session will be on intersectionality, specifically the intersectionality between gender identity and other protected characteristics such as age, religion or belief, race or disability.

So, we are looking for members of staff who would like to take part. The format of the session will be a short talk (5 minutes) by each speaker followed by a panel discussion, taking questions from the audience, chaired by another member of staff.

If you are interested in being a speaker, please contact Jo Hopkins on ldev@essex.ac.uk to express your interest and to indicate the specific topic on which you’d like to speak. You will need to be available at the Colchester Campus between 5.45pm and 7.15pm.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Bryan’s 300,000 June Steptacular

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 2:18 am

I’m walking all over cancer, please support me and visit my fundraising page

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/bryans-300000-steptacular

 

Bryan Paddison BDS

Programme Lead FdSc Oral Health Science

Health and Human Sciences

Cancer Research UK



The Big Health Day 29 June 10am until 3pm

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 2:18 am

Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre Garon Park, Southend on Sea, SS2 4FA

In association with NHS Essex Partnership University, Southend on Sea Borough Council, Fusion and Project 49

Fun, inclusive and informative activities for adults with learning difficulties and their families/support providers, promoting healthy lives and wellbeing for all.

A full programme of shows and taster sessions to join in with.

Over 60 interactive stalls

Bring a packed lunch and stay for the day

Just Ride – All day cycling activities for all

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New Arrival

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 2:02 am

Ella had her baby girl, Sofia Mae, on Tuesday 13 June at 5.20pm by c-section, weighing 9lb 1oz.

Mum and baby are doing really well.

 

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