Students Staff

15 September 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.




Dr Chris Nicholson Two Day Support Visit to HMP Grendon

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 8:01 am

Director of Education for the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies Dr Chris Nicholson recently visited HMP Grendon in Buckinghamshire to discuss with residents, prison officer and therapy staff some of the issues thrown up by being a democratic Therapeutic Community (TC) in a prison setting.

Over two days he visited four wings, each housing 40 residents, attending community meetings and other discussion groups and enjoying informal times and meals with residents to gain a sense of the ethos and their own experiences of the TC.

Chris said: “This was a heartening experience and one could see a real commitment to the difficult process of therapy, which is reaffirmed also by the very low recidivation rates. In the light of  the recent Panorama programme, Prison Undercover, one can see that the therapeutic community offers a robust, humane alternative to the orthodox UK prison system.”

Chrsi Nicholson

Jeans for Genes Day 2017

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 7:07 am

The Southend Campus will once again be supporting Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 22 September 2017.

Half a million children in the UK have a life-altering genetic disorder.  They may have learning difficulties, be confined to a wheelchair, experience epilepsy or autism, or lose their sight or hearing.  They may experience chronic pain or spend many weeks and months in hospital.

Whatever the child and whatever the condition, you can make a difference to these children’s lives by helping to raise essential funds this Jeans for Genes Day.  You could help fund projects that provide nursing care, equipment, activity weekends, online support and counselling.

Simply wear your jeans and pop a donation into the collection boxes at The Gateway Building (ground floor reception desk) or The Forum (kitchen) and you’ll be changing lives and giving children with genetic disorders the support and care they urgently need.

Thank you Southend.

Jeans for Genes Day logo


8 September 2017

Get the BUG

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 8:57 am

The updated Buildings User Guide (BUG) can now be found on SharePoint. The BUG is an operations manual that details the access control arrangements and other building related matters for The Gateway Building, The Forum, Clifftown Studios and University Square.

The link to the BUG is on the right hand side of the front page. 





Rooms to rent year round at University Square

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 6:07 am


Event Essex now has up to 61 single en-suite rooms available year round at our Southend Campus, increasing to 109 rooms between the July – September, subject to availability, with a minimum stay one night. The Event Essex team often speaks to staff ,who are working with businesses that are looking for accommodation, or even staff who have started working at the University and need accommodation themselves.


There are affordable packages for groups and individuals as well as staff rates. Additionally residential conferences can also be arranged as there is classroom space available to hire, subject to availability. Email Mark Smith (Business Development Manager – Event Essex) at to find out more.


Brass Budgie present ‘To Finally Feel’ By Georgie de Suys

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 5:07 am

14 Oct | 7:30PM ~ Tickets £10 full / £6 conc

Clifftown Theatre, 01702 328335 /

Inspired by a true story, poet and playwright Georgie de Suys’ latest work tells the story of Donna, a child raised as a boy, who flourished as a woman. TO FINALLY FEEL tells a gentle and close-to-the-bone story to remind us all that the movement towards finding your true self is a vital journey in the life of any human.

Written by Georgie de Suys. Directed by Declan McLaughlin. Produced by Brass Budgie Productions and TransEssex Theatre Project.

To Finally Feel POSTER

Need a minibus to Colchester?

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 5:01 am


If there is a particular Employability and Careers event at Colchester campus, you would like to encourage students to attend, The Students’ Union 16-seater minibus can be used to take them there.


The minibus can be reserved for a minimum of six students, who pay a £2 deposit when they book their place with ground floor reception in The Gateway Building, which is refunded when they turn up for the journey.


The deadline for travel requests for each event must be agreed between Employability and Careers and Assistant Campus Manager Suzanne Harrison on extension 8211.


Click on this link and the SU will inform you of availability.


If there are not enough passengers for the minibus, students can make their own way to Colchester Campus and travel costs, up to £18, will be reimbursed by Finance on the second floor of The Forum. Their £2 deposit will also be refunded.




Suzanne Harrison – Assistant Campus Manager - September 2017


1 September 2017

Save The Date – Friday 15 December

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 7:33 am

We are looking at venues for the Southend Christmas lunch on the above date. If you have any suggestions, please let Suzanne Harrison know.




Love to Ride South Essex / Cycle September

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 6:44 am

Pump up those bike tyres and sign up for the Love to Ride cycle campaign this September.

This workplace cycling challenge is completely free and is being run by Love to Ride

It’s completely free for everyone to take part in, and is being run by Love to Ride South Essex as part of a nationwide scheme.  Cyclists collect points by taking part and, to encourage non-cyclists, they get four times as many points.

There are team prizes but also individual spot prizes. The more points you have, the more entries you get in the spot prize draw.

If you’re keen to take part, head to the website and sign up. Any questions, get in touch with Barry Lovern, Love to Ride South Essex Manager at

Love to Ride South Essex

Paines Plough present GROWTH By Luke Norris

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 5:01 am

Paines Plough present Growth by Luke Norris

 “It’s a lump in a bag of lumps. It’s fine.”

Highly acclaimed play, Growth, comes to Clifftown Theatre on Monday 2 October.

Tobes is young, free and having a ball. Off .He’s successfully ignored his lump for two years but it’s starting to get in the way – cramping his style and, worse, affecting his sex life. So now there are pants to be dropped, and decisions to be made… It’s a real ball ache.

Financial Times *****

“Achingly funny and tender… Of the hundreds of shows at the Fringe, few feel as necessary as this.”

British Theatre Guide *****

“A league or two above anything but the pick of the Fringe – deeply moving.”

2 Oct | 7:30PM ~ Tickets £12 full / £10 conc

Clifftown Theatre, 01702 328335 /

GROWTH poster



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