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University of Essex

22 May 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.




EndNote classroom training – Southend 8 June, 10:00-13:00

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 9:01 am

FOR STAFF – EndNote classroom training can be beneficial to students by teaching them how to use EndNote for research projects

We really need your help in encouraging students to come and attend our EndNote classroom training. EndNote can help students to store and organise their references effectively and allows them to integrate with word processing software, ready to use in essays and articles. It can save time and effort when deadlines are approaching.

Please let them know that our next Southend campus classroom session is on Thursday 8 June 2017 at 10:00-13:00 in IT Lab 1

This three hour session is delivered by Sally Swaine, IT & Digital Sills Officer and is aimed at complete beginners or as a refresher for those who haven’t used it in a while, or may not have confidence to start using it day to day. The training is free to all University postgraduate research students, alumni, staff and Essex partner postgraduate research students.

Places can be booked onto the course via Proficio (will need to register first if haven’t already done so).

How to get the software

EndNote X7 desktop is available free in all our centrally managed PC labs. X8 will be rolled out centrally in the next couple of months. Staff can download a free copy of X7 from the software catalogue to any University owned or operated machine.

For off-campus working you can create a free EndNote online account or you can purchase a personal copy (£95) of EndNote Desktop to put on your laptop or home computer.You can get the latest version (X8) from Bilarney Consultants via the software catalogue (follow the instructions and links).

If you have any questions or are having difficulties booking onto a course, please email

IT Training






Tell us what you think of HR Organiser and People Manager

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 8:59 am

HR Organiser and People Manager give us access to our HR and payroll information, allowing us to book annual leave and record sickness. We’re working hard to improve both systems and need your feedback. Take one or both of our short surveys to tell us about your experiences of these systems. You can complete the HR Organiser  and  People Manager surveys now.


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Dementia Friends

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 8:00 am

Thank you to Petra Rosier (HHS) for giving the Dementia Friends information session on 15 May in The Forum and thanks to Wendy Rajah and Camille Cronin (both HHS) for organising it.  The session was both interesting and informative.  We learnt about the five key messages that Dementia Friends aim to share:

  1. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing.
  2. Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.
  3. Dementia is not just about losing your memory – it can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks.
  4. It’s possible to live well with dementia.
  5. There’s more to a person that the dementia.

If you’d like to find out more about being a Dementia Friend visit

For more information, support and advice about dementia:


Professorial Inaugural Lecture taking place on Monday 22 May 2017: Hunting ‘witches’ in early modern Europe.

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 5:14 am

You are invited to join Professor Alison Rowlands for her Professorial Inaugural Lecture taking place on Monday 22 May 2017 at 6pm in the Lakeside Theatre at our Colchester Campus.


In her lecture Professor Rowlands will discuss what sort of people were prosecuted as ‘witches’ in Europe between c. 1420 and 1780, and why? What can we learn about early modern society from witch-trials, and what was their historical impact?


Tickets can be reserved via the Lakeside Theatre website –


Transport can be arranged if there’s interest from staff/students in Southend attending.


Please see link below:

Professor Rowlands Invitation


Veronica-Mia Anspach BA Hons (Communication)

Events and Stakeholder Engagement Officer

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Worlds Apart – E15

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 5:00 am

25-27 May, 7:30pm / 2:30pm (Sat mat) ~ £10 full | £6 concession

A three for the price of one spectacular as Clifftown Theatre offers three brand new one act plays, told through mask, puppetry, dance, music, text and more, all in the space of a single evening!

 Worlds Apart

Summer events – Cycle Southend

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 5:00 am

Cycle Southend have the following cycle training events during the school summer holidays!



Suitable for all ages.  Book a 1:1 45 minute session with one of our accredited instructors. Haven’t got a bike?  Borrow one of ours!

Sessions available on 31 July, 1 August, 2 August & 3 August 2017 at 09:00 10:00 & 11:00.

Cost: £25 with own bike & £30 with a hire bike.

Venue:  Leigh North Street Primary School


Level 1 Bikeability

This Level 1 Bikeability course teaches all the basics needed to be safe on a bike as well as how to check that a bike is in good working order.  There will be a chance to practice all of these skills in fun challenges and games.  If you haven’t got a bike you can hire one of ours!  Suitable for 7 – 10 year olds.

Cost: £20 with own bike & £25 with a hire bike.

Courses on 31 July 2017 12:30 – 15:30OR 1 August 2017 12:30 – 15:30

Venue: Leigh North Street Primary School


Level 3 Bikeability

If you have completed Level 2 Bikeability and wish to learn the skills to travel on busier roads and plan routes for safe cycling to senior school or for leisure then this is the course for you!  Suitable for 10 – 14 years of age.

Cost: £20

Courses on 2 August from 12:30 – 15:30 AND 3 August 2017 12:30 – 15:30.

Venue:  Leigh North Street Primary School


Level 2 Bikeability

Can you ride a bike but want to develop your skills? This training is delivered on local roads giving you a real cycling experience that equips you with the skills to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or for leisure. Suitable for 9 – 14 years of age.

Cost: £25

Course takes place over two mornings: 14 & 15 August 2017, 09:00 – 13:00.  Both days must be attended to complete course.

Venue: Chalkwell Park

To book a place on any of these course please go to or call 01702 215595.




Southend BID Calendar of events 2017

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 4:40 am

Please see below for events which may be of interest to our University community in and around Southend.

Calendar of Events 2017

Below is a current list of planned Southend BID events for the coming year. Planning is presently focusing on the Festival of Wheels and the new ‘Southend Food Festival’ (name tbc). An update to all businesses including a calendar of planned events will be distributed shortly.

Southend Food Festival – 29 June – 2 July

Italian Festival & Supercar Parade – Saturday 2 September

Purple Festival – Saturday 7 October

Seafront Fireworks – Every Saturday night from 7 Oct – 18 Nov

Christmas Light Switch On – Saturday 18 November

Southend Bid On-Sea








Local Event of Potential Interest – 03/06/17

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 2:41 am

The following event may be of interest to you, your colleagues or your students:

- Student entrepreneurs in appropriate businesses may be interested in having a stall at this event
- Students/staff may be interested in attending
- Students/staff looking for volunteering opportunities

Calling local voluntary groups, charities and businesses

Rochford District Council’s annual Wild Woods Family Fun Day at Hockley Woods on Saturday 3 June 2017.

This year the Council are offering voluntary and charitable organisations, as well as businesses, the opportunity to have a Market Stall at the event to support the Wild Woods Day theme of recycling, sustainability and protecting the local environment. Organisations that produce up cycled arts and crafts, organic goods, or promote green and healthy living are just some examples of the kind of stalls the Council would like to attract to the event.

Further details at

hockley woods

15 May 2017

Looking For Speakers For Forthcoming Discussion On Inclusivity

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 8:52 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 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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