Students Staff

23 March 2018

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.




Celebrating Excellence Events

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 7:11 am

We’re looking to arrange transport to Colchester on Wednesday 9 May  for this year’s Celebrating Excellence Event, that will be held in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre 10am until 11am.

Please let Reception know if you would like to go so that we can make suitable arrangements.

The event will be repeated on Thursday 10 May 10am until 11am if you are in Colchester that day.




Clifftown Theatre: Summer Season sneak peek!

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 4:35 am

Lune-Etoile Productions presents


14 Apr, 8:00pm

Tickets: £15 VIP table | £10 Full | £8 Concession

Hosted by the dazzling Lady Blue Phoenix and featuring an eclectic mix of 11 home grown and international Burlesque performers this alluring evening is an exciting medley of magnificence not to be missed!

Strictly over 18yrs only














Blown Fuse Theatre presents


20 Apr, 7:30pm

Tickets: £12 Full | £10 Concession

Cassette Tapes. Lots of them. Years of memories curled up in a box. It’s time to unravel them. Play the tape.

Using a multitude of media, Blown Fuse perform a new piece of verbatim theatre, created with members of the Essex community, exploring mental illness, memory, relationships and intimacy.



SoSlam presents


27 Apr, 7:30pm

Tickets: £10 Full | £6 Concession

A mesmerising night of original music from local acoustic singer songwriters, featuring:

Darren Jones | Davey Hal | Owen Williams | Nicola Collis | Gavin Bell Chay Appleyard | Paul Finch | Louisa Strachan | Chris Robson

Tom Spence | Rob Humm and members of the SoSlam Songwriters Project












Social Work Action Network Conference 2018

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 4:05 am

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New Chapter For Southend Libraries

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 3:23 am

Library Services in Southend will be changing at the end of March. We’ll be joining a consortium of libraries, giving you access to over 6 million items. Keep an eye on our our library webpages for the latest updates


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Level 2 Bikeability – Cycle Southend

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 2:26 am

9 & 10 April 2018 (both days must be attended to complete the course)

09:00 – 13:00

Meeting: Southchurch park, by the cafe

Suitable for ages 9 – 14

Cost: £30

Level 2 Bikeability teaches the skills needed to make a journey on quieter roads.  The course includes how to recognise hazards, positioning on the road and how to use junctions.  This is suitable for children that can already ride a bike and want to learn new skills.  To take part all that is needed is a roadworthy bike and a helmet!

Booking is essential, please go to or call 01702 215595.

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16 March 2018

Car Parking

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 4:24 am

If you use the car park in Victoria Shopping Centre please be aware that the passes will be changing from 1 March. The new daily parking rate will be £3 a day and plastic pass cards will replace the paper exit tickets.

Your first replacement plastic card will be £35 including £30 towards parking. This card can then be topped up again with £30 each time at any of the three car park pay machines in the centre using cards or cash.

If you have any questions please contact the car park office directly.

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9 March 2018

Two Southend Campus Nursing Students Shortlisted for National Awards

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 4:07 am

Two students at our Southend Campus are celebrating after being shortlisted for national Student Nurse of the Year awards.

Final year nursing students Fiona Lunnon and Heather Finn are through to the finals of the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018 for their work to improve patient care during their hospital placements.

Nutrition for mental health

“Nutrition is one way of creating a healthy internal environment that allows us to physically function and process life events effectively.”
Fiona Lunnon BSc Nursing (Mental Health)

Fiona Lunnon is training as a mental health nurse and has a keen interest in nutrition and mental wellbeing. She is shortlisted for Student Nurse of the Year (Mental Health) after impressing judges with her efforts to improve public awareness of the connection.

“I have been interested in supporting mental wellness holistically since researching my own mental health recovery seven years ago,” Fiona explained. “Nutrition is one way of creating a healthy internal environment that allows us to physically function and process life events effectively.”

During placements at Rochford Hospital and Brockfield House, Fiona introduced a patient leaflet (.pdf) highlighting diet choices that help support mental wellbeing.

Fiona explained: “I shared my handout on two forensic wards and an adolescent ward, and it has developed as I research more. It is definitely a work in progress; I hope it inspires others to do their own research about nutrition.”

She has since presented her nutrition research at conferences which led to mental health charity State of Mind Sport using it on their website. She’s now working on a research paper that she hopes to publish.

Fiona is studying for her BSc Nursing (Mental Health).

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Improving the experiences of continence patients

“It’s just part of my job to make services more easily accessible to patients.”
Heather Finn BSc Nursing (ADult)

Heather Finn worked with the Continence Team at Rochford Hospital to reduce the number of missed appointments. She’s been shortlisted in the Student Nurse of the Year (Adult) category.

After finding that younger patients in particular were embarrassed about seeking advice for continence issues, Heather helped the team develop a more patient-centred and sensitive approach and worked to make the information provided to patients more informative and empowering.

Heather said: “It’s just part of my job to make services more easily accessible to patients. I feel this is an important issue as many people experience problematic continence issues which can really affect their health and well-being without realising there is help and support available.”

Heather is studying for her BSc Nursing (Adult).

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‘A phenomenal success’

Vikki-Jo Scott, Head of our School of Health and Social Care said: “I’m really proud of Fiona and Heather and so pleased their hard work has been recognised. They both made a real and lasting difference to patient care with the initiatives they developed, and it shows the wonderful impact student nurses can have. They, along with all our student nurses graduating this year, will be a fantastic addition to the profession.”

Thomas Currid, Programme Lead for mental health nursing said: “Being shortlisted is a phenomenal success for Fiona and Heather. The awards are UK-wide and attract fantastic entries. We’ve got excellent student nurses out there and they are the future.”

The Student Nursing Times Awards were set up by Nursing Times to recognise students who embody the values of nursing and are role models and leaders, inspiring others from their universities and nationally. The judging panel, of which Thomas is a member, is made of up representatives from across the UK, including both NHS and universities. Fiona and Heather will face the final judging panel in March.

Heather and Fiona’s success completes a trio of shortlist places for Essex, with lecturer and doctoral student Matthew Osborne in the running for Learner of the Year.

“We’ve got excellent student nurses out there and they are the future.”
Thomas Currid Programme lead for Mental Health Nursing

2 February 2018

Looking after our campus

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 3:51 am

As we get into the swing of a new term, it is important we all play our part in helping to maintain the quality and cleanliness of the campus, particularly focusing on our teaching spaces.

Could I please remind all staff only water should be taken into lecture rooms and the lecture theatre.  No food, hot drinks or other soft drinks are allowed in lecture rooms and we ask that you remind people of this should the situation arise.  Lecture rooms should all have signage to this effect (if signage is missing, please let us know).  This is to help maintain the cleanliness of rooms.      We had a number of incidents of hot drinks spillages in lecture rooms last term and these weren’t reported which makes it much harder to clean.   Please report any spillages straight away to or call the helpdesk for the relevant building (numbers are in the lecture rooms).  The sooner spillages are reported, the easier they are to clean.

There are recycling bins in communal areas for all waste and staff and students should be encouraged to use these.  Please do not leave any rubbish in lecture rooms.

Thank you for your help in maintaining our Southend Campus

Lecture Room SD Campus



Event Essex – Full Board Residential Packages at the Southend Campus

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 3:20 am

We are pleased to announce the introduction of full board residential packages at our Southend Campus. We have signed an agreement with our partners at South Essex College to provide full board catering for our guests that stay in our University Square accommodation – we have 57 single en-suite rooms available for hire by individuals or groups. This is offer is available to internal departments as well as our external corporate clients – please feel free to promote this to any business contacts you have. For more information please contact our Business Development Manager, Mark Smith on or call 01206 874869/07825608085.


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