Students Staff

14 December 2018

Top Lines

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 9:15 am

Top Lines is a regular briefing for all staff from the Vice-Chancellor summarising the key issues, debates and decisions of University Steering Group (USG), Senate, Resources Committee, and Council. Take a look at the latest issue.

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.







Quick Guide to Services, Facilities and Initiatives

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 8:33 am

An updated quick guide to services, facilities and initiatives in Southend can be found on the Southend Campus Intranet.  If you don’t already have access to the Southend Campus Intranet contact

Free Introduction to Sexual Health Training – 19 December

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 7:23 am

Terrence Higgins Trust is offering a free 4-hour training course to give you a basic understanding of sexual health. ‘An introduction to Sexual Health’ is being held in Southend-On-Sea. This one day training course gives you a basic understanding of sexual health. The course covers the following subjects; Sex and the law, Gender and Sexuality, HIV and other STI’s, Contraception, Signposting to local services. The course will give you up to date statistics and will include information about approaches both locally and nationally to sexual health. This course aims to help increase your confidence to approach sexual health in an appropriate way to your clients. This course requires no previous knowledge or experience

You can book onto the course mentioned above via the following link:- 

Inclusive Learning Support

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 6:33 am

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Team are offering Southend students one-to-one support sessions, via Skype, from 2-4pm every Tuesday.

These sessions are for students who do not receive DSA funded support, but may be facing complex situations that are having a negative impact on their learning

One to One Sessions Information for DDLOs, Talent Development Centre and Student Support Staff

Michelle Paul, Inclusion and Learning Advisor within the University’s Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service, will offer one-to-one study strategies workshops for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Not entitled to DSA funded support.
  • UK or non-UK students who have had a diagnostic assessment for specific learning difficulties (SpLD), but who the assessment did not find to have a SpLD.
  • Non-UK students (or part-time UK students) with a diagnosis of SpLD or Autistic Spectrum Condition.
  • Non-UK students (or part-time UK students) with a longstanding medical condition or mental health difficulties.
  • UK or non-UK students with mild anxiety or depression, or facing other complex situations that are having a negative impact on their learning.

The sessions will draw on broadly recognised good practice for learning in higher education. In addition, sessions will encourage students to reflect on their individual learning approaches, as is recommended practice in support of students with specific learning difficulties and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

In each session, Michelle will share information about further resources, including Talent Development Centre services; other learning support available within the university; and, where appropriate, free assistive software and apps;

The sessions may explore any of a broad range of topics, according to the student’s priorities.   

Possible topics include:

  • Organisation and time management
  • Self-reflection
  • Concentration
  • Aspects of the academic writing process
  • Learning in lectures, seminars or groups
  • Learning from reading
  • Revision
  • Planning individualised strategies in light of findings from a specialist assessment for dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties

To refer students to this service

  • Email MPAUL@ESSEX.AC.UK with the students’ name, PRID and a brief note indicating why they are being referred to us. Please ensure you inform the student of their referral and to expect to hear back from us soon.

Please note that a referral does not guarantee that support will be offered. The Inclusion Team will review each referral.  If appropriate, we may signpost to other resources and services.

Staff can contact Michelle Paul at  with questions or feedback.


Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Consultation

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 6:00 am

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is consulting the public on potential recommendations to protect Southend-on-Sea frontage from flood and coastal erosion between Thorpe Bay Yacht Club and the World War II Quick Battery.  Further detail about the consultation and options proposed can be found at





Make A Change…

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 5:09 am

Make A Change is working to help people overcome their addictions and other problems that lead them to start begging. Please support this vital work by changing the way you give and donating to one of the charities and initiatives on our website.

Change how you give and donate to a local charity. The majority of street beggars in Southend are not homeless. Most have access to accommodation and welfare support and some actually travel into the borough purely for the purpose of begging.

Giving money directly on the street can do more harm than good. A recent Thames Reach Outreach Team found that 80% of people use begging to fund a drug or alcohol addiction – change the way you give and donate to a local homeless charity instead. Please visit the website above.


Alert Streetlink about someone sleeping rough. Call 0300 500 0914 or visit

Royal Mail Christmas Posting Dates

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 3:41 am

Recommended posting dates for Christmas 2018….. a full list can be found at: