University of Essex
University of Essex

20 March 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.




Power shutdown and testing at Southend Campus on Sunday 26 March 2017

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 8:51 am

Buildings across Southend Campus will be subject to a shutdown and power test on Sunday 26 March 2017. This scheduled maintenance work will affect access to some buildings, and some IT services may be unavailable.

IT Services staff will be on site and monitoring remotely to ensure services resume as expected. All buildings will resume usual opening hours on Monday 27 March.

Buildings and services affected:

The Forum

The Learning Hub (second floor) will be closed to all staff and students between 8am and 10am (you will be asked to leave at 7.45am)

The rest of the Forum including the Library will be closed for the whole day

The Learning Hub will be accessible through the out-of-hours side entrance before 8am and after 10am, but no other parts of The Forum will be accessible on that day.

Some IT services, for example wifi, may be unavailable between 1.30pm and 4.00pm

University Square

University Square will be powered down between 10am and 1pm

During this time lifts will be out of action, wired and wireless internet may be inaccessible and areas will be without power/lighting

Students will be able to access University Square during this time, and are welcome to remain in University Square during this period if they are already in their rooms

The study facilities in The Forum’s Learning Hub will be accessible during this period

Gateway Building

Closed to all staff and students for the whole of Sunday 26 March

Clifftown Studios

Closed to all staff and students for the whole of Sunday 26 March

If you have any questions please contact IT Southend ( or extension 8341)

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Essex Business School: Seminars for 2016/17

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 6:38 am

23 March 2017: Supply Chain Management in Fashion-Luxury Industry: Scientific Approaches for Practical Solutions (Management Science & Entrepreneurship Group)

Please click on link for further information:


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Blown Fuse Theatre present

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 5:51 am


29-30 Mar | 7:30PM ~ Tickets £10

Clifftown Theatre, 01702 328335 /

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons tells of a fictional law in which the population are limited to using just 140 words a day. It encourages audiences to imagine a world in which what we say is restricted: would we waste words if we couldn’t use as many? Written by Sam Steiner. Directed by Michelle Barrington. Starring Eleanore Frances and Olly Gourley.























East 15 Acting School is part of the University of Essex


Two Open Seminars – Freud’s Case Studies and Psychoanalytic Practice

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 5:06 am

Freud’s Case Studies and Psychoanalytic Practice

These two seminars are led by Denis Flynn, Institute of Psychoanalysis who is the Visiting Professor at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies.

Tuesday 21 March (The Forum Lecture Theatre TF.0.11)

 4 – 5.15pm – ‘Possession and Doubt: coming to an Oedipal Realisation’

   5.15 – 6.30 pm – The case of ‘The Wolfman’

Denis Flynn will be discussing his own work at the Cassel Hospital, psychotherapy in relation to the Inpatient/ Residential context for the first hour.   Then he will lead two connected seminars first (7 Feb) discussing one of Freud’s famous cases ‘Little Hans’ and second (21March) presenting one of his own cases under the title ‘Possession and Doubt: coming to an Oedipal Realisation’.

Denis will introduce the text but participants should come having fully read the case of ‘Little Hans’ in advance, and with their own observations, questions, comments or criticisms. The aim is to discuss the cases together – what they are about, central theoretical points, and clinical and technical points.

These seminars are arranged for CPS students in BA TCTO and BA Therapeutic Care but staff and students from other departments are also welcome to attend.

Denis Flynn is Chair of the Student Progress Committee at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, and a long-term member of the London Philosophy/Psychoanalysis Study Group. He has taught for many years on the MSc in Psychoanalysis at UCL. During the 1990s he was Chair of the Psychotherapy Department at the Cassel Hospital London, during which time he worked with Bob Hinshelwood to set up adult psychotherapy in the hospital. His publications include Severe Emotional Disturbance in Children and Adolescents: Psychotherapy in Applied Contexts (2004, Brunner/Routledge) and (eds. with L. Day) The Internal and Externa Worlds of Children and Adolescents: Collaborative Therapeutic Care (Karnac).


Wear a Hat Day – Friday 31 March 2017

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 5:02 am

On Friday 31 March 2017, Southend Campus will be supporting Wear a Hat Day in support of Brain Tumour Research.

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under than age of 40 than any other cancer.

Yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.  Brain Tumour Research are striving to fund a network of seven dedicated research centres whilst challenging the government and larger cancer charities to invest more in brain tumour research. to invest more in brain tumour research.

Help us fund the fight.

Together we will find a cure

So please join us in wearing your hat – whether it is funky, silly or ordinary and popping a donation in the boxes which will be held at Reception in the Gateway Building and The Forum kitchen.



Health and Safety Advisor – in Southend change of date – now 30 March (previously 21 March)

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 4:36 am

Jo Carrington, Health and Safety Advisor will be at the Southend Campus on 30 March 11am-3pm. If you want to run anything past Jo, such as the new generic risk assessments, tricky DSE issues or anything else H&S related give Jo a call and book your slot


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Comedy and Care: the funny side of social work

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 3:53 am

Social work is often as seen as a serious business so is there a place for humour? Dr Steve Jordan is joining comedian, writer and actress Jo Brand , whose mother was a social worker, on a panel to discuss Comedy and Care: the funny side of social work at the University of Brunel on Tuesday 21 March.

Steve was approached by Joe Hanley from the social work team at Brunel which is also the base for the Centre for Comedy Research Studies. Joe had seen Steve’s article in the Journal of Social Work,summarising his doctorate, titled ‘That joke isn’t funny anymore…An exploration of humour, jokes and their relationship to social work’.

They’ll be joined by Professor Peter Beresford and Harry Venning, creator of Claire in the Community at this event to mark World Social Work Day. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

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Bianca Miller

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 3:52 am

Finalist in BBC-TV’s The Apprentice Bianca Miller came to the Southend Campus to speak to Essex Business School students about the power of personal branding.

Bianca, who came second in the 2014 series, now runs her own personal branding company and has set up a business selling specialised hosiery which caters for all skin colours.

Talking to the students as part of a pre-graduation and exam event, she stressed the importance of making a lasting first impression and the value of networking.  At a job interview she stressed that it wasn’t just about the words, but about appearance, body language and thinking about what your future employer is looking for.

She set all the students to work creating their own personal brand for an elevator pitch – imagining you have just ten seconds to promote yourself.

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Essex Book Festival

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 3:28 am

This year’s Essex Book Festival programme has been announced.   To be held in March, the month long literary line-up includes two exciting speakers at The Forum.

Post punk musical icon Brix Smith Smart will be discussing her extraordinary life story on Friday 10 March and on Saturday 25 March politician Alan Johnson will be talking about ‘The Long and Winding Road’, the third volume of his memoirs.  Tickets are on sale now.


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