Students Staff

13 July 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.







Global Social Work and Social Development Conference

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 8:37 am

Professor Vasilios Ioakimidis was among the keynote speakers at the  Global Social Work & Social Development Conference in Dublin (3-7 July). The conference, attended by more than 2,500 delegates from all over the world, was the largest social work event internationally.

Other keynote speakers included the former President of the Republic of Ireland Mary Robinson and the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, Cindy Blackstock.

In his keynote presentation, Professor Vasilios Ioakimidis explored social work’s troubled political past and challenged the use of Kantian Ethics as a canon for the profession. He proposed a transformative Ethics of Reconciliation which includes people and communities affected by state violence and social work’s troubled past.

The organisers created a poster summarising his speech


Travel Insurance Application Process

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 8:07 am

The travel insurance application process has now been upgraded to an online system; please note that there are some changes on the online form that mean the old word version is now defunct and should no longer be used.

The Finance SharePoint also has a link to this online form, as well as information about risk assessments and the University’s insurance policies etc.



Personalised Travel Advice

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 7:52 am

Through Daisy Malt’s sustainability work at the University, we have just had Ideas in Motion on campus to promote personalised travel plans along with other sustainable travel approaches.  Please see the attached leaflet (Personalised travel advice).   I believe that collectively we can help to promote more sustainable ways of travel to our students and staff through this.

If staff wish to display this information in their departments, please contact Suzanne Harrison.  Please also consider including it in within the information you provide to new starters.













Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 6:55 am

Head to Priory Park this summer for MoveOut, a programme of fun, fitness and relaxation sessions organised by Southend Borough Council.

The programme aims to encourage working age adults who live or work in our Borough to get outdoors and make the most of our local parks. You can try new activities, meet new people or just join in with your colleagues.

The fun and informal sessions will be delivered by experienced instructors. The free launch event is on Wednesday 4 July 6pm to 8pm. Please see the full timetable attached.

If you pay in advance the costs are discounted and you get the sixth week free. You can come along to the launch and pay or pitch up and pay on the days. Places may be limited for some activities so book ahead to avoid disappointment. For payment details, to book places for sessions,or for further information contact Angela Squires on 01702 534456














































Blind Date with a Book

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 6:53 am

The library will be re-running ‘Blind Date with a Book’ during Welcome Week at the start of the next academic year.

This involves wrapping up second hand books, writing a clue on the front, and then giving them away to students, for no other reason than that it’s a nice thing to do, and to get students reading books other than text books.

Donations are very welcome, so if you have any books which you would like to donate, please drop them off to me at the Info Point in The Forum.

Thank you.

Kara Mackay
Senior Library Assistant, Southend Campus
University of Essex


The Southend Festival

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 6:08 am

Inspired by Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Southend BID will be creating a six-week long programme of cultural events using BID businesses and the public realm, including the town centre, seafront and Southend Pier. Taking place from Sunday 1st July to Wednesday 15th August, the itinerary features a combination of art, comedy, music, literature and performance, including the Southend Art Trail, comedy previews, literary talks and live music. A full event listing can be found here.


Cycle Southend

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 5:55 am



  • Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards
  • 1:1 tuition with an accredited instructor
  • £25 with own bike or £30 with hire bike
  • Limited places available on Tuesday 31 July & Wednesday 1 August
  • Sessions at 09:15  10:15  11:15  13:15  14:15


  • Suitable for children aged between 7 – 10 years who can ride a bike but wish to improve their skills
  • Monday 30 July 2018 13:00 – 15:30
  • £20 with own bike £25 with hire bike


  • Suitable for children aged 9 – 14 years who can cycle competently but wish to be able to make a journey on the road safely and confidently
  • Tuesday 31 July & Wednesday 1 August 13:00 – 16:00
  • £30 with own bike

Booking is essential via or by calling 01702 215595





A127 Bell Junction Public Consultation

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 5:37 am

Southend Borough Council are hosting 2 public consultation events regarding proposals to upgrade the Bell Junction.

  • Tuesday 17 July – 3pm-8pm – Prince Avenue School
  • Wednesday 18 July – 3pm-8pm – Earls Hall Primary School

An online public consultation will open 16 July to 9 September – see


The Forum Big Screen

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 4:21 am

Please see the below link for details of the summer screenings on The Forum Big Screen:-


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