Students Staff

20 May 2019

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.







Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series with Professor Shohini Chaudhuri

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 7:59 am

We would be delighted if you were able to join us for the below:-

Professor Shohini Chaudhuri (from the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies)

Title : Professorial Inaugural Lecture “How can creativity flourish under constraints?”

In international news, the Middle East is frequently portrayed as a crisis ‘hotspot’. Filmmakers often attempt to go beyond standard news images and narratives of crisis, and usually have to confront numerous constraints and personal risks to tell their stories. In this lecture, Professor Shohini Chaudhuri explores the types of constraints that filmmakers face when they make films in the region and the creative strategies they are using to overcome them.

Date :               Tuesday 28 May

Time :              18:00

Location :        The Lakeside Theatre

Booking :        Please reserve you seat via the Lakeside Theatre webpage.

The PIL will be followed by a short drinks reception in the Lakeside Theatre café.

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We would be happy to arrange transport to/from Southend/Colchester for students and staff at our Southend campus who may like to attend.  Please e-mail me if you would be interested in transport, which I would anticipate would leave Southend at 3.30pm in order to arrive at Colchester in plenty of time.

On yer bike!

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 5:46 am

Now the weather is getting better, you may want to consider cycling to work.   Here are a few things to take into account:

  • Cycle racks are at each of the campus buildings in Southend (don’t forget to lock them up).
  • There are shower facilities around campus (ground floor in Gateway, actors’ dressing room in Clifftown and disabled WC and shower at The Forum).
  • You can claim 20p per mile expenses if you travel by bike for work purposes.  If you travel between Southend and Colchester or Loughton by bike – we salute you!
  • Not got a bike?  The University’s Cyclescheme can help with the cost of a new bike.  Visit
  • The SU in Southend also has some bikes you can hire.  Contact the SU for more info.
  • If you want more information about cycling around Southend, visit

Local events of potential interest to students and staff

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 5:40 am – May bank holiday weekend – 13 July




A Dream Play – East 15

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 5:21 am

A Dream Play by August Strindberg.  Translation by Michael Meyer. Directed by Irina Brown.

 A final opportunity to see the third year BA Physical Theatre students before they graduate.  Working with Irina Brown, they will bring their unique skills to Strindberg’s fantasy A Dream Play in 14 scenes.  The story of Agnes, daughter of the gods, who comes to earth to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be…

  •  Thursday 23 May at 7.30pm
  • Friday 24 May at 7.30pm
  • Saturday 25 May at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

 Only £6.00 for University of Essex Staff and Students!

John Wonnacott’s ‘The Estuary’ exhibition – 4 May to 7 July

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 5:11 am

A new exhibition has opened at the Focal Point Gallery in The Forum.  John Wonnacott is a local artist who has lived and worked from his studio in Southend-on-Sea for over 50 years.  His work captures a unique and introspective view of the changing landscape of the Thames Estuary.  More details at   Pop along in your lunch break or after work and take a look.











Summer Vacancies

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 5:00 am