Students Staff

20 January 2020

Top Lines

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 9:17 am

The latest issue of Top Lines is now available.

Top Lines – 2019-2020 – Issue 4

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

It explains the background, context and rationale for decisions and is an important mechanism for sharing information with staff. All members of University staff are encouraged to subscribe to receive Top Lines direct by emailing the Communications Office and all Top Lines issues are available in the password protected area of the University website.







Residence Life Recruitment

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 8:40 am

Residence Life recruitment is fast approaching. Applications for Residents’ Assistants (RAs) and Senior Residents’ Assistants (SRAs) for next academic year (2020-2021) open on 13 January 2020 and close on 7 February 2020.

The RAs and SRAs are student staff who support students in University Accommodation. Every flat is allocated an RA who is responsible for assisting students with resolving flat issues and disputes, providing welfare support, signposting to relevant services and organising events to help students settle in. The RAs and SRAs also provide an out of hours on-call support service to students regarding any situations/problems requiring immediate assistance. Any current University of Essex student can apply to both roles on as long as they are still a student next year and are willing to live in University Square. The roles are great opportunities for students to gain a range of skills which will enhance they future employability. Residence Life will hold sessions in the University Square Common Room to provide more information about the RA and SRA roles to potential applicants on the dates and times below:

20/01/2020          Monday               2.30-3.30 pm

21/01/2020          Tuesday               6.30-7.30 pm

23/01/2020         Thursday             1.30-3.00 pm

Changes to University long loan books borrowed from The Forum

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 8:31 am

As of Monday 20 January 2020, University long loan books borrowed from The Forum will change to 3 week loan periods.  This is to bring them in line with public library books and simplify loan periods.  As always, staff and students will receive a notification before books are due back and can renew online.





New Careers Information Drop-in service Southend Campus

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 7:30 am

We are offering a new longer Student Development Careers Drop in session on Wednesday afternoons 2-4 pm at the Info Point in the Forum.

Please can you share this information with your students who may find it useful? If you have social media, or moodle access we would appreciate you giving us a shout-out!

Also if there is somewhere in your department you can put up our poster (see below)

Careers Information Drop-In – Southend Campus
Need some quick careers information or advice? 
Come along to our drop in session with any queries relating to employment, applications, cover letters, CVs, personal statements, interview preparation or your career pathway.

Please note: These short Drop-Ins for quick queries are on a first come first serve basis. If you need more time to discuss your careers issue in detail then please book an ‘Application Support appointment’. Alternatively, if you’re not sure if we can help, come by the drop-in and we can identify the right kind of support for you.











New Staff Member joining the SIT

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 7:30 am

The SIT Southend welcome a new member of staff to the team on Monday 20 January.

Our new full time permanent Student Information Team Adviser is Wajihah Zaman and can be contacted by staff on 8251. Contact details for the SIT remain unchanged as follows:

Staff contact telephone numbers as per the staff directory, team email

Student contact Tel: 01702 328444 Email:




Development opportunities – Southend Campus – January 2020

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 7:21 am

Thursday 30 January 10.30am-11.30am – Welcome to the University – Southend Campus

Bryn Morris, Registrar and Secretary

You will be introduced to our goals, vision and values, and gain an understanding of how Professional Services staff support the University’s Strategic Plan.

To book your place, log onto HR Organiser and follow the instructions.






‘Love Grace Handbag Appeal’ – Collection in The Gateway Building reception

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 6:31 am

‘Love Grace’ is an initiative set up by the family of Grace Millane, who was tragically murdered in New Zealand in December 2018.  Grace was from Wickford in Essex.

The ‘Love Grace Handbag Appeal’ collects new/newly new handbags filled with hygiene items that are then donated to women’s refuges across Essex.  Please find further information about ‘Love Grace’ in the poster attached to this email and via their Facebook page, which can found here:

Accepted items include:

  • Basics: Toothpaste, toothbrush, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant.
  • Extras: Wipes, tissues, plasters, soap, hand gel, lip balm, cotton buds, face cloths, sponges, torch, hair brush/comb.
  • Luxuries: Make up, perfume, hairbands, hairclips, gloves, scarf, notebook/pen, playing cards, purse, sunglasses, jewellery.

(Please note that handbags should not contain: sharp items, sanitary products, pain killers, razors, alcohol, money, food, contraceptives or open and damaged goods).

Any items that you are able to donate to this incredibly important cause will be gratefully received and very much appreciated.  You do not need to donate a full handbag, as any individual items donated will be added to handbags already received.  All donations will go to women who have experienced sexual violence and domestic abuse.

There will be a donation box for handbags/items at The Gateway Building ground floor reception from Monday 20 January.

Many thanks for your time and support.  It is much appreciated.




13 January 2020

Opportunities to use Southend Student Ambassadors

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 7:32 am

We currently have a team of Southend Student Ambassadors who work on events such as our Open Day, Applicant Days and Campus Tours. Our ambassadors are looking for more opportunities to work on campus and become more engaged with the university. If you have any events that could benefit from student staff or administrative tasks they can help with then please do let me know.

Student Ambassadors are paid at a rate of £8.59 per hour (with an additional 12.007% holiday pay cost per hour). Any questions, or if you would like to discuss this further then please contact me on



Major Roadworks to A127 Bell Junction Start January 2020

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 6:41 am

Preliminary works on improvements to the Bell Junction start in January 2020 – these include tree relocation and utility diversion works.  Construction work on the junction itself starts in summer 2020 through to the end of March 2021.  Further details can be found online at  Please take these works into account when travelling by car between campuses.

#LittleChoicesBigChanges – Crisp recycling

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 6:40 am

Since launching a collection point for crisp packets in kitchen area in The Forum staff collected over 150 empty crisp packets in the first 2 months.  The first batch have now been forwarded to a colleague in The Forum library for recycling to benefit a local charity.  Why not set up a collection point in your area?

We’re also collecting Pringles tubes and cleaning product packaging to recycle via TerraCycle


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