Students Staff

27 January 2020

Essex Food Southend new menu/order form

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 4:45 am

Essex Food Southend are pleased to launch our new menu and order form.  Please click on the link below.

Please get in touch if you have any questions at  or call 01702 32 8336.

‘Love Grace Handbag Appeal’ – Collection in The Gateway Building reception – Deadline for donations – Wednesday 26 February 12.00noon

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 4:31 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.




20 January 2020

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.











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



Laptop loans

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 4:57 am

Southend has launched the Laptop Loan Service.   There are 36 laptops available for loan, which students can access 24/7, 365 days a year from our new self-service laptop kiosk located in The Forum Learning Hub.

Further details about the Laptop Loan Service including instructions can be found online at

We’d be very grateful if you could help raise awareness of this new Library and IT service in Southend to your students and other staff in your area as well as remembering that this service is available when planning activities.








West Central Roadshow -10 Feb 2020 – 1 March 2020

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 4:21 am

We need you!

Good Morning,

We are getting in touch to invite you to take part in our Southend West Central Locality* Roadshow. It will be a great chance for organisations to raise their profile and visibility across the borough – there will be many opportunities to be involved, connect with residents, network with other organisations, build relationships and social media attention. Join us and many others in a positive, community-led social movement where we hope to engage, connect, inform and inspire our communities!

* What is West Central Locality? – Southend is made up of areas called wards and wards make bigger areas we call localities. West Central is west of (and close to) central Southend (the High Street), made up of the wards: Blenheim Park, Chalkwell, Milton, Prittlewell, St Laurence and Westborough.

What is the roadshow?

  • Starts 10 February, until 1 March, including evenings and weekends.
  • Out on the road in visiting many different people and places over an intensive 3 week period
  • Exploring what people think is important in their local area whilst sharing what work is already happening

 How can you be involved?

If you want to join us or help us in some way at one of our events then all you have to do is get in touch! Email

Ways to help:

  • Volunteer with us to support or join us for an event – just tell us what dates or times you can do (morning/afternoon/evening/weekends between 10 February  – 1 March)
  • Share details of any events or community spaces you are aware of that we could attend during 10th Feb – 1st March
  • Send us your promotional materials, leaflets, merchandise, giveaways, swag-bags (post them/drop them to us or get in touch and we can collect)
  • Share if you have parking or a community space in West Central* you are happy for us to use for a slot on the roadshow
  • Let us know if you think any others should be involved and invite them along – share or forward this message on!

Any of the above contributions would be hugely appreciated – and by doing so you will be supporting a movement that aims to highlight the best of Southend as we bring our communities together with a sense of pride and a can-do spirit.

 If you would like to get in touch please contact

 We look forward to hearing from you – and see you on the road!






Collection of confidential shredding

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 1:46 am

Requesting bags and the collection of shredding:

Can staff please put items that they require to be shredded in to the designated shredding bags, the bags can now be requested on Planet.

Security will collect the shredding bags and take them to The Gateway Building loading bay for shredding – but this also needs to be requested via Planet please.

Please note the recent feedback from Estates is that they have collected a lot of shredding bags which have contained items such as empty coffee cups and folders – which are obviously not supposed to be in there.  Please ensure the bags are only full of shredding.

All items of shredding MUST be secured inside a shredder bag.


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