Students Staff

9 November 2018

Quick Guide to Services, Facilities and Initiatives

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 8:33 am

An updated quick guide to services, facilities and initiatives in Southend can be found on the Southend Campus Intranet.  If you don’t already have access to the Southend Campus Intranet contact

Little Choices, Big Changes – #LCBC Number 1 – Take your own cup

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 8:24 am

Take away hot drinks cups are difficult to recycle and create unnecessary waste.  You can do your bit to help reduce waste by taking your own reusable cup to a number of the coffee outlets, including our very own SU Lounge.

The SU is currently offering University of Essex Students’ Union branded travel mugs for £2.99 which will give you 5p off every time you use it in the SU Lounge (and a cup of tea or coffee is only 50p!).  To discourage single-use cups, they’re introducing a charge of 10p per takeaway cup so if you take your own, you’ll still make a saving.

Some of the offers elsewhere in town include:

  • Costa offers 25p off any hot or cold drink when served in a reusable cup and will recycle any takeaway cup left or returned to stores
  • Starbucks will take 25p off your drink if you take your own reusable takeaway cup
  • Nero gives you two loyalty stamps per drink when you take your own cup, rather than the normal one stamp

So go on, make a little choice for a big change and BYO!

2 November 2018

Inclusive Learning Support

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 6:33 am

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Team are offering Southend students one-to-one support sessions, via Skype, from 2-4pm every Tuesday.

These sessions are for students who do not receive DSA funded support, but may be facing complex situations that are having a negative impact on their learning

One to One Sessions Information for DDLOs, Talent Development Centre and Student Support Staff

Michelle Paul, Inclusion and Learning Advisor within the University’s Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service, will offer one-to-one study strategies workshops for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Not entitled to DSA funded support.
  • UK or non-UK students who have had a diagnostic assessment for specific learning difficulties (SpLD), but who the assessment did not find to have a SpLD.
  • Non-UK students (or part-time UK students) with a diagnosis of SpLD or Autistic Spectrum Condition.
  • Non-UK students (or part-time UK students) with a longstanding medical condition or mental health difficulties.
  • UK or non-UK students with mild anxiety or depression, or facing other complex situations that are having a negative impact on their learning.

The sessions will draw on broadly recognised good practice for learning in higher education. In addition, sessions will encourage students to reflect on their individual learning approaches, as is recommended practice in support of students with specific learning difficulties and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

In each session, Michelle will share information about further resources, including Talent Development Centre services; other learning support available within the university; and, where appropriate, free assistive software and apps;

The sessions may explore any of a broad range of topics, according to the student’s priorities.   

Possible topics include:

  • Organisation and time management
  • Self-reflection
  • Concentration
  • Aspects of the academic writing process
  • Learning in lectures, seminars or groups
  • Learning from reading
  • Revision
  • Planning individualised strategies in light of findings from a specialist assessment for dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties

To refer students to this service

  • Email MPAUL@ESSEX.AC.UK with the students’ name, PRID and a brief note indicating why they are being referred to us. Please ensure you inform the student of their referral and to expect to hear back from us soon.

Please note that a referral does not guarantee that support will be offered. The Inclusion Team will review each referral.  If appropriate, we may signpost to other resources and services.

Staff can contact Michelle Paul at  with questions or feedback.


Royal Mail Christmas Posting Dates

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 3:41 am

Recommended posting dates for Christmas 2018….. a full list can be found at:

28 September 2018

Southend Seafront Firework Programme

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 4:56 am

The BID’s seven-week Seafront Firework Programme commences on Saturday 6th October and will take place every Saturday evening at 7:30pm up to 17th December (the Christmas Lights Switch On). The initial display on the 6th October also coincides with the Purple Festival – funded by Southend Council to celebrate the town’s Purple Flag status


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