Students Staff

27 March 2018

Local Government Elections – Thursday 3 May

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 3.24 pm

The next Local Government Elections will be held on Thursday 3 May 2018.

Register to vote

If you’re currently registered to vote and your details have not changed, you do not need to re-register.

If you’ve never registered to vote, or have recently moved, you can register online.

If you don’t know if  you are already registered, just contact your local electoral registration office.

If you want to vote in the election on 3 May, the latest date you can register is 17 April.

Can I vote at home and at university?

If your home and university addresses are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections in both areas.

Please be aware, however, even if you are registered in two areas – at home and at university – you can only vote in one parliamentary constituency at a general election. It is a criminal offence to vote twice in a UK parliamentary election.

The Colchester Borough Council election on 3 May is a local election. So for this election you can vote in the Colchester election and at your home address (if elections are being held there).

Where to vote

You can check where your polling station is online.

You will have a specific polling station allocated to you based on where you live, so your polling station may not necessarily be the one on campus.

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EBS crowned champions

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 2.00 pm
EBS staff and students

Essex Business School staff and students

As the spring term has drawn to a close, it’s time to announce the winners of this year’s Essex Crown –  massive congratulations to Essex Business School! In particular, we’d like to give a special shout-out to Southend EBS for being the most active department at our Southend Campus.

The School of Biological Sciences put up a mean fight in second place and our third place runners up were the Department of Psychology.

Individual Winners

  • Riddles Award: Deanna McCarthy, Senor Student Administrator in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies (LiFTS).
  • Sports Award: Jamal Craig, from the School of Computer Science and Electornic Engineering (CSEE).
  • Most Active students: Ruoyang Li from the Department of Language and Linguistics and and Fuwai Wang from  the Department of Government.
  • Most Active Staff Member: Steffan Kennett who is a lecturer from the Department of Psychology department.
  • Most Active Southend Volunteer: Daniel Neatherway from the School of Health and Social Care.
  •  Most Active Colchester Volunteer: Bolanle Sorunke from the School of  Biological Sciences.

Congratulations to all our winners, and to everyone who took part.

Riddles: Our weekly riddles had staff and students scratching their heads and we had hundreds of brilliant responses from all of our departments. The most active departments were Biological Sciences, LiFTS, Psychology and Mathematical Sciences. Our week 10 riddle was the most popular:

Q: ‘There was an airplane crash, every single person on board died, but yet two people survived. How is this possible?’

A: A married couple survived but every single person died in the crash.

The Escape Rooms: This was hugely popular, especially at our Colchester campus. Over 230 staff and students took part and a team from Biological Sciences managed to escapee in the shortest time.

Battle of the Consoles: Our three hour drop in gaming tournament was dominated by who else. but CSEE.

The November Careers Fair:  This was by far the most popular event this year and was attended by almost 1500 students. We hope the event inspired and excited students about their futures.

Essex Crown Sports:  The weekly Crown Sports events this year included ultimate frisbee, mixed netball, indoor football and much more. A big thank you to all the staff and students that helped to plan these events and, of course, to everyone that attended to compete for their department. The most active departments were Government, Psychology, CSEE and SRES.

Finally, we’d just like to say a special ‘thank you’ to the library for all their help throughout this year’s Essex Crown, especially with the Quest and the weekly riddles.  They’ve won our Outstanding Contribution to the Crown award for all their hard work. This year’s competition would also not have been possible without the hard work of our sports team for organising the Crown Sports and Residence Life for the Escape Room. The Project Worker team have also been incredible helpful in orchestrating the Essex Crown.

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