Students Staff

26 September 2019

New laptop loans at Southend

Filed under: Southend — Laura Mathias @ 2.08 pm

We’re introducing a new laptop loan service for students at Southend Campus.

There are 36 laptops available for loan, which you can access 24/7, 365 days a year from our new self-service laptop kiosk located in the Forum Learning Hub.

You will be able to use the laptops in The Learning Hub, at Clifftown Studios and The Gateway Building.

Staff introduce new library loan service

Southend library staff with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Lorna Fox O’Mahony.

To take out a laptop:
• Go to the laptop kiosk and select ‘Borrow’ using the touch screen.
• Scan your student card on the card reader below.
• Scan your student card on the flashing tower.
• Take the laptop.
• Voila, the laptop is yours for the next 3 hours to work on campus.

Find out more
The laptops run like Lab PCs, and you’ll be able to access your University drive from them. You can access your e-mails, create Word, Powerpoint, and Excel documents, and even print.

If you would like any information on borrowing, using and returning the laptops, our staff at the Info Point in the learning hub are on hand to help.

Send us your feedback
What do you like about laptop loans? What do you think we could do better? Let us know, and we can continue to improve the service.

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19 September 2019

Rosh Hashanah and Welcome Week 2019

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 3.45 pm

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts at sunset on Sunday 29 September and coincides with the first couple of days of Welcome Week on Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October.

Attending your induction events is compulsory, but if you’re unable to attend any event because of religious observances, like Rosh Hashanah, we understand.

It is important that our Jewish students are able to observe this important religious event, and we appreciate that some students may have a compulsory registration or departmental induction event which clashes with Rosh Hashanah.

If you do not attend your induction events, someone from your department will be in touch with you. However, if you can, please let your department know in advance.

If you are unable to attend your registration:

If you do not attend your allocated registration slot due to religious observances, you will be allowed to attend registration throughout Welcome Week on the following dates and times:

Colchester students:

Southend students:

Loughton students:

Registration at East 15 takes place on Friday 4 October and doesn’t clash with Rosh Hashanah

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