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University of Essex

July 28, 2015

Are you an active member of the staff community?

Filed under: Networking & Collaboration,Welcome — Tags: , , , , , — Amy Lowe @ 9:30 am

Do you want to be part of a community? Do you share your thoughts? Are you actively involved with others from across the University?  Or do you go it alone?

Below are just a few ways you could get more involved as an Essex employee. Comment below if you have other suggestions for connecting to fellow colleagues.choir-small

Get involved in the arts 

Our art gallery Art Exchange is one of the region’s leading galleries of contemporary art, showing the work of internationally renowned artists, while also supporting emerging talent.

The Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA) is the largest public collection of its kind in Europe and is on display in the Albert Sloman Library, the parkland around our Colchester Campus and firstsite, the major arts facility in Colchester.

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Technical staff community

HEaTED is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting Professional Development of Technical staff from all disciplines and specialisms in Higher Education and related fields. The University of Essex is a member of HEaTED so you are already part of a growing community working to support and promote the skills and roles of Technical staff.  You simply need to register yourself.

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4 responses to “Are you an active member of the staff community?”

  1. […] Did you read our blog about how to be a more active member of our community? […]

  2. […] exchanging ideas with fellow colleagues at Essex is fundamental to our community. There are endless ways you can connect with others as highlighted previously, and online, social or virtual networking is fast becoming […]

  3. Dan says:

    Green Impact

    Staff wishing to improve the environmental sustainability of their department or section can participate in the Green Impact programme.

    Easy to follow guidelines are provided and staff have the opportunity to network with colleagues and learn new skills whilst making their work environment a little greener.

    For more information contact

  4. Dan says:

    Campus Garden

    Students and staff interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables can join the Campus Garden project.

    An allotment style garden has been set up amid the trees behind Wivenhoe House Hotel. Participants can grown on their own plot or participate in community garden type growing. For more information contact

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