Students Staff
University of Essex

July 24, 2015

What does your Outlook say about you?

During your busiest times of the year it may be vital to gain control over your inbox.workplace-desk-laptop

Here are some of my favourite tried and tested ‘tricks’ I use to help me organise my emails, my calendar and my tasks using Microsoft Outlook.

Tip #1 Set up rules to automatically file away emails e.g. small-ads


July 2, 2015

How did it get so late so soon?

No matter where we work, who we work with or which grade we’re on, we all have 168 hours in any week. the-eleventh-hour-clock

We all lead busy lives and sometimes it feels like gremlins take away our precious time leaving us with seemingly less and less time.

Here are some of my top tips that I use to manage my time. Could some of these work for you?

Work out your goals – What are your main priorities?  What do you want to achieve today, this week, this month, this year?  Write yourself a list on a post-it or on a whiteboard.  You can then use this list to write your short term action plan.


June 11, 2015

Top 5 resources to help you build resilience at work

Did you know that the University has many resources and support readily available to you to help manage stress and build resilience at work?gym-class

Below are my top 5 recommended support mechanisms for staff needing further advice on how to manage stress.

For further information about these resources please contact your local HR team or Learning and Development.

Coming soon…

Human Resources will also be offering a new interactive resilience workshop developed by health professionals, coming in 2015-16. Look out for further communication of this new workshop in the autumn term.