Students Staff

18 January 2021

Top Lines – 2020-21 – Issue 4

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — tmarcu @ 11:56 am

Top Lines – 2020-21 – Issue 4

 The latest issue of Top Lines is now available.

 Top Lines is a regular briefing for all staff from the Vice-Chancellor summarising the key debates and decisions of University Steering Group (USG), Senate, Policy and Resources Committee, and Council.

 It explains the background, context and rationale for decisions and is an important mechanism for sharing information with staff. All members of University staff are encouraged to subscribe to receive Top Lines direct by emailing the Communications Office and all Top Lines issues are available in the password protected area of the University website.






Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies Students

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 11:10 am

Virtual Reception

We are pleased to announce the launch of the PPS Virtual Reception from the start of the Spring Term.  Hosted on zoom by members of the PPS professional services team, we invite students and staff to access the Virtual Reception with any queries or questions or simply if you wish to say hello. We look forward to meeting with you virtually.

PPS Virtual Reception

Monday – Friday


Access via zoom:

When you click on the link about you will initially enter a zoom waiting room before being invited to enter the virtual reception.
If you would like to meet with a member of the PPS professional services team but cannot attend our PPS Virtual Reception then please email us to arrange this (we are more than happy to meet with you on zoom).

Virtual Cup of Tea

The department are continuing to hold their weekly student and staff virtual cup of tea sessions. This term they will have different themes.

Tuesday 27-Jan-21 14.00 Meet our Librarian with Sandy MacMillan
Monday 01-Feb-21 14.00 PA Society Take Over with Greta Kaluzeviciute
Tuesday 09-Feb-21 14.00 Interested in going onto an MA? With Kevin Lu
Wednesday 17-Feb-21 10.30 Referencing Q&A with Jessica Clark


Keep an eye on your outlook for the Zoom invites.

These sessions are open to all and we hope to see you there!

Weekly Internal Courier Update

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 11:09 am

As we are now in Advanced Protection the internal courier will be going down to one day a week on a Tuesday.


C2C Temporary Timetable from Monday 18 January 2021

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 10:50 am

Working with the Government, train companies are reducing services during the current national lockdown. This will ensure our service is sustainable, so fellow key workers and other people travelling for a legally-permitted reason can continue to do so.

At c2c, we will introduce our temporary timetable from Monday 18 January. A full copy of the new timetable is available here.

These changes protect our ability to deliver a reliable service for key workers as frontline rail staff, like everyone else, continue to be affected by the pandemic. We have worked with the Government to plan our reduced timetable, with a focus on the most popular morning and evening peak travel times. This will enable key workers to get to where they’re needed and have the space to maintain social distancing.

Due to the worsening spread of coronavirus, the Government is currently urging everyone to stay home as much as possible. If you are travelling with c2c, please continue to do your bit by:

We’re still doing everything we can to make your journey clean and comfortable. This includes extra cleaning and providing hand sanitiser at our stations. We will also publish a guide to how busy individual trains are, once this information is available, to help you to plan your journey in advance.

Residence Life Are Recruiting

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 10:08 am

Residence Life Recruitment for next academic year opens on 18th January 2021. Residence Life is a service which aims to help students have a positive experience of living and learning at Essex and we are recruiting students to join our dynamic and supportive team of Residents’ Assistants (RAs) and Senior Residents’ Assistants (SRAs). The RAs and SRAs are student staff who help our students to settle into university life, answer any questions they may have, organise fun events so they can meet new people and help them solve flat issues by organising flat meetings. Our RAs and SRAs are also trained to support students with low level wellbeing struggles by providing a listening ear and signposting them to the appropriate services. Every flat in University Square is allocated an RA or SRA who assists the residents and helps them resolve any issues. You can find more information about Res Life and what we do on our webpage:

Any current University of Essex student (UG and PG) can apply to both roles on as long as they are still a student next year and are willing to live in University Square. The roles are great opportunities for students to gain a range of skills and valuable work experience so please let students who might be interested know. Residence Life will hold Zoom Information sessions for anyone interested in applying and finding out more about the team and the RA/SRA roles. Details for the Information sessions are outlined below and on the University What’s On page:


Southend Residence Life Recruitment Info Sessions:

Zoom ID: 990 8728 2283

26.01.2021          Tuesday               2.30-3:30pm

01.02.2021          Monday               2.30-3:30pm

If you or any students have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us on

Covid Testing Dates for the Southend Campus in January 2021

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 7:14 am

Please see below testing dates for the Southend Campus in January 2021.

Sessions will run typically on a Monday and Thursday.

Monday 25 January  4pm-8pm

Thursday 28 January  4pm – 8pm




Parking: Victoria Shopping Centre Car Park: Southend

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 2:11 am

The Victoria Shopping Centre Car Park has now fully suspended the student/staff scheme which offered discounted parking rates.

If anyone has any credit on their parking cards, the Victoria Centre Management Office will issue exit tickets to the value of the credit.

Discounted parking rates can now only be obtained by booking parking in advance by visiting or by downloading the app, and searching for ‘Chichester Road’.

  • Upon arrival a ticket should be taken at the entry barrier.
  • Before leaving the car park, staff/students need to visit the Management Office and give a staff member details of their car registration number to collect the exit ticket.

Pre-booked parking spaces currently cost £3.75 for a whole day.



Stephen Jordan Enters Landscape Artist of The Year

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Danielle Karanicholas @ 2:10 am

Our very own Stephen Jordan took part in Landscape Artist of the year series 7 last August, which is currently being shown on Sky. The episode airs on Wednesday 17th February at 8pm on Sky Arts and Freeview Channel 11

Anyone who is familiar with the format of the program will know that a group of 8 artists, (although for this series they were reduced to 6 due to Covid) has 4 hours to produce a painting of the scene in front of them.  The landscape artist competition is less popular than the portrait artist one, and hasn’t been going quite as long, but he said ‘it was lovely to be invited to take part and I would encourage anybody interested in painting to enter the competition’

Stephens say’s ‘the recording of the episode in which I am in was made on the 11th of August last year which was really hot, I think one of the hottest days of the year. I am very grateful to Gert for covering admissions for me that day. The series is presented by Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell and the judges are Tai Shan Schierenberg, independent curator Kathleen Soriano and art historian Kate Bryan.  I have been a fan of the series for a number of years so it was fantastic for me to be in it. If you are interested in seeing more of my work you can look at my website or Instagram 

30 November 2020

One e-mail address for payroll, pension and sickness

Filed under: Southend Bulletin — Nicola Paine @ 8:50 am

We’ve simplified the e-mail addresses that you use for payroll, pension and sickness information. Rather than having to remember a number of different address there will now be only one –