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20 August 2021
 
LIFE AT ESSEX
Take part in our consultation 
We want to celebrate the diversity of our staff and students and empower you to achieve your full potential. Following the 
Reindorf Report, we want your views on our proposals for building relationships amongst University members. Take part in the consultation by Wednesday 15 September.
Boosting your health and wellbeing
Congratulations to all
215 members of staff that took part in the Kaido Wellbeing Challenge. You can still get involved here.
NEWS AND RESEARCH
Man standing beside lake
How to tackle loneliness
In our latest Centre for Public and Policy Engagement blog, Dr Dragana Vidovic discusses how tackling loneliness has become an international challenge and growing public health crisis facing society today.
field of wheat
Feeding the world whilst caring for the planet
There is a global challenge to feed the world’s booming population. Professor Jules Pretty has shown that
sustainable intensification not only increases farm productivity but can also support our valuable ecosystems.
BBC iPlayer page with Kafui Okpattah
Graduate fronts Panorama investigation
Well done to Essex journalism graduate Kafui Okpattah who has made his debut as a
BBC Panorama reporter investigating social media fraudsters.
portait photo of Dr Neli Demireva
Pioneering social research 
Join our book launch and discussion on Friday 3 September which will shed new light on the lives, methods and motivations of ground-breaking social researchers from the UK Data Service
portrait photo of Prof Natasha Lindstaedt
Taliban victory in Afghanistan was inevitable
Professor Natasha Lindstaedt tells The Conversation how, despite trillions of dollars spent on ousting the Taliban, US efforts were unsuccessful. 
Outstanding early career researchers
Dr Anna Di Ronco (Department of Sociology) and Dr Xiaojun Zhai (School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering) picked up awards at our annual celebration of research excellence.
TRAINING AND EVENTS
Referring students to the Counselling Service
Understand how to refer your students to counselling in our upcoming information sessions. Open to staff in academic departments and the Students' Union.
Book your place now.
Don't miss out on free training
Understand blending learning, attend TEL drop-in sessions or, if you're a new staff member, attend your induction.
Book your training now.
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