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22 October 2021
 
LIFE AT ESSEX
It’s great to see so many students on our campuses
Our campuses have sprung back to life and it’s great to see so many students making the most of their Essex experience. Find out more about just
some of the ways we've helped welcome them back.
A composite shot of our three campuses.
We want to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2035
We have set a new ambitious reduction target:
to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2035. Our net zero pledge refers to our scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions – those we control through the amount of gas and electricity we use and the vehicles in our fleet.  
A young Black man at a protest wearing a t-shirt that says: I love my history, I love my culture, I love my people, I love me
Black History Month at Essex
Our community has been coming together throughout October to celebrate Black History Month. Through our
programme of events we hope to make a contribution to sharing, recognising and celebrating the value and impact of black heritage and culture
Read the latest issue of Top Lines
Top Lines is a regular briefing for all staff from the Vice-Chancellor summarising the key issues, debates and decisions of University Steering Group (USG), Senate, Policy and Resources Committee, and Council.
Professor Anthony Vickers
Anthony retires after 36 years at Essex
The former Head of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, Professor Anthony Vickers, is retiring after 36 years at Essex. 
We caught up with him to find out more about his career.
Lucy Murray with Justine Greening
Working together on Levelling up
Justine Greening, former Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities visited Essex on 12 October, to
film the launch of Make Happen’s Levelling up report. She also spoke to Professor Lorna Fox O'Mahony about Make Happen for the Fit for Purpose podcast.
YUFE students waving EU flags
Staff and students from across EU meet for YUFE event
Essex staff and students joined colleagues from across Europe for the annual YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) Alliance meeting in Germany where partners reaffirmed their commitment to
creating a European university.
Statement from the Registrar and Secretary 
Congratulations to
Professor Vasilios Loakimidis who has been appointed as Senior Research Associate with the Department of Social Work and Community Development at the University of Johannesburg.
The Stonewall logo
Have your say on our relationship with Stonewall
Take part in our consultation and have your say on the University’s relationship with
Stonewall, the charity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The consultation is now live on Moodle and closes at 5pm on Friday 17 December 2021. 
A student pinning something on a noticeboard.
Interest in our spring Frontrunners placements is picking up
Do you have a project, event or research that would benefit from student insight? Can you provide a meaningful, structured experience that will help our students get ahead in the world of work?
Find out more about hosting a Frontrunner and just contact us if you have any questions. 
A person using a PC
Think. Check. Share.
All information you work with has value. It’s important that we keep personal and restricted information safe, and share it appropriately. 
Find out what to do if you accidentally share personal information.
A person using their phone at our Colchester Campus.
Report and Support – tell us your views
We want to hear about your experiences and awareness of
Report and Support, and what we can do to improve the process of reporting incidents of discrimination, bullying, harassment, sexual violence, and hate incidents. Complete our staff survey to tell us your thoughts
Alix Langley
Make sure you've read up on our discussions with UCU
Alix Langley, our Director of People and Culture, updates us on
our on-going discussions with our local UCU Branch, ahead of industrial action ballots, which are expected to run between 18 October and 4 November. 
NEWS AND RESEARCH
People at the KTP Awards.
Find out who won our KTP Awards 2021
We're celebrating the incredible researchers and businesses who are creating new products and services through successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
Find out the winners of our KTP Awards 2021.
The Second World War Gallery at IWM.
Historian's advice informs new national WWII exhibition 
Professor Lucy Noakes has
played a critical role in the design and development of the Imperial War Museum's new Second World War and Holocaust Galleries which she says successfully illustrate that "this was not Britain's war alone."
Domenico Lucano.
Taking Domenico Lucano's prison sentence seriously
Dr Anna Sergi, from our Department of Sociology, details the complexities surrounding
the harsh sentence faced by Domenico Lucano, a village mayor at the heart of Italy's migrant crisis. 
Dr Kathryn Buchanan.
Social media research covered by BBC and national press
Just two minutes of scrolling through doom and gloom stories about COVID on Twitter or YouTube is
enough to cause our positive mood to plummet, according to new research led by Dr Kathryn Buchanan.
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
New book explores America's road to empire 
In his new book, Dr Andrew Priest explores
how America evolved into an empire, developing ideas about colonialism and advancing its own brand of global civilisation from its earliest days. 
An artist creating art. It's art.
Colombia's vital ecosystem explored in stunning exhibition
Dr Lisa Blackmore has
curated a stunning exhibition which transforms a 431-year-old chapel into a space to explore the importance and fragility of Colombia’s tropical highland - the source of the nation’s water resources.
Dr Jordi Asher
Jordi's research could help millions with sight loss
When Dr Jordi Asher lost some of her sight following a stroke, doctors told her the damage was irreversible. Now more than 20 years later, she’s developing a solution which could benefit millions affected by visual field loss.
Watch the short BBC science feature about her research.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
A person wearing a facemask
Help us promote COVID-safety
We've created
a PowerPoint slide you can use in your teaching materials to help promote and support a COVID-safe campus. Remember, you can also collect boxes of face masks from central stores or from our test centres. Take a look at all the ways we can keep each other safe
A word cloud featuring words related to the menopause
It’s World Menopause Month
The menopause is a natural stage of life for people with ovaries. Our
Menopause Guidance includes guidance for staff experiencing the menopause and advice for managers and colleagues to help offer support and better manage menopause in the workplace. 
TRAINING AND EVENTS
A circle of hands holding coins.
Citizens Income: For or Against? 
Should there be a Universal Basic Income? Would it reduce poverty or is it just immoral?
Join the debate and have your say next Wednesday 27 October via Zoom. 
Angels@Essex graphic
Understanding tax
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday 26 October as our expert speaker, Senior Tax Manager Colin Downing, explores the Tax advantages for Angel investors.
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