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6 August 2021
 
LIFE AT ESSEX
Two students holding hand.
Getting ready for Welcome
We're working in partnership with the Student’s Union to get ready to welcome our new and returning students back to campus this year.
Take a look at what they can expect in this blog from Student Experience.
Professor Ken Cattermole
Remembering Professor Ken Cattermole
Tributes are being paid to Professor Ken Cattermole who has died at the age of 98. His groundbreaking research helped develop the computers and mobile phones we use today. Our flag will be flown at half-mast on Friday 13 August to mark his funeral.
Read more about his life
Students getting their exam results
Exam results embargo in place until Tuesday 10 August
This year's UCAS exam results embargo is now in place until 8.30am on 10 August. The embargo covers our communications with undergraduate applicants for the period between the University receiving their grades, and the date their results are released. Any questions?
Please contact us.
People in a lecture at the Essex Business School
Event Essex are here for your next event
Event Essex have been working hard in the background during the pandemic, but we're always here for your next event. Whether you’re looking to hold an event at our Colchester or Southend campus, or virtually, we’ll support you every step of the way. See what we can do.
NEWS AND RESEARCH
Container ship
We've increased efficiency at the UK's busiest port
A research team led by Professor Abdel Salhi, from our Department of Mathematical Sciences, has increased operational efficiency at Felixstowe,  the UK's busiest container port. 
Find out how.
A worker watching a robotic arm.
Factories of the future - skilling up workers to what end?
Professor John Preston, Faculty Dean Research (Social Sciences), argues how in “Industry 4.0”
workers are stripped of their skills and knowledge.
Model people positioned in boxes
Pandemics weaken the flow of business ideas for years
Dr Thanos Verousis, Reader in Finance at Essex Business School, warns us
not to be fooled about economic recovery rates, and explains why the ability of businesses to innovate may be hampered for years.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Leading the way with our commitment to mental health
We're one of the first universities to sign up to the
University Mental Health Charter Programme, demonstrating our commitment to improving the mental health and wellbeing of our community. Find out more.
A person putting on a facemask.
Keeping our community safe
We strongly encourage everyone to follow
the latest government guidance and continue to wear masks and social distance where appropriate. If you test positive for COVID-19 you must inform your manager, Occupational Health or email the COVID-19 inbox
Your monthly dose of wellbeing from Validium
The latest
Validium newsletter for staff includes features on having integrity, body language, and whether zest and enthusiasm is catching. 
TRAINING AND EVENTS
The lake at our Colchester Campus
Finding space in higher education symposium
Join the Contemplative Pedagogy Network from 24 to 26 August, as they focus on how contemplative pedagogy can help bring valuable ‘pauses’ into teaching and learning and how silence, stillness and contemplation allow space from which creativity and meaning can arise.
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