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26 November 2021

The Lake at our Colchester Campus.
Colchester Campus voted one of Britain's 10 best parks
We are so proud to announce that Wivenhoe Park has secured the prestigious Green Flag People's Choice Award for the
fourth year running.
Dr Liam Jarvis accepting his Times Higher Education award
We've got the UK's most innovative teacher!  
Dr Liam Jarvis walked home with the
Most Innovative Teacher award at last night's Times Higher Education Awards in recognition of his quick thinking and imaginative response to the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. 
Essex academics, students and alumni
We're backing the next generation of Black researchers
A pioneering four-year project developed by Essex will break down barriers and
support the next generation of Black researchers. Our project was one of just 13 to receive a slice of the £8m funding from Research England and the Office for Students.
Our three campuses.
Industrial action from 1 to 3 December
UCU has confirmed that there will be three days of industrial action, in relation to USS pensions, and pay and working conditions. The strike action is planned from Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 December 2021. Take a look at all the latest information for
staff and for students.
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Our next USS webinar is at 11.15am on 30  November
The USS 2020 valuation is at the member consultation phase, which is open until 17 January 2022. Alix Langley, Director of People and Culture, will be providing an overview of the proposals, the University’s position and details about what happens next at our webinar.
Register now.
Students at our Southend Campus
Essex 2025
As part of our approach to delivering on our ambitions and objectives, a three-year programme, Essex 2025, is being developed to review the University’s education product portfolio and curricula.
Find out more in the latest issue of Top Lines, a regular briefing from the Vice-Chancellor.
Pedro Bruno and  Liam Barrett
New sporting partnership promotes links with United States
Our talented athletes have new pathways into graduate study in the United States thanks to
a new partnership between U.S. Sports Scholarships and our Football Programme.
A person using a PC.
Take extra care when replying to/blind copying emails
The ICO (data protection regulator) has recently taken action after a charity revealed personal data by not correctly using the bcc function when sending a sensitive email to a large number of recipients. See our guidance and advice for
sharing information safely through email.
The silhouettes of three people talking in the Ivor Crewe.
Tell us your Essex success story
We’re looking for colleagues with great Essex career stories to tell. Have you worked your way up to the top? Have you moved around, covering an array of roles and responsibilities? Have you learned and changed and grown? If you have an inspiring Essex career story to tell,
get in touch.
Operation elf graphic.
Operation Elf 2021
This festive season, are you able to spare some time to support the British Heart Foundation? You can come along by yourself or volunteer with a friend.
Just register your interest and they'll be in touch with next steps.
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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 closes at 5pm on Friday 17 December. 
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Have your say on racial discrimination
We're submitting our
Race Equality Charter application in 2022. Complete our survey by 29 November to let us know whether you think racial inequality exists on our campuses and your suggestions for things we can do to advance equality. Your responses will help shape our action plan.
A person using a mobile phone at our Colchester Campus
Have your say on Report and Support
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.
The Angels@Essex team
An incredible £16.1m raised for cutting-edge start ups
Incredibly, the
Angels@Essex team managed to secure £16.1m for bleeding-edge disruptive tech companies in just 18 months. The news was announced as The University Enterprise Zone report was published.
Lumo train at station
Could new budget rail service wean us off cars and planes?
The new Lumo rail service offers an exciting prospect for the future of public transport. Dr James Fowler, from Essex Business School, discusses the issues in a
new article in The Conversation.
A white male, wearing glasses and a white shirt, leans in to look at the screen of a tablet, being held by a smiling, black woman. Both are seated at a table.
Working together and starting a business 
Knowledge exchange and enabling enterprise are the subject of the latest EIRA training guides for researchers. Find out
how to partner with external organisations and start your own business
Professor Jules Pretty
Commission helping us to take action on climate change
Professor Jules Pretty is the new chair of the
Essex Climate Action Commission, which is the independent, voluntary body set up as part of Essex County Council’s commitment to tackle the climate crisis and become a net zero emissions county.
A power station sits in a green landscape.
Driving evidence-based decisions from our data collections
Reflecting on the recent COP26 Conference, we catch up with David Rawnsley, Senior Technical Coordinator at the UK Data Service, to highlight
the wide variety of international datasets available to help researchers find insights to strengthen positive policy change. 
Cyclists in Southend.
Improving facilities and supporting sustainable travel 
We know that sustainable travel is important to you. In Spring, we asked you to discuss the 13 priority areas which make up our Sustainability Sub-Strategy and you had lots of suggestions for ways we could improve travel and transport on our campuses.
Read our latest blog to find out more
People meeting Prince Charles.
Prince Charles meets eco-conscious student during COP26 
An inspirational student
met Prince Charles as world leaders discussed the climate crisis at the crunch COP26 conference. Ismet Soyocak discussed the Prince of Wales’ work as he revealed the efforts of the British Council to protect the environment.
People outside The Forum.
Equipping our community with sustainability knowledge
Our priorities for tackling the climate and ecological emergency include plans to expand our sustainability education offer in ways that enable our staff and students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills to respond to climate threats, and to contribute actively to solutions. 
A montage of people wearing facemasks.
Help promote COVID safety and remember to wear a mask
We strongly encourage everyone in our community to wear a face mask to
help keep campus COVID-secure, and you can use our PowerPoint slide in your teaching materials to help promote a COVID-safe campus.
Menopause word cloud
Chance to watch again our World Menopause Day webinar
If you missed last month's informative World Menopause Day webinar, hosted by our School of Health and Social Care, you can watch it again and pick up some useful information about the menopause in
Dr Camille Cronin's latest blog
After Essex graphic.
In Conversation with Raudhah Nazran
Raudhah Nazran (LLB Law, 2019) is a female founder and social entrepreneur with a big mission in mind - to tackle worldwide youth unemployment.
Join us on Zoom from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Tuesday 30 November to learn more about the story of the 25-year-old CEO. 
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Employee wellbeing the focus of 3-day YUFE event
Don't miss the series of online lectures, activities and inspiring workshops planned for YUFE's Employees' Wellbeing event from 1 to 3 December including an Essex-hosted roundtable event.
Find out more and register for the events (Please note times of event are in CET).
A piece of art showing a woman kissing a child on the cheek.
Book launch offers new view on welfare state
Join Dr Shaul Bar-Haim in conversation about his new book
The Maternalists: Psychoanalysis, Motherhood and the British Welfare State on Wednesday 8 December from 5.00pm to 6.30pm.
A plant pot stands next to some glass. It considers its own reflection and the fragility of existence..
Join the Committee Management Network on 15 December
The Committee Management Network is open to any staff who manage or are involved in the management of committees and the circulation of committee papers. The next meeting will take place via Zoom in two parts on 15 December and includes a
refresher course and the main meeting.
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