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23 July 2021
Our three campuses
Moving to the Sustained level of COVID protection
From Tuesday 27 July, we'll be moving to the Sustained level of COVID protection.
Find out more from Richard Stock and Sara Limerick
Graduating students, photographed from behind, wearing their mortarboards and gowns
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 
University Chancellor, the Rt Hon John Bercow, has
praised the Class of 2021 for their "talent and ability" and "hard work and persistence" as the University's newest graduates celebrated their achievements at online departmental celebrations this week. 
Montage of nine portraits of Essex students, three men and five women
Our newest graduates show their Essex spirit 
Our class of 2021 really is
something to shout about. They've overcome challenges, helped others, grasped opportunities and developed their skills. And they've done it during a pandemic. We couldn't be prouder.
Professor Rob Johns and Professor Tracy Lawson
Resesarch award success
Professor Rob Johns won the
Best UK Public Policy award for his work on shaping public views on foreign aid, while the Essex Plant Innovation Centre project, led by Professor Tracy Lawson, won Outstanding Interdisciplinary Research at our recent award event.
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Apply for the Education Strategic Fund
Applications for the Education Strategic Fund (ESF) for 2021-22 are now open. The ESF offers funding to undertake innovative education projects that embody the University’s commitment to excellence in education, and that will make a significant difference to the student experience at Essex.
See our latest USS pension update
Bryn Morris, Registrar and Secretary, and Andrew Keeble, Director of Finance, Planning and Data Insight, held their latest update about the 2020 USS pension valuation last week. You can now
watch this update on our website to find out more about our position and what happens next. 
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New YUFE project to boost entrepreneurship and innovation
Got a bright idea or two? We're part of
Inno4YUFE, an ambitious project aiming to help remove barriers to student and staff entrepreneurship opportunities and foster a new generation of innovators.
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
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Upcoming workshops for staff
Our upcoming workshops provide a chance to
meet our Accessibility and Wellbeing Advisers. You can also book our regular healthy back and yoga classes and our TEL drop in sessions. Book now on HR Organiser.
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Improving public services for 35 million people
Essex Business School academics have helped improve public services for millions of people in India by
introducing good accounting practices to the state of Kerala.
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How has COVID affected children's learning?
How schools, parents and children coped with the biggest challenge in the history of modern education is at the centre of a
ground-breaking research project from the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
The sea through barbed wire.
Essex network plays part in Japan's immigration debate
Dr Sanae Fujita, from the School of Law, played an instrumental role in a recent challenge to new immigration legislation in Japan, with the experience
highlighting the strength of the Essex network.
A roundtable discussion at Amsterdam conference on LADO
Creating a fairer system for asylum seekers and migrants
Essex research into
how ‘native speakers’ use language is helping to establish a reliable, valid and fair procedure for Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin (LADO), a technique used by governments around the world to judge asylum seekers' accounts of their origin.
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