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10 September 2021
Our three campuses
Moving to the Targeted level of COVID protection
From Monday 13 September, we'll be moving to the Targeted level of COVID protection. This change in protection level has been carefully considered and forms part of our move back towards campus life.
Find out more from Alix Langley, our new Director of People and Culture.
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What to do before bringing your computer back to campus
Take a look at what you must do before you can bring your desktop or laptop computer back onto campus. 
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Our ongoing commitment to gender equality
The School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences is the latest department to earn an Athena Swan award, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to gender equality.
Find out more from our Inclusion Managers, Vicky Beckwith and Jamais Webb-Small.
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Have your say. Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2022
As part of the University’s
Stonewall Workplace Equality Index submission, Stonewall would like to invite all our staff to take part in their employee survey. You have until Friday 5 November to take part.
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An update on the 2020 USS pension valuation
Join Bryn Morris, Andrew Keeble, and Alix Langley at 1pm on Tuesday 14 September to find out about the 2020 USS valuation, where changes to the scheme impacting contributions and benefit structure are now being consulted on.
Register now to hear more about the University’s position and to find out what happens next. 
Students at our Colchester Campus.
Volunteer and get involved with Welcome
We're looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Right to Study checks and Welcome activities. This is a great opportunity to make a positive impact on the experience of our new and returning students at the start of their journey at Essex.
Just sign up to get involved.
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Improvement Plan for bus services in Southend
Southend Borough Council are seeking the views of residents and stakeholders in Southend on priorities and opportunities for improvement to bus services in the town.
Take part in the consultation.
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Times Higher success for Liam and Library team
We've successfully secured
two spots in the Times Higher Awards 2021 shortlists with Dr Liam Jarvis in the running for the Most Innovative Teacher Award and our Library staff recognised in the Outstanding Library Team Award category.
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New book shines spotlight on East End criminal underbelly
Essex sociologist Emeritus Professor Dick Hobbs offers a close up view of life for middle-ranking criminals. His research over 40 years gives unique insights into the workings of 'illegal capitalism' in
The Business - talking to thieves, gangsters and dealers.
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Anna secures major £1.7m funding to track fish in new ways
We're thrilled Dr Anna Sturrock, from our School of Life Sciences, has secured major funding from the
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme to track fish and identify the critical habitats they need to survive.
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Migrant theatre makers needed for impact project
Dr Mary Mazzilli is looking for first-generation migrant theatre makers for an
impact study which will create new networking and support opportunities and increase diversity and inclusion in the theatre industry. 
Dr Danson Kimani
Why it is so difficult to help developing countries prosper 
Essex Business School accountant Dr Danson Kimani writes for
The Conversation about why efforts to help developing countries often fail.
Why para taekwondo is the most thrilling new sport 
Dr Jožef Šimenko explains why the debut of paralympic taekwondo, the first full-contact sport in the history of the Games, has not disappointed. 
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Female Founders and Investors network
Join us for networking with the Angels@Essex Female Founders and Investors network, addressing the specific needs, challenges and goals of female founders and investors, at 12.30pm on 17 September. 
Young people holding placards. What do they want? 'Action on the climate emergency'. When do they want it? 'Now'.
Adapting to the climate emergency
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Committee on Climate Change and Met Office are all giving their starkest warnings yet on the climate emergency.
Sign up for this online event on 23 September to find out what we should be doing to better adapt to the climate emergency.    
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Impact Academy: In conversation with John Niland
Join us on the afternoon of 23 September at Wivenhoe House Hotel to hear John Niland, former CEO of Provide, and Honorary EBS Professor share his insights into the successes and challenges of good industry-academia collaboration. Places are limited, so
register now.
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Raising awareness of our counselling service for students
Join Dr Nileema Vaswani at 11am on Friday 24 September for
an overview of our counselling service for students, including our new partnership with Validium, and find out more about how students can access the service. You can also find out more on the Student Directory.
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How university education can emerge stronger
Our Education Development Conference will take place on Wednesday 24 November, focussing on the theme of ‘Moving forward: how university education can emerge stronger', and featuring a keynote speech from Dr Theo Gilbert from the University of Hertfordshire.
Book now.
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