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Broadcast Digest

September

Monday 28

Heart FM
Professor Marco Francesconi, Department of Economics
Re: Recent research about smoking habits among the children of single mothers

Sunday 27

BBC Politics Show
Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor
Re: increase in international students over the past ten years and the contribution they make to UK universities. Watch the programme here.

Thursday 24

BBC Scotland
Professor Prem Sikka, Essex Business School
Re: G20 Summit

Friday 18

BBC Look East
Professor Paul Whiteley, Department of Government
Re: Liberal Democrats and a hung parliament

Wednesday 16

BBC Essex
Dr Elena Klenova of the Department of Biological Sciences
Re: Their significant breakthrough in the study of breast cancer development which could lead to new treatments for the disease

Tuesday 15

Heart Colchester, Dream 100, BBC Essex
Dr Elena Klenova interviewed regarding her recent breast cancer research

BBC Essex
News story about the Accommodation at the University of Essex being voted the best in Britain by the students who live there.

Friday 11

Heart
Researchers at Essex university claim mothers have been relatively unaffected by job losses in the recession.

Wednesday 9

The Secret Battle
Dr Mike Roper interviewed about his recent book The Secret Battle by Laurie Taylor on Thinking Allowed programme.
Radio Four

Thursday 3

Nights on Radio New Zealand National 101FM
Interview with Diana Entwistle, recent PhD graduate and professional ice dancer
Re: Diana's PhD in Sports Science which is thought to be the UK's only PhD studying ice skating
Download the interview here.


Video clips on-line

Parliament Live
University of Essex report on care farming was discussed as part of an adjournment debate on Care farming and disadvantaged groups by Mr Mark Todd in Parliament on 24th November.
Discussion starts at 7hrs 11 and finishes at about 7hrs 45.

BBC
Flagship University Building open
Teaching has begun in the new flagship building for the recently created university in Suffolk. University Campus Suffolk (UCS), in Ipswich, was established by the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex last year. View the clip here.

 

The University of Essex in the Press

September 2009

Wednesday 30

Noisy Neighbours blight householders
Problems with noisy or badly behaved neighbours have become more frequent over the past two years, reversing a decade of improving relations, according to a new report.

One in five homeowners has suffered ‘serious problems’ with their neighbour this year, research for Halifax Home Insurance found.
The report was based on a study of a British Household Panel Survey, which is based at ISER at the University of Essex, of neighbour disturbances over the past decade.

Guardian Online
Durham Times
Liverpool Daily Post
Malvern Gazette
…plus many other UK online news sites

 Another Essex graduate boosts Fiducia’s ranks
Colchester-based Fiducia Wealth Management has taken on the latest in a line of University of Essex graduates.
Fresh from achieving a first class degree in economics, 22-year-old John Shea has joined the firm on a six-month internship.
Shea will work in Fiducias investment team alongside Gordon Kearney and Dean Aitchison, also Essex graduates.

CityWire

Tuesday 29

Open plan man
The new head of the universities' watchdog will help students to expose dodgy practice and talks about potential radical changes ahead. This week a report on quality, commissioned by HEFCE, by University of Essex Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan will be published. Read the article here.
The Guardian

Graduation day at St Edmundsbury Catherdral
St Edmundsbury Cathedral  was packed with more than 250 successful students as they were awarded their graduation certificates. Degree certificates were presented by Professor Colin Riordan, Vice Chancellor at the University of Essex.
East Anglian Daily Times

Region's design joy
University Campus Suffolk's Waterfront Building has won the education and healthcare award at the RIBA East architectural awards.
East Anglian Daily Times

Monday 28

Fears as town's street lights are switched off
Community Leaders in Wivenhoe have serious health and safety concerns over plans to switch off street lights from midnight until 5am. County Hall bosses say the switch-off can help cut crime, save money and cut down on Co2 emissions.
Ken Rogers, Chairman of the Wivenhoe Community Safety Panel, said: “Cycling to and from Essex University is extremely dangerous because the buses come along the road and the path is very narrow.
Gazette
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette
Chelmsford Weekly News
Halstead Gazette
Harwich and Manningtree Standard

University campus is on target
New student accommodation at the Southend Campus is on target to reach its planned completion date. Read the full article here.
Southend Echo

Uni studies Colchester
The University could be asked to research how to get more people into Colchester town centre between 5.30pm and 9pm.
Gazette

Hotel staff told they will lose jobs on Christmas Eve
Workers at Wivenhoe House will be made redundant in December following the closure of the Hotel. Staff are being offered support in finding alternative roles on the Colchester Campus
Gazette

Sunday 27

Job promotion could be mixed blessing
According to a study getting a promotion can be hazardous to your health. Researchers from Warwick university analysed data from the British Household Panel Survey.
Atlanta Journal

Saturday 26

Fears as town's street lights are switched off
Community leaders in Wivenhoe are concerned at Essex County Council's plan to switch off street lights from midnight until 5am. Concern was expressed from cyclists following routes to and from the University if lights are to be switched off.
Gazette
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette
Chelmsford Weekly News
Halstead Gazette
Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Friday 25

ID card can learn lessons from history
A conference, co-organised by Edwards Higgs, Department of History, will explore the long and unsuccessful history of attempts to develop a reliable technology of identification.
PhysOrg.com
Blueprin
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Charity work is rewarded
Lord Phillips of Sudbury has been presented with one of the top awards for work in support of charities. He was honoured for his lifetime achievement in helping and promoting charitable causes.
East Anglian Daily Times

They're legal: ravers are now on the right side of  law
A legal rave is being held at the University of Essex tomorrow night and 1,000 revellers are expected.
Essex County Standard

Principal announces Retirement
Essex Physics Graduate, Geoff Arnott will be retiring as Principal of SEEVIC at the end of the month. He joined the college as vice principal in 1992.
Echo

Thursday 24

Financial crisis affects women
World-renowned development scholar Diane Elson told a University of Wisconsin audience that global financial crisis is taking a particularly severe toll on women in developing countries. The lecture, which was organized by the Havens Center, was labelled “Gender Dimensions of the Global Financial Crisis: Middle and Low Income Countries.” Diane Elson is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex and is regarded as one of the 50 key thinkers on development. Read the article here.
The Badger Herald

Historic High Steward post is vacated
Professor Ivor Crewe, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex was appointed as High Steward of Colchester in 2003 and is stepping down from the post now that he has moved away from the town to become Master of University College, Oxford. It has been agreed that the post should remain vacant for the time being.
Gazette

Protein's promise for oncology
Researchers at the University of Essex believe they have made a breakthrough in the study of the development of breast cancer which could lead to new treatments for the disease. The team, led by Elena Klenova, reader in molecular oncology, focused on a protein called CTCF.
THE

Mum's the word on the front line
Dr Mike Roper from the Department of Sociology has had his book 'The Secret Battle: Emotional Survival in the Great War' reviewed.
THE

The Supreme Court - which, within days, will hold sway over British law - is a constitutional disaster in the making
A few days from now, a major constitutional innovation will take effect. The Supreme Court, created by Tony Blair, will open for business at the expensively revamped Middlesex Guildhall in Parliament Square. It replaces the House of Lords as the highest judicial appellate body in the land. Professor Anthony King from the Department of Government comments. Read the article here.
Daily Mail

Q&A with Ganesh Natarajan, ex-Nasscom chairman
The former head of the Indian Software and Services Association discusses recent trends in outsourcing and talks about another recent trend relating to workforce development through partnerships between Indian companies and UK universities, such as the one just formed by his company Zensar and the University of Essex. Read the article here.
Active Home
PC Magazine
Personal Computer World
V3.co.uk

Wednesday 23

Dennis Marsden
Read the  obituary  in The Guardian for the influential sociologist with a working-class take on education.
The Guardian

Should we envy or pity Cheryl Cole?
Jennifer Bullen investigated footballers' wives and girlfriends as part of her doctoral research at the University of Essex. The PhD candidate spoke to wives of Championship and League One players to compare their experiences with the media stereotype. She found that real life for a footballer's wife - with its challenges of loneliness, transience and public criticism - was often far removed from the baubles-and-Champagne image. Read the article here.
East Anglian Daily Times
Ipswich Evening Star

Law must be stronger to protect young people
Head teachers are not being held accountable for violent and abusive pupils and anti-bullying guidelines should be strengthened, claim leading education lawyers and charities. They are calling for a change in the law to protect vulnerable young people from extreme bullying in England and Wales. The Children's Legal Centre said more parents had been seeking legal advice.
Education Executive

Hospital boss signs up for new term and big pay rise
Essex Maths graduate Richard Bourne has been appointed to a second term as Chairman of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust. Read the full article here.
Harwich and Manningtree Standard

The VAF is back
Funders behind Colchester's half-finished Visual Arts Facility have been given the go-ahead for construction work to resume. The University is a backer of the building. Read the full article here.
Basildon and Wickford Recorder

Tuesday 22

MP 'unhappy' at Lib Dem U-turn on university fees
Colchester Lib Dem MP Bob Russell is "unhappy" about his party leader's U-turn on the flagship policy of abolishing tuition fees. Saad Mohammed, Vice-President for Education at the University of Essex Students' Union said: "We strongly believe education should be free for all."
Gazette
Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette
Chelmsford Weekly News
Halstead Gazette

Monday 21

Money impedes democracy
For politics to reconnect with the grass roots, parliament should first stop political donations and lucrative MPs' consultancies. Read Professor Prem Sikka's comments here.
The Guardian

Former Dragons' Den star Doug Richard to host entrepreneur workshops in Essex
Following the success of his entrepreneurial workshops around the UK, Doug Richard's School for Startups is coming to Essex.  One of the original members of BBC2's Dragons' Den, Doug will be hosting two free business master-classes for budding entrepreneurs in Southend and Colchester. Aimed at inspiring entrepreneurs through the recession, the workshops are funded by the Economic Challenge Investment Fund (ECIF) and the University of Essex. Anyone living in Essex or Suffolk can register online for free. There are 500 places available and the events are expected to fill up quickly.
Harlow Herald

Questions on housing
The future of housing will be discussed at a Question Time style-event at Essex University being run by Colchester Borough Homes.
Gazette

New Head For Business Research Centre
A former president of the Britain's Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Professor David Deakins, has been appointed head of the University's New Zealand Small to Medium Enterprise Research Centre.  Professor Deakins holds a Masters degree in Business Economics from the University of Essex. Read the article here.
Voxy.co.nz


Sunday 20

Does Tony Blair speak differently?
Former University Language and Linguistics Lecturer, Vivian Cook has written a new book 'It's all in a word' and looks at dozens of  issues, such as Tony Blair and the S-word.
East Anglian Daily Times
Ipswich Evening Star

10 brightest ideas of the week
Researchers from the University of Essex published this week in the journal Clinical Cancer Research that a single protein appears in a different, "bad" form in cancerous breast tissue than it does in healthy breast tissue. The discovery could eventually help researchers reverse the development of tumors.
Washington Examiner

Saturday 19

Call to change anti-bullying law
Leading education lawyers and charities are calling for a change in the law to protect vulnerable young people from extreme bullying in England and Wales.
Head teachers are not being held accountable for violent and abusive pupils and anti-bullying guidelines should be strengthened, they claim. The Children's Legal Centre said more parents had been seeking legal advice. Read the article here.

BBC

Why 'Tak Nak' shock and awe tactics fail
Despite RM100 million spent on the ‘Tak Nak’ campaign, the number of smokers in Malaysia continues to rise, with many immune to ‘scare tactics’.  In the UK, the Institute for Social and Economic research studied 8,500 smokers over a 10-year period. The institute found that the warnings on cigarette packets that smoking kills or maims are ineffective in reducing the number of smokers. Read the article here.
New Straits Times

Gender, risk and competition
It is well known that women are under-represented in high-paying jobs and top-level management positions. Recent work in experimental economics, largely examining college-age men and women attending coeducational universities, has examined to what degree this under representation may be due to innate differences between men and women. Read Professor Alison Booth's article here.
Business Spectator

Friday 18

Microbes clean up oil production pollution
Richard Johnson a microbiologists from the University of Essex, UK presented his doctoral research to the Society for General Microbiology's meeting at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Johnson's research demonstrates that a group of selected microbes can break down toxic napthenic acid byproducts from the refining of heavy crude oil and tar sand oil in a matter of days.
Examiner.com

Ultra fans coming to Colchester United?
A group of U’s fans wants to bring the banners, balloons and displays of continental football to Colchester.  One of the fans, Jon Palmer, an Essex student plays a drum in the south stand band, set up at the start of the season with instruments paid for by the players. Read the article here.
Gazette
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette
Chelmsford Weekly News
Halstead Gazette
Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Tug of love mother must fly to court in Tenerife to fight for daughter, 5, after being accused of abducting her
A British mother must fly to Tenerife to face a court after her estranged Spanish boyfriend accused her of abducting their daughter. Under the Hague Convention, the UK is obliged make sure British citizens comply with demands from courts in other EU countries. Dennis May, solicitor at the Children's Legal Centre, said: 'This seems very unjust but unfortunately the Hague Convention can be used in this case. Read the article here.
Daily Mail

Scientists' breakthrough for breast cancer care
Dr Elena Klenova from the University of Essex and Colchester Hospital Researcher Adhip Mandal have worked on a study of a protein called CTCF and hope they have made a breakthrough which  will pave the way for a new breast cancer treatment.
Essex County Standard

Work starts again at town art gallery
Funders behind Colchester's Visual Arts Facility have given the go-ahead for construction work to resume. A report on the condition of the gallery was presented to representatives of all the funders yesterday, one of which is the University of Essex.
Essex County Standard

Thursday 17

Businesswoman defends university centre rents
Pam Withrington, a businesswoman who has been using the Business Incubation Centre at the University of Essex’s Southend campus for two years has defended the rents charged by a university set up to help fledgling companies. Read the article here.
Southend Echo

Harlow Mark Hall School Celebrates Success of Former Students
With the academic year now underway, Harlow's Mark Hall School has been celebrating the success of former students, one of whom is Nick Thorpe who gained a BA in Politics at Essex University.
Herald Newspapers

Food festival used to show a taste of future
A Blueprint which it is claimed will secure the future of rural Essex has been revealed at Maldon Promenade by the Essex Rural Commission. The eight-strong think tank has come up with 60 recommendations in 12 key areas to improve rural and coastal life. The Essex Rural Commission's (ERC) 2009 report was headed up by Professor Jules Pretty, of the University of Essex, who said: "We looked to the future, mindful of the substantial environmental, economic and social challenges that will affect the people, the institutions and environments of the county."
Essex Chronicle

Female unemployment reaches 13-year high
Record numbers of women are out of work in Colchester. Professor Richard Berthoud of the Institute for Social and Economic Research said that he was surprised at the rise in female claimants.
Gazette
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette
Chelmsford Weekly News
Halstead Gazette
Harwich and Manningtree Standard

It's back on
Funders behind Colchester's half-finished Visual Arts Facility have given the go-ahead for construction work to resume. A report on the condition of the gallery was presented to representatives of all the funders yesterday, one of which is the University of Essex.
Gazette
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette
Chelmsford Weekly News
Halstead Gazette
Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Recession's victims
Ethnic minorities, young adults and the poorly qualified are most likely to be out of work as a result of the recession according to research undertaken by Professor Richard Berthoud from the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
THE

Celebrity gardener heralds graduates
Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh heralded graduating students of Writtle College as the  "green shoots of recovery" for the future, at the ceremony in Chelmsford Cathedral. As patron of the college, which is a partner of the University of Essex, Alan endorsed the specialist skills that the graduates have learnt.
Essex Chronicle

Wednesday 16

Boost welfare spending, says Tory think tank
A report says that benefit rules that create a "couple penalty" and give parents an incentive to live apart should be scrapped in a radical Tory shake-up of the welfare system. Marco Francesconi of Essex University this year published research suggesting that the introduction of the Working Families Tax Credit in 1999 has had a "substantial impact'' on the divorce rate among the poorest households, prompting a 160 per cent rise in separations. Read the article here.
The Daily Telegraph

Study Program Focuses on Vendor Management
Indian IT oursourcing provider Zensar is teaming up with the University of Essex to train students in outsourcing, particularly in vendor management roles. The course of study includes subjects such as business process and project management along with technology services such as infrastructure management, CRM, ERP and testing.
IT Business Edge
Turkish Daily News

Breakthrough made in breast cancer therapy
Colchester scientists have made a breakthrough which could pave the   way for a new breast cancer treatment. Essex University academic Dr Elena Klenova worked with Adhip Mandal, a researcher at Colchester General Hospital, to study a protein called CTCF. Read the article here.
Colchester Gazette
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette
Chelmsford Weekly News
Halstead Gazette
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
Braintree and Witham Times


Will Sophie be the next top model?

AN aspiring singer, dancer and actress is seeking success on the catwalk after entering a modelling competition run by an East Anglian agency. Sophie Chittock, 19, is hoping her curvaceous looks can secure enough votes to make it through to the final of the Model
 of the Year 2009 contest, run by the Kerri Parker Academy. Sophie, from Occold, near Eye, is currently studying musical theatre at the University of Essex in Colchester, where she is living with two pals.
EADT
Ipswich Evening Star

Tuesday 15

Make accountants accountable
It is clear from the EU's G20 preparations that its neoliberal ideology perpetuates respect for those who oppose regulation. Read comments made by Professor Prem Sikka here.
The Guardian

Enterprise tops the agenda in rural commission study
Essex Rural Commission Chairman, Professor Jules Pretty revealed that expanding enterprise and providing more affordable housing are the top two priorities for the economy and communities of rural Essex.
East Anglian Daily Times

Illegal travellers to stay put for Christmas
Hundreds of travellers illegally camped in Wickford and Crays Hill are staying for Christmas, it has emerged. Dale Farm was also raised during the Law Society-sponsored Human Rights Symposium held at Essex University, in Colchester, on Saturday.
Echo
Basildon and Wickford Recorder


University of Essex publishes research in botany
Dr Ulrike Bechtold and colleagues from the Department of Biological Sciences have published their study in Plant Journal on the Quantitative measurement of specific biomarkers for protein oxidation, nitration and glycation in Arabidopsis leaves.
Science Letter

Research in the area of life sciences reported from University of Essex
Dr Cigden Williams and colleagues from the Department of Biological Sciences have published their study in the Journal of General Virology on Evolution and conservation in human parechovirus genomes.
Science Letter
Life Science Weekly
Virus Weekly
Obestity, Fitness and Wellness Week


Nice guys 'get lower salaries at work'
Men who are nice at work are paid less than their nastier colleagues, a study has found. A team of experts at the University of Essex discovered that male workers who are pleasant earn 6% less than those who are more aggressive, which works out as 72p an hour or 1,500 per year on average. Read the article here.
Sina

 

Monday 14

Course for tech entrepreneurs breaks new ground
Entrepreneurs used to boast of the school of hard knocks but a British university is teaming up with Indian outsourcing outfit Zensar to develop a programme that combines technical skill with entrepreneurship. The first programme for Certified Technology and Entrepreneurship will be rolled out next year in partnership with the University of Essex. Read the article here.
TechWorld

 

MP urges councils to keep night poll count
Colchester MP Bob Russell has called for election counts to take place overnight - even though they cost more. Professor Anthony King from the University of Essex said that "Thursday night counts were not essential. It would detract from the drama, but it's no big deal, except for the candidates who are kept waiting."
Gazette

Open day at University
Sixth formers are bring invited to have a look at Essex University's Colchester campus at an open day on Saturday.
Gazette

Colchester Hospital NHS Trust chairman reappointed
Former county and borough councillor Richard Bourne has been reappointed chairman of Colchester Hospital NHS Trust, for three years. His selection for the £40,000-a-year job was confirmed by the trust, after the post was advertised nationally. Mr Bourne, an Essex University maths graduate, management consultant and manager for Royal London Insurance, has been chairman since 2005.
Gazette
Chelmsford Weekly News
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
Halstead Gazette
Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Essex County Standard
East Anglian Daily Times

Research from University of Essex in the area of language and communication
Professor Harold Clahsen has had a study published  in Studies in Second Language Acquisition (Decomposition of Inflected Words in a Second Language - An Experimental Study of German Participles).
NewsRx.com

High finance’s low practices
The City’s ‘socially useless’ activities have been aided and abetted by equally culpable politicians, says Prem Sikka. Read Professor Sikka's article here.
Tribune Magazine.co.uk

Fat cat bankers police themselves
Prem Sikka argues that the timidity of financial reforms will lead to a bigger financial crisis. Read his article here.
Chartist

Sunday 13

New research scores shake up rankings
Essex ranked ninth in the UK for research, but finished 46th overall. Professor Colin Riordan, vice-chancellor of the University of Essex, makes clear the connection he believes exists between high-quality research and teaching. Essex ranks eighth in the UK for teaching quality in official ratings. “Students at Essex are taught by top-class scholars and researchers, many of them national experts consulted by government, industry and the media,” he says. View the Sunday Times 2010 University guide here.
Sunday Times

Essex Student's Pedal Power
Former University of Essex student Katie Barlow is starting a mega cycle-ride from the top to the bottom of Ireland to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer. After her boyfriend died in a car accident, Katie decided to set herself this challenge to help her cope.
Heart Radio
 

Saturday 12

Report into rural living
Professor Jules Pretty, Chairman of the Essex Rural Commission unveiled its innovative 2009 report featuring 60 recommendations for how Essex County Council could improve the support it provides for rural communities and economies.
East Anglian Daily Times

Barclays to move into uni building in Southend High Street
Barclays will move into the ground floor of the Essex University building in Southend High Street. Contractors have already started work on the site of the former George clothing store and the bank says it expects to move in early in 2010. Read the article here.
Southend Echo

Poets regale guests at Iftar gathering
Qatari poets Abdulla Salem and Maryam Subaiey and Egyptian poet Rana Al Tonsi read some of their works during the Bloomsbury gathering at the company's Qatar Foundation office. Subaiey, who is working on a novel, holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Essex. She is a political researcher and has one of her essays published in Qatar Narratives. She is also a regular contributor to the Woman Today magazine. Read the article here.
The Peninsula

Why we should value these screen gems
David Cleveland founded the East Anglian Film Archive while working at the University of Essex in 1976 and in 1979 it moved to the University of East Anglia. David was director of the archive for nearly 30 years and has now written a book looking at the films and film makers in the East of England from 1896-1996. Read the article here.
East Anglian Daily Times
Ipswich Evening Star

Friday 11

Campaigners say no to green paper's proposal for attendance allowance
Disability user groups are rallying round to defend the attendance allowance from proposals that could see it absorbed into the social care kitty. The offending paragraph in the green paper states there is "a case for drawing some funding streams together" of which the AA is given as an example. But, in fact, the case for integrating the AA into social services was examined thoroughly only last year by the Institute for Social and Economic Research. Read the whole article here.
Community Care.co.uk

Financial Services Authority & ABI launch pension calculator to help people plan for retirement
The online pension calculator is designed to help people gauge how much they will have to live on in retirement. The calculator’s launch comes as new figures published today by the FSA reveal 31% of people may suffer an increase in financial problems when they enter retirement. The Institute of Social and Economic Research was commissioned by the FSA to use the British Household Panel Survey, a longitudinal dataset, to examine how life events such as unemployment, bereavement and household status affect levels of financial capability. Read the article here.
Public Technology.net

PR firms make industry awards final
Colchester professionals have made the shortlist in a regional industry awards. The University of Essex is on the shortlist for the best publication category and the winners will be announced on 7 December.
Essex County Standard

Uni gets top vote for its housing
Accommodation at the University of Essex has been voted the best in Britain - by the students who live there. The university has scooped the Best University Halls 2009 award, based on responses from 9,000 UK scholars at 80 institutions who replied to the National Student Housing Survey.
Essex County Standard

Exhibition remembers troops lost in conflict
A prestigious art exhibition by Turner Prize winning artist Steve McQueen is about to be held at the University of Essex. Queen and Country commemorates British servicemen and women killed in Iraq and will run at the university's gallery from 8 October to 14 November.
Essex County Standard

Thursday 10

Study into academic levels
Academic at the University of Essex are playing a key role in a major new study to explore the differences in opportunities and achievements between children of both well-off and disadvantaged parents.
Essex Chronicle

2009 front-runners are poised for October's revelations
The University of Essex has been shortlisted in the 'Most Improved Student Experience' category in the THE Awards.
THE

Why is Uni failing businesses?
Southend's Business Incubation Centre, owned and managed by the University of Essex was set up to provide affordable premises for new enterprises and companies in the early stages of development. It also sought to provide a two-way exchange with the university business enterprise school in the same building. Simon Swords of Atlas Computer Systems has moved out as he found a a comparable alternative at a fraction of their rate.
Gazette

Wednesday 9

Psytechnics CTO and Founder to speak at VON
Essex graduate Dr Mike Hollier, CTO of Psytechnics - a leader in voice and video performance management for managed service providers and enterprises will be speaking at the VON Conference & Expo at the Miami Beach Convention Centre in September.
PRLog
USPWire

Pythagoras gains market share for Microsoft Dynamics CRM in important sector
Pythagoras a leading UK based Microsoft Dynamics CRM Gold partner has gained further market share in the CRM marketplace for Education with the announcement of two more Higher Education establishments, one of which is the University of Essex, going live.
PR Inside

We've got best student digs in whole country
Accommodation at the University of Essex has been voted the best in Britain - by the students who live there.
The University has scooped the Best University Halls 2009 award, based on responses from 9,000 UK scholars at 80 institutions who replied to the National Student Housing Survey.
Gazette
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Chelmsford Weekly News
Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
Halstead Gazette
Harlow Herald

Getting bugs to clean up dirty oil fast
Microbiologists have used bugs to break down and remove toxic compounds from crude oil and tar sands. Richard Johnson, a microbiology doctoral researcher at the University of Essex, described how by using mixed consortia of bacteria they have achieved complete degradation of specific compounds in only a few days. Read the article here.
Calgary Herald
Brunei News
Bombay News
Buenos Aires News
Beijing News
Australia News
Bangkok News
Jakarta News
Malaysia News
Pakistan News
South Korea News
Philippines News
Kazakhstan News
Baltimore News
Argentina News
Barcelona News
Tajikistan News
Uzbekistan News
Science Daily
Ottawa Citizen
Azerbaijan News
Cambodian Times
Indo-Asia News
Red Orbit
Star Phoenix
Innovations Report
Vancover Sun
Chemie. DE
The Calgary Herald
Bionity.com
Nigerian Guardian
Business Weekly

Council criticised for failing children
Essex County Council was scathingly criticised in the High Court yesterday over its treatment of two children who have spent years caring for their wheelchair-bound father. Deputy Judge Belinda Bucknall QC approved settlement of a High Court action brought on behalf of the children. Papers lodged with the court by the Children's Legal Centre, which is based at the University of Essex, had described "significant and worrying" developments in the children's personal circumstances.
Press Association
The Independent

Yorkshire Post

Gazette
24dash.com
Braintree and Witham Times
Daily Mail
Essex County Standard

Tuesday 8

Farm manure could power county
The Essex Rural Commission which is chaired by Professor Jules Pretty is about to unveil their proposals to halt decline in the countryside. One of the suggestions from the commission is a proposal for the county to have its own energy policy, with schools and public buildings generating their own power by using farmyard manure, food waste, straw or other second generation fuels.
East Anglian Daily Times

PR professionals take PRide in nominations
The University of Essex Annual Review has been shortlisted in the best publication category in the East Anglian regional round of the PRide Awards, the top annual honours for the public relations profession. Read the article here.
East Anglian Daily Times

Getting bugs to clean up dirty oil fast
Microbiologists have used bugs to break down and remove toxic compounds from crude oil and tar sands. Richard Johnson, a microbiology doctoral researcher at the University of Essex, described how by using mixed consortia of bacteria they have achieved complete degradation of specific compounds in only a few days. Read the article here.
Tech Radar
NewsTrack India
IOL
New Kerala.com
TurkmenistanNews.com
Scientific American online
Green Car Congress

Qatar Airways may start Tokyo flights in 2010
The Japanese Embassy introduced its new press and cultural attaché in Qatar. Hiromi Amano holds a degree in Human Rights and graduated from the University of Essex in England. She was introduced at a Reception which announced a new move to further develop aviation relations between Qatar and Japan.
The online Peninsula
Dow Jones News

Monday 7

Rich man poor man
Academics at the Institute for Social and Economic research at Essex University are taking part in an international study to explore the differences between the achievements of children of rich and poor parents.
The Gazette

Bacteria could clean up tar sand pollution
Toxins that can normally last in the environment for up to 10 yearscan be broken down in a matter of days using a mix of microbes, according to researchers from the University of Essex. Microbiologists from the university used a mix of bacteria to completely degrade acidic compounds from crude oil and tar sands in just a few days.
Greenbang.com

Friday 4

Dialogue with important spaces helps to celebrate Batley's Bacon
Robert Priseman's paintings which were first shown at the University of Essex will go on show tomorrow at the Huddersfield Art Gallery, alongside the one Bacon painting, which in the last year has been displayed in Milan, Tate Britain, Madrid and New York. Read the article here.
Yorkshire Post

Breastfeeding: looking for the evidence
£240,000 study at the University of Essex - looking at the consequences for youngsters, mothers and employers - is the most comprehensive of its kind in the UK. Steven Russell interviews the principal investigator Dr Emila Del Bono at the Institute for Social and Economic Research. Read the feature here.
East Anglian Daily Times
Ipswich Evening Star

A Labour stronghold weakens in UK
So is Labour’s malaise beyond immediate cure? “The short answer is yes,” says Anthony King, professor of government at Essex University north-east of London and one of Britain’s most experienced electoral analysts. “Their predicament is irretrievable. They are held in contempt, though sometimes benign contempt, because they are seen as chaotic and incompetent, unable to get anything right. The one thing people thought they could get right – the economy – has also gone wrong.”
National - Washington DC Bureau
The National

Plinth fame for local woman
Art Historian Dr Natasha Ruiz-Gómez spent an hour on Trafalgar Square's 'Empty Plinth' as part of a major art project by artist Antony Gormley.
Colchester Gazette

Week of top names gets uni to work
The Colchester Campus will be welcoming some of the biggest DJ names for Freshers' Week, including Radio One DJ Edith Bowman.
Colchester Gazette

Law Soc calls for more human rights lawyers
The Law Society's International Human Rights Committee and the Law Society Charity says more human rights lawyers are needed to maintain the response to the flurry of human rights breaches around the world. The call comes ahead of the Law Society's Human Rights Symposium, a major two day conference at the University of Essex. Read the full article here.
Law and More

Former Bagram detainee describes completely wild arrest, interrogation by US troops
Article written y Jonathan Horowitz, a Human Rights graduate, currently working in Afghanistan for the Open Society Institute. Read the full article here.

Huffington Post

Travellers return
Travellers have set up an illegal camp near the Salary Brook nature reserve at the University.
Essex County Standard

Thursday 3

Fallen heroes remembered
A prestigious art exhibition by a Turner prize-winning artist is to be held at Essex University. Steve McQueen's Queen and Country commemorates British servicemen and women killed in Irag and will run at the University's gallery from October 8 to November 14. Taking the form of facsimile postage stamps featuring the faces of those who were killed in the conflict, the exhibition includes many who served from Colchester
Gazette

Travellers set up camp at uni site
Travellers have been threatened with legal action if they fail to leave private land in Colchester. Twelve caravans set up near Salary Brook nature reserve, on Essex University land. Five remain, and the families, with children and dogs, have pledged to be gone by the weekend.
Gazette
Basildon and Wickford Recorder


Mean advantage
The nicer you are, the less likely you are to earn a high salary, concludes a study into the relationship between personality and pay carried out at the University of Essex
Times Higher Education
 

Wednesday 2

Student in running for model title
Sophie Chittock, who is currently studying musical theatre at the University of Essex, is one of 50 women shortlisted for a Model of the Year competition, run by modelling agency the Kerri Parker Academy.

Diss Express

Tenant concern over Business Incubation Centre
Southend's Business Incubation Centre has gone 'severely adrift', according to its first tenant.
The centre was set up to nurture new and growing businesses, but badly needs to be run in a more businesslike way itself, says Simon Swords, of Atlas Computer Systems.
(The Communications Office has raised concerns over the balance of this story with the Echo Editor). Read the article here
Echo

Parents not to blame
Poor parenting is not the reason for an increase in problem behaviour amongst teenagers, according to research led by Oxford University. A team led by Professor Frances Gardner from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Oxford found no evidence of a general decline in parenting. The research team reviewed published evidence, and analysed two sets of UK nationally representative data, including the British Household Panel Survey.
Professional Security
 


 

 

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