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Below is a round-up of recent University press and broadcast coverage. Please note that all websites are external and will take you out of the Communications website.

Members of the University community can receive an electronic daily alert with links to press coverage by contacting Holly Ward in the Communications Office (e-mail hollyb@essex.ac.uk) and asking to be subscribed to presscuttings@essex.ac.uk.

An archive of recent coverage is available online. A full archive of media coverage is also held in the Communications Office.

The University of Essex in the Press

August 2013

Friday 2 August

BBC News
Professor Paul Whiteley from the Department of Government and Professor Dick Hobbs from the Department of Sociology comment on the London Government Act: Essex, Kent, Surrey and Middlesex 50 years on. You can read the article here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23518687

The Guardian
Professor Prem Sikka from Essex Business School comments on communications giants multiple tax breaks. You can read his comments here:
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/jul/31/mobile-phone-companies-tax-avoidance

FT.com
Professor Prem Sikka from Essex Business School comments on KPMG’s audit of BAE. You can read the comments here: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/57901b44-fa98-11e2-87b9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2aoVI0Udj

July 2013 

Wednesday 31 July

The Daily Telegraph
University of Essex Honorary Graduate, Laura Trott speaks about receiving her recent honorary degree. Read the article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/cycling/10205208/London-2012-remembered-Laura-Trott-I-became-a-role-model-overnight.html

Tuesday 30 July

The Daily Telegraph
Professor Peter Lynn from the Institute for Social and Economic Research comments on the Government’s family and friends test for NHS hospitals.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10212106/Family-and-Friends-test-at-best-meaningless.html

Sunday 28 July

Sunday Times Magazine
The magazine profiled Southend-on-Sea and mentioned the University of Essex campus and the East 15 Acting school and their positive effects on the town.

Tuesday 23 July

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Scotland
Radio Interview with Professor Prem Sikka from Essex Business School on BBC Radio 4 "PM Programme".

Times Higher Education
The University of Essex is one of the universities who will be running The Sutton Trust's Pathways to Law programme.  Read the article here: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/news-in-brief-18-july-2013/2005752.article

Friday 19 July

Financial Times
Professor Prem Sikka comments on the Duchy of Cornwall tax practices. You can read his comments here: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/eb4aabb0-f07f-11e2-929c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2aoVI0Udj

Wednesday 17 July

The Daily Telegraph
Olympic cyclist Laura Trott and singer Annie Lennox were both awarded honorary degrees from the University of Essex yesterday.

ITV.com - http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2013-07-16/annie-lennox-and-laura-trott-receive-honorary-degrees-from-university-of-essex/

Monday 15 July

BBC Breakfast News
Dr Jo Barton interviewed about the positive impact of gardening on health following survey by Gardeners' World.

ITV.com
Professor Jules Pretty talks about the benefits of gardening to mental health.  Read the article here:
http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2013-07-15/gardening-good-for-your-state-of-mind/

Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2363793/Why-gardening-makes-HAPPIER-It-ward-depression-improve-mood-make-feel-life-worthwhile.html?ITO=1490&ns_campaign=1490&ns_mchannel=rss

Thursday 11 July

The Daily Telegraph
Daily Mail

TV Scientist Michael Mosley filmed a Horizon programme looking at 'The Truth About Personality'. Part of his research was carried at the University of Essex where he spoke to Professor Elaine Fox in the Department of Psychology and undertook some experiments.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10172168/Horizon-The-Truth-About-Personality-BBC-Two-review.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2359348/Your-glass-really-half-The-documentary-shows-train-brain-OPTIMIST.html?ico=health%5eheadlines

Wednesday 10 July

BBC Two
TV Scientist Michael Mosley filmed a Horizon programme looking at 'The Truth About Personality'. Part of his research was carried at the University of Essex where he spoke to Professor Elaine Fox in the Department of Psychology and undertook some experiments. You can view the programme here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036ypxw

BBC News
University of Essex lecturer Iain Keenan decided to carry out 40 open water swims - including a water commute to work to mark his 40th birthday. Read the article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-23268915

Tuesday 9 July

BBC News
University of Essex researchers have used data collected from a zombie-themed computer game to research crowd behaviour in building evacuations. Read the article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-23239221

Tuesday 2 July

ITV.com
Dr Bill Teatheredge talks about studying for his Doctorate in Art History and Theory at the University of Essex. You can view the clip here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-23239221

The Daily Telegraph
Academics at the University of Essex have worked with the consultancy firm Europe Economics to produce a report that suggests that interchange fees" imposed on retailers by the transaction firms Mastercard and Visa, should be capped or banned.

June 2013

Thursday 13 June

Times Higher Education
The University of Essex “Microfiction” competition challenged students and staff to write a story in 10 words of less.  The student winner was Georgina Beard of Philosophy and Art History and the staff winner was Lucy McCaul.

Wednesday 12 June

The Guardian
Prem Sikka of the Essex Business School is quoted in an article on Vodafone and tax avoidance.  To read the full article please visit the Guardian online.

The Independent
Prem Sikka of the Essex Business Scool is quoted in an article on Bank bonuses.  Please see the Independent Online for the full article.

Tuesday 11 June

The Guardian
The University of Essex is ranked 79 out of 143 universities in the People & Planet Green league table.

Tuesday 4 June

The Guardian
The University of Essex is ranked 63 out of 119 in the Guardian’s Overall University Rankings. 

May 2013

Thursday 30 May

Times Higher Educaton

·    Professor Todd Landman has been named as the new executive dean for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Graham Underwood the new executive dean of the Faculty of Science and Health.

·    Professor David Smith of the University of Essex took the first underwater lecture with a group of marine biology students during a field trip to Wakatobi Marine National Park in Indonesia.

·    Professor Steffen Böehm of the University of Essex writes on open-access publishing initiatives in the UK.  Please see the Times Higher Education for the full article. 

 

Sunday 26 May

The Sunday Times

Prem Sikka, Essex Business School is quoted in an article in the Sunday Times Online “Playing the Tax Game”.

Friday 24 May

The Times
A study based on figures from the national census and results from the survey of households (2012 and 2011) suggests that 9 out of 10 babies born to co-habiting parents this year will see their parents split up by the time they are 16.

Thursday 23 May

Times Higher Education

The economic advantage of having a degree has dropped by nearly 30 per cent according to research carried out by Malcolm Brynin of the University of Essex’s Institute for Social and Economic Research.

Professor James Raven has between awarded a major research fellowship from the University of Essex of £146,799 to research  “Chance and containment; state lotteries in Britain and Europe cc.1600-1850.

The discovery of a teapot which survived a doodlebug on a farmhouse in Coggleshaw has been given to researchers at the University of Essex History department who are using it to help piece together the history of the estate where it was found

Professor  Lorna Fox O’Mahony from the University of Durham has been appointed Executive Dean for the Faculty of Humanities.

You can read the press release about her appointment here: http://www.essex.ac.uk/news/event.aspx?e_id=5201

Wednesday 22 May

BBC Radio 4

Professor Prem Sikka of the Essex Business School spoke to BBC Scotland, “Newsdrive Programme” on G8 and tax avoidance.  Please see the BBC Radio Scotland webpage 1.11.11 to listen to the full interview.

Professor Prem Sikka of the Essex Business School spoke to BBC Scotland “John Beattie Programme on Apple and tax avoidance.  Please see the webpage 8.30 to listen to the full interview.

Professor Prem Sikka of the Essex Business School spoke to BBC Radio 4 “Today Programme” on G8 summit and tax avoidance. Please see the BBC news webpage to listen to the full interview. 

Essex Life – June 2013

Wivenhoe House will be hosting “June at the House” this Summer, starting with “Rock the House” on the weekend of 22 and 23 June.

 

Lord Petre has been appointed patron of the Wilderness Foundation.  The Wilderness Foundation has carried out pioneering work with the University of Essex  in the research of how nature effects young people in terms of self-esteem, mood and creating feelings of hope.

 

A three page feature on the Southend and how it has transformed over recent years, mentions the University of Essex and how it has bought younger people to Southend creating a positive vibe in the heart of the town. 

 

Times Higher Education
David Mead, Professor of public law and UK human rights at the University of Essex sent a letter to the Times Higher Education re : citations as a measure of research quality.

Monday 20 May

BBC Look East
Featured the University’s underwater lectures on its morning programme.

Read the press release here: http://www.essex.ac.uk/news/event.aspx?e_id=5210

Friday 17 May

BBC Essex
Professor Dave Smith speaking on BBC Essex about the University of Essex staging the first underwater lecture in Indonesia  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0184c5s forward to 51.30.  You can read the full story on the BBC Essex webpage

Essex Life

Wivenhoe House will be hosting  “June at the House", a series of shows this Summer, starting with “Rock the House” on the weekend of 22 and 23 June.

LocalisE, a University of Essex project, set up to help North Essex businesses has won £16,200 in funding from the Intellectual Property Office after winning a competition.

Thursday 16 May

BBC Radio 4

Interview with Prem Sikka on, “World Tonight” on the subject of Google and tax avoidance, 16 May 2013.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sdrrm forward to 14.14.

For more on the story please refer to an article by Prem Sikka in The Citizen and an article in The Guardian


Monday 13 May

The Independent online
The Times online
CBBC Newsround
BBC News

Dr Gavin Sandercock from the Centre for Sports and Exercise Science has published a report stating that malnutrition is a major problem in the UK today.
Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/underweight-children-face-health-problems-too-warn-experts-8613231.html

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/22506826

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22479045

Sunday 12 May

The Guardian
Former University of Essex Pro-Chancellor, Sir Terence Beckett has died at the age of 89.  Sir Terence was a Pro-Chancellor from 1989-1998.
Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/may/12/sir-terence-beckett

Saturday 11 May

Huffington Post UK
Dr Nadine Rossol, from the Department of History comments on the Nazi Book Burnings of 1933.
Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/09/nazi-book-burning_n_3245340.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Friday 10 May

The Independent online
Students at the University of York who are campaigning to have a Feminist Society talk about the support they have received from other student unions across the country, including the University of Essex.
Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/necessary-rib-we-need-feminism-on-campus-8609289.html

Thursday 9 May

Times Higher Education        
Appointments - Lorna McGregor has been appointed as the new Director of the Hunan Rights Centre at the University of Essex, taking over from Geoff Gilbert. 
Link: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/people/appointments-9-may-2013/2003656.article

Tuesday 7 May

The Guardian                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Clara Sandoval, a Barrister, Law Lecturer at the University of Essex and Consultant with Redress, represented Leopoldo Garcia Lucero, a 79-year-old torture survivor from Chile, in a landmark damages claim at the Inter-American court for human rights. 
Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/06/chile-americas?INTCMP=SRCH

ITV Anglia
Annie Lennox will be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Essex at a ceremony in July.
Link: http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2013-05-07/singing-star-among-those-to-get-honorary-degrees/

The Guardian 
Catherine Robb, a Master’s student at the University of Essex was on the panel of this weeks Guardian roundtable debate on the challenges faced in postgraduate education.   

Monday 6 May

BBC Essex
Dr John Ashdown-Hill, a graduate from the Department of History spoke to Dave Monk about his involvement in the Richard III project which was recently televised on Channel 4 and about the annual Dudley White Local History lecture which he will be giving on Wednesday evening. 
 

Friday 3 May 2013

Daily Mail
Professor Anthony King from the Department of Government writes a column for the Daily Mail about the recent elections and the protest vote.
Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319246/The-economy-Europe-motivation-protest-vote.html?ico%3Dhome%255Eheadlines

BBC Essex
Mr Bryn Morris, Registrar and Secretary talks about The Forum, a joint partnership with Southend Borough Council, the University of Essex and South Essex College.

Thursday 2 May 2013

Times Higher Education
Timothy Secret, a Philosophy lecturer at the University of Essex has made a short film for the BBC looking at people’s responses to grief.  The film is the first in a series of films as part of New Generation Thinkers. 
Link: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/campus-round-up-2-may-2013/2003512.article

Times Higher Education
Details of the premiere of Derek Walcott’s new play “O Starry, Starry Night” which takes place tonight at the Lakeside Theatre.
Link: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/campus-round-up-2-may-2013/2003512.article

Times Higher Education
Professor Mark Harvey at the University of Essex is asking that authors have the right to see all comments written about them in referees’ reports.  Please visit the webpage for the full article.

The Guardian
Professor Prem Sikka from Essex Business School comments on how little tax Google are paying.
Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/may/02/tax-haven-strategy-george-osborne

Monday 29 April 2013

The Guardian
Professor Prem Sikka from Essex Business School comments on the Greene King tax scheme.
Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/apr/29/greene-king-tax-scheme-appeal

Daily Mail
Dr Murray Griffin from the Centre for Sports and Exercise Science comments on 'psycho-biological inner voices'.
Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2316240/Are-thunder-thighs-DNA-Exercise-like-having-flat-stomach-simply-genetic-make-up.html

The Daily Telegraph
Professor Sarah Birch from the Department of Government comments on the low voting turnout from youngsters in elections.
Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10024037/Make-young-vote-to-counter-pensioners-power.html

Friday 26 April 2013

The Guardian
Professor Prem Sikka from Essex Business School comments on a report by
report by the Commons public accounts committee.
Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/apr/26/accountancy-firms-knowledge-treasury-avoid-tax?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

Thursday 25 April 2013

Times Higher Education
The University of Essex is ranked 50 out of 102 Universities in Times Higher Education Student Survey Experience 2013.


Sunday 21 April 2013

National Geographic Channel
An interview with Professor Chris Cooper was featured on the National Geographic TV documentary "Cycling High: Doping to Win".  

The Sunday Times online
An article on the possible benefits of exercising at night mentions research carried out by Dave Parry at the University of Essex to see if we really do run faster at night, or whether it is all in the mind.   

Friday 19 April 2013

The May edition of Essex Life featured:
S
tudents from Essex Business School winning this year’s Universities Business Challenge, out of 310 teams from UK Universities.

Basanga  Kibadi Lata from Manchester who has won a scholarship from BaxterStorey to study at the Edge Hotel School.

Afternoon tea at Wivenhoe House. 

Thursday 18 April 2013

Times Higher Education

·    A feature on Anthony Forster, Vice-Chancellor.
Link : http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/v-c-applies-military-lessons-in-leadership/2003211.article

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph University Guide
Link: www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/universities-and-colleges/9929474/University-of-Essex-guide.html

Tuesday 16 April 2013

The Guardian
Professor Peter Lynn, a survey expert from the Institute for Social and Economic Research writes for The Guardian about sharing patient data.
Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/blog/2013/apr/16/share-patient-data-improve-health

 

The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph interviews University of Essex history and politics student Daniel Chapman who was camping overnight before Lady Thatcher's funeral service.
L
ink: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/margaret-thatcher/9998910/Margaret-Thatchers-supporters-set-up-camp-at-St-Pauls-Cathedral.html

Daily Mail
Dr
Valerie Gladwell from the Centre for Sports and Exercise Science talks about new Danish research into resting heart rates.  Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2309717/How-high-resting-pulse-triples-risk-early-death-Chance-increases-fit-healthy.html#ixzz2RCAv9qoG

Friday 12 April 2013

The Guardian
Professor
Steffen Böhm, Director of the Essex Sustainability Institute writes about the failing carbon markets.
Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/why-are-carbon-markets-failing

Thursday 11 April 2013

East Anglian Daily Times
The Daily Gazette and also widely covered across the region
Essex’s opening batsman and England Cricket Captain Dr Alastair Cook received an honorary degree yesterday from the University of Essex.
http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/10345943.Cricket_captain__Alastair_Cook__awarded_honorary_degree_from_Essex_Uni/

The Times Higher Education
The financial data for UK higher education institutions is available for viewing.
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/features/feature-survey-of-the-uk-sectors-finances/2003025.article

 

The Times Higher Education

First year business student, Morten Rustad from the University of Essex has produced a 'time -lapse' video using pictures of the University of Essex's Colchester Campus.
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/campus-round-up-11-april-2013/2003016.article

You can view the press release for Morten's video here: http://www.essex.ac.uk/news/event.aspx?e_id=5108

Wednesday 10 April 2013

BBC Look East
Anglia Evening News
Essex’s opening batsman and England Cricket Captain Dr Alastair Cook received an honorary degree yesterday from the University of Essex.

BBC Look East: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rr1db/Look_East_East_10_04_2013/ (scroll through to 18.30).

ITV Anglia: http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/topic/alastair-cook/

You can read the press release here: http://www.essex.ac.uk/news/event.aspx?e_id=5014

BBC Essex

Dr Pamela Cox from the University spoke to BBC Essex about the death of Margaret Thatcher and her ‘Right to Buy’ policy.
Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016nkgl (from 1:07 onwards)

 

BBC Essex
Essex batsman and England Captain, Alastair Cook will receive an Honorary Degree from the University of Essex today.

Daily Mail online
Professor Prem Sikka from Essex Business School comments on t
he poor performance of auditors during the banking crisis
.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-2305882/Lloyds-legal-threat-KPMG-HBOS-Crosby-gives-knighthood-175k-pension.html#ixzz2QALkUMaF  

Tuesday 9 April 2013

The Guardian
Peter Lynn, Professor of Survey Methodology at the University’s of Essex Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (ISER) writes for the Guardian about the problems with a new survey being introduced by the NHS.
Link: www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2013/apr/09/friends-family-test-unfit-for-purpose?INTCMP=SRCH

BBC Essex
Professor Paul Whiteley from the University’s Department of Government spoke to Ian Puckey about the legacy that Margaret Thatcher has left.
Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016nkbz (from 10:36)

BBC Essex
Professor Anthony King from the University’s Department of Government spoke to Dave Monk about how Margaret Thatcher will be remembered.

Monday 8 April

The Telegraph
Professor Stuart Weir, Director of Democratic Audit, Human Rights Centre, is amongst the signatories of an open letter calling for the National Audit Office to review nuclear negotiations between the Government and EDF Energy over financial support for the Hinkley nuclear power plant.
Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/9975199/UK-nuclear-power-station-given-green-light-Hinkley-Point.html

Friday 5 April

KMPH-TV online plus 99 other outlets around the world
A story about ways of fighting stress mentions a study from the University of Essex which found that just five minutes of exercise or even gardening outdoors can lift your mood and improve self-esteem.
http://www.kmph-kfre.com/story/21712890/six-instant-ways-to-stress-less-and-smile-more

Essex County Standard
BBC Essex (interview with Dave Monk)
Dean Whybrow, a student who is working with the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex, will be challenging the myths about dyslexia at Cafe Scientifique in Colchester on Wednesday.

You can read the press release here: http://www.essex.ac.uk/news/event.aspx?e_id=5113

 

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