Excellence at work

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Stronger and better

In his annual all-staff briefing, our Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster, gave us his assessment of how we're progressing towards the goals set out in our strategic plan.

He also updated us on the external environment and our challenges, our achievements and how our Essex Spirit will help us become even stronger and better than before.

You can read an edited version of the full briefing

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New Chair for the Essex LGBT Alliance

Dr Ilaria Boncori will be taking over as Chair of the Essex LGBT Alliance from November 2016. We spoke to her to find out more.

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Library launches BrowZine

Our library is offering a free trial of BrowZine, a revolutionary new way to keep an eye on scholarly journals from your computer.

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Managing all your aches and pains

Our new Sports Therapy Clinic is now open for business at our Colchester Campus – and it is free for all students and staff.

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Got a great idea? We'll fund it

We’re looking for your ideas to help make life better for all our research students and we’ve got up to £2,000 to make those ideas happen.

Supporting you

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As a member of staff, you can access free and confidential counselling and support services through our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with Validium.

Supporting students

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Students may ask for support or information outside of your specialism. See the guidance on referring students to the appropriate specialist support service.

Our identity

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Our Essex values, culture, philosophy and approach set us apart from other institutions. Find out more about our challenger philosophy and how we express it.