Excellence at work

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Be a founding member of the Essex Women's Network

The new Essex Women's Network has been set up in response to our work with Athena SWAN.

The network is open to all staff and also to our PhD students. It will provide a forum for women to share ideas and provide mutual support.

The network is a member-led initiative run by women for women, however all staff are welcome to attend events, participate in activities or submit comments.

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Introducing the Essex Professional Framework

The way we work matters. That's why we've created a set of behaviours that best describe our attitude to working at the University of Essex.

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Open for business

Through our Knowledge Gateway the University is driving business innovation and growth across the East of England region. Find out more.

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Staff question of the month

Take a look at our November question of the month and help us understand more about change management in the workplace.

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People Supporting Strategy

Find out what building and sustaining partnership working means for the University and for our staff in our People Supporting Strategy (.pdf).

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. Student Support provide 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.