Take your pick out of a range of virtual events and activities hosted by Residence Life. All students welcome to be part of our online community.
Each week we'll be posting a selection of online programmes hosted by our fantastic Residents' Assistant (RA) team. Take part in any events or activities which you're interested in. This is a great opportunity to make new friends, stay connected, and be part of our online community.
All Residence Life programmes are open to both on and off campus students from any location – no booking needed, just log on and join the event at the start time.
Wednesday 9 December
Zoom Meeting ID: 977 5541 7364
Enjoy a showcase of films, dance, and music from around the world. Share your own contributions and recommendations of music, dance, and film examples from across the globe with other residents. Hosted by RA Tashinga (Meadows).
Friday 11 December
Zoom Meeting ID: 972 0262 7482
Enjoy competing in a series of 'Kahoot' quizzes which will explore the werid and wonderful from different countries and cultures from across the globe. The event will begin with e UK themed quiz, followed by multiple quizzes about other countries and the traditions they hold. The programme is a great way to relax and socialise but perhaps everyone will come away with having learnt something new! Hosted by RA Eleanor (North)
Friday 11 December
Zoom Meeting ID: 689 055 8536
Come along to our cultural awareness night to learn more about different cultures in a fun and engaging way. The event will consist of a Cultural Quiz on Kahoot, various games and activities and a discussion where people can share parts of their culture. Hosted by RA Taylor (Southend)
Saturday 12 December 2020
5 - 6pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 943 6606 8031
Using the popular web-based game, Scribbl.io (a free, multiplayer drawing and guessing game), try and guess what is drawn on the digital canvas! Using examples of cultural diversity on the Essex campus, you will need to guess what the drawing is. Residents can then share any stories, significance, or meaning behind the examples used, giving everyone a chance to learn from different cultures and connect in new ways. Hosted by RA David (South Courts).
Sunday 13 December 2020
Zoom Meeting ID 981 5368 2375
Using Zoom and Screensharing options, take a virtual tour with other students of popular museums such as the Louvre, Smithsonian, and the National Museum of Modern Contemporary Art. You can also request or make recommendations of any museums or galleries that you know of, and would like to share with the group. Museums and galleries display works of art, sculpture, and artefacts from different cultures and countries from across the globe. These museums aren’t always easily accessible, especially during the pandemic. By taking virtual tours, you will have access to see parts of history and learn more about your own, or other student’s cultures, around the globe. Hosted by RA Yatammene (South Courts).
Remember, all Residence Life programmes are open to both on and off campus students from any location – no booking needed, just log on to Zoom and join the event at the start time. Find out more about using Zoom. If you have any suggestions for upcoming programmes, please email us.