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Strengthening links through research and teaching

We've established partnerships with key European universities crossing disciplines to enrich our research and enhance learning opportunities for our students.

Education Development Conference 2020

We warmly invite our YERUN and YUFE partners to join our Education Development Conference 2020.

The conference, titled Online Learning and Teaching in the Spotlight takes place on Wednesday 6 May 2020 via Zoom.

By focusing on the experiences of our learning community, the conference will cover topics ranging from online module design to student success, view the full programme. The conference will give delegates the opportunity to think creatively and share their practices to enhance the transition to online and blended learning.

The conference is open to all teaching and professional services staff, including our partner colleagues in YERUN and YUFE, who contribute to education at Essex, and would
like to enhance their understanding of online learning and current practices across the University. 

To register

Please email our learning and development team at develop@essex.ac.uk to book your place. External partners will also be asked to register on the day when you click to join the opening session of the conference. This should take less than one minute.

YUFE: creating a new European University

We're part of ground-breaking plans to develop a new ‘European University’ as part of the pioneering Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE).

YUFE is one of just 17 alliances of European universities selected by the European Commission to take part in its programme to create European universities by bringing together institutions from across the continent.

The YUFE alliance, which includes eight leading young universities, presented its ambitious vision to the European Commission earlier this year and has now been given the go ahead to put it into action.

"Establishing one of the first truly European universities will offer students and staff so much more than conventional exchange placements. They will be fully integrated into our institution, can make use of all the services and take advantage of the strong connections between YUFE institutions."
Professor Anthony Forster Vice-Chancellor UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

YERUN: building links across Europe

We are collaborating with the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) to develop joint research and teaching initiatives and to maximise mobility, research capacities and the employability of our graduates.