ANGERED staff have taken to picketing outside the university entrances to fight for their pension rights. The first day of a month-long pension strike by members of the University and College Union (UCU) began on the 22nd of February, which sees picketers placed outside university entrances, encouraging others to join in the protest. The need... Continue Reading →
I went around Colchester town and asked people one question; "if there was one thing you could change about Colchester, what would it be?". Here's what they had to say. David Russell, 68, Colchester, retired “I like the town but I’ve always had a problem with the roads. I don’t think they’re managed very well, in... Continue Reading →
With fellow journalism student, Holly Hammond, I go around the Student Union bar asking University of Essex students their opinion on whether students would work better if lectures started in the afternoon.
A much-loved annual tree giveaway is expected to return on Saturday. Trees for Years provides over 2,000 free trees and fruit bushes to Colchester residents, community groups, schools and town or parish councils. It supports the Colchester Borough Council's aim of creating a green, healthy borough for people to live, work and play in. The giveaway will start at... Continue Reading →
Every year hundreds of international students flock to the University of Essex – and in exchange University of Essex students leave to travel all over the world and indulge in various new cultures during their studies. This is all made possible through the Essex Abroad scheme, which aims to bring new international experience to students... Continue Reading →
Water is one of humanities' basic survival needs and would be considered a necessity to a healthy student life. However, a series of problems with a new water tank has left students in three campus houses without access to water. For the past few weeks, the residents of houses 4-6 in Harwich Court have... Continue Reading →