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Do you work for the University of Essex? Find out the latest staff news and information including our governance and strategy

Excellence at work

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Celebrating our success

Our staff and students joined Members of Parliament at the House of Commons to hear Bernard Jenkin MP celebrating our successes.

The adjournment debate, requested by Harwich and North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin, focused on our many successes includinging student satisfaction, research and our work with business.

You can watch the debate for yourself on

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Making an impact in Europe

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster helped launch the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) at the European Parliament.

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We're part of a new flagship Robotics centre

We are delighted to part of a consortium of eight universities which has secured £42million of new investment to fund the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR).

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Understanding life in the UK

Understanding Society has published its sixth Insights report, providing new findings for researchers and policy makers on the way we live our lives.

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Welcome to our new performance sport scholars

We’re really excited to welcome talented new athletes from around the world to our performance sport programme. We thought you would like to meet a few of them too.

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.