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We've won a Queen's Anniversary Prize

We're incredibly proud to have received a Queen's Anniversary Prize for the world-leading social science research undertaken by the Institute for Social and Economic Research.

The Prize is the highest form of national recognition for the work of a UK university and will be officially bestowed on the University at Buckingham Palace in early 2018 by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

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Kristian takes on regius professorship

Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, an internationally renowned figure in the study of conflict resolution and democratisation, is our new Regius Professor of Political Science.

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Come along to our annual education conference

Make sure you come to our annual education conference on Thursday 11 January for a variety of keynotes, mini presentations and interactive activities on the theme of 'Learning Spaces'.

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We’re hosting the first YERUN Research Workshop on 25 and 26 January. As part of the event, we're organising an open meeting so our academic staff can find out more about the network.

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Phishing scams - what you need to know

Phishing is one of the most common ways that cyber criminals get hold of your personal details. Find out what could happen if you fall victim of a phishing scam, and how to spot a phishing email.

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.