Event to promote harmony at Essex

By Shakiya Branch

The University of Essex’s Residence Life team is hosting a one day event on 27 April from 11am to 3pm to unify the campus with love regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. The #Lovehasnolabels event will have a guessing game for peoples x-rays and the opportunity to take pictures with a cardboard cut-out. While waiting in the queue, enjoy a free cookie and wear a badge for the rest of the day to show support of #Lovehasnolabels

The event takes place in Square 3 (next to the SU bar). Follow the heart signs to find it and help unify Essex with love.

Boycott NSS, says National Union of Students

By Tom Larsen-Wright

University students across the country are being urged to boycott the National Students Survey.

The university survey, which is filled out by final year undergraduates every year, will decide whether universities can raise their tuition fees for the next academic year. The increased fees would start at a maximum of £9,500 a year, and could rise by an estimated 3-4 per cent per year. Continue reading

Society holds Black History Month debate

By Molly Garlick

To coincide with Black History Month Essex university’s Black Social and Political Society is holding a panel event to discuss issues of racism in the current climate. The event will be 6pm-8pm in the Lecture Theatre Building 7.

The society believes that the black community is at a pivotal point in fighting racism and will be discussing what exactly is the correct or most effective way to protest or battle racism. I spoke to the president of the society, Kwasi Tandoh, about the event.