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.

Uni misses out on Colchester Monopoly space

By Alex Maxam

Colchester’s very own Monopoly board was released on Friday at the Mercury Theatre, however many are surprised to see that the University of Essex fails to make an appearance.

The university are among other sites in Colchester that are key to the town’s success failing to gain a spot on the board along with First Site. The arts and culture venue hosts an array of exhibitions popular with Colchester residents. Continue reading

University chief warns of Brexit impact

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WARNING: Heather Laurie, pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Essex

By Will Mailes

Referendum logo smallA senior University of Essex academic has warned that leaving the EU could reduce the diversity of the students that study there.

Heather Laurie, who will take over as pro-vice-chancellor for research in September, said “a lot is at stake” for higher education in the 23 June referendum.

Laurie said: “The University of Essex is a very international university, and we have about 15 per cent of our students come from EU countries.

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