New book dedicated to Essex hits the shelves  

Essex Belongs To Us front and back cover

By William Mailes

A book based upon tales, places and attractions from around Essex has been released during this month’s Essex Book festival. 

The Essex Book Festival attracts thousands of people from across the county and beyond over the month of March, and aims to unite the county through a love of reading and story-telling.

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Fifth loss in a row to UEA at Derby Day…

By Craig Bradshaw

University of Essex once again disappointed at the Derby Day sports event against University of East Anglia with a fifth consecutive loss to University of East Anglia.

Essex lost by a comfortable margin of 55 points to 15 in this annual contest between the two universities.

The Blades teams travelled to University of East Anglia in Norwich to face-off against their rivals, and hopes were high that a four-year losing streak could be halted. Sadly, the Blades capitulated and put up very little resistance. Continue reading

… but pole dancers savour triumph

by  Hope Woolston

Though Essex lost 55-15 in the Derby Day sports event, it won one of the newest sports on the scene, Pole Dance.

Essex pole grabbed both first and second place in the beginner’s category, first in intermediates and second in advance after two hours of spins, tricks and dance. Continue reading

Holi Festival at Essex

By Paula Jakima

The University of Essex prides itself in how multicultural it is. Thanks to how culturally varied we are, we get to explore and help celebrate different religions.

On the 7 March,  people gathered by the Lakes in the sun with the intention to get very messy. Everyone was waiting to celebrate the Hindu spring festival, Holi. Continue reading