University’s HPU- tried and tested

Open to both those at the university and the public, the human performance unit (HPU) monitors athletic activity to help individuals achieve their sporting goals.

Kelly Murray, the practice educator and manager of the HPU, works in the university’s school of sport as a sports scientist.

She said: “Because we know people have other commitments, we make sure we make the most of every training session.”

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Polish Society raises cash for Ukraine

By Claudia Bradley

Essex Polish Society is gathering important items for petrified Ukrainian refugees this week.  

Bring donations to Wolfson Court (by the North Towers), Flat 3.  

The society are looking for:  

  •  Clothes (unisex and all sizes): raincoats, jumpers, hoodies, tops, trousers, socks, underwear, hats, scarves, etc.  
  • Hygiene products: hand wash, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, diapers, sanitary products, baby wipes, baby powder  
  • First aid and health items: masks, hand sanitisers, plasters, bandages, paper towels, etc.  

They will be collecting until Wednesday 2nd March between 10-11am.  

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Ukraine and Russia: How Will Other Nations Be Affected?

By Claudia Bradley

A Lebanese student shares how neighbouring countries might suffer in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.   

Alan Yammine, a 19 year old biomedical science student, said: “Lebanon is influenced by countries such as Iran and Syria, which both have good relations with Russia simply because they don’t with the US. This has been ruining our economy since 1990 once the civil war in Lebanon ended.”  

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National Strikes continue across Universities

By Lily Morris

Lecturers part of the University and College Union (UCU) are continuing their strikes this month, with lessons paused in universities across the country. Strikes at the University of Essex are taking place over two periods totalling ten days, up to Wednesday 2 March. Continue reading “National Strikes continue across Universities”