A Generous Christmas Gift From BOUYGUES UK

 

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The University of Essex has received one last Christmas present, in the form of a cheque from construction firm Bouygues UK (BYUK). BYUK are currently building The Copse, our new 650 bedroom student accommodation complex, and the cheque for £1,700 is the money raised from the project team’s Christmas Raffle.

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Click Helping Essex Alumni

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Click became a recognisable name around the three Essex campuses very quickly and hence more and more people know about this amazing opportunity. The platform is open to all current students and staff members who are also eligible to matchfunding. But did you know alumni can also benefit from Click?

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#GiveEssex5 – A Day of Celebration

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Last Tuesday 28 November saw Essex mark #GivingTuesday, the worldwide celebration of philanthropy. This was our third year participating and our best yet, with record numbers of engagement from staff, students, alumni and friends of the University, and over £2,000 raised to support students using Click, our in-house crowdfunding platform.

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#GiveEssex5 Supports Projects on Click

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You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. Continue reading

A Wild Story from Africa

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The UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve, situated in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is a 6,000 hectare reserve comprised of three farms previously managed for cattle and encompasses a wide range of habitats from acacia savannah and bushveld to mountainous terrain. Due to previous agricultural practices many of the natural inhabiting species had been lost.

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Embroideries that Bring Hope

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Sana Kikhia – originally from Syria and a former Master’s student from the Essex Business School  has always been interested in volunteering and social justice. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Society she saw a potential of starting a small project that could have a great impact.

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Why is Click so Great?

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Click was established in November 2015 as a way of supporting students and other university members. Since then Click has helped more than 200 brilliant ideas to become a reality and has raised more than £210,000. These numbers prove that with just a little support our Essex students can make all their dreams come true.

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