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What We Have Achieved
Our students have been active within the local community as always this year. Highlights so far include:
18 households visited by street reps, conducting introduction visits to students living off campus explaining about recycling, noise and living in a community
46 visits to off campus students carried out, addressing complaints from permanent residents
Website for off campus students has been created and can be found here:
. This includes information for students such as recycling & rubbish timetables, local support services etc.
November’s Home Safety Campaign in Greenstead, helping students to be safe in their homes and answer any questions about living off campus, was a success. This was in conjunction with Les Nicoll (Essex County Fire & Rescue Service), Angie Pearson (Essex Police), and Melinda Bracey (Zone Warden for Greenstead).
Business cards with the firstname.lastname@example.org email address have been designed to help maintain effective communication with local residents and the university.
Student volunteers helping with setting up the annual Langham Bonfire, 7th of November.
Christmas campaign to 34 households to create a sense of off campus community among students.
Give it food, student volunteers collecting food for those in need before Christmas, donations were given to Colchester Food Bank.
International Bake-Off increasing the feeling of community in Greenstead on 12th of February.
Home Safety campaign carried out in Wivenhoe in February 2016.
Student Volunteering Week; February.
upcoming plans in the local community include:
Community Day of Action, improving the area of Greenstead.
Our annual Big Spring Clean in April.
Community surveys for students and resident to look at local community relations.
Safety surveys, looking at main areas to be addressed to improve student experience off campus.
Leave Colchester Tidy
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