Essex University to lead north Essex out of recession

Essex University to lead north Essex out of recession

Essex University to lead north Essex out of recession

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ESSEX University is set to lead north Essex out of recession and make the area a major employment base.

An agreement has been reached between the university and local councils, which sets out how the institution’s strengths can be promoted in Colchester and Tendring.

To make the most of the Knowledge Gateway, the university’s 42-acre business research and development park, the agreement outlines plans to create a link road between it and the A120, as well as building a new railway station between Hythe and Wivenhoe.

Steve Clarke, Essex University’s Knowledge Gateway consultant, said: “This is about making sure there is a clear understanding of the partners around the impact the university can bring in terms of economic development.

“And one way to look at that is making sure the Knowledge Gateway is as accessible as possible.

“We are already a major employer and £200million is spent in Colchester because of the university and we are a major driver in our own right.”

Funding for the ambitious project, which is also backed by Essex County Council, could be secured through government agency the South East Local Enterprise Partnership.

Matched funding from businesses would also be sought.

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8:01pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Male Chauvinist Person says...

this is their excuse to start show-boating and belabouring their point about their place in the community. forgetting the support they have had from the borough since 1960. the debt they owe Colchester is far outweighed than what they are trying to put to us know in this self promoting article. they are not doing enough to recruit and promote our own locals to attend the campus and learn there.
there is an elitist philosophy being advocated in their selection process on applications to the university. overseas students especially the Chinese, paying for teas and food at the campus with £50 notes, driving about in £100,000 Italian Maserati sports cars, sporting £1,000 diamond encrusted I Phones, is a sickening indictment of the type of student that is being encouraged to attend this educational facility. the balance of student wealth and background types and profiles, is out of kilter. the university needs to remember where the land came from in the first place and who gave it to them, to carry out this revolutionary new development and contribution. everyone knows sir robbo used to be your employee, not a lot has been said against any of your ideas: don't turn your back on the locals. around 70 locals a year not including other essex and londoners is not enough out of 12,500 students why? why did you get rid of the UCAS points system? with grades applications only?
this is their excuse to start show-boating and belabouring their point about their place in the community. forgetting the support they have had from the borough since 1960. the debt they owe Colchester is far outweighed than what they are trying to put to us know in this self promoting article. they are not doing enough to recruit and promote our own locals to attend the campus and learn there. there is an elitist philosophy being advocated in their selection process on applications to the university. overseas students especially the Chinese, paying for teas and food at the campus with £50 notes, driving about in £100,000 Italian Maserati sports cars, sporting £1,000 diamond encrusted I Phones, is a sickening indictment of the type of student that is being encouraged to attend this educational facility. the balance of student wealth and background types and profiles, is out of kilter. the university needs to remember where the land came from in the first place and who gave it to them, to carry out this revolutionary new development and contribution. everyone knows sir robbo used to be your employee, not a lot has been said against any of your ideas: don't turn your back on the locals. around 70 locals a year not including other essex and londoners is not enough out of 12,500 students why? why did you get rid of the UCAS points system? with grades applications only? Male Chauvinist Person
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11:35am Mon 28 Apr 14

SAndrewss says...

Sounds amazing to me.

Finally a sustainable location for houses and business premises. This should in turn alleviate the 'cramming in' of houses on sites located in already over populated areas of Colchester.
Sounds amazing to me. Finally a sustainable location for houses and business premises. This should in turn alleviate the 'cramming in' of houses on sites located in already over populated areas of Colchester. SAndrewss
  • Score: 1

9:22pm Mon 28 Apr 14

John5 Salary says...

@MCP:
The £50 notes are probably more to do with how visitors change their money, and not being so familiar with the culture here where we rarely use them.
@MCP: The £50 notes are probably more to do with how visitors change their money, and not being so familiar with the culture here where we rarely use them. John5 Salary
  • Score: 0

1:38pm Tue 29 Apr 14

John5 Salary says...

Also, most of the money a foreign visitor spends here is equivalent to an export from the UK, so in terms of the economy is good news...
Also, most of the money a foreign visitor spends here is equivalent to an export from the UK, so in terms of the economy is good news... John5 Salary
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