It's back! Café Scientifique

The art and science of working with glass: Tue 21 Feb 2017, Anglia Ruskin Students' Union Bar

We are very pleased to announce the return of our Café Scientifique series of informal speaker-led discussions.

For the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Following the success of our well-attended New Year's Curry, our social calendar is continuing to grow for 2017 and February's event will be a Café Scientifique session on glass working. The union bar will be open throughout the event, serving drinks and snacks.

Visit the event page for details and to book for FREE online.

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Press release: Local schools to take part in UK engineering challenge

IET Faraday Challenge hosted by CSES and Anglia Ruskin University, Wed 18 Jan 2017

Begins: Local schools to take part in UK engineering challenge

Students from King Edward VI Grammar School (KEGS), Westcliff high School for Girls, Westcliff High School for Boys, The King Edmund School Rochford, Colchester Royal Grammar School and Greensward Academy are taking part in an IET Faraday Challenge Day (FCD) sponsored by Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society and Anglia Ruskin University. The students will become real-life engineers for a day when they research, design and build solutions to real engineering problems as part of the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Faraday Challenge Day on Wednesday 18 January.

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Now open: 2017 Schools' Competition and Big Bang Eastern

Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition: Wed 28 June 2017, Anglia Ruskin University

Our 2017 Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition is now open for entries. The dates are as follows:

  • The competition will take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017
  • The awards evening will take place on Wednesday 19 July 2017

(Note that the competition has moved from a Friday to a Wednesday).

See our school events listings to add these to your calendar.

Find out more about the competition, and how to enter, here.

This year we are working in collaboration with the Big Bang Eastern to hold a joint event. We strongly encourage you to enter the Big Bang if you are also entering our competition (follow link and click "Book places to attend"). All the judging will be done in parallel so you stand a greater chance of winning some prizes and can effectively attend both competitions on the same day.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Ageing Well: A Smarter Essex

Forum discusses an innovative future for Essex

CSES facilitates event on challenges and opportunities of ageing population

The first in a series of discussions on how to address some of the challenges facing an ageing population within Essex, supported by Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society, has taken place.

Led by the Essex Partnership Board in conjunction with Anglia Ruskin and Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society, the event on 6 December 2016 welcomed public service commissioners, academics, businesspeople, experts and partners to discuss innovative new ideas around Essex's ageing population.

Ageing Well - A Smarter Essex

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My Smarter Essex: presentation slides and follow-up questions

Thank you to everyone who made the My Smarter Essex event on 6 October 2016 such a fantastic success.

Click here to download the presentation slide pack (Please note that Smarter Transport is still being cleared for publication and will be available soon)

Poll results from My Smarter Essex
Photos from My Smarter Essex

The level of interest, enthusiasm and engagement from all parties (especially the student audience) was overwhelming and we now have a vast wealth of comments, questions and issues to pore over!

In the coming months we will set up blogs to discuss the big issues that face us as we move towards a smarter Essex. In the meantime, we'd like to answer some of the more specific questions submitted during the presentations:

Follow the links or read on for answers...

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