The Social Learning Space at the Riverside Building is being used on Thursday, 23 May from 4.30-8.30pm for a university event. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you would like to find an alternative study space to use this evening, you can find details about all our social learning areas here: http://www.worcester.ac.uk/your-home/social-learning.html
Social Learning Space at the Riverside Building unavailable on Thursday, 23 May 2013 from 4.30-8.30pm23 May 2013
Please note that firstpoint will close early at 4.30pm on Friday 24th May. We will be closed during the Bank Holiday on Monday 27th May and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 28th May.
Please note also that firstpoint will be closed between 12.30 and 2.30pm on Friday 31st May.
Any queries may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone messages can be left on 01905 542551 and we will respond to them within 24 hours of reopening. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Starting Monday 20 May and for all of next week, examinations will be taking place across the campus. Please keep noise to a minimum around the venues and when you see the signs.
Please remember to bring your University ID card with you. You will also need to know your desk number for each exam. This is shown on your SOLE page under the Assessments link, then view exam timetable – the desk number is displayed in the far right column.
What to do if you cannot attend your exam/you will arrive late to your exam
Please be aware that students can be admitted to the exam room up to half an hour after the start of an examination, so if you are delayed by traffic or public transport you may still be able to attend. If you cannot arrive within the first half an hour of the exam, you must still make every attempt to arrive at the exam room BEFORE the exam has finished. If you are seen by the invigilator or the examination officer before the examination has finished, we will be able to give you a grade of late submission which will permit you reassessment for that module (this is instead of a grade of non submission which would cause you to fail the module and retake it, with attendance, in the following academic year).
What to do if you feel unwell in your exam
If you are unwell or there are extenuating circumstances which will prevent you from attending your exam or performing to the best of your ability in the exam, you should make a claim for mitigating circumstances. You can find the claim form and further information on your SOLE page. You will need to attach independent evidence to your claim form, in accordance with the mitigating circumstances regulations.
Please be aware that holidays and personal organisation are not grounds for mitigating circumstances.
The final module selection workshop is tomorrow for students studying an undergraduate degree programme (excluding professional courses such as nursing and teaching).
Thursday 16th May 2013
10:15am – 12:15pm, Peirson Building, room PN1001
If you haven’t yet made your selections for 2013/14 please come along where Registry Staff will be available if you need help.
Students living in Berrow Hall of residence have won the 2012-13 Worcester University Student Switch Off energy-saving competition! Students saved loads of energy this year, across all halls of residences, but Berrow went that extra mile when it came to switching off lights and appliances and putting layers on and turning the heating down or off.
Every resident at Berrow Hall will receive some delicious Ben & Jerry’s and a gift as a thank you for all their hard work this term.
Together, Worcester University residents have reduced carbon emissions by several tonnes! It just goes to show that small actions can make a real difference in the fight against climate change.
There are over 180 Eco-Power Rangers across all the University of Worcester halls of residence who have been switching off lights and appliances when not in use, putting lids on pans when cooking and not overfilling their kettles.
Thanks to everyone who took part and we hope that your energy-saving actions continue!
We would like to remind you that if you no longer need a Programme Adviser appointment that you have booked then please can you cancel your reservation so that the timeslot can be made available.
To cancel a Programme Adviser appointment, please visit www.timecenter.com/worcester
The Programme Advisory Service is currently very busy and we are experiencing a very high volume of requests for appointments from students. If you fail to attend an appointment you are using a slot that another student could take
ILS have confirmed that there is a problem accessing blackboard following routine maintenance. It is possible to sign in using your normal credentials at:
The Social Learning Area at the Riverside Building is being used on Thursday, 2 May 2013 from 4:30-8 for a networking event for Business School students. The Riverside Building will be open as usual throughout the day. If you would like to find an alternative study space to use this afternoon, you can find details about all our social learning areas here: http://www.worcester.ac.uk/your-home/social-learning.html
From Tuesday 7th May members of the University may choose to return their Short Loan books/items (the ones with orange labels) to Peirson rather than The Hive.
A new returns unit will be in the Individual/Quiet Study Zone on the ground floor in Peirson.
The service will be available Monday to Fridays.
For further info: http://www.worc.ac.uk/ils/1252.htm
If you need assistance selecting your modules for next year, we are running a number of workshops over the next few weeks the first of which starts today:
Wednesday 1st May 13:15 – 15:15 PN1001
Friday 3rd May 10:15 – 12:15 PN1001
Tuesday 7th May 13:15 – 15:15 PN1001
Friday 10th May 13:15 – 15:15 PN1001
Tuesday 14th May 10:15 – 12:15 PN1001
Thursday 16th May 10:15 – 12:15 PN1001
We have identified this morning a method of removing the wrong level modules from the majority of students encountering this problem. This fix is currently being run. We expect it to be completed by 10am – please try again after this point. If you still encounter a problem please email email@example.com. Please use your university email address and quote your student number.
We are really sorry about the difficulties many of you have experienced with selecting your modules today and colleagues in Student Records are working hard to help students who are encountering difficulties.
We are sorry that you were presented with your current level modules initially rather than your next level. This has caused us additional problems which is why some of you are being presented with modules from the current year.
If you are being presented with modules from your current year you need to let us know, we will then remove them from your record.
ILS are investigating the performance issues with SOLE timing out.
We will investigate staggering the start times next year, perhaps by level but with very flexible degree programmes that let students take modules from different levels, this is not as straight forward as it might initially appear.
Date: 6th – 7th June Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm Location: University of Worcester Riverside Building
The University is hosting a conference Your Green Future (YGF) – for 13 to 19 year olds to consider future employment opportunities available to them within the green economy.
We are letting you know about this event for two reasons.
- So you can attend and discuss jobs/careers. The exhibition Hall is an ideal opportunity to meet with 35 company’s such as Waitrose, npower, Carillion, EDF, Tata, Labour behind the Label,
- So you can apply to be a sustainability mentor and get paid. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
YGF events provide a series of workshops to enable students to develop a greater understanding of a range of sustainability issues and to explore the ways in which sustainability and ‘green issues’ are used by industry and in a range of different businesses to tackle the challenges. At the Worcester ‘Your Green Future’ event professionals will share their passion, knowledge and insight about science, technology, engineering, maths, behaviour change and leadership and there crucial role in creating a low carbon future. This will give students insight into how these skills are relevant to their future lives and careers. It seeks to inspire them to take on the challenges that, when solved, will make a difference to all of us.
Further information about this exciting free event is available from: http://www.yourgreenfuture.org.uk/
Did you know?
- The green economy is defined as one in which value and growth are maximised across the whole economy, while natural assets are managed sustainably
- It is widely acknowledged that the green economy has a huge, long term potential in terms of both environmental stability and financial growth.
- The transition to a green economy requires a workforce with the right skills. This includes not only skills in the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector, but also those needed to help all businesses use natural resources efficiently and sustainably and to be resilient to climate change.
- One of the challenges is ensuring there is a workforce with the right skills so that business is in the strongest position possible to take advantage of opportunities in the future.
(House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Sept 2012)
YGF is an ideal way to raise school students’ awareness of the huge diversity of career opportunities open to them
A new smoking cessation service starts on the St Johns Campus today.
The university has arranged with north51, a NHS stop smoking service, to provide smoking cessation advice on campus in the form of a weekly drop in session.
Sessions will be on Tuesday lunchtimes from 10.30 – 2.30 beginning today.
They will be held in Woodbury 28 (Personnel Department).
There is no need to book an appointment, just come along and speak to a specialist advisor who will be able to offer advice and support on kicking the habit, guidance on up to date information around the many issues to do with smoking and trying to quit, for example treatment options, top tips and how to support others.
north51 are also able to prescribe smoking cessation treatments such as patches, so a visit to your GP may not be necessary.
Please note that access to the SOLE page will be unavailable on Friday 12th April due to maintenance of the system taking place.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
If so the following careers sessions may be for you:
Preparing for Job Interviews: Thursday 11th April 12.30-1.30
CV Writing: Thursday 2nd May, 12.30- 1.15
Book your place at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops
Please note the firstpoint service in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre will be closed for staff training all day on Friday 5 April. All other parts of the Peirson Centre will be open and can be accessed via the out of hours entrance opposite the Conference Centre. We apologise for any temporary inconvenience this may cause.