UCAS Exhibition: Thursday 23rd March

22 March 2017 by

The annual Hereford and Worcester UCAS Exhibition will take place at the University of Worcester Arena this Thursday, 23rd  March. This is a very large event with over 4,000 visitors attending from schools across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We will be welcoming more than 130 Higher Education Institutions, as well as our own.

 

The Exhibitor Hall will be located in the main hall of the University Arena, with seminars for visitors taking place at Riverside. Please note that the Social Learning Space at Riverside will be closed from 8am until 3pm on Thursday, as this will be used for the Exhibition.

In order to minimise disruption we have made the following arrangements:

Traffic Management – Thursday 23rd March:

Please be aware that vehicle access to the Riverside Campus will be for exhibitors only (displaying a valid parking permit), coaches and minibuses attending the Exhibition.

Car Park closures for the event:

– Riverside and Arena Car Parks

The Car Park next to the Riverside Building and the Car Park behind the Arena will be partly closed during the day on Wednesday 22nd March and will be fully closed from 9pm on Wednesday and all day Thursday 23rd March.

 

All Car Parks at the St John’s Campus and City Campus (Moors and Jenny Lind) will remain open.  Students and staff with permits to park at Riverside are very welcome to use any other University Car Park on the 22nd and 23rd.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder, which necessitates you using a particular Car Park on campus, please contact Graham Cozens, Control Room Supervisor, who will be able to work with you to identify a suitable parking space. Graham can be contacted on g.cozens@worc.ac.uk or by dialling extension 2189.

Thank you for your understanding and support. This event is an invaluable opportunity for local students to find out more about Higher Education, as well as allowing us to showcase the University and its facilities.

Resilient Job Searching: A Road Map to Success

16 March 2017 by

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Finalists: Looking for work?

Don’t miss this valuable new workshop, Resilient Job Search: a Road Map to success.

Monday 3rd April     12:30 – 14:00 

Looking for a job can often feel like a full-time job on its own! Wouldn’t it be great to have a job search map to follow, a guide that will help you understand your skills, search out those “hidden” jobs, sell yourself to employers and get ahead of the competition?

You will leave with a new perspective on your graduate job search and an action plan:

– Practise selling your skills

– Understanding how to tell your career story

– Consider new ways of approach your job search 

Delivered by Clara Wilcox of the Balance Collective.

Places are limited, booking through www.worc.ac.uk/workshops

Further information from careers@worc.ac.uk

 

Opportunities for Work Experience in India This Summer

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Car Park Closure – Binyon / Sports Centre

10 March 2017 by

Please be aware that Car Park G next to Binyon / Sports Centre will be closed on Monday 13th March. This is to allow for essential maintenance works on the sports centre roof.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder which necessitates you using this car park, please contact the car parking team, via carparking@worc.ac.uk , who will be able to work with you to identify suitable alternative parking.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure.

ICT maintenance this weekend – 11 and 12 March

10 March 2017 by

A number of University ICT systems will be undergoing routine maintenance and updates this weekend – Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March.

The impact of the various updates should be minimal, but you may experience:

  • Brief outages of the University telephony service between 9am and 1pm on Sunday
  • Minimal print and copy system outages between 10.30am and 11.30am on Saturday, and between 8.00am and 9.30pm on Sunday
  • Short outage of less than 20 minutes of access to some library resources between 9am and 10am on Sunday.

We apologies for any inconvenience

Important Information – Blackboard Upgrade

10 March 2017 by

Important Information – Blackboard Upgrade

On Saturday 18th March Blackboard will be undergoing a system upgrade to improve and fix certain core functionality within the system.

In order to minimise disruption to the service for both staff and students, we have scheduled the technical work to be carried out overnight. The work will begin on Saturday 18th March at 18:00 and will require approximately 16 hours of downtime to the system. The work is scheduled to be complete at 10:00 on Sunday 19th March.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and if you have any queries or concerns, please email eos@worc.ac.uk

Kind regards,

Learning and Teaching Technology Unit

Micro Science Festival 10th – 19th March

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Car Park Closure (St John’s) Friday 3 March

2 March 2017 by

In order to make way for access equipment to carry out essential maintenance to University buildings,  it will be necessary to close the following car parks tomorrow, Friday 3 March.

  • Car Park B next to the Peirson Building
  • Car Park G next to Binyon / Sports Centre

You may remember that we gave notice to close these carparks last week but, due to Storm Doris, we were not able to carry out the works as planned.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder which necessitates you using these car parks, please email carparking@worc.ac.uk or telephone the main security control room on x5495 and they will be able to work with you to identify suitable alternative parking.

Thank you for your patience during these necessary works.

The Estates Services Team

Looking for Graduate work?

27 February 2017 by

Kick start your job search with these talks and workshops:

–  CVs: the Basics 06/03/17 12.30-1.15

–  Find that Graduate Job  07/03/17 12.30-1.15

–  What do Employers Want? 08/03/16 12.30-1.15

– Resilient Job Searching: a Road Map to Success. 03/04/17 12.30-2.00 (please note that this session last for 1.5 hours)

Places are limited, bookings through www.worc.ac.uk/workshops

These sessions will count towards the Employability Activity part of your Worcester Award

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Struggling with your writing? Get support now!

23 February 2017 by

Need help with your academic English? You can book a 20-minute one-to-one session with a Language Centre tutor.

More info: www.worc.ac.uk/your-home/language-support.html 

Book here: https://www.timecenter.com/worcester

Worcester Award drop-in sessions

23 February 2017 by

If you have any queries about the Worcester Award, please email worcesteraward@worc.ac.uk or come to one of the Worcester Award drop-in sessions in firstpoint:

Tuesday 28th February, 12.15-1.30pm

Monday 20th March, 12.15-1.30pm

Tuesday 28th March, 12.15-1.30pm

Barnardo’s talk – volunteering opportunities & paid roles

23 February 2017 by

Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity, will be giving a talk on 21st March, 12.30-1.15 in EE G164 about volunteering opportunities and paid roles. Book your place here: www.worc.ac.uk/workshops

Craegmoor – promoting local vacancies

23 February 2017 by

Craegmoor will be promoting local paid support worker vacancies in firstpoint on 6th March, 11.30-2.30. In Worcester it provides supported housing for individuals with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities and is opening three new services in St. John’s over the next few months.

St Johns Campus – Car Park Closures 23rd Feb

22 February 2017 by

Please be aware that both Car Park B next to the Peirson Building and Car Park G next to Binyon / Sports Centre will be closed on Thursday 23rd February.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder which necessitates you using these car parks, please contact Graham Cozens, Control Room Supervisor, who will be able to work with you to identify suitable alternative parking.  Graham can be contacted on g.cozens@worc.ac.uk  or by dialling 2189.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these closures.

Jenny Lind Car Park Closure Sunday 19 February

17 February 2017 by

The Estates Services Team need to carry out essential maintenance works at the Jenny Lind Building on Sunday 19 February.  As they will require the use of access equipment to carry out these works, it will be necessary to close the car park.

The car park will be closed from 22:00 on Saturday 18 February and will remain closed all day on Sunday 19 February.

Please note that some spaces in the car park may be coned off prior to 22:00 on Saturday.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder which necessitates you using this car park, please email carparking@worc.ac.uk or telephone the main security control room on x5495 and they will be able to work with you to identify suitable alternative parking.

Thank you for your patience during these necessary works.

The Estates Services Team

Network issues on campus – resolved

16 February 2017 by

The network and telephone issues on campus have now been resolved. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and will post further updates, if required, on the student homepage:  http://students.worc.ac.uk/ and on our official Facebook page.

Any assessments that were due to be submitted today can be submitted by tomorrow (Friday 17 February) by 3pm. No late penalty will be applied.

If you have any further problems with access to any systems, please email us on firstpoint@worc.ac.uk

Many thanks for your patience and apologies for the inconvenience.

Network issues on campus – Updated

16 February 2017 by

There are currently network and telephone issues on campus.

We are still working to resolve the issue and will continue to post further updates here.

Any assessments that were due to be submitted today can be submitted tomorrow (Friday 17 February) by 3pm. No late penalty will be applied.

If you need to contact the University urgently, please call 01905 428384.

Network issues on campus

16 February 2017 by

There are currently network and telephone issues on campus.

We are working to resolve the issue and will post further updates here.

If you need to contact the University urgently, please call 01905 428384.

Car Park closures – Wednesday 15 February

14 February 2017 by

Please be aware that Car Park C at St John’s Campus, and the Riverside and Arena Car Parks, will be closed this Wednesday (15th February) for Sport & Exercise Science Applicant Interviews.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder which necessitates you using this car park, please contact Graham Cozens, Control Room Supervisor, who will be able to work with you to identify suitable alternative parking. Graham can be contacted on g.cozens@worc.ac.uk  or by dialling 2189.

Kind regards

Communications & Participation

The Worcester Award

13 February 2017 by

Please hand in your log book at firstpoint ASAP, especially if you are aiming for the Gold Award. The deadline for handing in log books is 14th April.