Worcester Award 2015-16 – updates and new co-ordinator

9 February 2016 by

New Worcester Award Co-ordinator – Neil Laurenson. Worcester Award drop-in sessions in firstpoint on the following dates: Wednesday 17th February, 1:15-3pm / Wednesday 24th February, 1:15-3pm / Wednesday 2nd March, 1:15-3pm / Friday 11th March, 12-1:30pm / Wednesday 16th March, 1:15-3pm. Email worcesteraward@worc.ac.uk to arrange alternative time or to ask any questions about the Award. Sign up to Worcester Award Silver Workshops via www.worc.ac.uk/workshops. Remaining workshops are on Tuesday 8th March, 12-1.30pm and Thursday 17th March, 12.15-1.45pm. Gold Award interviews and presentations starting in mid-March. Deadline for handing in Worcester Award log books is Friday 15th April 2016. Completed log books can be handed in now at firstpoint in the Peirson Study & Guidance Centre between 8:30am-5:30pm (Mon-Fri).

Making plans for the summer?

3 February 2016 by

Get the most out of this summer by taking a 4-week CELTA course @ www.worcester.ac.uk/celta to launch your career as a teacher of English as a foreign language. The Cambridge CELTA is an internationally recognised qualification that will provide you with the skills and confidence to stand in front of a class, teach and take advantage of the many varied job opportunities in the UK and abroad.

Want to find out more? Come to the Taster Day on Saturday 13 February 2016.

Car parking update

1 February 2016 by

As part of our extensive suite of Applicant Day and Interview Day events, please be advised there will be Car Park closures in the coming weeks, in order to reserve spaces for our visiting applicants:

  • Wednesday 3 February: Arena Car Park closed and partial closure in Car Park M for the Institute of Sport & Exercise Science Interview Day
  • Wednesday 10 February: Partial closure in Car Park M for the Psychology Applicant Day
  • Wednesday 17 February: Arena Car Park closed and partial closure in Car Park M for the Institute of Sport & Exercise Science Interview Day
  • Thursday 17 March: Arena Car Park and Car Park M closed for the Hereford and Worcester UCAS Exhibition
  • Thursday 31 March (during the Easter holidays): Car Park M closed for the University Applicant Day

Other available car parks: Students and staff are welcome to park in any other University Car Park when Car Park M is closed or partially closed. You are also able to park at our Car Parks in the city, including the Moors Car Park (WR1 3ED) and the Jenny Lind Car Park (WR1 3BB). Alternatively, you can park at Coppertops, which is an additional parking facility located near to the St John’s Campus. To access Coppertops, turn right out of the Malvern Gate on to Oldbury Road and continue to the bottom of the hill. Coppertops is on the left (WR2 6AS). For further details on Car Park locations, please see the car parking map: www.worcester.ac.uk/documents/uw-map-car-parking

£3.20 all day rate: Students and staff without permits will be charged at the same all-day rate as Car Park M (£3.20) on the dates that there is a partial or full closure in Car Park M. Simply enter this amount into any car parking machine and display the ticket in your car.

We have written to all students to advise them of these parking arrangements, including the reduced rates (when Car Park M is closed or partially closed), as well as directing them to alternative Car Parks they can use.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder, which necessitates you using a specific 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’.

Thank you for your co-operation during this extremely important selection and admission period, and for helping our applicants to have a positive experience.

Best wishes

Communications and Participation

Careers events during Worcester Week two

18 January 2016 by

Some exciting new careers events are running during Worcester week two. Open to all students, booking essential, through www.worcester.ac.uk/workshops

Working with Children and Young People: Tuesday 26th Jan 9:45-3.00pm – St Johns Campus: This day-long conference is aimed at anyone wanting to explore alternative careers in this sector and will feature sessions by a variety of professional in the field as well as exciting key note sessions by ex-children’s presenter and advocate of children’s rights Floella Benjamin and Karyn McClusky who has pioneered working with families to reduce crime in Glasgow.

LinkedIn photobooth:  Tuesday 26th Jan 11.30-1.30pm – Main reception, City Campus: To give yourself an edge in your graduate job hunt you need to use social networks such as LinkedIn  effectively, and your photograph is an essential part of this. You should be professionally dressed, with a single head and shoulder shot. To get you started, come along to the photobooth for a free photo and pick up information about your online presence (no booking required). Dress smartly!

Mock Assessment Centre:  Thursday 28th Jan 12.00-2.00pmCity Campus: Assessment centres are an integral part of many employers’ assessment process. Come along and experience a real assessment centre experience run by graduate employers Enterprise Rent-a-Car to find out more about what you might expect.

Interview Skills workshop: Thursday 28th Jan 12.30-1.15pm – St Johns Campus: Find out about what employers are really looking for in an interview and how to prepare and present yourself well. Run by independent trainer Claire Jenkins of 1-2-1 Coaching.

Car park closures on Wednesday 13th January

11 January 2016 by

200 spaces in car park M (the long stay car park near Severn Gate) will be reserved for the Institute of Sport & Exercise Science’s interview day this Wednesday (13th January). The remaining spaces in car park M will be available for current students and staff to park in.

The Arena car park will be fully reserved for the interview day.

All the other car parks will be open for current students and staff. If you are not a permit holder and use the pay and display facility, all car parks on Wednesday will be charged at the same all-day rate as car park M (£3.20). Simply enter this amount into any car parking machine on Wednesday and display the ticket in your car.

There is also additional parking at Coppertops, located near to the St John’s campus. To access Coppertops, turn right out of the Malvern Gate on to Oldbury Road and continue to the bottom of the hill. Coppertops is on the left (WR2 6AS).

We have also written to all students to advise them of these parking arrangements, including the reduced rates for Wednesday and directions to Coppertops.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder with specific requirements, please contact Graham Cozens on carparking@worc.ac.uk or through main reception by dialling ‘0’.

Many thanks for your understanding.

Best wishes

Communications and Participation

Working with Children and Young People Careers Event

6 January 2016 by

Are you interested in working with children, young people and their families? This student conference can help you find out about opportunities in the sector and explore issues affecting those working in this field.

Meeting the Challenges of Working with Children and Young People: Tuesday 26th January, 09.45 to 3.30pm

We have some great speakers including Baroness Floella Benjamin on the importance of play, and Karyn McCluskey about the role of families in reducing violent crime.  Suitable for students from all courses.

Booking is essential through www.worc.ac.uk/workshops. Places are limited  so don’t miss out!

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SOLE Maintenance

4 January 2016 by

Due to essential maintenance work, SOLE will be available but be at risk on Tuesday 5th January 2016 between 9am and 12noon.

It is unlikely that you will experience any disruption during this period but you should be aware that these systems will be at risk during this time.

Firstpoint Information

17 December 2015 by

The firstpoint desk will be closed on Wednesday 23rd December 2015. The firstpoint area will remain open – those with pre-booked appointments are requested to take a seat on the yellow sofas and wait to be called.

The Peirson Study and Guidance Centre will remain open throughout via the 24 hour entrance.

St John’s Campus – Car Park Closures

16 December 2015 by

From Saturday 19th December we will be undertaking civil engineering works across St John’s Campus. Due to these works there will be a number of car parks and roads that are closed for small periods of time. The details of these closures are as follows:

  • Car Park R – The old tennis court will be closed off from Saturday 19th December until Tuesday 22nd December.
  • Car Park F – Next to Thomas Telford Building, nearly all of this car park will be closed from Saturday 19th December until Tuesday 22nd December. However the designated disabled bays will still be accessible. This closure will include the road leading behind the building and the car park for Facilities vehicles.
  • Car Park K – In front of Bredon Building, will be closed on Monday 21st December.
  • Car Park G – In between Binyon and the Sports Centre, will be closed on Monday 21st December.
  • Part of the main road through campus, between Car Park R and the Students Union, will be closed on Sunday 20th December to allow for line marking works. Please see the attached image showing the diversion route through campus. These works will also see the bus service rerouted around campus.

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.

Car Park M closure on Tuesday 15th December

14 December 2015 by

Car Park M (the long stay Car Park near Severn Gate) and the Riverside and Arena Car Parks will be closed on Tuesday 15th December for an Institute of Sport & Exercise Science interview day.

All other car parks on campus will be available for staff and students to park in and there is also additional parking at Coppertops, located near to the St John’s campus. To access Coppertops, turn right out of the Malvern Gate on to Oldbury Road and continue to the bottom of the hill. Coppertops is on the left (WR2 6AS).

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder with specific requirements, please contact Graham Cozens on carparking@worc.ac.uk or through main reception by dialling ‘0’.

Seasons greetings from Careers and Employability

14 December 2015 by

Careers and Employability would like to wish you all the best for the holiday season! Have a great Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you back in January.

In the meantime Careers appointments will be offered until Wednesday 16th December, booked through  www.timecenter.com/worcester . If you would like to speak to a Careers Adviser in the week running up to Christmas please contact us at careers@worc.ac.uk .

Otherwise normal service will resume on Monday 4th January.

Car Park Closure

14 December 2015 by

Car Park M (the long stay Car Park near Severn Gate) and the Riverside and Arena Car Parks will be closed on Tuesday 15th December for an Institute of Sport & Exercise Science Interview day.

All other car parks on campus will be available for staff and students to park in and there is also additional parking at Coppertops, located near to the St John’s campus. To access Coppertops, turn right out of the Malvern Gate on to Oldbury Road and continue to the bottom of the hill. Coppertops is on the left (WR2 6AS).

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder with specific requirements, please contact Graham Cozens on carparking@worc.ac.uk or through main reception by dialling ‘0’.

Many thanks for your understanding.

Best wishes

Communications and Participation

Firstpoint Closure

10 December 2015 by

The firstpoint desk will be closed on Thursday 17th December 2015. The firstpoint area will remain open if you have a pre-booked appointment, please take a seat on the yellow sofa and wait to be called. The Peirson Study and Guidance Centre will remain open via the 24 hour entrance.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Access to internet services

8 December 2015 by

We are currently experiencing a technical disruption, which is affecting access to our internet services.

This means that you may have difficulty in accessing a number of systems, including Blackboard, the University website and other online services for students and staff. Although you may be able to still access some systems while you are on campus, it’s likely that you will have no access once you are off campus.

The fault is being caused by an external issue, which is affecting all UK universities. The issue is under urgent investigation and we will update you again once we have confirmation that our services are fully operational. We will alert you via email and this page. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.

You may also find the following telephone numbers helpful, if you need to get in touch with us in the meantime:

Main reception: 01905 855 000
Firstpoint: 01905 542 551

Firstpoint Closure

4 December 2015 by

Firstpoint will close at 4pm on Wednesday 9th December 2015. The Peirson Study and Guidance Centre will remain open via the 24 hour entrance.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Open Day, Sunday 29th November

25 November 2015 by

Careers in Criminal Justice

13 November 2015 by

Want to find out more about Careers in Criminal Justice? Come along to our careers event on Wednesday 25th November!

See live presentations from professionals in the industry, and chat with representatives from a range of organisations about the opportunities out there!

Presentations 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Careers in Probation, the Youth Offending Service and a Community Rehabilitation Centre.

Booking essential through www.worc.ac.uk/workshops

Gaining Experience 12pm – 2.30pm

Meet local community organisations to find out about opportunities to build work experience and volunteering to gain relevant skills.

All are welcome, pre-booking is not needed

If you would like to find out more about careers in the criminal justice system – we hope to see you there!

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Arena/Riverside 16 – 20 November

13 November 2015 by

During our annual Awards Ceremonies week (16th – 20th November)  we will be hosting many additional people at Riverside and the Arena.

We will be utilising the entire Arena and Riverside buildings for pre and post ceremony events and activities, and therefore all rooms including the Social Learning Space, and car parks will be unavailable for the whole week.

Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause during this extremely important University event.

Car Park Closure – Peirson

12 November 2015 by

Please be aware that Car Park B (Peirson Building) will be closed tomorrow morning (Friday 13th Nov) to allow for the removal of storage containers.

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’.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure.

Job opportunity for students & staff

11 November 2015 by

DLHE Survey Staff

£8.30 per hour

A great opportunity to earn some extra money after Christmas for 4 to 8 weeks starting 11th January 2016.

The job involves calling graduates on an evening between 5.15pm and 7.15pm to find out about their employment circumstances.

For full details and to apply, visit https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/personnel/login.pl?vacancydetail=yes&vacancy_id=2641

For further information email careers@worc.ac.uk

DLHE Job Poster 2015


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