Car Park closures on Wednesday 14th December

9 December 2016 by

Car Park M (the long stay Car Park near Severn Gate) and the Riverside and Arena Car Parks will be reserved for Interview Day visitors on Wednesday 14th December.

All other car parks on campus will be available to park in. Students without permits will be charged at the same all-day rate as Car Park M (£3.60) in any of the Car Parks on the day. Simply enter this amount into any car parking machine and display the ticket in your car. This includes Car Park A (the short stay Car Park near St John’s Main Reception) if no other spaces are available (although please refrain from parking in the specially marked, reserved spaces, which are indicated with signs).

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder with specific requirements, please contact Graham Cozens on or on 01905 542189.

Many thanks for your understanding.

Best wishes

Communications and Participation

Meeting the Challenges of Working with Children, Young People, Families and Communities 2017 Conference

9 December 2016 by

Third annual conference, open to all students.

‘Make a difference, make a living & make it work’ – Tuesday 24th January 2017.

Are you interested in working with children, young people, families and communities? This sector is rapidly changing and there is a need to be adaptable and able to manage change, as well as creativity in looking for funding and other opportunities. Therefore, this year the focus will be particularly on entrepreneurship and social enterprise in the sector.

We have a range of speakers so we are looking forward to an interesting and interactive day.

Book online at



The Armed Man

9 December 2016 by


firstpoint Closure

6 December 2016 by

Please note that firstpoint will be close at 4.00pm on Monday 12th December. The PCs and study areas in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre will remain open as normal, with access via the 24-hour entrance.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


firstpoint closure

6 December 2016 by

Please be advised that firstpoint will be closed all day on Tuesday 20th December for the Student Services Away Day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Firstpoint Closure

30 November 2016 by

Please be advised that firstpoint will be closed from 4pm on Monday 12 December for a corporate event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Getting your summer sorted events #gethired

29 November 2016 by

The Challenge: National Citizen Service –Monday 5th December, 12:30-1:15pm

Interested in paid summer 2017 job opportunities in the UK? The Challenge will be here to talk about opportunities with The National Citizen Service (NCS), a government-funded programmethat brings together 15 -17 year olds from a diverse range of backgrounds to make a difference in their community

Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) –Tuesday 6th December, 12:30-1:15pm

Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) will be giving a talk about their summer camp opportunities in the USA! CCUSA offer a 9 week placement to work with children aged 6-16 years old in a variety of roles ranging from sport to arts and everything in between.

Book now through

Visiting speakers will also have a stand in firstpoint on the day of the events.



Open Day, Sunday 27th November

24 November 2016 by

The University is hosting an Open Day this Sunday (27th November), 10am-3pm, so the campus and car parking will be busier than a usual weekend.

The Peirson Study & Guidance Centre is being used during the day for potential students to find out more about subjects and support at the University. The study area will also be in use on Friday evening from 5pm to set up for the event.

All information about the event is available in the Open Day programme, available at

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Sian Gould – email or call 01905 542467.

Best wishes,

Communications & Participation

Careers in Criminal Justice talk

24 November 2016 by

Tammy Conn, Senior Service Manager at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), will be speaking about career opportunities on Friday 25th November at 11.15am in room 1102 in Edward Elgar Building.

You can book a place for the talk at Attendance would count towards the Employability Activity part of the Worcester Award.

Jenny Lind Car Park Closure Friday 25 November

24 November 2016 by

Please be aware that we will be installing an entrance barrier at Jenny Lind Car Park on Friday 25 November.

To enable these works, the car park will be closed on that morning.  We anticipate being able to reopen the car park in the afternoon.

If you usually park here, please remember that UW Permit Holders can also  use the Moors Car park on week days.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder which necessitates you using the Jenny Lind 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   or by dialling ‘2189’.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during this closure.

Criminal Justice careers talks this week

23 November 2016 by

Prison and Probation Services talk

Tania Bassett, Press & Parliamentary Officer for the National Association Probation Officers, and David Chantler OBE, trustee of YSS and former Chief Executive of West Mercia Probation Service will be speaking about career opportunities on Thursday 24th November at 12.30pm

Cafcass presentation

Tammy Conn, Senior Service Manager at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), will be speaking about career opportunities on Friday 25th November at 11.15am

You can book a place for the talks at

Getting into Criminal Justice Week

16 November 2016 by

Find out about graduate and volunteering roles in the Criminal Justice System at our careers events next week:

Careers in Criminal Justice Fair – Tuesday 22nd November

12:30-1.30: Presentations from a range of Criminal Justice professionals, including the police, Probation Service and Youth Justice.

1.30-2.30:  Meet the professionals at their networking stands! Held in firstpoint (no booking required).

Prison & Probation Services Talk – Thursday 24th November

12.30-1.15pm: Representatives from the National Association of Probation Officers and Prison Officers Association will be giving a lunch time talk about opportunities with their services.

Book now at


Thinking about applying for Graduate training schemes?

7 November 2016 by

Much recruitment happens between September and December and the major employers often use online aptitude tests as an initial selection method. You may only get one chance to take these so need to prepare thoroughly.  Careers and Employability offer tests in numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning to help you improve your timing and performance.  See


University Money Advice Service

7 November 2016 by

The University Money Advice Service is holding a three day event in the main reception area from 15th to 17th of November to raise student awareness about the true cost of borrowing. On the first day (15th) they will be supported by the UK Illegal Lending Team (part of Trading Standards) to help explain dangers of borrowing from “Loan Sharks”. Prizes, freebies and selfie photo opportunities with  two “sharks” and lots of information will be available.

Arena/Riverside 31st Oct – 4th Nov

26 October 2016 by

During our annual Awards Ceremonies week (31st October – 4th 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.

Getting into…graduate work

21 October 2016 by

Next week we are going to be bringing you lots of information about applying for graduate schemes with major employers! Book onto the events below at, and drop by firstpoint to pick up FREE copies of our resources.

  • CVs: the basics workshop:  Monday 24th October
  • Graduate Networking Fair: Tuesday 25th October
  • Assessment Centres workshop:  Wednesday 26th October
  • Graduate Schemes: basics workshop: Thursday 27th October



University Choir

19 October 2016 by


Calling all staff and students!

18 October 2016 by

Careers and Employability are recruiting DLHE survey staff to help out with the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey in January 2017.

Salary: £8.44 per hour
Hours: 5.15pm – 7.15pm, Monday to Friday
plus an additional Saturday shift
Duration: Four to eight weeks from 10th January 2017

Closes Sunday October 23rd!

Apply now at


NHS Professionals Talk

18 October 2016 by

Calling all Health and Social Care, Mental Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Midwifery & Physician Associate students!

Are you looking for part time work to fit in around your studies? NHS professionals are coming in this Thursday 20th October at 14:15-15:15 to talk about part time work around clinical studies.

Book your place at


University Choir

12 October 2016 by