Problems with access to resource lists via Blackboard

3 May 2016 by

We’re sorry that there’s a problem linking from your Blackboard modules to your resource (reading) lists. This is being looked into urgently.

The good news is that you can still get to your lists.

Either go direct through Resource Lists  or go to the Library home page search function (select Resource Lists tab) – just search by module code, module name or module leader.

Interested in a career in Recruitment?

27 April 2016 by

Katy Rees, Managing Director of Smile Education, will be sharing tips on how to start and develop your career in recruitment on Monday 9th May, 12.30-1.15pm, in Jenny Lind Chapel on City Campus.

Book your place at:

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Travel the world with a CELTA

22 April 2016 by

Travel the world with a CELTA

Make the most of your summer this year: take a 4-week CELTA course run by the University of Worcester Language Centre and teach English as a foreign language around the world. 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.

For more information and to apply, visit

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Art Exhibition at The Hive 16th April – 5th May

15 April 2016 by

NB: Closed to Public – 22nd April & 5th May

‘Translating Three Dimensions into Two’

Angela Landels’ prolific career has spanned 60 years in fashion illustration, portraiture, book illustration and painting.

Her fluid, original style exemplified a new generation of artists who brought fashion illustration to our magazines, newspapers and advertising from the 1960s onwards.

Student Digital Experience

12 April 2016 by

The University of Worcester is one of 20 HEIs to selected to be part of the Jisc pilotStudent Digital Experience Tracker; with a common goal of investigating students’ expectations of the digital environment. Over 50 HEIs applied and the UW Student Digital Experience Group were delighted to be part of this forward-thinking initiative.  Being part of the pilot will help inform the development of the University Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy and will enable us to:

  • gather evidence from learners about their digital experience, and track changes over time
  • make better informed decisions about the digital environment
  • target resources for improving digital provision
  • plan other research, data gathering and student engagement around digital issues
  • demonstrate quality enhancement and student engagement to external bodies and to students themselves

We will also be able to benchmark University of Worcester student experiences against those of the other HEIs in the pilot. The data will be collated by the Student Digital Experience Group and reported to the TEL Working Group.

The short survey is available at until 29/4/16.

Digital Experience


Interested in a career in publishing?

12 April 2016 by

There will be a careers talk by a member of the Publishers Association on Monday 18th April, 12.30-1.15pm in Edward Elgar Building, room EE1104 (no need to book, just come along!). From creating the new Harry Potter to working on ground-breaking academic journals, come along and hear about the range of opportunities available – for all students, from all backgrounds.

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Job hunting?

12 April 2016 by


Looking for work? We have three key tools to help you with this:

–        Our Looking for Graduate Work guide to help you plan your job hunting and find vacancies

–        The Spotted Bulletin gives an indication of jobs currently being advertised in the Worcester or West Midlands area

–        Our online Jobs Portal for local and national jobs notified to the university

These can all be found online at

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Car park closure on Friday 1 April

31 March 2016 by

Car Park A (short stay car park closest to main reception building) will be reserved for BBC crew vehicles tomorrow.

All other car parks will be open as usual.

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

Many thanks for your understanding.

Worcester Award 2015-16

31 March 2016 by

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). Gold Award interviews and presentations resuming in mid-April. If you have any questions about the Worcester Award, please email Neil and Charlotte at

Firstpoint Closure

18 March 2016 by

Firstpoint will be closed due to staff training on Wednesday 23rd March 2016  but Peirson will remain open via 24 hour access. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

National Student Survey

8 March 2016 by

student machine wallpaperDear Student

On behalf of the University, I wanted to thank you for your efforts so far in completing the National Student Survey. As of Friday 4 March, 52% of final year students had completed the survey, so we are making great progress towards our 80% + target for this year. You can see how well your course is doing at

I wanted to remind you that students who complete the NSS online at before 18 March 2016 will be able to claim a £5 Campus Credit on their student card as a reward for completing the survey. This is available to spend on print and copy credit, as payment for library fines, in the Made, City, Elgar and Pear Tree food outlets and in the SU shop.

The instructions for claiming the reward will be detailed on the ‘thank you’ screen at the conclusion of the survey. In addition the University will make a £5 contribution to the Student Access to Learning Fund.

All students who complete the survey online will also have the option to enter a prize draw to win 1 of 3 iPad Minis – instructions on how to enter are provided at the start of the survey.

The NSS feedback is used by your course team and the University to tell us about what works well and to inform improvements and changes to the courses and support services offered by the University. NSS results are also published to provide valuable information for prospective students.

Many thanks

Ross Renton
Pro Vice-Chancellor Students

SOLE Maintenance

4 March 2016 by

Due to a scheduled upgrade to the University’s Student Record System, the SOLE pages will be unavailable on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd March 2016.  Following the upgrade there will be visual enhancements to the SOLE pages helping you quickly find the information you want, easily read it and navigate it.  The pages will be more responsive depending upon the device being used to view the pages.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The 2016 University of Worcester Student Survey

1 March 2016 by

The University of Worcester  Student Survey launches on 1 March – 30 April 2016 for all students who are not completing the NSS. This is a great opportunity to have your say and shape the future of your course. You will receive an email to your UW email address from ‘UW Survey Admin’ (  inviting you to complete the survey. You can also complete the survey via ‘My EvaSys’ on Blackboard.

The UWSS asks a range of questions about your course:

  • Teaching on your course
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Academic support
  • Organisation and management
  • Learning resources
  • Personal development
  • Overall satisfaction (with UW and the SU)
  • You are also able to provide comments on your overall experience and to suggest  improvements at the University

Why should I complete it?

  • Tell us what was good about the course so far
  • Tell us what can be improved
  • Results used by course teams and University departments – e.g. Library and Student Services, to make improvements
  • Results support decisions about course developments, spending on facilities and on student support
  • £1,000 reward for Institutes that get a 55%+ response rate – StARS decide how this spent to improve the learning environment in the Institute

Careers Workshops in March

24 February 2016 by

We have a range of careers and employability workshops taking place in March, covering topics such as Interview Skills, Online Applications, Personal Branding and more! Book your place online at (careers and employability workshops can be viewed using the filter at the top of the page).

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The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition

22 February 2016 by

The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition is running at The Hive, and there’s lots of opportunities to get involved including…

  • A call for entries for competitions where there are prizes ranging from £1000 to £250,

And funding opportunities including…

  • £6000 environmental projects x 2,
  • £3500 postgraduate bursary’s,
  • £2000 bursary for photographic essays to be published in the Guardian,
  • £2000 short film award,
  • And funding to attend RPS events.

For more info pop along to the exhibition at The Hive and pick up a ‘Funding Opportunities’ leaflet.

For info about the exhibition

Prestigious ‘Royal Photographic Society’ Exhibition at The Hive

17 February 2016 by

The International Print Exhibition is currently on display in the Atrium and Café at The Hive. It’s free to view and is on display until 23rd March. Pop along, see if your photos could compete with these wonderful world class images and let us know which is your favourite.

Info at The Hive:

Info from RPS:

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Extra Money for Students Event

15 February 2016 by

The University of Worcester students’ Money Advice Service are promoting the Access to Learning Fund (Student Hardship Fund)   Access Fund    in the St Johns Campus Reception Area on Wednesday the 24th of February, Thursday the 25th of February and Friday the 26th of February from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

They aim to increase awareness to students and staff of the non-refundable money available throughout the year to help eligible students in financial difficulty.

Money Advice staff will be on hand to answer questions about the fund and give advice on completing the application form.

Quality “freebies” will also be available eg piggy banks, sweets, lunch boxes, memory sticks preloaded with excel budget sheets and so on.

Car Park Closure – Peirson and Binyon

10 February 2016 by

Please be aware that Car Park B (Peirson Building) and Car Park G (Binyon Building) will be closed on Thursday 11th February to allow for maintenance works.

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 or by dialling ‘2189’.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these closures.

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 to arrange alternative time or to ask any questions about the Award. Sign up to Worcester Award Silver Workshops via 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 @ 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.


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