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.

Royal Navy careers presentation

13 February 2017 by

Want to find out more about the Royal Navy? Come along to a presentation about the range of careers available on 2nd March, 12.30-1.15pm in EE G162.

Looking for work experience?

8 February 2017 by

Win-Win offers volunteering and internship opportunities with local organisations. These include demonstrating fun science activities at the Big Bang Fair, a marketing internship at Cancer Research UK, and administrative roles at St Basils’ homeless centre:  http://www.worcester.ac.uk/community/win-win.html

Your Students’ Union also provides volunteering opportunities: http://www.worcsu.com/volunteer/currentopportunities/inthestudentsunion/

If you are doing the Worcester Award, your volunteering will count towards the Personal Development Activities section.

University Diploma in Private Tutoring

7 February 2017 by

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Waste Not Want Not

6 February 2017 by

Join the University’s Money Advice Team from Tuesday 14th of February to Thursday 16th of February from 10.00 to 3.00 in the Main Reception of St John’s Campus for advice and information on Saving Money and Recycling.

The Team will be joined by:

Worcestershire Resource Exchange (Weds) demonstrating use of scrap in Arts and Crafts and offering reduced prices for student membership

The Coop offering prizes and student discount

The SU issuing NUS Cards

and the UW Sustainability Team’s Travel Store.

There will also be many freebies on offer!

Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults

2 February 2017 by

Having a CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults) opens doors worldwide! The Language Centre is currently offering second-year students the opportunity to take the CELTA as a 30-credit undergraduate module (LANG2011). Take advantage of this great deal (the CELTA normally costs £1300)! Visit www.worcester.ac.uk/your-home/tefl-lang-2011.html and email celta@worc.ac.uk for more information.

Car parking: 1 February and 4 February

30 January 2017 by

Please be aware that Car Park C (next to the Woodbury Building) and Car Park D (next to the Conference Centre) will be reserved this Wednesday (1st February) for Institute of Sport & Exercise Science Applicant Interviews, and this Saturday (4th February) for Geography 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

Careers Adviser and Programme Adviser appointments

30 January 2017 by

Appointments to see Careers Advisers and Programme Advisers can  both be booked  through https://www.timecenter.com/worcester/ or through your SOLE page.

Please note that Careers Advisers and Programme Advisers use different calendars and offer very different services so it is important to check the services offered before booking your appointment.

The services offered include:

  • Careers Advisers: CVs & applications, job-hunting & interviews, career plans & employability, and the career implications of module or course changes. Appointments are released every Monday at 9 am for the week ahead.  (appointments display as ‘BOOKED’ until released)
  • Programme Advisers: for students requiring assistance with module selections, implications of changing course, deal with any matters arising from decisions of the Examination Board and general enquiries about the Taught Course Regulatory Framework. Appointments are released daily  at 8am (appointments display as ‘BOOKED’ until released).

Oldbury Road Closure – Malvern Gate – St Johns Campus

19 January 2017 by

We have been informed that Severn Trent will be undertaking roadworks on Oldbury Road on the 22nd – 25th Jan. These roadworks will require the closure of the road between Laugherne Road and Woodstock Road, resulting in no vehicle access to Malvern Gate for the dates specified. Pedestrian access will be unaffected.

This closure will also affect the bus route. Details of the diverted bus route are attached.

Please note that vehicle access onto St Johns Campus will only be via Severn Gate until these roadworks are complete.

RPS International Images for Science exhibition in the Charles Darwin building

16 January 2017 by

The University of Worcester has been selected as one of the few venues to host The Royal Photographic Society “International Images for Science” exhibition. The exhibition features some of the world’s best science photography with astonishing scientific shots with beautiful and striking images of interest to everyone.

rps-exhibitionThe Institute of Science and the Environment is delighted to announce that the most recent version of the Royal Photographic Society’s International Images of Science will be exhibited in the Charles Darwin building from the 19 January until 5 February. This private display is open to all staff and students across the University who have an appreciation of the beauty of science through art.

The exhibition will formally open in the Charles Darwin Unit on the 24 January preceded by a Drinks reception in the Charles Darwin and opening address by the University’s Vice Chancellor Professor David Green.