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 – due to high demand appointments can now be booked until Friday 12th May 2017.
To allow for access for contractors to carry out some ground clearance works behind the Riverside building, it will be necessary to close the Riverside car park temporarily.
The car park will be closed overnight on Wednesday 26 April and remain closed until approximately 10am on Thursday 27 April. Once reopened, some bays will remain closed off.
The gravelled “overflow” carpark at the rear of the Arena will still be available for use.
If you are disabled/a blue badge holder, which necessitates you parking in this area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the main security control room on x5495 and they will be able to work with you to identify suitable alternative parking.
We apologise for any disruption caused by this closure and thank you for your patience while we carry out these works.
The Estates Services Team
For those of you looking for work see http://www.worc.ac.uk/careers/jobhuntingresources.htm has some great resources for finding vacancies and making applications. It’s not too late to ask for help with careers and job hunting. We will be here over the summer and can continue to help you for up to three years after you leave. Appointments can be booked at www.timecenter.com/worcester – all appointments for the week ahead are released at 9.am on Monday morning.
Pepplepad will be updated to the latest version on the morning of Thursday 20 April.
During the upgrade process, Pepplepad will be unavailable for approximately 20 minutes.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Kick start your teaching career and travel the world: CELTA
Make the most of your summer: 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 www.worcester.ac.uk/celta
The deadline for handing in Worcester Award log books at firstpoint is Thursday 13th April at 5.30pm. If you have done enough hours and activities for the Bronze Award, you can hand in your log book now and aim for Silver or Gold in 2017-18. Everything you have done for Bronze would count towards Silver/Gold.
The University is hosting an Applicant Day and Open Day this Saturday (1st April), 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.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Sian Gould – email email@example.com or call 01905 542467.
Communications & Participation
Royal Marine Ian Foster will be delivering a presentation about careers in the Royal Marines on Tuesday 4th April, 12.30-1.15pm in EE 1026. You can book your place at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops. Attendance would count towards the Employability Activity part of your Worcester Award.
Here are 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
– Jobs Portal for local and national jobs notified to the university
(these can all be found online at http://worcester.ac.uk/careers/jobhuntingresources.htm)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , who will be able to work with you to identify suitable alternative parking.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure.
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
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 email@example.com
Learning and Teaching Technology Unit
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
If you have any queries about the Worcester Award, please email email@example.com 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