St Johns Halls – Laundry

22 July 2016 by

Please be aware that from Monday 25th July, we will be undertaking refurbishment works within the Laundry at St Johns Halls. We envisage these works will be completed by the 1st August.

During these works, anyone wishing to use Laundry facilities can use the Hines Laundry from 1800-2100 free of charge. Please note that this laundry will be closed at 9pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure

Parking Restrictions on St John’s Campus weekend 23 July

22 July 2016 by

On Saturday 23 July, we will be undertaking line-marking on the recently resurfaced road and parking areas between the St John’s Halls of Residence and Bredon Building, in front of Ability House/Forensic Science House and also in front of our Storage Unit of Hylton Road (at the rear of Evening News building).

The areas will be cordoned off in advance and we kindly ask you not to park in the recently tarmacked areas or in the car park at St John’s Halls.

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’.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during these closures.

Kind regards

The Estate Services Team

The Access to Learning Fund is still open

21 July 2016 by

The University’s Access to Learning Fund for academic year 2015/16 remains open until the 31st of August. Application forms and guidance are available from firstpoint or can be downloaded from the UW Money Advice webpages.

The University Money Advisers are always available

21 July 2016 by

The UW Money Advisers are available to see or telephone students throughout the summer and appointments can be made through firstpoint

Timetabling update

6 July 2016 by

Please be advised that 2016-17 Timetables for continuing students are currently being finalised and should be published later this month.

Thank you.

Malvern Gate Entrance: Closure 1 – 3 July 2016

27 June 2016 by

As part of the repairs being carried out to roadways and the Woodbury car park:

Malvern Gate will be closed

From 07:00 Friday 1st July until 20:00 on Sunday 3rd July

Vehicular access to the main entrance of the Edward Elgar Building will not be permissible during this time and Car Park A (the Visitors car park) will be closed.

On Friday 1 July, access to Woodbury car park will be maintained, but will be closed on the Friday evening until Sunday evening as repair works to the car park are being undertaken over the weekend.

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’.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during these closures.

New accessibility checker for disabled students, staff and visitors

27 June 2016 by

Disabled students, staff and visitors can now find out more about the accessibility of buildings and facilities across campus, thanks to a new online resource.

We’ve worked with a national disability organisation, DisabledGo, to produce guides which provide detailed information about the facilities on campus such as reception areas, toilets, meeting rooms, libraries, lecture halls, shops, accommodation and more.

The detailed access guides are live and available for all to use at: http://www.disabledgo.com/organisations/university-of-worcester

The University was independently assessed in person by trained DisabledGo surveyors to ensure accurate, detailed information was collected.

Ross Renton, PVC Students, said: “the University has a long-standing commitment to inclusion, ensuring that all students reach their full potential. We’re therefore delighted to be working with DisabledGo in the production of these access guides to benefit our students, staff and visitors.”

Firstpoint Closure

16 June 2016 by

Firstpoint will close at the slightly earlier time of 17:20 on Thursday 23rd June 2016, before reopening for a Conference reception. The Peirson Study and Guidance Centre will remain open throughout via the 24 hour entrance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Message from the Vice chancellor

16 June 2016 by

Dear all

I am writing to you about the terrible atrocity in Orlando, Florida.

I know that the entire University community is appalled by this horrific attack and its terrible consequences.

Our hearts go out to all the families and friends of the victims, to members of the LGBT communities worldwide and to the citizens of the United States of America.

Terrorism of any kind has no place in the world. Members of the LGBT community have so often been victims of hate crimes, and it is most important at this critical moment that all our students, colleagues, partners and friends stand together to support all the victims, their families and loved ones. Members of this University know just how devastating cruel acts of terror by a single gunman can be. It is just over 11 months ago that our student Joel Richards, aged just 19, was killed in Sousse, Tunisia by a lone gunman.

As well as our expressions of love and sympathy, active solidarity is needed.

A fund has been set up by Equality Florida to support the victims of the Pulse shooting and I urge colleagues and friends to make a donation, however large or small at:

https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund

On Thursday 16 June everyone is invited to observe a minute’s silence at 11am in an expression of solidarity, love and remembrance. We will gather by the flagpoles at the St. John’s Campus, which will enable colleagues and guests attending the Learning and Teaching conference to take part.

This will also be an opportunity to express our profound appreciation for the heroism of the many who acted so bravely to ensure that there were not even more casualties:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36526028

Any colleague, student, member of staff or member of the University community who would like to consult with the University’s expert counsellors is invited to contact Firstpoint to arrange an appointment at the earliest opportunity.

I am sure I speak for us all when I say on behalf of the University to all our friends in Florida and the USA and to members of the LGBT Community in particular:

We Are With You: Together We Will Overcome.

Yours in sadness

 

Professor David Green
Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive
University of Worcester

Car Parking Update

16 June 2016 by

Just an update regarding various car parks affected by Summer Works

Jenny Lind

Part of this car park is fenced off for contractor site compound.  The remaining spaces are available as usual.

Car Park A (Visitors Car Park)

This car park will be closed on Monday 20 June for site deliveries.  The car park will then reopen but with limited spaces.

Car Park R (tennis courts/near sports centre)

This car park has been closed today and will be closed again tomorrow (Thursday).  When the car park reopens, the back part of the carpark will be fenced off as a site compound. This means the front part only will be available for parking.  Please note that as the car park ticket machine will be inaccessible, this car park should only be used by permit holders.

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’.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during these closures.

Blackboard Update

8 June 2016 by

We will be updating the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment on 13th June, 2016. This will require a short period of downtime which has been scheduled to take place overnight and full service should be restored by 8am.

The update will provides a number of bug fixes and and enhancements to improve workflows and efficiency.

We apologise for any inconvenience this downtime may cause.

Social Justice Conference 23rd – 25th June 2016

8 June 2016 by

Challenging questions about social justice are being raised across all spheres of public life….

What aspirations do we have for social justice?

Do our public policies reflect a set of values which could enable us to achieve a fairer and more equal society?

The University of Worcester and the William Temple Foundation are holding a conference to explore these issues in the contexts of faith, education, health, welfare, public policy, economics, gender and sexuality.  

A full Conference programme is available at the Social Justice Conference website: http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/social-justice-conference.html

Academic speakers from America, Australia, Israel, Canada and the UK will present on all these themes, led by 4 outstanding keynote speakers:

 

Professor Jon Glasby, Head of the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, will be speaking on…

  • What’s next for health and social care?’

Professor Pat Thane, Research Professor in Contemporary British History, Kings College London on…

  • ‘Social Justice  in an Ageing Society’

Professor Morwenna Griffiths, Chair of Classroom Learning, University of Edinburgh, on…

  • ‘Approaching the heart of the matter – A posthumanist perspective on ethical educational practices’

Professor Philip Goodchild, Professor of Religion and Philosophy in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham, on…

  • ‘Debt, Finance and Social Justice’

 

Delegates who are not sponsored by an organisation are able to book at a personal rate of:

Friday 24th June, including tea/coffees and sandwich lunch – £16.50

Saturday 25th June including tea/coffee and sandwich lunch – £11.00

Full ticket for both days – £27.50

Booking details are on the flyer.

Any queries please email socialjusticeconference@worc.ac.uk

Social Justice A5 flyer

Car Park Closures

8 June 2016 by

As part of further preparations for Summer Works some car parks will be closed as follows:

St John’s Campus:  Monday 13 June

Car Park A (short stay/visitors car park) will be closed for delivery of scaffolding and site compound cabins.

Part of this car park will remain blocked off as a site compound until the end of August.

Jenny Lind

This car park will be closed on Saturday 11 June for scaffold erection

The above closures are in addition to those notified last week (copy email below).

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’.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during these closures.

Firstpoint closure notification

3 June 2016 by

Firstpoint will be closed on Tuesday 7th June. The PCs and study areas will remain open as normal, with access via the 24 hour entrance.

We apologise for any inconvenience

Careers and Employability services for finalists

2 June 2016 by

Finalists! Just a reminder that Careers and Employability can continue to help you for up to three years after you leave. For further information visit: www.worc.ac.uk/careers.

Also this is to let you know that we will be in touch with you in November to ask you to fill in our annual Destination of Leavers Survey (DLHE), an online form about your career or study destinations.

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Car Park Closures: St Johns Campus during June

1 June 2016 by

As part of the preparations for Summer Works on Campus some car parks will be closed as follows:

Thursday 2 June  – Peirson Car Park (Car park B) will be closed for the delivery of storage containers.  Following delivery, this car park will reopen but with limited car parking spaces available.

Friday 3  June- Binyon road way and car park will be closed for the delivery of containers (pedestrian access will also be restricted during the offloading).  Once delivery has been completed the roadway and car park will be reopened.

Monday 13 June – Car Park R (former tennis court) for Site Compound Set Up.  It is likely that at least some of this car park will remain closed until the end of August.

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’.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during these closures.

Car Park Closure 24 May

23 May 2016 by

Please be aware of the following car park closure:

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Car Park A (Short Stay Car Park)

Please note that if you have reserved spaces in the Visitor Car Park, these will remain unaffected.

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.

Access to Learning Fund

11 May 2016 by

The 2015/2016 UW access to learning fund is open until 31st August. For information on eligibility pick up an application form from the bookcase next to the firstpoint desk.

Graduate Job Hunting Resources

10 May 2016 by

Finalists! Well done for all your hard work so far.

You may have already sorted out what you are doing next year, but if you are now looking for work or would like help with your future career plans, you may find some of the below useful:

  • Spotted Bulletin for ideas of graduate  jobs currently being advertised in the Worcester or West Midlands area
  • Career Planning guide can help you develop a plan for the future
  • Looking for Graduate Work guide to help you draw up a strategy and find vacancies

These resources and more can all be found at http://worcester.ac.uk/careers/jobhuntingresources.htm.

Careers and Employability can continue to help you for up to three years after you leave. You can still book appointments through www.timecenter.com/worcester, or contact us at careers@worc.ac.uk. For further information visit: www.worc.ac.uk/careers

Problem with resource list links from Blackboard now resolved

4 May 2016 by

The problem that caused links from Blackboard to resource lists to be broken has now been resolved.

We do apologise for this incident which we appreciate came at a particular busy time of year for both students and staff. We are working with our providers to understand the cause of the problem to mitigate against it happening again, and we appreciate the help of staff in reminding students about the alternative routes to their resource lists.


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