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University of Worcester Student Travel Survey 2017

29 November 2017

travel-survey

https://ucw.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/student-travel-survey-2017

This is an anonymous questionnaire for students based at the University of Worcester designed to help us review issues such as travelling to the university, car parking, and to assist in developing future policies. Please be as open and honest as possible in your answers to help us achieve our aim. We may also use this data in academic journals and conference presentations. Thank you for helping us out; participation in this survey is voluntary, you can exit the survey at any time.

It should take about 10 -15 minutes to complete and can be completed on a phone/tablet.

At the end of the survey there’s an option to be entered into a prize draw of either a year’s free University of Worcester gym membership or a reconditioned bike (up to the value of £90) from the campus bike shop. Names and contact details to be entered into the draw will not be linked to your responses.

Whilst your data is anonymous it will be managed and processed in accordance with applicable legislation including the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Data will be held for up to 15 years. For the purposes of data protection legislation the University of Worcester is the Data Controller.  The University’s Data Protection Officer is the Head of Information Assurance infoassurance@worc.ac.uk .

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Open Day, Sunday 26th November

23 November 2017

The University is hosting an Open Day this Sunday (26th 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 and on Saturday to set up for the event.

All information about the event is available in the programme, available at www.worcester.ac.uk/opendays

If you have any questions about the event, please email study@worc.ac.uk or call 01905 855141.

Best wishes

Communications & Participation

Firstpoint opening hours in December 2017

15 November 2017

Please see information below indicating some changes to firstpoint opening hours in December 2017.

firstpoint closures: December 2017

Thursday 7th December 2017: firstpoint will be closed all day.

Thursday 14th December 2017: firstpoint opening hours will be 08:30-15:30.

Wednesday 20th December: firstpoint will be closed all day.

Christmas Break: firstpoint will be closed from Monday 25th December 2017 to Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

firstpoint opening hours, week commencing 18th December 2017

Our opening hours will be 08:30 -16:15 from Monday 18th December 2017 to Friday 22nd December 2017.

We will return to our normal opening hours of 08:30-17:30, Monday to Friday, from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

The Peirson Study and Guidance Centre will remain open throughout via the 24 hour entrance.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Open Day, Saturday 30th September

29 September 2017

The University is hosting an Open Day this Saturday (30th September) 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 this afternoon and evening to set up for the event.

All information about the event is available in the programme, available at www.worcester.ac.uk/opendays

If you have any questions about the event, please email study@worc.ac.uk or call 01905 855141.

Best wishes,

Communications & Participation

Open Day, Saturday 9th September

8 September 2017

The University is hosting an Open Day this Saturday (9th September) 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 this afternoon and evening to set up for the event.

All information about the event is available in the programme, available at www.worcester.ac.uk/opendays

If you have any questions about the event, please email study@worc.ac.uk or call 01905 855141.

Best wishes

Communications & Participation

Open Day, Sunday 25th June

23 June 2017

The University is hosting an Open Day this Sunday (25th June) 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 programme, available at www.worcester.ac.uk/opendays

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Sian Gould – email s.gould@worc.ac.uk or call 01905 542467.

Best wishes,

Communications & Participation

IT Maintenance work – Sunday 14th May

12 May 2017

IT will be performing essential maintenance work on the IT Infrastructure at the City Campus on Sunday 14th May between 08:00 – 10:00.

During the maintenance work, access to a number of University systems will be unavailable or limited:

  • No internet access at the City Campus, and Jenny Lind Building (including Wi-Fi) – Student Halls will be unaffected
  • No Wi-Fi access for eduroam (Students) at the Hive.
  • No access to SOLE on all sites and from outside the University.
  • Access to Blackboard via the mobile app will be unavailable; access through myday will be unaffected.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this essential maintenance work.

Pepplepad update – 20 April

18 April 2017

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.

Applicant Day and Open Day, Saturday 1st April

31 March 2017

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.

All information about the event is available in the programme, available at www.worcester.ac.uk/opendays

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Sian Gould – email s.gould@worc.ac.uk or call 01905 542467.

Best wishes,

Communications & Participation

UCAS Exhibition: Thursday 23rd March

22 March 2017

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 g.cozens@worc.ac.uk 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.

ICT maintenance this weekend – 11 and 12 March

10 March 2017

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

Network issues on campus – resolved

16 February 2017

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

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

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.

RPS International Images for Science exhibition in the Charles Darwin building

16 January 2017

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.

Car Park closures – Wednesday 11 January

9 January 2017

Car Park C (Woodbury), Car Park D (Conference Centre) and the Riverside and Arena Car Parks will be reserved for Interview Day visitors on Wednesday 11th January.

All other car parks on campus will be available to park in.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder with specific requirements, please contact Graham Cozens on carparking@worc.ac.uk or on extension 2189.

Many thanks for your understanding.

Best wishes

Communications & Participation

Car Park closures on Wednesday 14th December

9 December 2016

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 carparking@worc.ac.uk or on 01905 542189.

Many thanks for your understanding.

Best wishes

Communications and Participation

Open Day, Sunday 27th November

24 November 2016

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 www.worcester.ac.uk/opendays

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Sian Gould – email s.gould@worc.ac.uk or call 01905 542467.

Best wishes,

Communications & Participation

Open Day, Saturday 1st October

28 September 2016

The University is hosting an Open Day this Saturday (1st October), 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 downstairs study area will also be in use on Friday evening from 5.30pm to set up for the event.

All information about the event is available in the Open Day programme, available at www.worcester.ac.uk/opendays

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Sian Gould – email s.gould@worc.ac.uk or call 01905 542467.

Best wishes

Communications & Participation

Student as Academic Partners Project 2016/17

28 September 2016

The project scheme which offers students the chance to enhance their course and develop their own employability skills.

The Student as Academic Partners (SAP) projects scheme offers an opportunity for paid employment of £8.08 per hour plus £1.13 holiday pay for up to 100 hours per project (to be shared equally between students working on the project) to enable students to work in equal partnership with academic staff to strengthen the student learning experience at the University for the benefit of all. This year the scheme will focus in particular on the course experience.

The purpose of the programme is to develop collaboration between students and staff and a sense of shared ownership in the learning process. The scheme will employ students as active members of project teams based within the University’s departments.  This year we will be funding a maximum of 25 projects.

Eligibility

Students must be eligible to work in the UK and registered on a UW course or programme during 2016/17 to be eligible for the scheme. The scheme is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Applications

For further information and to submit your applications visit the Students as Academic Partners Projects page.

Please note that there must be at least one student named on your application and all applications need a member of University staff (academic or professional support) named as a project lead.

In order to help develop your ideas here are some examples of possible themes:

  • Evaluation of an innovation from a student perspective
  • Development of an innovation or idea relating to learning and teaching
  • Development or design of an assessment, learning resource or tool
  • The development of course materials such as a guide for students about a particular course or module
  • Research into innovative pedagogic practice including Technology Enhanced learning initiatives

Closing date for applications to Carolyn Nisbet (c.nisbet@worc.ac.uk) is Monday 31st October 2016.