Author Archive

Volunteering Opportunity

12 May 2017

A5 flyer

Micro Science Festival 10th – 19th March

7 March 2017

micro science festival

Finance Department Pop Up Roadshow

29 September 2016

The Finance Department are having a pop-up roadshow in order for staff and students to meet the team and put forward any questions and queries. It will be held on Thursday 29th September from 11am to 1pm in firstpoint.

Please do come and visit

further information

Reminder regarding the embargo – please read

15 August 2016

Dear Colleague

Tomorrow, Friday 12 August you will be receiving results data under embargo.

Following three recent embargo breaches in relation to SQA results data, we would like to remind you of your obligations while under embargo conditions. Please remember that you are strictly prohibited from releasing results information and any related information during the embargo period, and to contact me immediately if you have or suspect a breach, even if you are still investigating.

The embargo period not only covers the disclosure of results information, but also an indication of an applicant’s final decision. The most common embargo breaches are automated systems and notifications regarding registration, accommodation, provision of reading materials, or offering alternative options.

I appreciate that you will have your own protocols and contingency plans in place, but we would be grateful if you could review these to ensure you have done everything possible to prevent a breach in your organisation.

In accordance with the terms of service, UCAS has agreed to share results under the conditions that you:

  1. use the results for the sole purpose of facilitating the Confirmation processes
  2. do not share the results either intentionally or inadvertently, nor respond to any communications from any third party, including the applicant or their advisers, or any journalist prior to publication day
  3. implement and maintain operational, organisational, and technical measures to safeguard against unauthorised access, loss, destruction, theft, or inadvertent disclosure of the results prior to publication day
  4. ensure the security in your IT solutions, and operating procedures implemented by you, are sufficiently robust to safeguard against the serious damage that may be suffered by an applicant and UCAS as a result of a disclosure breach

Guidance

  • Please remind all colleagues that your university or college must uphold the results embargo and they are aware of their responsibilities if they suspect a breach.
  • If you have, or suspect you have, breached the embargo agreement, please contact Francesca Fairhurst on 01905 855010 immediately, even if you are still carrying out investigations.
  • If you suspect or identify a breach, please include the following information:

o   the date and time you discovered the breach

o   the type of breach, including the systems involved

o   the number of applicants involved or affected

  • Privileged access to early results data is critical to your admissions process, and it is important we work together to minimise the risk of any breaches during the embargo period. Our aim is to support you in the best way possible during this crucial time. However, we reserve the right to withdraw access to results from any provider that breaches and/or fails to notify us of potential or actual breaches, with immediate effect.

Further guidance is available on the Awarding Body Linkage page on ucas.com, and in Appendix H of the UCAS Undergraduate Admissions Guide.

Timings  

For A level results, the embargo period starts at 14:00 on 12 August and ends at 06:00 on 18 August.          

We hope we can count on you and your teams to adhere to the embargo agreement and notification protocols.

If you have any questions about the embargo, please contact awardingbodylinkage@ucas.ac.uk.

Timetabling update

6 July 2016

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

Thank you.

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

15 April 2016

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.

www.thehiveworcester.org/arts-exhibitions

SOLE Issues Resolved

10 June 2014

The earlier issue with access to SOLE  has now been fixed.

Thank you for your patience.

University Car-Share

7 October 2013

What would you do with an extra £974 a year? That’s how much a typical commuter saves when they car-share to work.

The university is reducing its carbon footprint – and helping its staff and students save money through its established car-sharing scheme.

The free-to-use online system, which is designed to cut travel costs as well as local congestion and pollution, enables its members to share lifts to any destination.

Sign-up for free here: www.worcester.ac.uk/liftshare

Staff and students can access the scheme from home or from workand register the details of any journeys they wish to share. The system will then search for others who are going the same way, leaving it to them to make contact and arrange to travel together.

The software behind University of Worcester’s system has been provided by the UK’s largest car-sharing network, liftshare, which has established more than 1,200 schemes for communities across the UK.

For more information about the new car-share scheme, contact Matt Smith on matt.smith@worc.ac.uk

DO YOU SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES? ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO GRASS POLLEN, CATS OR HOUSE DUST MITES?

7 October 2013

If you do, you could help NPARU with a study investigating the efficacy of a phototherapy device designed to help alleviate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis

  • You must be aged 18 or over
  • You must not suffer from asthma
  • You will need to use the device for 3 to 4 weeks and be able to visit us three times in the Charles Darwin building, St Johns campus

WE WOULD PAY YOU £100 TO COVER THE COST OF YOUR TIME AND TRAVEL

 If you are interested in taking part or want further information please contact Louise l.robertson@worc.ac.uk or text your email address to 07975545443

Introducing LibGuides

3 September 2013

‘LibGuides’ the new web based way to connect with library support and services from wherever you are

Please see the attached file for more information

Lib Guides screen 2

SOLE page login issue resolved

3 September 2013

The issue logging in to SOLE using Firefox has now been resolved.

Thank you

SOLE page issue

29 August 2013

We currently have an issue for students logging in to SOLE using the Firefox web browser.

After clicking option 4 for SOLE from the Student App Portal, the browser just shows a blank page.

While we are fixing the problem, a solution is to use a different browser such as Chrome or Internet Explorer.

Thank you

National Scholarship Programme

5 March 2013

There are still some scholarships available to eligible first year students who are in  the priority groups as shown in the notes for guidance. Please see below for eligibility details and an application form.

Full time guidance notes

Full time application form

Part time guidance notes

Part time application form

Riverside Car Park – Urgent Notice

27 November 2012

We have been advised by the Environment Agency that the flood barriers will be re-instated on Hylton Rd this evening and users of the Riverside car park are advised to remove their vehicles by 4pm at the latest.

Once the barriers are in place egress from Riverside by car will be difficult as Hylton Rd heading towards St John’s Campus is flooded with the possibility that waters are still rising. The barriers will block any egress in the other direction.

Please pass this detail to anyone that you think may be affected.

Kind Regards,

Mark Hughes

Director of Estates and Facilities

University of Worcester

PC access at St John’s over the weekend

2 November 2012

Friday 2nd November: EE G031 open from 18:15 & EE G169 open from 17:00 (both with print & copy facilities)

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November: EE G031 & EE G169 open 24/7 (both with print & copy facilities)

Travel advice – 24th September

24 September 2012

We are currently taking a number of phone calls from students anxious about travelling to the University today.  Please be advised that the University is open as usual and you should attend if possible.

Please take all reasonable travel precautions travelling to University in the current weather conditions.

If you are not able to travel please email your tutor directly.

Information regarding payment of student loans

20 September 2012

The Student Loans Company has issued the following statement regarding payment of loans which students may find useful.

“If you have registered and your university has confirmed this, your payment will be paid within the next few days.

Payment dates vary depending on the university or college you attend.

You can check your payment release date by logging into your online account and should allow a few working days for the funds to reach your bank account.”

Open access PC rooms at St Johns Campus Thursday 27th September

19 September 2012

Open access PC rooms at St Johns Campus Thursday 27th September

  • EE G031: 09:00 – 14:00 (& print and copy & overnight access)
  • EE 1021: 09:00 – 14:00 (Mac room)
  • EE 1022: 09:00 – 14:00 (Mac room)
  • BB 063: 09:00 – 18:00
  • EE G023: 12:15 – 14:15 / 16:15 – 18:15 (& overnight access)
  • EE G169: 11:15 – 18:15 (& print and copy & overnight access)

PCs are also available at City Campus, The Hive and Riverside.  Apologies but there are no open access Mac rooms available today.

Open Access PCs at St Johns Campus for Tuesday 18th September

18 September 2012

Open Access PCs at St Johns Campus for Tuesday 18th September.

  • EEG169 09:00 – 18:00

This room will also be available for out of hours access and has print and copy facilities.

  • Quite study space is available in EE G021

PCs are also available at City Campus, The Hive and Riverside.  Apologies but there are no open access Mac rooms available today.

Open Access PCs at St Johns Campus for Monday 17th September

17 September 2012

Availability of Open Access PCs at St Johns Campus for Monday 17th September

• BB 063: 09:00 – 18:00
• EE 1021: 09:00 – 18:00 (Mac Room)
• EE 1022: 09:00 – 18:00 (Mac Room)
• EE G023: 13:15 – 18:00 *overnight access
• EE G031: 09:00 – 18:00 (with print & copy access) *overnight access

PCs are also available at City Campus, The Hive and Riverside