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11 December 2017

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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 .

Drug Driving Research

28 November 2017

You are invited to participate in a research project An investigation into the knowledge and attitudes of staff and students, at the University of Worcester, into driving whilst under the influence of illicit drugs’This is a collaborative project involving University of Worcester staff including; Lecturers, Security, Student Support, University of Worcester Students’ Union, West Mercia Police, South Worcestershire Safer Roads Partnership and Public Health. The project was first launched at an event at the Hanger on Wednesday 15 November to a very positive response and forms part of the University’s commitment to awareness raising events and collaborative working. The ultimate aim of the research project is to use the findings to inform a future local police awareness campaign. It has been timed to coincide with the Drink Driving Campaign, Road Safety Campaign and Alcohol Awareness Week all near this date.

The survey, which is anonymous, will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete and in addition to asking questions also gives answers to develop knowledge and awareness.

Please follow the link below:

https://ucw.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/an-investigation-into-the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-staff

Calling all staff and students!

27 November 2017

Careers and Employability are recruiting DLHE survey staff to help out with the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey in January 2018.

Salary: £8.63 per hour

Hours: 5:15pm – 7:15pm, Monday to Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm Saturday

Duration: Four to eight weeks from 9th January 2017

Applicants will not be expected to work every shift but will be expected to show reasonable commitment.

Closes December 3rd!

Apply now at http://www.worc.ac.uk/community/current-vacancies.html

Get your summer sorted #gethired

24 November 2017

Interested in paid summer 2018 job opportunities? A range of companies will be on campus to tell you more:

Monday 27th Nov: Think Pacific

Tuesday 28th: Smaller Earth (firstpoint, 12-2); Frontier

Wednesday 29th: APM

Thursday 30th: China Teach; Opportunity China (firstpoint, 11-3); USA Summer Camp

Monday 4th Dec: Camp Counselors USA

Wednesday 6th:  Pioneer & Beyond

Book your place at presentations now at:  www.worc.ac.uk/workshops

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

Christmas Choir Rehearsal Cancelled

22 November 2017

The Christmas choir rehearsal is cancelled on Friday 24th November 2017. Rehearsals will continue on Friday 1st December, 1.15-2.15pm in the Music Room, EEG119.

Careers in Criminal Justice Fair #gethired

16 November 2017

Find out about graduate and volunteering roles in the Criminal Justice System on Tuesday 21st November, 1.30-2.30pm, in firstpoint. Organisations at the fair will include the National Probation Service, Victim Support and West Mercia Youth Justice Service. There will be speeches from professionals at 12.30-1.30 – book your place here:  www.worc.ac.uk/workshops

Firstpoint opening hours, week commencing 18th December 2017

15 November 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.

Firstpoint closures: December 2017

15 November 2017

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

Thursday 14th December 2017: firstpoint will close at the slightly earlier time of 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 closures: December 2017

15 November 2017

Thursday 7th December 2017: firstpoint will be closed all day for Student Services Away Day.

Thursday 14th December 2017: firstpoint will close at the slightly earlier time of 15:30 before reopening for the Staff Mulled Wine and Mince Pies celebration at 16:00.

Wednesday 20th December: firstpoint will be closed all day for firstpoint Away 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

15 November 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.

Essential maintenance work – this Sunday at Hive – Update

8 November 2017

The maintenance work that was scheduled for this Sunday at the Hive has now been delayed.  The Hive will be operating as normal on Sunday.

Getting your brand right! #gethired

7 November 2017

What is personal branding? Examine your brand and consider how it makes you stand out from the crowd!  Book onto the events below at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops, and drop by firstpoint to pick up FREE copies of our resources.

Talks & Workshops

CV Basics – 06/11/17 – 12:30-13:30

Personal Branding Basics – 13/11/17 – 12:30-13:30

LinkedIn Basics – 15/11/17 – 12:30-13:30

Interview Basics – 16/11/17 – 12:30-13:30

Get your CV right! #gethired

30 October 2017

Come along to firstpoint next week and help yourself to materials on how to create a great CV or book a place on our Basics: CV’s workshop here: www.worc.ac.uk/workshops!

We will have the following materials available:

  • Action words for CV’s
  • CV rating chart
  • Handouts for Graduate CV’s
  • How to write a personal profile
  • Thesaurus of commonly used words

and many more resources!

Talks & Workshops:

Basics: CV’s                    06/11/2017        12:30-13:30

Graduation week: Car Park Closure – Riverside

27 October 2017

As you are all aware we will be hosting many additional people next week during our annual award ceremonies, from Tuesday 31 Oct to Friday 3 November.

We will be utilising the Arena this year for pre- and post-ceremony events and activities, therefore there will be no car parking availability for permit holders at Riverside from Monday 30th October to Friday 3 November.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder which necessitates you using the Riverside 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’.

Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause during this extremely important week for the University.

Best wishes

Registry Services

Looking for work experience?

26 October 2017

Win-Win offers volunteering and internship opportunities with local organisations. These include graphic design for a green space project, supporting children and families, and working in a charity shop.  Find out more here: 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.

Careers & Employability workshops

25 October 2017

Come along to one of our workshops to enhance your skills, find out how employers think, new insights and how to make the best of your job searches!

Some of our workshops this semester include:

  • Basics: CVs
  • Routes into Primary & Secondary Teaching
  • Basics: Assessment Centres & Psychometric Tests
  • Army Reserves presentation
  • Basics: Personal Branding
  • Careers in Criminal Justice: presentations

Previous students views:

“Very useful and informative, it covered all angles”

“An excellent interactive session that was useful and clear”

Remember – Most of the workshops can count towards the Employability Activity part of your Worcester Award!

For more information about workshops, to see the full list of workshops running this semester, and to book your place on a workshop, follow this link: www.worc.ac.uk/workshops

Getting into…graduate work #Gethired

19 October 2017

Next week we are going to be bringing you lots of information about applying for graduate schemes with major employers! Book onto the events below at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops, and drop by firstpoint to pick up FREE copies of our resources.

  • Psychometric Tests: the basics workshop:  Monday 23rd October
  • Graduate Networking Fair: Tuesday 24th October
  • CVs: the Basics Tuesday 24th October
  • Finding Graduate work: The Basics workshop: Wednesday 25th October
  • Assessment Centres: The Basics: Thursday 26th October

Graduate Employers Networking Fair Tuesday 24th October

17 October 2017

Come along to meet employers, find out about graduate opportunities and brush up your networking skills.

  • Networking slots 11.30-1:30 – booking essential through www.worc.ac.uk/workshops
  • Graduate Fair 1:30-2:30. Open to all, no booking required

Employers attending include: Civil Service Faststream, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Damarel, Handlesbank, Intel, Intouch Games ltd, Lloyds Banking Group, Npower, NCS, Sanctuary Group, Volvo, and Worcestershire County Council. More names being added daily!

Further information from www.worcester.ac.uk/careers/graduate-fair-2017