Archive for the ‘Staff’ Category

Blackboard Unavailable

11 December 2017

Please note that Blackboard will be unavailable from 19.30 on 26th December to 07.30 on 27th December due to an essential update.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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

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.

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.

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

University Money Advice Service

9 October 2017

The University Money Advice Service are hosting a visiting debt advice service via the Local Citizens Advice Bureau.

The advice is free and confidential and will be available on the second Thursday of each month at Firstpoint 2-4pm. The service commences Thursday  12th October.

Drop in or contact firstpoint to book a slot

Car Park Closure: Rear of Arena Wednesday 27 September

26 September 2017

To allow for line-marking, the stonechip car park at the rear of the Riverside/The Arena will be closed on Wednesday 27 September.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder, which necessitates you parking in these car parks, please email carparking@worc.ac.uk 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 inconvenience caused by this closure.

Kind regards,

The Estates & Facilities Team

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales

25 September 2017

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales will return to Worcester next month for its second performance at the University of Worcester Arena at 3pm on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. The concert will be recorded for future transmission on BBC Radio 3.

To purchase tickets, go to www.ticketline.co.uk/venue/university-of-worcester-arena, call 0844 888 9991 or visit the University of Worcester Arena reception. Tickets are £38 for family (2 adults and 2 children), £19 for adults, £5 children, £9 concessions.

1st Year Timetables

19 September 2017

Student timetables should now be visible via your SOLE page, if you have any queries please email studenttimetabling@worc.ac.uk . We apologise for any inconvenience.

Regards,

Timetabling

Car Park Closure, St John’s Campus, Tuesday 19 September

18 September 2017

The Students’ Union will be holding their Welcome Fair in the Sports Centre this year.

To facilitate the set-up of the Fair, we will need to temporarily close the following car parks:

  • Car Park R (tennis court)
  • Some spaces in Car Park N (adjacent Geo Garden/Sports Centre)

The car parks/spaces will be closed from 7am tomorrow, Tuesday 19 September and will reopen later in the morning.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder, which necessitates you parking in these car parks, please email carparking@worc.ac.uk 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 inconvenience caused by these closures.

Essential ICT maintenance – 19:00-21:00 Tuesday 12 September

11 September 2017

In order to perform essential updates to the University’s ICT infrastructure which will increase bandwidth and improve security, there will be no internet access from University sites between 19:00 and 19:15 on Tuesday 12 September. You will not be able to access any websites or web resources from campus during this 15-minute period.

In addition, off-campus access to University websites and resources (i.e. MyDay) will be unavailable for a two-hour period between 19:00 and 21:00 on Tuesday 12 September.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Best wishes

Communications & Participation

Car Park C, partial closure, from Monday 11 September

11 September 2017

We will be upgrading the power supply to the car-charging points in Car Park C (south end of Woodbury building) during the week commencing 11 September.

To facilitate this, it will be necessary to close off some of the parking bays.

Unfortunately, this will include some Blue Badge spaces.  If you are disabled/a blue badge holder, which necessitates you parking in this car park, please email carparking@worc.ac.uk or telephone the main security control room on x5495 and they will be able to work with you to identify suitable alternative parking.

The spaces will be closed from Monday 11th September for approximately 3 days.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works.

Firstpoint Early Closure

23 June 2017

firstpoint will close slightly earlier on Monday 3rd July 2017 at 16:00.

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

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Car Park L Closure Summer 2017

13 June 2017

We will be carrying out refurbishment works to Halls of Residence this summer.  To make way for a contractor’s compound for these works, it will be necessary to close Car Park L (rear of Evesham and Pershore Halls) and also some spaces near to Berrow Hall from the evening of Wednesday 14 June to Friday 8 September inclusive.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder, which necessitates you parking in these areas, please email carparking@worc.ac.uk 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 during our summer works.

Kind regards
The Estates and Facilities Team

Car Park N – Partial Closure from 22 May onwards

17 May 2017

We will be carrying out roofing repair works to Edward Elgar this summer.  To make way for a contractor’s compound for these works, it will be necessary to close off some of the spaces in Car Park N – adjacent to the Geo Garden.  The area is highlighted in pink on the photo below.

The spaces will be closed off from Monday 22 May until the end of August.

We anticipate that the disabled spaces in this car park will remain accessible but if you are disabled/a blue badge holder and you encounter any difficulty, please email carparking@worc.ac.uk 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 inconvenience caused by this closure and thank you for your patience while we carry out our summer works.

Volunteering Opportunity

12 May 2017

A5 flyer

Binyon Car Park Closure Tuesday 9 May

8 May 2017

To allow access for essential maintenance works on Tuesday 9 May, it will be necessary to close the Binyon car park temporarily.

The car park will be closed on the evening of Monday 8 May and will be closed all day on Tuesday 9 May.

If you are disabled/a blue badge holder, which necessitates you parking in this area, please email carparking@worc.ac.uk 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 during this closure.