Archive for the ‘Students’ Category

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

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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

Careers Appointments:

17 October 2017

Following your feedback, we now release our Careers appointments daily a week in advance rather than Monday mornings. Please keep checking as more appointments will become available on a daily basis.

Our appointments run weekly Monday – Thursday during semesters at the following times:

  • Mondays to Wednesdays – 11:30-14:00
  • Thursdays – 13:30-16:00
  • (Friday – no appointments)

To book an appointment with a Careers Advisor, please visit www.timecenter.com/worcester.

If you encounter any difficulties in booking an appointment please contact us at careers@worc.ac.uk.

Coming soon! Graduate Employers Networking Fair Tuesday 24th October

9 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

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

Getting into… Teaching week #Gethired

3 October 2017

Post graduate teacher training applications open on 26th October, but you can search UCAS for courses from 5th October. For information about Primary and Secondary Teaching and the very important personal statement as part of your application come to our sessions, and pick up FREE resources from firstpoint.

  • Routes into Primary Teaching:    09/10/2017  12:30-13:30
  • Routes into Secondary Teaching:    10/10/2017  13:30-14:30
  • Teacher Training Personal Statements:    16/10/2017  12:30-13:30
  • 1-2-1 Personal Statement Advice:     19/10/2017  12:00-13:30 and 26/10/2017  12:00-13:30

Book at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops

The Worcester Award 2017-18

2 October 2017

Stand out from the crowd by achieving the Worcester Award! It’s an employability award run by the Careers & Employability team. You can find out more and register for the award here: www.worc.ac.uk/careers/worcesteraward.htm.

To get started, you will also need to collect a log book from firstpoint in the Peirson Study & Guidance Centre. Worcester Award drop-in sessions will take place on: 2nd Oct; 3rd Oct; 10th Oct; 11th Oct; 17th Oct. Book your place at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops

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

Thinking about applying for Graduate training schemes?

29 September 2017

Many of the large employers recruit between September and December for jobs starting the following year, see link below for the Graduate Scheme Deadlines 2017 leaflet for just some of the approaching deadlines.

http://worcester.ac.uk/careers/jobhuntingresources.htm

Many of the major employers often use online aptitude tests as an initial selection method. You may only get one chance to take these so will need to prepare thoroughly.  Careers and Employability offer tests in numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning to help you improve your timing and performance.  See http://www.worc.ac.uk/careers/psychometrics or come along to discuss your application with a Careers Adviser.

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.

Get the Worcester Award: stand out from the crowd!

25 September 2017

It’s never too early to think about your future employability! The latest research is telling us that graduate employment prospects are improving, but that the successful applicants will be those with work experience, skills developed through extra-curricular activities, and the ability to sell these to future employers.

The Worcester Award recognises activities and experiences that could contribute towards your future employability, including work experience, SU activities, community involvement, on and off campus sports and societies and work placements. The award is a great way to document any activities you take part in during your time here at the University and help you to identify the skills and attributes that employers are looking for.

What’s more, you may have already done enough to qualify for the award! You can use any activities you have done since starting at the university, meaning you can backdate an extensive range of activities you may be doing, or have done, to use for the award. Also, students from any year can take part, including students on postgraduate courses.

The award will also be recognised on your HEAR, the new degree transcript, which gives you the opportunity to show employers that you went the extra mile at the University of Worcester! In addition, the Worcester Gold Award will provide you with a graduate style interview, resulting in feedback on your performance and tips for the future, giving you a head start over other graduates.

To find out more go to http://www.worc.ac.uk/careers/worcesteraward.htm and pick up your log book from firstpoint from Monday 2nd October. If you cannot get to firstpoint, I can send a log book to you. You can register for the award here.

Also, come along to one of the Worcester Award drop-in sessions, where you can find out more information. These are on 2nd Oct, 3rd Oct, 10th Oct, 11th Oct and 17th Oct. Book your place at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops. You can email me any questions about the Worcester Award at worcesteraward@worc.ac.uk

I look forward to meeting you

Regards

Neil

PS. Thank you if you have already registered for the Worcester Award!

Freshers! Are you looking for part time work?…

25 September 2017

.. next week is our Getting into… Part time work week #gethired

INCLUDING:

– Part-time work: The Basics workshop Wednesday 4th October. 12:30 (book at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops)

– Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the Part Time jobs bulletin available from firstpoint and online (http://worcester.ac.uk/careers/jobhuntingresources.htm), including the weekly part time jobs bulletin.

– Careers adviser appointments to help you with your job applications (book at www.timecenter.com/Worcester)

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UniversityofWorcesterCareers/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/worc_unicareers for more information!

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.

Welcome back to all our returning students!

15 September 2017

Careers and Employability are here to help you find work, complete applications and plan your graduate future!

If you are not sure about what to do when you leave go to  www.worc.ac.uk/careers/thinkingaboutyourself

For where to look for jobs go to www.worc.ac.uk/careers/fulltimegraduatejobs

Book a place at our lunchtime Careers workshops at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops

Speak to a Careers Adviser about your plans and applications www.timecenter/worcester

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.

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

2017/18 Student Car Parking Permits

7 September 2017

This is to inform you the 2017/18 student car parking permits will be available to order and purchase online from Monday 4th September 2017, using the link below.

Please visit the following webpages for more information. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/your-home/student-car-parking-information.html

We apologies for any inconvenience caused