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Lakeside Campus celebrates successful year

It’s been a bumper year of activities at Lakeside Campus with thousands of university and community users.

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Welcome Festival arrangements

The University’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Students), Dr Tim Jones sent a message to all students assuring them that the Welcome Festival would be continuing but arrangements were in place to respect the national period of mourning. Read the message below: Dear student, It has been lovely to see so many of you on campus already […]

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Queen Elizabeth II – Message from the Vice Chancellor

Dear Member of the University Community I know that each of us feels deep sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We send heartfelt condolences to His Majesty King Charles III and to all the members of the Royal Family, including HRH The Duke of Gloucester, who has done so much to […]

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Pre-Entry Summer Taster Event

A special taster camp took place over the summer to help students with neurodiversity with their transition to university.

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New Chair and Vice Chair of Governors

Sarah Speck and Dr Diana Beech take on new roles

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2021/22 Study Abroad success

Students share their experiences of studying abroad.

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Tribute to Former Colleague Dr David Sudlow

Professor of Rural Geography, Nick Evans, has paid tribute to the University’s former colleague, Dr David Sudlow: It is with deep sorrow that I report the death of retired colleague, Dr David Sudlow, on Monday August 8, 2022. David worked in three main roles during his lengthy time at the University: lecturer in geography, undergraduate […]

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Practice Facilitator selected for Commonwealth Games role

Lesley Parish will assist, guide and support athletes

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Pravara Summer School

Worcester health students depart for 4-week programme in India.

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Sports staff and graduate gearing up for Commonwealth Games

Four staff and a graduate from the School of Sport and Exercise Science will be playing key roles in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games

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Planned Events System 2022-2023

A Message from Timetabling: We can confirm the online Planned Events system for 2022-2023 academic year requests opens today and can be found via the staff portal once you log in under ‘Your Online Services’ and is called ‘Planned Events’. Once in the system there is a User Guide with guidance on how to use […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health, including at the University of Worcester. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the week. The event has grown to […]

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Boxes of donations for Ukrainian refugees 

Staff and student donations have been packed up and sent to Sixways

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Pop-up flower shop

Communications and External Affairs will be running a pop up flower shop on Tuesday, March 22nd from 12 noon in the St John’s Campus main reception to raise money for Ukraine.

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University buildings light up for Ukraine 

The University of Worcester Arena and the Art House are being lit in blue and yellow each night in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.  The University also continues to fly the Ukraine flag alongside the Union flag at both the St John’s Campus and Art House. 

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Professor Dawn Brooker receives MBE at Windsor Castle

More than a year after being recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to supporting those living with dementia, Professor Dawn Brooker has now formally received her MBE. Dawn was presented with the award during a special investiture at Windsor Castle. It comes just as Dawn, who has dedicated more than 35 years […]

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Dr Derek Farrell finally collects MBE

Dr Derek Farrell, Principal Lecturer in Psychology and Course Lead for the PGCert/MSc EMDR Therapy at the University, has finally received his MBE following an investiture at Windsor Castle just before Christmas. Derek was appointed a Member of the British Empire for his services to Psychology in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2020. Over a […]

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Christmas Crafts

The Communications and Participation Christmas Market was held alongside the annual staff holiday celebration last Friday. Thank you to everyone who supported the market through purchases or donations of crafts! We know that some staff were not able to attend on Friday, so we have just released a small selection of items, which are available […]

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Charity Christmas Market – Sneak Peek

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Black History Month Performances

The Department of Theatre and Performance presents a series of screenings of performances for Black History Month The screenings will feature iconic performances of dance, opera, Shakespeare and contemporary theatre that showcase black companies, stories, characters and/or playwrights from the US and UK. The short series coincides with Black History Month and celebrates the talents and contributions of black artists while interrogating white authorship […]

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Charter 400: Explorations of Worcester History through Four Centuries

Academic staff from across the University have come together to deliver a series of talks next weekend, as part of the Worcester’s Charter 400 celebrations. Charter Day is Friday, October 2, marking the 400th anniversary of the Charter of King James I incorporating the City and establishing the post of Mayor. The 1621 Charter marked […]

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New to Teaching Workshops

The University is running workshops later this month aimed specifically at those staff who are starting off in higher education teaching as an associate lecturer, technician or post-graduate student. These workshops are run over a day and provide an opportunity to discuss ways of encouraging student learning, assessment, and potential challenges; all of which previous […]

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Adapting to the New Normal as Restrictions Ease

Many of the Covid-19 restrictions that have affected our lives for the past 16 months came to an end in England yesterday, including rules on social distancing. Here, Dr Alastair Pipkin, Lecturer in Psychology at the University and a Clinical Psychologist, explores the anxieties people may be feeling and offers his tips on how we […]

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Be an active bystander against racism

The abhorrent racial abuse directed towards English football players following the Euros 2020 final has shone a necessary light on the level of racism present in the UK. The University of Worcester stands strong against all forms of racism, hatred, discrimination and abuse. We must all work together to stamp out intolerance and build a […]

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British Empire Medal for Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor, the University’s Assistant Director of Estates, was finally able to collect his well-deserved British Empire Medal during a special ceremony at Worcester’s Guildhall. Tom was awarded the BEM as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours last year but due to Covid restrictions the investiture ceremony was delayed. Tom has now been presented with […]

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Planned Events System 2021-2022

A Message from Timetabling: Dear all, We can confirm the online planned events system for 2021-2022 academic year requests is now open and can be found via the staff portal once you log in under ‘Your Online Services’ and is called ‘Planned Events’. Please find attached some useful information and a user guide to help […]

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St John’s Gym Re-opening

After extensive work last year to put measures in place to ensure that the Fitness Suites at the Sports Centre, St Johns Campus was as low risk as possible from Covid-19 transmission, & with the UK Government’s roadmap out of lockdown for England allowing gyms to re-open, we would like to announce that there will […]

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Spring Plant Fair

The Communications and Participation team bring you a range of home-grown plants in this year’s annual Spring Plant Fair.

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Medical School Development Dean honoured with prestigious award

The University is delighted to report that Professor John Cookson, Development Dean of our Three Counties Medical School, has been awarded the President’s Medal by the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), honouring his extensive career in medical education.   Professor Cookson is a long serving member of the ASME and has been […]

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Change to login screen

The IT team would like to make all staff aware of a new University login page that you will see from next week when signing into Office 365 applications and services. The first image below on the left is an example of the standard branded login page you will already be familiar with when signing […]

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Celebrating our students #IWD2021

Students from the University have been supporting the efforts against Covid-19 and during the first wave of the pandemic

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Celebrating Women in our Community #IWD2021

Staff at the University are playing an integral role in our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day.

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International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day on 8 March is a global event with gender equality at its core. In recent years the University has been recognised in a number of ways for its valuable work contributing to this global goal.

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Tribute to Ian Parkhill, Impact and Associate Staff Member

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Ian Parkhill, IMPACT service user and Associate staff member. Ian was aged 88 years, and had continued to contribute to teaching, learning and recruitment across the Schools of Allied Health and Community and Nursing and Midwifery until very recently. Ian had been a stalwart […]

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Charity Challenge 2021

Here is an update on the University’s Charity Challenge which is now taking place on the 4 and 5 June 2021.  Due to a couple of teams having to withdraw, two team places have now become available. There are also a couple of spaces available in other teams so if you are unable to form […]