firstpoint closure

firstpoint will close slightly earlier on Monday 9 July 2018 at 15:45.

We re-open Tuesday 10 July 2018 at 09:00 to 16:30.

The Peirson Study and Guidance Centre will remain open throughout via the 24 hour entrance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The firstpoint team

firstpoint wall art

We hope you will find a moment to pop into firstpoint to view our new wall art, designed and created by Laura Paice, as a piece of work for her third year Graphic Design and Multimedia BA (Hons) course.

Students and staff have mentioned how much the design adds to the window nook area in firstpoint, making it feel a warm and welcoming place to meet, study and work.

The Student Support and Wellbeing Team regularly hold Fancy a Cuppa sessions in this area each week on a Tuesday and Thursday, 1.00 to 2.00pm.

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firstpoint closures

firstpoint closures: December 2017

Christmas Break: firstpoint will be closed from Monday 25 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018.

firstpoint opening hours, week commencing 18 December 2017

Our opening hours will be 08:30 -16:15 from Monday 18 December 2017 to Friday 22 December 2017.

We will return to our normal opening hours of 08:30-17:30, Monday to Friday, from Tuesday 2 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

firstpoint closures: December 2017

Thursday 14 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 20 December: firstpoint will be closed all day for firstpoint Away Day.

Christmas Break: firstpoint will be closed from Monday 25 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018.

firstpoint opening hours, week commencing 18 December 2017

Our opening hours will be 08:30 -16:15 from Monday 18 December 2017 to Friday 22 December 2017.

We will return to our normal opening hours of 08:30-17:30, Monday to Friday, from Tuesday 2 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

firstpoint closures: December 2017

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

Thursday 14 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 20 December: firstpoint will be closed all day for firstpoint Away Day.

Christmas Break: firstpoint will be closed from Monday 25 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018.

firstpoint opening hours, week commencing 18 December 2017

Our opening hours will be 08:30 -16:15 from Monday 18 December 2017 to Friday 22 December 2017.

We will return to our normal opening hours of 08:30-17:30, Monday to Friday, from Tuesday 2 January 2018.

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

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Exploring Buddhism

16th February, 12-2pm in firstpoint

jnanamatiMy name is Rev’d Jnanamati Williams, a Buddhist priest living in Great Malvern and working across Worcestershire. With the support of the University chaplaincy service I shall be holding a meet and greet session on Thursday 16th February between 12.00 and 2.00 p.m. in firstpoint.

This will be an opportunity, amongst other things, to come and ask about Buddhism, the role of a Buddhist chaplain and what is available in the local area for people who are Buddhist or are interested in Buddhism and Buddhist practice.

Fiona Haworth, the lead chaplain for the University, will also be on hand and together we are open to explore the possibilities for establishing a regular Buddhist presence at the University as part of the provision of the chaplaincy service.

This is an informal drop in so please do feel free to come at any time between 12.00 and 2.00 p.m. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

Jnanamati Williams is a registered Art Therapist and trained in Buddhist psychology. He teaches online Buddhist Psychology with the Amida Academy. He is also following a diploma in trauma therapy with the NAOS institute. He is a Pureland priest with the Order of Amida Buddha. Jnanamati has led various spiritual retreats both in the UK, in Belgium and France, including workshops using art and artistic expression.

All Welcome

Exploring Buddhism

jnanamati24th January, 1-3pm in firstpoint

My name is Rev’d Jnanamati Williams, a Buddhist priest living in Great Malvern and working across Worcestershire. With the support of the university chaplaincy service I shall be holding a meet and greet session on Tuesday 24th January between 1.00 and 3.00 p.m. in firstpoint.

This will be an opportunity, amongst other things, to come and ask about Buddhism, the role of a Buddhist chaplain and what is available in the local area for people who are Buddhist or are interested in Buddhism and Buddhist practice.

Fiona Haworth, the lead chaplain for the university, will also be on hand and together we are open to explore the possibilities for establishing a regular Buddhist presence at the university as part of the provision of the chaplaincy service.

This is an informal drop in so please do feel free to come at any time between 1.00 and 3.00 p.m. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

Jnanamati Williams is a registered Art Therapist and trained in Buddhist psychology. He teaches online Buddhist Psychology with the Amida Academy. He is also following a diploma in trauma therapy with the NAOS institute. He is a Pureland priest with the Order of Amida Buddha. Jnanamati has led various spiritual retreats both in the UK, in Belgium and France, including workshops using art and artistic expression.

All Welcome

Happy Christmas and a Debt Free New Year

An information and advice event run by the University Money Advice Service.

Information and advice on budgeting, understanding credit and avoiding unmanageable debt will be available on display in firstpoint, Students’ Union and main reception on the St. Johns Campus throughout the week commencing Monday 24th November.

Students requiring further advice should speak to a member of staff at the firstpoint desk.

 

New Money Advice Team

The University’s Student Welfare and Financial Advice Service has changed its name to Money Advice. As well as being more succinct we hope the new name will reduce confusion with the University of Worcester Finance Office.

The services provided will remain the same; we provide advice and support to students with financial difficulties and queries for example we:

  • Liaise with Student Finance England and other finance providers when students’ money is delayed or other problems occur
  • Help students access the University’s hardship fund; the Access to Learning Fund
  • Give advice on student loans, grants, scholarships and other student finance available
  • Supply budgeting advice and help managing debts
  • Provide information and help accessing Educational Trust Funds
  • Advise students on their eligibility for Welfare Benefits
  • Give information on finance available for those with children or other extra costs

The team consists of Advisers Susan Richardson and Jackie Bryant (soon to be joined by a new third Adviser) and Assistant Juliet Pygott.

The service is based in Peirson Study and Guidance Centre and can be accessed through firstpoint by emailing firstpoint@worc.ac.uk or telephoning 01905 542551

Please also visit our current website www.worcester.ac.uk/moneyadvice for more details of information provided.

Figure it out – Living off Campus

An information and advice event run by the University Welfare and Finance Advice Service.

From now until Mid-March advice on all aspects of living off campus is available on display in the Peirson Centre main entrance, including:

  • Paying and protecting your deposit
  • Tenancy agreements
  • Agency fees
  • Budgeting for accommodation costs & bills
  • Successful house sharing
  • Your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
  • And much more…

Students requiring further advice should speak to a member of staff at the firstpoint desk.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Day

mental health and wellbeing dayStudent Services, Mental Health Advisors, UCDWs and the Students’ Union are holding A Students’ Mental Health Day in the Pear Tree on 19th February 2014 10.30 – 3.00pm.

This is a national initiative to raise awareness of mental health issues, promote anti-discriminatory practice and reduce stigma. There will be various information, freebies and events throughout the day.

We welcome all students and staff to come along and meet us.

If staff from other departments wish to be involved, please contact Carol Bottomley or Lisa Edmed (Mental Health Advisors).

Carol Bottomley, RHMH
Mental Health Advisor