Car Park D reserved for Clearing Visit Days

Dear Colleagues

Please note that Car Park D will be reserved for Clearing Visit Days on;

  • Friday 17 August
  • Saturday 18 August
  • Monday 20 August
  • Tuesday 21 August

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.

 

Lecturer’s photo of Great Malvern selected to appear in wildlife calendar

A magical winter wonderland photograph, taken by a lecturer at the University, has been chosen to appear in the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s 2019 calendar. Peter Forster’s photo, taken during the heavy snowfall in December 2017, has been selected following a competition for amateur photographers. It will appear as the final photo of the calendar, in December.

Peter said: “Having fallen into several snowdrifts it was a great relief to find myself on this path back into Great Malvern with a camera that still worked. I’m really pleased that the photo has now been selected to be used in the calendar, it’s a great honour.”

For more information about the calendar visit www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/news/2018/07/25/photo-competition-winners

Peter Forster calendar photo

Copyright Licensing Agency Assessment

Dear colleague,

The Copyright Licensing Agency have informed the University that they will be completing a site wide assessment between Monday 17th September 2018 and Friday 26th October 2018.

The purpose of the exercise is to collect evidence of copyright photocopying under the CLA Licence which assists with the distribution of royalty payments to the rights’ holders.  This is in accordance with, and forms part of, the current licence agreement with the University that provides the authorisation to allow staff and students to copy what they need from academic materials within the boundaries of the licence.

This is not a policing exercise, rather a data capture process in order to check that we have the correct licence in place for what we do.

During the exercise you will notice posters, label packs, and boxes placed near several staff MFDs around campus sites.

All Staff will be required to follow the instructions on the box by placing 1 extra front page from any academic materials they have photocopied into the box along with an attached sticker indicating how many copies they have made of the item.

We will also be collecting extra copies of any course materials produced for AY 18/19 in the Print Room.

The CLA would like to also ensure staff are aware of the benefits of such an exercise in that those staff with published works are protected by the licence which works to ensure that unauthorised copies aren’t made of protected materials and that royalties are distributed fairly to rights holders.

For more information on the CLA and why this is being undertaken please visit: https://cla.co.uk/who-we-are

Alternatively please contact Tom Green (t.green@worc.ac.uk) for further information

Many thanks for your cooperation

Best regards

Tom

Tom Green
ICT Team Leader
| Print and Digitisation
Information & Communication Technology

The RAG total is in!

With a combined effort from our RAG Committee, Clubs and Societies, SU Crew, University staff, SU staff, and our amazing students, the Students’ Union has had a fantastic year of fundraising.

Our students have hosted and taken part in sports tournaments, bake sales, Zumbathons, tough mudders, puppy pat and chat, and our Student Race Day. All of these efforts have seen us raise money for 33 worthy charities.

And after all this, our RAG total for the 2017-18 academic year has reached a total of £17,993!

Part of this total will be going to our RAG Charity of the Year for 2017-18. The Alzheimer’s Society will receive £3,916 to help them conduct research, offer support services, and provide advice and information to those that need it the most.

The RAG total will now be reset to £0 in anticipation of another fantastic year of fundraising.

We want to thank everyone that has supported and contributed to our total. Our students have gone above and beyond this year, and we’re excited to see what the next year will bring!

RAG total

Worcestershire World War 100 Commemorations

Our Lord Lieutenant, Patrick Holcroft, wishes to bring to a fitting climax the four years of the Worcestershire World War 100 Commemorations. To that effect he has managed to obtain the services of the Band of the Grenadier Guards for two fantastic events:

  • 7.30 pm Friday 14 September 2018 a Band Concert in the Cathedral for which tickets are now on sale at Worcester Live.
  • 1230 Saturday 15 September 2018 a Drumhead Service in Gheluvelt Park lead by the Bishop of Dudley which will bring together the whole old county that sent its men to war in 1914-18. Essentially the event will copy the concept of the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in the Albert Hall. This is a ticket less event which is open to everyone.

    Grenadier Guards poster

    Drumhead flyer

Students’ Union Induction Talks

We’d like to give staff a friendly reminder that this September, the SU is once again offering 15 minute induction talks for all courses. These talks can be embedded within your existing induction sessions and we can be flexible regarding locations and times.

For more information, and if you would like to book an SU talk for your induction session, please email our Student Voice Assistant, Jodie Stilgoe at j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk with the date, time, and course(s).

GDPR reminder

Dear Colleague

Further to the all user emails sent on the 21st and 25th May about GDPR, the new data protection regulation, I wanted to remind colleagues of the steps they need to take in relation to personal data

  1. Please look at the Staff Privacy Notice https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/staff-privacy-notice.html as this relates to the information the University holds about you and how it is used
  2. If you collect personal data then please follow the instructions in the Guidance on writing Privacy Notices https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/guidance-on-writing-privacy-notices.html – please note that due to some additional work on the Data Protection pages the links in the Privacy Notice template have had to be updated so if you have already included a Privacy Notice on any data collection forms please check the links work.  My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • you will find templates for Privacy Notices for your forms in the drop down box at the bottom of the page ‘Templates for Personal Data Collection Forms Privacy Notices’
  • if you collect personal data over the phone please see ‘Verbal Data Collection’
  • if you manage a mailing list for promoting conferences, events, etc please follow the advice under ‘Direct Marketing’
  1. Please take time to make yourself familiar with the new Data Protection Policy https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/content_images/Data_Protection_Policy_May2018(2).pdf and the Data Protection Guidance Handbook https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/content_images/Data_Protection_Guidance_Handbook_May_2018(1).pdf
  2. Under GDPR we are required to respond to requests for personal data within 1 calendar month.  Please see ‘Requests for Personal Data’ https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/requests-for-personal-data.html which gives advice on how to respond to requests including requests from family members and the police. Generally, most requests, unless they are normal everyday requests to HR or Registry Services should be referred to me.
  3. We need to respond to potential personal data breaches as soon as they are identified and in some cases report them to the ICO within 72 hours.  Please see ‘Personal Data Breach’https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/personal-data-breach.html which includes a flowchart  to assist you with identifying whether a personal data breach has occurred and information about what to do.  However, if you suspect a personal data breach may have occurred please do not delay in contacting me asap.
  4. Please also ensure that you have engaged with the requirements of the Information Security Policy https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/information-security.html and especially the Information Classification and Handling https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/information-classification-handling.html Particular care needs to be taken when sharing personal data both internally and externally and you can find advice on this in the Information Classification and Handling https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/information-classification-handling.html table. The biggest risk to personal data security is human error so please take a moment and think twice before forwarding attachments. Instead use a link to an O drive folder or share the document via Onedrive instead.
  5. Finally, please review your records, both paper and electronic, and ensure that you are complying with the Records and Document Management Retention Schedule https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/records-management.html Under data protection legislation we have to be clear with people about how long we keep their data and we have to ensure that we don’t retain the data for longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected.

In addition to the above you will also find the following information on the Information Assurance webpages

As previously advised there will be mandatory online training for all staff in the first half of 2018/19.  We are currently reviewing and refining the material and will be in touch with colleagues in due course with the details for undertaking the training.

I hope you find the above information self-explanatory but if you have queries please do not hesitate to contact me

Best wishes

Helen

Helen Johnstone
Head of Information Assurance/Manager – University Strategic Projects

Donate Lego to the Students’ Union

The Students’ Union are asking for donations of Lego in order to provide new and returning students’ a different activity during their ‘Crafternoon’ events. The Crafternoon events enable students to engage with the Students’ Union on a friendly and social basis, doing activities that aid creativity and relaxation. Discussions with other Students’ Union’s across the country highlighted that building and constructing Lego was amongst their most popular daytime activities and so we thought Worcester should follow suit.

Therefore we are sending out a plea for donations of any used Lego you may have lying around, either hidden in boxes or sitting unused in a corner. Thank-you in advance for your help!

Lucy Conn – Students’ Union President

Students’ Union RAG Shortlisted for ‘Most Improved Student Fundraising Group’

Following a fantastic year of fundraising, Worcester Students’ Union RAG have been shortlisted in the 2018 National Student Awards for ‘Most Improved Student Fundraising Group’.

Over the last academic year, students at the University of Worcester managed to raise an outstanding £17,993 for a variety of charities, including our chosen charity for 2017-18, the Alzheimer’s Society. This total has doubled from the previous year, showing considerable improvement and enthusiasm in terms of student fundraising at Worcester. Congratulations must go to the RAG Committee (comprised of students) and its Chair, Harry Lonsdale, as well as our Student Engagement Coordinator, Eleanor. Most importantly, we’d like to thank everyone who has put time aside this year to raise money for worthy causes.

The National Student Fundraising Conference celebrates the work of RAGs and student fundraising groups nationwide, whilst providing an environment where RAGs, staff members, charities and companies can all come together and learn from each other, in order to raise as much money as possible for charity. The conference ends with the National Student Fundraising Awards which recognise the amazing successes of fundraising groups over the last year.

Shortlist for Most Improved Student Fundraising Group

Derby Raise & Give
Hull University Union RAG
Rotaract Society, Chester Students’ Union
Worcester Raise & Give

The awards will take place on 22 August 2018 at UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre.

For regular updates surrounding student fundraising, head over to Facebook and Instagram.

Resource Lists: get ready for semester 1

Resource Lists: get ready for semester 1

There is still time to update and publish your resource lists for semester 1 so that we can make the right library purchases for your students. There is advice available here, or get in touch with your Academic Liaison Librarian. Many thanks to everyone who has engaged with this process so far- it really helps us manage our stock and give the students the best possible start in the new academic year.

resource lists

Staff Parking Permit Renewal Summer 2018

Dear Colleagues,

All current parking permits will expire on 31 July 2018 and will need to be replaced.

You have until 31 August 2018 to register for, collect and display a valid parking permit.

As before, the Parking Permit application process is an online service and can be found on the staff page at Your Online Services. (This also applies to Hourly Paid Lecturers).

  • In order to comply with GDPR we do not keep your data for parking permits from one year to the next. Therefore in order to obtain a parking permit you will need to complete the online registration form.
  • Payment will be taken from your salary on a monthly basis at the published rate.
  • If you have a Blue Badge and are entitled to a permit free of charge, you will still need to register.  You will be issued with a UW parking permit but must ensure that your Blue Badge is displayed when parking in a University car park.

PLEASE NOTE: STAFF WHO ARE NOT DIRECTLY EMPLOYED BY UW SHOULD AWAIT SEPARATE COMMUNICATION.

Permits will be available for collection from Wednesday 17 July 2018.

Once you have completed your online application, your permit will be available for collection as follows:

  • St John’s Campus – Hines Facilities Reception from 1pm – 3pm (Mon – Fri)
  • City Campus – Charles Hastings Reception from 3pm – 5pm (Mon – Fri)
  • Jenny Lind – Reception from 3pm – 5pm (Mon – Fri)

You must bring your staff card with you for identification and you may not collect permits on behalf of another staff member.

Information about permit prices are available online.

If you have any queries relating to the permit process, please consult the Parking Permit FAQ 18-19 document before sending an email.

Kind regards,

Mark Hughes
The Estates and Facilities Team

Worcester Stands Tall Activity Booklets available from HB1009

A tower of technicolour giraffe sculptures has hoofed it into the city of Worcester Stands Tall, a public art event taking the city by storm from Monday, July 9 to Sunday, September 16. For 10 weeks this summer, Worcester’s streets, parks and open spaces are being brought to life by giant giraffes and giraffe calves. Individually designed, beautifully created, majestic giraffes as you’ve never seen them before!

Can’t make it in to town to collect your official activity booket? No bother! Sponsors of the booklet, Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be selling copies from HB1009 throughout the duration of the campaign. Booklets are priced at £3 with proceeds going to St Richard’s Hospice.*

*It would be great if you could bring the right change as we do not hold a kitty.

Many thanks,
Bronwyn Clifford

Yoga – Tuesday 14 August 5:15-6:45pm

Lovetree Yoga is in Gym 1 on Tuesday from 5:15-6:45pm providing a Vinyasa flow yoga class and is open to all.

Prices are £8 to drop in, £3 for students or purchase a 5 class pass for £35. Your first class is half price! The classes are open to all so please pass on this info if you have a friend or colleague who would be interested. The group is very friendly and we like having fun and giving everything a go – no matter how much we wobble on our mats!

Please contact Katy Chessum-Rice for further information at katy@lovetreeyoga.co.uk or follow ‘Lovetree Yoga’ on Facebook.

Lovetree Yoga_Summer Class Schedule

 

Invitation to Students’ Union Open Day – 11 September

Dear Colleague,

Worcester Students’ Union Open Day

Tuesday 11 September

11.00am – 2.30pm

The Students’ Union at the University of Worcester exists to represent and support students throughout their time studying here. We are dedicated to the educational interests and welfare of all students and provide them with extra-curricular activities, initiatives to develop employability skills and an advice and support service. The Students’ Union is a student-led organisation, with student Sabbatical Officers elected each year to champion student matters alongside a team of professional staff to assist and guide them.

The Students’ Union has undergone quite a few changes over the last few years and, this has been recognised this academic year as we have been shortlisted for Students’ Union of the Year at the NUS Awards 2018, as well as climbing the rankings in both the WhatUni rankings and in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. We are incredibly proud of our Students’ Union and as well as reaching out to as many students as possible we endeavour to meet as many University staff, and those from the University’s partner institutions as possible, to ensure a greater awareness of the services we provide and why, or when, you may want to refer students to the SU.

Last year we hosted our first Staff Open Day at the Students’ Union and due to the success and feedback received we are hosting a second Staff Open Day at the Students’ Union on St John’s Campus on Tuesday 11 September. You will be welcomed by the 2018/19 Officer team – Lucy, Euan and Harrison – and given a closer insight in to what the SU does and be able to find out how the SU can engage with the students you teach or support.

Please could you confirm your attendance using the following link – https://worcsu.wufoo.com/forms/s1pqhv1d0a87xzo/

We look forward to meeting you all, and everybody within the Students’ Union hopes you can attend.

Kind regards,

Ross and Lucy

 

Ross Renton
Pro Vice Chancellor Students
University of Worcester

Lucy Conn
Students’ Union President
Worcester Students’ Union

First Aid Kits

The location and replenishment of First Aid Kits is being looked at across the wider University, in the meantime departments should order replenishment for first aid boxes through their own cost centre.

The links below provide guidance on items/quantities that should be considered, however you are free to include other items where there is a risk for example, burn cream in labs or where there is a risk of burns etc.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/faqs.htm

http://evaq8.co.uk/First-Aid-Kit-Contents-British-Standard.html

The suppliers who are already set up are Lewis’s Medical Supplies, Trinity Workwear and Wray Brothers Ltd.  Contacts for each supplier are already on Marketplace under the supplier directory.

Quick Reminder… Procedure for Calling an Ambulance

Please remember to follow these instructions whenever an ambulance is needed:

  1. Person dealing with the situation calls security for first aid support AND either they themselves, or the first aider ensures an ambulance is called directly
  2. Reception is notified that an ambulance has been called
  3. Reception notify security that an ambulance has been called
  4. First aid is provided and arrangements are made to greet the ambulance – normally via security

 

Recruitment and Selection (Part 1) Training

Date: Thursday 30 August  

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Location: The Hive – Room 2

Overview; in this practical workshop we will consider the principles and practices for recruiting and selecting staff.

Participants; all colleagues who have any involvement in recruiting and selecting should attend this workshop. It’s particularly relevant for those with line management and supervisory roles and forms one of the ‘essentials’ in the Leadership and Management strand.

Learning Outcomes; at the end of this workshop participants will be able to apply best practice in recruiting and selecting staff; be knowledgeable about the law that applies to the process.

Prior experience required; some experience of working within the University

Preparation before the session; to complete the online training in equality, diversity and inclusion available in LearnUpon.

Future opportunities; there is a second workshop where the skills for effective interviewing are developed.

Session facilitator/s; this workshop will be supported by members of the HR team and other managers who are experienced in the recruitment process.

If you’re interested in the above workshop you can now book a space through the workshop bookings system or by contacting the HR Training Team (training@worc.ac.uk).

New date and time for the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Business Games! (Lakeside Campus)

Hosted by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the Business Games will provide the opportunity to network with local organisations, enjoy fun and friendly competition as well as raising the profile of organisations at a local and regional level.Open to all businesses across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, large or small, organisations will enjoy outdoor activities including raft building, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, orienteering and more!

When: Tuesday 11th September 2018

Where: University of Worcester Lakeside Campus (formerly Top Barn)

Cost: £100 per team

Time: Activities start at 5pm (registration between 4:30 and 5:00pm)

Teams: 6-8 people: 4 team members to take part in each activity so choose your team wisely!

Enter by 24th August and get FREE team t-shirts!

Please note that this event is for over 18’s only.

The Union Awards: Students’ Choice – find out more about your nomination!

Now that our awards season has drawn to a close, we would like to give all staff nominated by students in the Union Awards: Students’ Choice the opportunity to request details of their nominations.

The Students’ Union has recently sent a headline report to all heads of Institute/Department with more information regarding the demographics of students making nominations, the shortlist for each award, and some of the comments students made in each category.

However, staff are able to request details of their full individual nominations. If you would like to receive this information, please email Kate Gynn k.gynn@worc.ac.uk.

SU awards

GDPR reminder

Dear Colleague

Further to the all user emails sent on the 21st and 25th May about GDPR, the new data protection regulation, I wanted to remind colleagues of the steps they need to take in relation to personal data

  1. Please look at the Staff Privacy Notice https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/staff-privacy-notice.html as this relates to the information the University holds about you and how it is used
  2. If you collect personal data then please follow the instructions in the Guidance on writing Privacy Notices https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/guidance-on-writing-privacy-notices.html – please note that due to some additional work on the Data Protection pages the links in the Privacy Notice template have had to be updated so if you have already included a Privacy Notice on any data collection forms please check the links work.  My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • you will find templates for Privacy Notices for your forms in the drop down box at the bottom of the page ‘Templates for Personal Data Collection Forms Privacy Notices’
  • if you collect personal data over the phone please see ‘Verbal Data Collection’
  • if you manage a mailing list for promoting conferences, events, etc please follow the advice under ‘Direct Marketing’
  1. Please take time to make yourself familiar with the new Data Protection Policy https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/content_images/Data_Protection_Policy_May2018(2).pdf and the Data Protection Guidance Handbook https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/content_images/Data_Protection_Guidance_Handbook_May_2018(1).pdf
  2. Under GDPR we are required to respond to requests for personal data within 1 calendar month.  Please see ‘Requests for Personal Data’ https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/requests-for-personal-data.html which gives advice on how to respond to requests including requests from family members and the police. Generally, most requests, unless they are normal everyday requests to HR or Registry Services should be referred to me.
  3. We need to respond to potential personal data breaches as soon as they are identified and in some cases report them to the ICO within 72 hours.  Please see ‘Personal Data Breach’https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/personal-data-breach.html which includes a flowchart  to assist you with identifying whether a personal data breach has occurred and information about what to do.  However, if you suspect a personal data breach may have occurred please do not delay in contacting me asap.
  4. Please also ensure that you have engaged with the requirements of the Information Security Policy https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/information-security.html and especially the Information Classification and Handling https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/information-classification-handling.html Particular care needs to be taken when sharing personal data both internally and externally and you can find advice on this in the Information Classification and Handling https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/information-classification-handling.html table. The biggest risk to personal data security is human error so please take a moment and think twice before forwarding attachments. Instead use a link to an O drive folder or share the document via Onedrive instead.
  5. Finally, please review your records, both paper and electronic, and ensure that you are complying with the Records and Document Management Retention Schedule https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/records-management.html Under data protection legislation we have to be clear with people about how long we keep their data and we have to ensure that we don’t retain the data for longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected.

In addition to the above you will also find the following information on the Information Assurance webpages

As previously advised there will be mandatory online training for all staff in the first half of 2018/19.  We are currently reviewing and refining the material and will be in touch with colleagues in due course with the details for undertaking the training.

I hope you find the above information self-explanatory but if you have queries please do not hesitate to contact me

Best wishes

Helen

Helen Johnstone
Head of Information Assurance/Manager – University Strategic Projects

Staff Parking Permit Renewal Summer 2018

Dear Colleagues,

All current parking permits will expire on 31 July 2018 and will need to be replaced.

You have until 31 August 2018 to register for, collect and display a valid parking permit.

As before, the Parking Permit application process is an online service and can be found on the staff page at Your Online Services. (This also applies to Hourly Paid Lecturers).

  • In order to comply with GDPR we do not keep your data for parking permits from one year to the next. Therefore in order to obtain a parking permit you will need to complete the online registration form.
  • Payment will be taken from your salary on a monthly basis at the published rate.
  • If you have a Blue Badge and are entitled to a permit free of charge, you will still need to register.  You will be issued with a UW parking permit but must ensure that your Blue Badge is displayed when parking in a University car park.

PLEASE NOTE: STAFF WHO ARE NOT DIRECTLY EMPLOYED BY UW SHOULD AWAIT SEPARATE COMMUNICATION.

Permits will be available for collection from Wednesday 17 July 2018.

Once you have completed your online application, your permit will be available for collection as follows:

  • St John’s Campus – Hines Facilities Reception from 1pm – 3pm (Mon – Fri)
  • City Campus – Charles Hastings Reception from 3pm – 5pm (Mon – Fri)
  • Jenny Lind – Reception from 3pm – 5pm (Mon – Fri)

You must bring your staff card with you for identification and you may not collect permits on behalf of another staff member.

Information about permit prices are available online.

If you have any queries relating to the permit process, please consult the Parking Permit FAQ 18-19 document before sending an email.

Kind regards,

Mark Hughes
The Estates and Facilities Team

Worcester Stands Tall Activity Booklets available from HB1009

A tower of technicolour giraffe sculptures has hoofed it into the city of Worcester Stands Tall, a public art event taking the city by storm from Monday, July 9 to Sunday, September 16. For 10 weeks this summer, Worcester’s streets, parks and open spaces are being brought to life by giant giraffes and giraffe calves. Individually designed, beautifully created, majestic giraffes as you’ve never seen them before!

Can’t make it in to town to collect your official activity booket? No bother! Sponsors of the booklet, Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be selling copies from HB1009 throughout the duration of the campaign. Booklets are priced at £3 with proceeds going to St Richard’s Hospice.*

*It would be great if you could bring the right change as we do not hold a kitty.

Many thanks,
Bronwyn Clifford

Summer Holiday camps at Lakeside Campus

The University of Worcester presents a series of fun-packed holiday clubs, of outdoor adventure sport and activities. Held during the school holidays, treat your children to quality time playing in the great outdoors under the careful guidance of our qualified and friendly instructors. Whether it’s canoeing on the lake, soaring on a zip line or testing your bush craft skills – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Typical activities will include canoeing, archery, raft building, bush craft and much much more…

Week 1 – 30th July to 3rd Aug (Monday to Friday)
Week 2 – 6th Aug to 10th Aug (Monday to Friday)
Week 3 – 13th Aug to 17th Aug (Monday to Friday)
Week 4 – 20th Aug to 24th Aug (Monday to Friday)

Week 5 – 28th Aug to 31st Aug (Tuesday to Friday)

Time – 08:30 to 17:00
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call: 01905 622 223 or email: Lakeside@worc.ac.uk
Book online at:
Price:
1-5 Days £30.00pp/pd
6–10 Days £25.00pp/pd
11+ Days £20.00pp/pd

Payslips by email FAQs

In June almost all staff received their payslip by email, this led to a small number of queries being raised. In order to respond to these queries, we have compiled an FAQ document which will hopefully answer any questions people may have over this new process.

Anyone with any queries relating to their payslip or pay in general need to contact the Payroll Department on 01905 855 117 or email payroll@worc.ac.uk.

 

University of Worcester Annual Postgraduate Education Conference

Friday 26 October, The Hive

Bookings are now being taken for the annual postgraduate education conference at Worcester, which this year has the broad theme of Education Reform. The annual postgraduate education conference is a small and supportive event which provides postgraduate researchers from institutions throughout the Midlands to share and discuss their developing research.

This year we are extremely privileged to welcome both academic and professional keynote speakers:

Professor Pam Sammons (University of Oxford)

Pam Sammons is an expert in mixed-methods education research. She has worked as a researcher on a number of high-profile research projects, and specialises in school and teacher effectiveness. Most recently, she worked on the BERA publication A Baseline without Basis, questioning the rationale behind the introduction of a Reception Baseline assessment. She was named Outstanding Graduate Supervisor by the Oxford University Student Union. Pam has a wealth of professional and academic expertise in education reform, and we are exceptionally pleased to welcome her to this event.

Ms Natasha Rancins (Headteacher, Woodrush High School)

Woodrush High School in Wythall was Ofsted Outstanding in 2010/11 and again in 2013/14. Ms Rancins was appointed as Head recently, but has long been committed to the school, having been appointed as a Newly Qualified Teacher at Woodrush in 2000. Woodrush High School is at the forefront of education reform, being designated as a National Teaching School and a participant in the Mandarin Excellence Programme. We are delighted to welcome Natasha to speak about her experiences of education reform from a professional perspective.

250 word abstracts on the broad theme of education reform are now being welcomed from postgraduate researchers in the field of education. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 14 September.

More information, booking and abstract submission information can be found on the conference webpage at:

https://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/annual-postgraduate-education-conference.html

For more information, contact Katie Spicksley (PhD student):  k.spicksley@worc.ac.uk

Please feel free to distribute information about this conference to colleagues and postgraduate students!

Staff Parking Permit Renewal Summer 2018

Dear Colleagues,

All current parking permits will expire on 31 July 2018 and will need to be replaced.

You have until 31 August 2018 to register for, collect and display a valid parking permit.

As before, the Parking Permit application process is an online service and can be found on the staff page at Your Online Services. (This also applies to Hourly Paid Lecturers).

  • In order to comply with GDPR we do not keep your data for parking permits from one year to the next. Therefore in order to obtain a parking permit you will need to complete the online registration form.
  • Payment will be taken from your salary on a monthly basis at the published rate.
  • If you have a Blue Badge and are entitled to a permit free of charge, you will still need to register.  You will be issued with a UW parking permit but must ensure that your Blue Badge is displayed when parking in a University car park.

PLEASE NOTE: STAFF WHO ARE NOT DIRECTLY EMPLOYED BY UW SHOULD AWAIT SEPARATE COMMUNICATION.

Permits will be available for collection from Wednesday 17 July 2018.

Once you have completed your online application, your permit will be available for collection as follows:

  • St John’s Campus – Hines Facilities Reception from 1pm – 3pm (Mon – Fri)
  • City Campus – Charles Hastings Reception from 3pm – 5pm (Mon – Fri)
  • Jenny Lind – Reception from 3pm – 5pm (Mon – Fri)

You must bring your staff card with you for identification and you may not collect permits on behalf of another staff member.

Information about permit prices are available online.

If you have any queries relating to the permit process, please consult the Parking Permit FAQ 18-19 document before sending an email.

Kind regards,

Mark Hughes
The Estates and Facilities Team

SU Open Day for University of Worcester Staff

The Students’ Union will be hosting its annual staff open day on Tuesday 11 September.

This is an opportunity for all University of Worcester staff members to visit the Students’ Union and meet the Officers and staff. You’ll be able to find out about everything we do at the SU; Clubs, Societies, Help & Advice, fundraising, student representation, and much more. This is your chance to discover everything there is to know about the SU and pass this on to your colleagues and students throughout the year.

We’ll be releasing more information about the event shortly. So make sure you mark it in your calendars and stay tuned for all the details.

And remember, all staff are welcome to pop in to the SU at any time to come and speak to our Officers and staff team.

 

Worcester Stands Tall Activity Booklets available from HB1009

A tower of technicolour giraffe sculptures has hoofed it into the city of Worcester Stands Tall, a public art event taking the city by storm from Monday, July 9 to Sunday, September 16. For 10 weeks this summer, Worcester’s streets, parks and open spaces are being brought to life by giant giraffes and giraffe calves. Individually designed, beautifully created, majestic giraffes as you’ve never seen them before!

Can’t make it in to town to collect your official activity booket? No bother! Sponsors of the booklet, Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be selling copies from HB1009 throughout the duration of the campaign. Booklets are priced at £3 with proceeds going to St Richard’s Hospice.*

*It would be great if you could bring the right change as we do not hold a kitty.

Many thanks,
Bronwyn Clifford

Great Hive Book Rescue: donations please

There is still time to donate any unwanted books to the Great Hive Book Rescue. Collection points are available in firstpoint, The Hive and Charles Hastings. We are happy to accept any type of book- academic, text books, fiction, poetry, play texts, kids’ books or whatever you read for pleasure. The collection points will be open until mid-September, with the Book Rescue at the start of October.

Summer Holiday camps at Lakeside Campus

The University of Worcester presents a series of fun-packed holiday clubs, of outdoor adventure sport and activities. Held during the school holidays, treat your children to quality time playing in the great outdoors under the careful guidance of our qualified and friendly instructors. Whether it’s canoeing on the lake, soaring on a zip line or testing your bush craft skills – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Typical activities will include canoeing, archery, raft building, bush craft and much much more…

Week 1 – 30th July to 3rd Aug (Monday to Friday)
Week 2 – 6th Aug to 10th Aug (Monday to Friday)
Week 3 – 13th Aug to 17th Aug (Monday to Friday)
Week 4 – 20th Aug to 24th Aug (Monday to Friday)

Week 5 – 28th Aug to 31st Aug (Tuesday to Friday)

Time – 08:30 to 17:00
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call: 01905 622 223 or email: Lakeside@worc.ac.uk
Book online at:
Price:
1-5 Days £30.00pp/pd
6–10 Days £25.00pp/pd
11+ Days £20.00pp/pd

Yoga – No Class 24 July – Back on 31 July

Lovetree Yoga is taking a break this week but will be back as usual on Tuesday 31 July. Class will be in Gym 1, 5:15-6:45pm and is open to all.

Prices are £8 to drop in, £3 for students or purchase a 5 class pass for £35. Your first class is half price! The classes are open to all so please pass on this info if you have a friend or colleague who would be interested. The group is very friendly and we like having fun and giving everything a go – no matter how much we wobble on our mats!

Please contact Katy Chessum-Rice for further information at katy@lovetreeyoga.co.uk or follow ‘Lovetree Yoga’ on Facebook.

Lovetree Yoga_Summer Class Schedule

Staff Parking Permit Renewal Summer 2018

Dear Colleagues,

All current parking permits will expire on 31 July 2018 and will need to be replaced.

You have until 31 August 2018 to register for, collect and display a valid parking permit.

As before, the Parking Permit application process is an online service and can be found on the staff page at Your Online Services. (This also applies to Hourly Paid Lecturers).

  • In order to comply with GDPR we do not keep your data for parking permits from one year to the next. Therefore in order to obtain a parking permit you will need to complete the online registration form.
  • Payment will be taken from your salary on a monthly basis at the published rate.
  • If you have a Blue Badge and are entitled to a permit free of charge, you will still need to register.  You will be issued with a UW parking permit but must ensure that your Blue Badge is displayed when parking in a University car park.

PLEASE NOTE: STAFF WHO ARE NOT DIRECTLY EMPLOYED BY UW SHOULD AWAIT SEPARATE COMMUNICATION.

Permits will be available for collection from Wednesday 17 July 2018.

Once you have completed your online application, your permit will be available for collection as follows:

  • St John’s Campus – Hines Facilities Reception from 1pm – 3pm (Mon – Fri)
  • City Campus – Charles Hastings Reception from 3pm – 5pm (Mon – Fri)
  • Jenny Lind – Reception from 3pm – 5pm (Mon – Fri)

You must bring your staff card with you for identification and you may not collect permits on behalf of another staff member.

Information about permit prices are available online.

If you have any queries relating to the permit process, please consult the Parking Permit FAQ 18-19 document before sending an email.

Kind regards,

Mark Hughes
The Estates and Facilities Team