GDPR Mandatory Training Reminder

This is a reminder that it is a requirement for all staff to complete the mandatory GDPR training module by the 31st January 2019.

You can access the training via your staff login page; we recommend that you use Chrome internet browser to access the training module.

  • Login to your staff page on the University intranet
  • click on the blue ‘Learn Upon’ icon in the bottom left corner to open your own staff development training page.
  • Then select ‘GDPR training’ which will launch the module.
  • Upon completion of the module it is important that you close the module by either clicking on the grey X in the upper right side of the course or the exit button at the end of the course. If you simply close the browser your result will not be recorded and you will not be marked as having completed the course.

If you have any problems accessing the training please contact training@worc.ac.uk.

I would also encourage you to familisarise yourself with the University’s Data Protection Policy and other important information about Data Breaches, as well as key dos and donts of processing personal data, what to do if you receive a request for personal data you hold and how we use staff (your) data.

Research Seminar Series – 23 January Mutual Benefits: The Potential of Disabled People as Foster Carers

As part of the Research Seminar Series 2018-2019 our next seminar will be presented by Dr Peter Unwin (Social Work), Lee Greatbach (IMPACT), and Alex Jones (Research Assistant). The seminar will take place on Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 1.00pm-2.00pm in HB1001.

Peter, Lee and Alex will be presenting a seminar entitled ‘Mutual Benefits: The Potential of Disabled People as Foster Carers’. Please see the attached flyer for further information.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Free Mandarin Classes for staff and close relatives

Our free Mandarin classes are back.

Once again the Language Centre is hosting two trainee teachers from The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).

As part of their postgraduate training the two tutors will be offering free Mandarin classes, “Learning Putonghua@Home”

The tutors will team teach 1½ hours over two sessions, one at Beginner Level, and one for students with some knowledge of Mandarin – Improvers.

Details:

Beginners – Improvers: 17:15 – 18:45 every Wednesday for six weeks 6 February – 13 March 2019 (including Catch-Up Week).

Beginners: 17:15 – 18:45 every Thursday for six weeks 7 February – 14 March 2019 (including Catch-Up Week).

Jenny Lind Building, Rooms JLG002/03 – behind Reception.

Mandarin teaching is very scarce in Worcester – please take this opportunity – it’s free too!

Subject to sufficient licences being available, staff will also have the opportunity to register for Mandarin on our Rosetta Stone programme, which allows you to continue studying online in the office or at home.

If you would like to attend, please email languagecentre@worc.ac.uk, using the subject title: Mandarin Classes and indicate whether you wish to join the Wednesday class as a Beginner/Improver or the Thursday class as a Beginner. If your partner would like to attend, please add name. All subject to places available.

 

Free Health MOTs available to staff and students 21-25 January

WISE (Women in Sport & Exercise) have teamed up with Nuffield Health Worcester to support the SU’s Sport & Mental Health Week by providing all staff and students with a free health MOT and one day gym pass. Feel free to pop into the Hangar between Monday 21 January and Friday 25 January 2019 and visit the Nuffield Health stand or book a 15 minute slot to get your Free Health MOT in The Hangar, 10.am – 4.pm.

Book your slot here: https://doodle.com/poll/swyzss39ksh962ua 

sport and mental health week

 

Share and Inspire: Enhancing Employability

7 February 2019
BY 1147
12:15 – 14:15

Ensuring students goals and ambitions are realised is a key component of Higher Education. This share and inspire workshop aims to interactively focus on strategies which embed employability and further study within courses. It will provide a forum to share experiences and critically reflect on strategies participants are currently using to enhance employability. It will examine ways of engaging with local employers, promote job opportunities, earning while learning and engaging with the careers department. It will also explore a new initiative to promote research careers.  

You can sign up for this session on the staff development page. Lunch will be provided.

University’s Toilets are Award-Winning

The University of Worcester’s commitment to inclusion has been further recognised with three awards for its multi-purpose toilet and changing facility.

The University won both the England and UK awards for best Changing Places facility at the Loo of the Year Awards, hosted by the British Toilet Association. The awards aim to encourage the highest possible standards in all ‘away from home’ washrooms.

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The University's Changing Places facility

In addition, the University won the Education category, again for its Changing Places facility while the toilets at the University of Worcester Arena came out top in the category of sports venues.The University’s Changing Places toilet features hoists, a height adjustable, adult-sized changing bench, grab rails and a dignity screen, all within a space large enough for a disabled person and up to two carers to comfortably move around.The toilet is available to anyone to use, whether they are a member of the University community or wider community.

The awards for the Arena recognised the overall cleanliness, lay-out and accessibility of the facilities.

Tom Taylor, Assistant Director of Facilities at the University, said: “As a university we are committed to ensuring our facilities are totally inclusive and so we’re delighted to be recognised with these awards.

“As well as designing facilities that are accessible to all, our cleaning staff do a fantastic job of ensuring the highest possible standards are maintained and I’d like to thank them for all their hard work and efforts, which have contributed to us receiving these awards.”

New exercise research study

Do you want to become more active but struggle to find the time to do so? If you would like to try a research-informed exercise programme that is time-efficient and can be based in your own home, please read on! We are investigating whether short, high-intensity workouts in the living room can be just as effective as trips down to the gym, by exploring the effects on many markers of health and fitness. Following the study, you would be briefed on your results following the study and provided with a participation report which will explain all of your measures.

If you are female, aged 18-45, currently doing less than 150 minutes of exercise per week and with a BMI of 25-35, we would love to have you involved. Participating in this study will require 3 visits to the laboratory (over the next few months), during which there will be free time to work on a laptop. If you are able to work away from your office for this amount of time and are interested in participating and getting more active, please see the attached poster and email Alice Burgin at a.burgin@worc.ac.uk. Thank you!

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Torchlit procession to help trees to grow

Free mulled Cider. Wass Hael Duck Brook Community Orchard and Nature Reserve.

Roll up, Roll up!
Join us at Duck Brook Community Orchard and Nature Reserve on January 19 from 6pm till 8pm.

● Join the torchlit procession & help the trees to grow.
● Share in our free mulled Cider to warm you up for the winter.
● Watch the Faithful City Morris stepping out!
● See King William conquer all in sword fights!
● Meet Dr Beelzebub, “who can raise men up from the dead”
● Thrill to the fiercest Dragon of all time!
● Most of all, come and support the creation of a local green asset for you, your families and local wildlife.

Please bring something to make a loud noise with (saucepans, ladles, big spoons etc) but most of all bring yourselves! Cider and fire provided!
This event is on open ground so stout shoes/wellies and warm clothes may be a good idea.

If it is raining heavily, we may postpone the event. We will be guided by the Thursday
evening BBC weather forecast. Please follow us on Twitter @wclcoop for latest updates.
If you are coming, you can contact us at mailbox@wclcoop.org or on 0845 458 1289 as we don’t want to run out of mulled cider for you!

WASS HAEL from Duck Brook Community Orchard and Nature Reserve!

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New Year, New You

Happy New Year – Public Health England’s “How Are You?” campaign is encouraging adults to take the free “How Are You?” health quiz.

public health england campaign

The aim is to encourage adults to take part in a free online health quiz and to take a moment to think about how their current lifestyle could be impacting their health, and support them to make positive changes, whether that be eating better, stopping smoking, cutting down on drinking or getting active. The quiz provides personalised recommendations and directs people to tools and advice created by experts to help them take action where it’s most needed.

You can access the quiz via this link for Worcestershire: http://po.st/OneYou_Worcestershire.

There’s support available here to improve your wellbeing in 2019. The McClelland Health and Wellbeing Centre offers all UW staff and their families support and guidance to make that change.

We are open from 7.00am – 8.00pm Mondays to Fridays and 8am – 1pm on Saturdays.

The McClelland Centre is not just a gym, we provide a person centred approach to health and wellbeing, with practical support to help you to find what is best for you.

There are a range of activity programmes as well as student-led services in nutritional therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy that aim to provide a personalised approach to health and wellbeing.

To find out how we can help contact our team on 01905 542001 or email us on wellbeing@worc.ac.uk. Or check out the website https://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/the-mcclelland-centre.html

Customer Service Excellence and other good news

Library Services are really happy to announce that we’ve just had a successful progress check after achieving the Customer Service Excellence award. We take part in this to keep ourselves focused on being effective and fair, and to be sure that we always get you, our students and staff, at the centre of what we do. Our online chat, mystery shopper programme and communications were noted as particular highlights.

We’ve also seen an increase in student satisfaction through the annual National Student Survey. 90% of our students are happy with our services, up from 87% in 2017.

Resource lists are going from strength to strength, with a 28% increase in accesses from 2017. Journal article views have passed the million mark for the first time.

If you have any feedback for us, do get in touch.

Staff transport provided to Anne Frank Trust UK Exhibition

On Thursday 31 January, transport will be provided for staff wishing to visit the Anne Frank Trust UK exhibition in the Hive.

Limited spaces available so booking required via l.stanley2@worc.ac.uk

The mini bus will leave from the Students’ Union bus stop at 12.30pm.

Collection will be from The Hive at 13.30pm.

Discover the life history of Anne Frank, her family and friends, their life in Germany and later in the secret annex in Amsterdam, against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War.

This exhibition, brought to The Hive in partnership with the University of Worcester and The Anne Frank Trust UK, challenges us to consider how these issues are relevant today and what we can do to prevent prejudice and discrimination.

Saturday 19 to Thursday 31 January at The Hive. Free admission, everyone welcome.

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TEL Workshops

We have now released a range a Technology Enhanced Learning workshops for semester two:

Blackboard Made Simple

This workshop will cover the basics of using the Blackboard system from requesting access to modules to changing the basic template and uploading content in various forms. It will also provide participants with advice on effective design to support student learning. Aimed at users who are new to the system or who need a refresher.

30.01.2019 – 13:45 to 15:15

Beyond the Basics with Blackboard

This workshop offers participants the opportunity to consider the design aspects of the Blackboard course including aesthetics, structure and layout. A familiarity with the basic functionality is required to get the most out of this workshop which will help users move on to a more design focused use of the VLE.

07.02.2019 – 13:45 to 15:15

Using quizzes, tests and surveys in Blackboard

There are 17 different question types ranging from multiple choice to hot-spots to calculated questions in Blackboard. These can be included in formative, summative or anonymous tests and surveys to gain student feedback, guage understanding and ultimately, assess student performance. This workshop will cover the set-up of a test canvas and the various options that entails together with a closer look at all the question types and how these might be used. Participants will be engaged both as students to experience the student view, and also as tutors setting up and marking their own quizzes to gain an all-round appreciation of the online assessment function.

20.02.2019 – 13:45 to 15:15

Collaborate Virtual Classroom

Blackboard Collaborate is an online virtual classroom/meeting space which allows users to connect via audio, see each other via webcams, use a chat tool, collaborate on documents and view presentations as well as other features. This session will cover the basic functionality, options for setting up your own sessions and guidance on best practice.

27.02.2019 13:45 to 15:15

Setting up Turnitin for Assessment

This workshop will cover setting up Turnitin assignments for summative submission, marking and feedback.

06.03.2019 – 13:45 to 15:15

Supporting Student Retention in Blackboard

Student engagement and progression is key to their success and the retention centre and performance dashboard are tools in Blackboard which can help you monitor your students’ activity within your Blackboard. In this workshop we will look at setting up rules for reporting lack of engagement and/or achievement and discuss strategies for re-engaging students and promoting active learning.

13.03.2019 – 13:45 to 15:15

Camtasia

Camtasia is a piece of software that can be used to produce videos, screencasts and interactive learning objects. This tool is easy to use and can produce really professional looking materials which you can make available to your students through the VLE and can support a flipped classroom type approach to teaching and learning. This workshop will cover the basics of using Camtasia and provide hands on practice in the use of the software.

20.03.2019 – 13:45 to 15:15

Running an Online Session in Collaborate

The best way to get to know a new tool is by using it, so this session will be delivered online using the Collaborate virtual classroom. Guidance on best practice will be discussed and participants will be able to experience the interactive features this tool has to offer. There will also be a chance for discussion and questions.

03.04.2019 – 13:45 to 15:00

Managing Online Group Work in Blackboard

The groups tool in Blackboard provides a powerful way of setting up and managing group work within the VLE. This workshop will work through the various options for creating online groups and their individual merits and look at the different tools and options that can be assigned to groups. Participants will be engaged both as group members to experience the student view and also as tutors setting up and organising their own groups to gain an all-round appreciation of the group function.

10.04.2019 – 13:45 to 15:15

Book your place on any of these workshops via the Staff Development Workshops page.

If you have any questions about these workshops, please contact us.

SH₂OUT Conference – Wednesday 30 January

SH₂OUT are hosting a free to attend conference on Wednesday 30 January and we would love you to come along. The aim for the conference is to update you with what’s new to SH₂OUT and the open water swimming world, it is free to attend and we are inviting you if you are already engaged with SH₂OUT or if you are new to the process and would like some more information. This is an opportunity for you to network with other venues and guest speakers allowing you to share experience and best practice.

Where: University of Worcester – Lakeside Campus, Worcester Road, Holt WR6 6NH

When: Wednesday 30 January 2019

Times: 9:45 – 16:00

FREE TO ATTEND

The details for the day are below

lakeside conference programme

If you are interested in coming along please fill in this form http://www.rlss.org.uk/forms/sh2out-conference-2019. If you are bringing additional people from your venue please make sure that you register for each person, this will help us with the room layouts and ordering lunch. Please limit the amount of people per organisation to 3 at the initial stages, if you would like to bring more please let us know by emailing jothompson@rlss.org.uk and if we have additional space we will get in contact with you.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Hire out The Hangar for your next party!

The Hangar bar in the Students’ Union is available for private hire for all University of Worcester staff (and anyone else!). We can host pretty much any kind of event you like, from birthday parties, to wedding receptions, to school proms.

Venue hire is just £360 and our Bar and Events team will work with you to make sure your event is exactly how you want it.

To get in touch with the team, email thehangar@worc.ac.uk or make a booking via www.thehangarsu.com

You can also find us on social media:

Facebook – @TheHangarSU

Instagram – @the_hangar_

 

Refreshers Week at the Students’ Union

Students’ Union will be running a full lineup of events this Refreshers Week (21-25 January) for all students returning to the University.

The annual Housing Fair will be taking place in The Hangar on Monday 21 January. The Fair gives students the opportunity to browse local properties and meet with accredited landlords to help them find the perfect house for the upcoming academic year.

On Tuesday 22 January, the Students’ Union and The Hangar will be hosting their Refreshers Fair. There will be a range of national and local companies, along with lots of freebies (including free pizza!).

And Thursday 24 January will see Yellow Jelly Vintage transforming The Hangar into a vintage clothing market. Yellow Jelly sell top quality vintage and designer clothing from the 1930s-1990s. Make sure you come along from 10am-4pm to grab yourself a bargain.

The Hangar will also have full lineup of evening events, from the usual favourite like Karaoke and Quiz Night, through to a live music night and Peaky Blinders themed race night.

Full details of everything happening during Refreshers can be seen on the Students’ Union website – https://www.worcsu.com/whatson/refreshers/

Change Week at the Students’ Union

On Monday 4 – Friday 8 February 2019, Worcester Students’ Union will be holding its very first Change Week.

Change Week is the opportunity for students to share their ideas about all aspects of being a student at the University of Worcester, including the Students’ Union, student opportunities, campus and facilities, local communities, campus life, and academic experience.

The Students’ Union team and a team of Course Representatives and student volunteers will be located in The Hangar, Edward Elgar Main Reception, and Charles Hastings Main Reception all week.

Monday 4 February | Course Rep Conference

The first day of Change Week will see our annual Course Rep Conference. This is an all-day event, involving development and skills-based workshops, School-specific sessions, and a panel debate. Course Reps will be able to book their place on the Conference from Monday 14 January via the Students’ Union website.

Tuesday 5 February – Wednesday 6 February | Collecting Ideas

Course Representatives, student volunteers and SU staff will be across campuses, inviting students to submit ideas about what they would like to see changed. We will also be asking students to tell us about what they love about being a student at Worcester.

Thursday 7 February – Friday 8 February | Ideas Forum Voting

Students will be able to vote on ideas proposed via our new online Ideas Forum on the Students’ Union website. The Ideas Forum enables students to decide which ideas are most important to them. Actions and outcomes will be visibly reported on our website continuously throughout the academic year which will demonstrate a clear feedback loop. Students will be able to continue to submit ideas on the Ideas Forum after Change Week.

su change week

Students’ Union Impact Report

After a hugely successful academic year in 2017-18, the Students’ Union Impact Report is now available to view online. The Impact Report highlights all the successes of our students, elected officers, and staff, and how the SU has lived its vision of representing and supporting students to develop and achieve.

From some of our most successful ever elections, to raising over £17,000 for charity, to a full review of the academic representation system, 2017-18 was a great year for everyone here at the SU. Visit our website to read a copy of the full report – www.worcsu.com/yourunion/aboutwsu.

Our Elected Officers will also be available at the beginning of the upcoming semester to speak to students about the SU and our upcoming campaigns and events. If you would like to invite the Officers to any of your lectures or seminars for a brief presentation, please contact Jodie Stilgoe via j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk

Becoming a Mentor

Date & Time: Tuesday 19 February – 14:00 – 16:00

Location: WB023

Overview; mentoring has been recognised as an important activity that helps to support people who are new to the University, moving into a new role or returning from a period of absence.

Participants; all members of staff who have an interest in supporting and developing others.

Learning outcomes; this workshop will explain the mentor role, the process of mentoring, and consider some of the skills required.

Prior experience required; some experience of working in the University.

Preparation before the session; none required, although the policy on mentoring is available on the HR webpages.

Future opportunities; mentors might wish to develop their skills into becoming an internal coach. The skills for mentoring are applicable to many other activities that colleagues undertake.

Session facilitator; the session will be facilitated by Gill Slater, Head of OD. Gill has been a mentor to people in different roles and helped to develop the overall scheme here and in other organisations.

If you have a health condition or disability which requires arrangements or equipment to be available to you during your workshop, please contact Aimee Longbottom.

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).

Staff Football

Hi All,

Just a reminder that staff football is back for 2019!

Staff football runs on Tuesdays at 5-6pm on the St John’s Campus 3G pitches.

This football is aimed at all levels and abilities so anyone can come along. For any newly joined staff it is a great opportunity to meet people outside of your team or department.

If anyone is interested you can just turn up at 5pm on a Tuesday or if you have any questions at all you can contact James Atkins at j.atkins@worc.ac.uk or on our Staff Football Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UowStaffFootball

Hope to welcome back some old faces and meet some new ones soon.

Recruitment & Selection (Part 1)

Date & Time: Thursday 21 February – 10:00 – 13:00

Location: WB023

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 on-line 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 have a health condition or disability which requires arrangements or equipment to be available to you during your workshop, please contact Aimee Longbottom.

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).

Interested in staff basketball?

Hi All,

Are you interested in participating in staff basketball?

Staff basketball is aimed at all levels and abilities so all people are welcome, if you are interested in participating please contact r.wheldon@worc.ac.uk. For any newly joined staff it would be a great opportunity to meet people outside of your team or department.

Previously, training has taken place on a Tuesday between 5-6 but a weekly email is sent around to confirm dates and times.

Introduction to using OneDrive

Date & Time: Tuesday 12 February – 14:00 – 15:30

Location: EE1101

Overview; this is an introductory course to OneDrive for Business and using it in the University environment.

Participants; all colleagues, both Academic and Professional Services.

Learning outcomes; to gain a basic understanding of OneDrive for Business and to begin using it for managing University data.

Prior experience required; none required.

Preparation before the session; none required.

Future opportunities; OneDrive for Business – Advanced (currently in development). Additional online training available through Lynda.com.

Session facilitator/s; Emma Gavin, and ICT Support Officers. If you have a health condition or disability which requires arrangements or equipment to be available to you during your workshop, please contact Aimee Longbottom.

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).

Appraiser Training – Part 1

Date & Time: Tuesday 12 February – 09:30 – 12:15

Location: WB023

Overview; this workshop will explain the appraisal process used at the University, look at some of the issues that can influence the success of conducting them. There will also be an opportunity to practice some of the skills required to make the process effective.

Participants; colleagues who appraise others with direct or indirect line management responsibility will find this workshop invaluable.

Learning outcomes; to understand the objectives of appraisal; to consider the links with other policies and procedures; to explore the skills required for effective appraisal; to prepare for and practice an appraisal meeting.

Prior experience required; none required.

Preparation before the session; to complete the Diversity in the Workplace module in LearnUpon.

Future opportunities; Skills Gym – Working with others, Skills Gym – Difficult Conversations and how to approach them, team development opportunities can be explored. In addition, there are a range of workshops being planned for those who lead and manage others.

Session facilitator/s; Niki Smithson, Training and Development Manager. If you have a health condition or disability which requires arrangements or equipment to be available to you during your workshop, please contact Aimee Longbottom.

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).

 

Yoga – Tuesday Classes, 5:15-6:45pm Gym 1

Vinyasa flow yoga classes are on every Tuesday in Gym 1 at the St John’s Campus, 5:15-6:45pm with Lovetree Yoga. Vinyasa flow yoga is a more dynamic style yoga, which means doing a lot more than just sitting on the mat saying ‘om’! If you fancy starting your 2019 getting fitter and stronger, both physically and mentally, come along for a powerful, hot and fun class!

Prices are £8 to drop in or £3 for students and your first class is half price! If you would like to attend regularly, staff/community members can purchase a 5 class pass for only £35. 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!

Mats are provided or you can bring your own if you have one. As we get quite hot during the class, you may wish to bring a bottle of water and a small towel with you.

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

Fitness yogatuesdaysgym 15_15-6_45pm

 

Lynda Andrews

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our colleague, Lynda Andrews, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Lyn was a valued member of the Cleaning Team at the University for just under 32 years. For the past few years her skills were utilised in the Bredon Building where she made many good friends who appreciated her work and the effort she made in ensuring the building was cleaned to a high standard.

Her Funeral Service will be held at Worcester Crematorium on Tuesday 22nd January at 12.15pm.

Donations, if desired, may be made to Cancer Research UK or St Richard’s Hospice in her memory.

Richard Pearson

We are saddened to share the news that our former colleague, Professor Richard Pearson, passed away on 29 December 2018.

Richard worked at the University from 1992 to 2008 as a Lecturer, Professor and Head of Humanities and Creative Arts. He was a distinguished scholar of Victorian Literature, led the Victorian Plays Project and was a researcher, compiler and editor for the Index of English Literary Manuscripts, based in the British Library. He is remembered with great respect and affection.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Irish Donor Network

Vice Chancellor Awarded CBE

The Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Worcester, Professor David Green, has been made a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in recognition of services to higher education and the county of Worcestershire.

John Bateman OBE, the University’s Chair of Governors, said: “During Professor Green’s 16 years of leadership, the University of Worcester has thrived to become one of the most inclusive institutions in the Country, providing opportunities to all those with the talent, drive and determination to succeed. Professor Green’s vision and values have brought regeneration to the City of Worcester and his energy and passion for education and lifelong learning is unwavering. I am absolutely delighted that Professor Green’s outstanding contribution to higher education has been publicly recognised. This national honour is very much deserved.”

Visit the University website to find out more.

Taught Masters Dissertation Supervision – sharing and inspiring good practice

Matthew Jellis and Berenice Mahoney

This share and inspire workshop aims to provide a practical guide to supervision of taught postgraduate Dissertation Projects. The session will take attendees through the role of the supervisor, expectations of the student and management of these, ethical considerations and processes, effective time management, matching students/projects to supervisors and leading students to publication. The session will use examples and interactive discussion to highlight approaches and good practice from across Schools.

This Share and Inspire is running on Thursday 10 January from 12.15 – 2.15 in EEG164, lunch will be provided. A place can be booked on the staff development web page.

Fancy a Cuppa

From Monday 7th to Friday 18th January, Fancy a Cuppa will be taking place Monday to Friday 1-2pm each day in firstpoint. These additional sessions will be taking place throughout the revision and assessment period. Each Tuesday and Thursday, the team will also be joined by volunteers and their dogs from Pets as Therapy.

Fancy a Cuppa normally takes place each Tuesday and Thursday in semester time at 1-2pm in firstpoint with Pets as Therapy attending every other Tuesday.

Information can be found on the following webpage:  www.worcester.ac.uk/studentsupport/cuppa-event

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