£1,300 raised from Spring Plant Fair

Many thanks to everyone who supported last week’s Spring Plant Fair. We raised over £1,300 for the University’s Charity of the Year, Cure Leukaemia.

We have a small collection of plants remaining from the Fair. If you still need to plug a few gaps in your garden, pop along to see us in Woodbury. You can drop a small donation in our Cure Leukaemia collecting tin and are then very welcome to help yourself to the plants.

We’ve had a few requests for crafting and gardening workshops, so watch this space!

 

Worcester Degree Show

Worcester Degree Show is open to the public from 18 – 24 May between 10am – 4pm and will include student work from:

Illustration
Graphic Design
Game Art
Creative Digital Media
Fine Art/Art & Design
Animation

Degree shows will take place at the Charles Hastings Building at City Campus and the Art House. Parking is available at the University Arena or The Moors pay and display car park WR1 3EE.

Don’t forget to check out our students’ work!
www.worcesterdegreeshows.co.uk

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Resource Lists rollover now complete – publish your 2019/20 lists

Dear Colleagues

Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) have successfully rolled over for the 2019/20 academic year. Please note and act upon the following important information which will ensure that your students have timely access next semester.

All lists have been rolled over to draft status, log into Talis Aspire to view and publish. Please do not edit or copy the 2018/19 version – lists have been automatically copied and attached to the 2019/20 time period for you.

2019/20 lists for Semester 1 should be sent for review and published by 1 August so that new items can be ordered for the library.

Key Dates

Now – 1 August ·         Log in, check and edit your 19/20 lists

·         Request review and publish Semester 1 lists

·         Update Resource List urls in your module guides or handbooks

More detailed guidance on these steps can be found on our rollover staff blog

Need any help?

Consult our rollover staff blog

Our webpages with step-by-step guides and videos on managing Resource Lists are available here

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is also on hand to help you with any enquiries.

Invitation to book launch of Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders

Tuesday 21 May, 5pm at The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the book Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders, 5pm on Tuesday 21 May at the Studio at The Hive. There will be an introductory talk by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (ICPBS) and artists, followed by a book signing. Refreshments will be available.

In 2017 the Illustration lecturers at the University of Worcester had the idea of contacting illustrator friends around the world, asking them to draw and send an original postcard on the theme of Migration, to form an installation at the Biennale of Illustration at Bratislava, Slovakia. The response astonished them, with hundreds of cards and personal messages, forming a visually stunning show. The installation has since been mounted in South Korea and will be displayed at further places around the world, including Amnesty International’s London offices in the summer of 2019. Over fifty of the postcards, mailed from 32 countries, are reproduced in actual size in this very special book, to be published on 9 May 2019. All the works have been donated and the book’s royalties will be shared between Amnesty International and IBBY (International Board on Books for Youth). Leading children’s book illustrators from the UK, including Christopher Corr, Neal Layton, Jackie Morris, Jane Ray and Chris Riddell, have contributed cards, along with illustrators from Argentina to Russia, South Africa to Iran. Australian illustrator Shaun Tan has written the Introduction.

Janetta Otter-Barry, publisher of Otter-Barry Books, says: “It’s an honour to be chosen as publishers of this book. The fragility of a mailed postcard and of a migrating bird come together so aptly to capture the theme of human migration. It is quite literally formed of images and messages of hope, and I think that people will cherish it for that reason as well as for its brilliant variety and heartfelt approach.” Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders is edited by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society at the University of Worcester, and will be published on 9 May 2019 by Otter-Barry Books.

We do hope you will be able to join us. Please RSVP by Thursday 16 May to Chloe Macpherson at rsvp@worc.ac.uk, or by calling 01905 54 2851.

With best wishes

David Broster                                           Tobias Hickey
Head of the School of Arts                      Course Leader Illustration

 

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Launch of the 2019 University Teaching Award Scheme

The University of Worcester Teaching Award Scheme (UWTAS) is designed to recognise and reward excellent and outstanding practice in teaching, and in supporting and leading learning. The Scheme explicitly promotes innovative, inspiring and excellent practice which is outstanding in its impact to enhance and inspire student learning.

The UWTAS aligns with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), a nationally-recognised framework for benchmarking success within HE teaching and learning support.

https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/uk-professional-standards-framework-ukpsf

In recognising and promoting achievement in teaching, and in supporting and leading learning, UWTAS supports career progression for HEA Senior Fellow applications, UW promotion schemes, professorships, and for nomination to the National Teaching Fellowship Awards.

Awards may be applied for in the following categories:

A             University of Worcester Teaching Award

B             University of Worcester Teaching Team Award

C             University of Worcester Leading Teaching Award

Who can apply?

The Scheme is open to full and part-time staff who are Fellows (or Associates) of the Higher Education Academy, or have completed a PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE, or similar PG HE teaching qualification accredited against the UKPSF, and have at least two years teaching on University of Worcester programmes. Applicants must have completed their probationary period of employment. The Scheme is also open to staff in partner organisations who meet these criteria and undertake a significant amount of teaching on a University approved course. Applications are welcomed from staff with a range of experience including academic staff, professional services and staff working in learning support.

Support available and submission dates:

Information workshops:

‘UW Teaching Award Scheme: Why? What? So What? Now What?’

The mandatory workshop offers the opportunity to understand the UWTAS, consider one’s next steps to an application and ask any questions.

Tuesday 21 May 2019                       11.15 – 13.00              BY1148

Thursday 30 May 2019                     12.15 – 14.00              PNG009

Thursday 6 June 2019                       11.15 – 13.00              PNG009

These workshops may be booked via the staff development webpage

Writing Workshop:

This writing workshop is for staff who have already attended an information workshop.  There will be an opportunity to look at the sort of evidence that may be used – applicants are advised to bring along some ideas for case studies which they may be thinking about using.

Monday 8 July                                 10.00 – 15.00                            Room JLG010

Register intention to submit an application: by Friday 28 June via teachingaward@worc.ac.uk

Submit application: by Monday 16 September (3 pm deadline) via teachingaward@worc.ac.uk

Application outcome: w/c 18 November

 

Enterprising Worcestershire Free Summer Startup Bootcamp Course at the University of Worcester

We are now in our 3rd year of this successful course which has supported over 70 individuals to improve their knowledge and skills to start a business or work self employed / freelance. (The course is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the University of Worcester).

University of Worcester contact – joanne.murphy@worc.ac.uk (Please email if you would like any more details or to arrange a call to discuss suitability).

This course is for you if the following applies;

  • You live in Worcestershire (you need a Worcestershire Postcode to be eligible)
  • You are considering setting up your own business and you either have an idea or would like to learn about creating ideas.
  • You currently run your own business but are in the process of developing an additional business idea / new product / service or innovation.
  • You are interested in how to set up a new business but may not do this in the immediate future and want to learn the skills for the future to enable this.
  • You want to investigate working self employed, freelance or starting a business.
  • You want to improve your business enterprise skills.

Eligibility is;

  • A Worcestershire Postocde
  • You must attend for at least 2 days

The course will start up on Monday 24 June at the Jenny Lind Building. This will run for 4 days with the following topics covered – Ideation, Venture Creation, Finance and Marketing.

The follow up 4 days in July starting on Monday 22 July will include a 2 days Sales Masterclass and an opportunity to pitch your business to a friendly panel of experts.

The course is delivered by a mixture of industry experts and university lecturers.

The course will run from 9.30am to 4pm but we understand how busy lives are with commitments, family and work so we are flexible.

For more information or to arrange an informal chat to find out more please email joanne.murphy@worc.ac.uk or sign up at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/enterprising-worcestershire-free-business-startup-course-uni-of-worcester-june-2019-course-tickets-53682318259?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Join Dementia Research and Dementia Action Week 20 May in main reception

Dementia Action Week is next week and the Association for Dementia Studies will be having a stand in Edward Elgar Building reception on Monday 20 May 09:00 – 12:30 to highlight the importance of research to improving treatments and care. We will have information about Join Dementia Research, an initiative to connect researchers with people with dementia and other members of the public who wish to get involved in research.

20 May is also International Clinical Trials Day, so come along and take your picture at our stand and share your images on social media as part of the Be Part of Research campaign.

Association for Dementia Studies blog

The Association for Dementia Studies was established in May 2009, so is currently celebrating its 10th birthday. Their latest post takes a look back at their work over the last 10 years. To find out more about what they’ve done so far, please see https://adsdementiablog.wordpress.com/.

To contact the Association for Dementia Studies please use dementia@worc.ac.uk

 

Students Unable to Submit to Turnitin

As assessment period looms, we at the TEL Unit have experienced a large number of queries from students who are unable to submit work to Turnitin, or to obtain Similarity reports.

The potential reasons for students being unable to submit are:

  • Student using an internet browser other than Firefox or Chrome
  • Student using an incorrect file type or too large a file (max 60mb)
  • Student is trying to resubmit after the deadline
  • Incorrect settings applied to Turnitin submission points
  • Turnitin points not set up, misplaced or hidden by adaptive release

If you have assignments due in the coming days and weeks, please take the time to check the following:

  • The submission points are set up, are clearly and meaningfully named, and are easy to find.
  • The Due Date and Feedback Release Date are set up correctly. The standard submission deadline is at 15:00.
  • Late submissions are enabled.
  • Students are able to view similarity reports.
  • Adaptive release is not enabled.

Full recommended settings are displayed below.

TurnitinNB: You may wish to exclude quoted materials from the Similarity report, especially if students will be quoting large chunks of text.

If you have any further queries, please contact the TEL Unit at TEL@worc.ac.uk

Designing Accessible Courses with Blackboard

It is important to ensure that all students find your online resources clear and easy to use.

The TEL Unit has created an online guide to help tutors design their courses with Accessibility in mind. This can be found on the TEL website at https://uwtel.co.uk/designing-accessible-courses/

This is a work in progress so may develop over time. If you have any further points to add, please contact TEL@worc.ac.uk

VLE Review Launch: What do You think of Blackboard?

The official review of the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) has now begun!

The first step is to assess our current system. We need to find out what staff like and don’t like about it, what could be improved and whether users would like to see the inclusion of any additional functionality. This can then be used as a benchmark to help us decide the direction of the VLE review project.

We would be extremely grateful if you could complete this short survey which should take no more than 5 minutes.

For further information about the VLE review, please see the VLE Review page of our website.

Sustainable Development Goals Pledge Update!

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Sustainable Development event on St John’s campus last month. The image below shows a summary of the pledges made at the event by University of Worcester staff and students. Each of these pledges, large and small, will help us contribute to the UN’s plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030.

You can find out more about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlighted by the UN here and click here to find out what the University of Worcester is doing to contribute to these goals.SDG Infogram

For more information please contact t.sampson@worc.ac.uk.

 

Workshops and writing retreats for the Worcester Scheme

Many people find the best way to complete the application for the Fellowship or Associate Fellowship is by spending two concentrated days on it – see the two days to write a draft on Fridays followed by a writing retreat on the Saturday.

The next dates for this are the 5th and 6th July and can be booked via the Staff Development Workshops portal https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/university/booking_v2.pl

 

RAG Charity Nominations Open

Worcester Students’ Union Raise and Give (RAG) works to facilitate student fundraising at the University of Worcester. Each year we nominate a local charity that we fundraise for throughout the year, and who will be the recipient of proceeds raised during RAG Week and other major fundraising events.

Nominations for our RAG charity of the year for 2019-20 are open now until Monday 20 May. Shortlisted nominations will be put to a student vote to decide who our next RAG charity will be.

Nominations can be from individuals or directly from charities. Nominated charities must be based in or do a significant amount of work in Worcestershire. Regional branches of national charities are accepted.

If you would like to nominate a charity you can do so at bit.ly/RAGcharitynoms.

For more information about RAG, visit the RAG pages on our website at www.worcsu.com/volunteer/RAG

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Last chance to buy Union Awards tickets!

Tuesday 14 May is your last chance to buy tickets for this year’s Union Awards. The Awards will be held at the University Arena on Tuesday 21 May and one of the highlights of the evening will be the Students’ Choice Awards, celebrating the University of Worcester staff who have had a positive impact on the lives of our students.

This year the Students’ Choice Awards received more nominations than ever before. Students have nominated outstanding lecturers, modules, and support staff in the following categories:

Outstanding Lecturer Award

Arts – Lee Farley

Allied Health – Paul Creed

Education – Allie Sewell

Humanities – Jack McGowan

Nursing and Midwifery – Kathy Clarke

Psychology – Darelle Villa

Science & the Environment – Mike Wheeler

Sport & Exercise Science – Craig Williams

Worcester Business School – Clare Taylor

 

Module Excellence Award

Arts – Simon Bovey – Writing for Interactive Media

Allied Health – Matthew Collett – Work Based Learning 2

Education – Joanne Smith – The Psychology of Teaching and Learning

Humanities – Jenny Lewin-Jones – Digital Society

Nursing and Midwifery – Susan Poultney – Managing and Evaluating Children and Families Complex Health and Social Care Needs

Psychology – Berenice Mahoney – Psychology and Law

Science & the Environment – Mike Wheeler – Genomics and Bioinformatics

Sport & Exercise Science – Lisa Griffiths – Physical Activity, Exercise, and Disease Prevention

Worcester Business School – Clare Taylor – Managing HR and Performance

 

The Extra Mile Award for Support Staff (Non-Teaching)

Aramark – Sue Hudson

Science & the Environment – James Atkins

Sport & Exercise Science – Declan Iles

Sport & Exercise Science – Lewis Arnold

Science & the Environment – Noel Egginton

Student Services – Paula Armstrong

Student Services – Jan Hunt

 

Sustainability Award – Individual or Departmental Achievement

Education – PGCE Secondary

Science & the Environment – Rebecca Collins

Estates – Residential Life Team

 

Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)
Arts – Mark Holloway

Allied Health – Kay Wall

Education – Kathleen Morgan

Humanities – Mike Webb

Nursing and Midwifery – Ellie Sonmezer

Psychology – Amy Grubb

Science & the Environment – Ian Maddock

Sport & Exercise Science – Rachael Bullingham

Worcester Business School – Richard Wilkinson

 

Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award
Education – Alison Kington

Psychology – Berenice Mahoney & Sarah Davis

Science & the Environment – Duncan Westbury

Sport & Exercise Science – Don Vinson

Worcester Business School – Robin Bell

 

All shortlisted staff will receive a complimentary ticket to the Union Awards and further tickets can be purchased for £20 via bit.ly/unionawardswsu.

Many congratulations to all our nominated staff, we can’t wait to see you all there!

 

The Big Worc Survey returns!

Worcester Students’ Union is back with our annual survey. Whether they’re part of a society or sports club, or have never even stepped foot in the SU before, we want to hear from all students at the University of Worcester. Their feedback will help us shape the SU and improve the services we offer to all of our students.

Please encourage all students to complete the survey before the 31 May deadline and shape their SU!

All students completing the survey will automatically be entered into our prize draw, giving them the chance to win up to £100 in Amazon vouchers.

The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete and can be found via the following link – bit.ly/bigworcsurvey2019

Big Worc Survey

McClelland Centre Loyalty Card

As a thank you for your continued use of the fitness suite at the McClelland Centre, Hub for Health & Wellbeing, we will be introducing a pay as you go loyalty reward scheme. Each time you visit the centre your card will be stamped, so when you have completed 10 sessions you will be entitled to one free gym session courtesy of the McClelland Centre.

To find out more, please contact us at wellbeing@worc.ac.uk or phone 01905 542001.

 

Skype for Business

Date & Time: Friday 24 May – 13:30 – 14:00

Venue: WB023

Overview; this session is suitable for those with little or no prior knowledge of Skype for Business. We will cover the following; setting up equipment, signing in, making internal calls and inviting external guests to Skype meetings.

Participants; all members of staff who have completed their Information Security Awareness training.

Learning outcomes; at the end of this course you will be able to make internal and external Skype calls.

Prior experience required; none required.

Preparation before the session; none required.

Future opportunities; Encryption & BitLocker, Data Handling, OneDrive Basics, OneDrive Sharing & OneDrive Scenarios.

Session facilitator/s; various members of the IT team, including, Emma Gavin; Thomas Davis; Jordan Miller; Mitchell Carridine; Nicky Styles.

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.

This workshop is available to book a space through the Staff Development Workshop System or by contacting the HR Training Team (training@worc.ac.uk).

OneDrive Sharing

Date & Time: Thursday 30 May – 10:00 – 10:30

Venue: EEG023

Overview; this course is suitable for those with prior knowledge of OneDrive for Business. We will cover sharing documents, sharing with external users, changing permissions and finding files shared with and by you.

Participants; all members of staff who have completed their Information Security Awareness training and optional OneDrive Basics training.

Learning outcomes; at the end of this course you will be able to share files/folders internally and externally. Change permissions of those you have shared with and find files shared with you.

Prior experience required; where is not a requirement, if you have not used OneDrive for Business before you may want to attend One Drive Basics.

Preparation before the session; none required.

Future opportunities; OneDrive Scenarios, Encryption & BitLocker, Data Handling.

Session facilitator/s; various members of the IT team, including, Emma Gavin; Thomas Davis; Jordan Miller; Mitchell Carridine; Nicky Styles.

This workshop is available to book a space through the Staff Development Workshop System or by contacting the HR Training Team (training@worc.ac.uk).

Introduction to using Twitter

Date & Time: Thursday 30 May – 13:00 – 14:00

Venue: WB023

Overview; this session will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of Twitter and how it can be used in a business setting.

Participants; this training session is recommended for any staff member who attended the ‘Introduction to Social Media’ session or would like to learn more about how to use the Twitter platform.

Learning Outcomes; to gain a deeper understanding of how to use Twitter in a business setting; to explore the advantages and disadvantages of using Twitter; to aid you in making a decision as to whether Twitter would be beneficial to you and your team.

Prior experience required; some basic use of Twitter is beneficial but not necessary.

Preparation before the session; feel free to come along with a device or laptop.

Future opportunities; Introduction to using Facebook, Introduction to using Social Media, as well as bespoke team training and 1:1 sessions.

Session facilitators; the session will be delivered by our university Social Media Co-ordinator, James Laws.

This workshop is available to book a space through the Staff Development Workshop System or by contacting the HR Training Team (training@worc.ac.uk).

 

Writing well for the Web

Date & Time: Wednesday 29 May –  14:30 – 15:30

Venue: WB023

Overview; this session will provide staff with support in creating or editing content on University websites. It will equip you with the skills to write, edit and structure copy for use Online.

Participants; staff who will be creating or editing content on University websites.

Learning Outcomes; to explore how people read online; how to write to meet user needs; how to structure content; using the appropriate voice and tones; accessibility and search engine optimisation (SEO).

Session facilitator; Jack Yuille from the Communications & Participation department.
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.

This workshop is available to book a space through the Staff Development Workshop 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’! Come along to this class and work towards getting fitter and stronger, both physically and mentally, in a powerful, hot and fun class! The classes are suitable for all levels of experience as instructions are given throughout.

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. As we get quite hot during the class, you may wish to bring a bottle of water and a small towel with you.

Katy is an experienced Vinyasa flow yoga teacher, having practiced for nearly four and a half years before qualifying as a yoga teacher in December 2017 and has been regularly teaching around Worcester ever since.

Contact Katy Chessum-Rice for further information at katy@lovetreeyoga.co.uk or get in touch on Facebook and Instagram.

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Spring Plant Fair Tomorrow!

The Spring Plant Fair for the University’s Charity of the Year is taking place tomorrow (Wednesday 8 May) from 11am in the St John’s main reception.

There will be a great selection of home grown flowers, vegetables, herbs and house plants for sale. You’ll find everything from easy and colourful bedding plants, to carefully cultivated and unusual perennials. Our green-fingered staff can assist if you need help choosing a plant or would like advice on how to grow something. There will also be gardening-themed raffle prizes, including tickets for the Autumn Show in Malvern, a good bottle of whiskey, wine and other treats.

If you can’t get to the St. John’s campus tomorrow, but would like to buy something, just drop us a line and we’ll do our best to reserve your required plants.

If you have extra seedlings, plants, cut flowers or seeds, we’d be delighted to add them to the stall. You can drop them off in the Communications and Participation Office (Woodbury), bring them along on the day, or let us know and we’ll collect them from you. Contact us at communications@worc.ac.uk

Many thanks to everyone who has already donated plants and prizes!

 

The Alternative Plant Fair Tomorrow!

Not the gardening type? You need to visit our first ever ‘Alternative Plant Fair’ tomorrow in the St John’s reception from 11am. You’ll find handmade creations, including trendy crochet cacti, paper plants and delicate crepe flowers. These little pots of greenery make excellent gifts and are perfect treats for anyone who can’t normally have flowers (Hay Fever? Hospital visits?). They are also great for adding a dash of colour to your office!

Take a sneak peek at a few of the items for sale below.

All money raised will go to the University’s Charity of the Year, Cure Leukaemia

 

International Nurses Day 2019

Three counties college of nursing and midwifery will be holding their 13th International Nurses day event on Friday 10 May.

Edward Elgar reception, St John’s campus 10.00-14.00.

To commemorate the birthday of one of our founding nurses Florence Nightingale, student nurses will be available to take your blood pressure, oxygen level, temperature, peak flow (measurement of exhaled breath) in a screened area.
Supervised by senior nurse lecturers.

This is also national mental health week, we will have a mental health awareness stall with, leaflets & information that will be supported by university mental health advisors and student nurses.

Please come and support this important event & our student nurses, by celebrating the contributions that nurses make to society.

We look forward to seeing you, Steve Wilding Clinical Educator.

Mental health matters, be mindful of yours.

Images of Research 2019

Communicating your research is vital in sharing new knowledge and increasing engagement with different audiences. We are familiar with journal articles, conference presentations and research posters but could you articulate the core ideas of your research in a single image?

Images of Research 2019 is live and ready for submisisons! Send us an image that encapsulates your research, accompanied by a short 100-word text. Need some inspiration? Take a look at our catalogue from our 2018 exhibition.

Key dates

Deadline for entries: Friday 24 May

Exhibition: 15-27 June, The Hive

Gala Evening: Wednesday 26 June, The Hive

Download a submission form

Got questions? Contact researcherdevelopment@worc.ac.uk

Mental Health Awareness Week: Upcoming Events at The Hive

Mental Health Awareness Week is a national awareness week taking place from Monday 13 May to Sunday 19 May. The University of Worcester Staff Mental Health Network and Time To Change have teamed up to create 3 events at the Hive throughout the week, to which you are warmly invited. All are welcome and entry is free.

In a world that is increasingly opening up to – and understanding those with – mental health issues, it’s no surprise that Mental Health Awareness Week is now a firmer fixture on calendars around the UK and beyond. It’s organised by the Mental Health Foundation, and focuses on a major issue each and every year. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

As such, we are proud to be hosting one workshop and two talks, each centring on different aspects of wellbeing that attribute to our body image:

Monday 13 May, 6-8pm at the Hive Studio:

The Menstrual Cycle and Menopause Awareness Workshop, by Jayne Power, Red Tent Worcestershire.

Thursday 16 May, 12-2pm at the Hive Studio:

Eating Disorders Awareness, a talk by Tom Hawkesworth, practitioner at Worcestershire Eating Disorders.

Friday 17 May, 12-2pm at the Hive Studio

Men, Muscle and Mental Health: Western Males’ Quest for the Perfect Body, by Dr Christian Edwards, Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester.

More details are available on the posters below. If you would like to attend please follow the link provided here: http://www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html

Body Image Poster

Eating Disorders Poster

Menstrual Health Poster

Association for Dementia Studies blog

Find out more about the work that the Association for Dementia Studies does by having a look at their blog which contains around 30 posts about their various projects, education and research. Their latest post discusses the role of journal articles and conference presentations in their work, and has some top tips based on their experiences. Please see https://adsdementiablog.wordpress.com/.

To contact the Association for Dementia Studies please use dementia@worc.ac.uk

 

Resource List rollover 2019/20

Information for staff

Thank you for your continued engagement with Resource Lists to support your teaching and learning. We are seeing substantial rises in student satisfaction with library services in many subject areas which we believe is directly related to the greatly improved access to reading resources. Please note and act upon the following important information which will ensure that your students have timely access next semester.

We are rolling over Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) at 4pm on Friday 10 May for the 2019/20 academic year. This is where we take your 2018/19 list and copy it to the new academic year. Do not make any changes to your lists from the above date and time until you have been notified rollover is complete.

Key Dates

Now – 9 May  ·         Publish your 18/19 Resource Lists
10 May until notified ·         Rollover– Do not edit or make changes to your lists during this time
Mid May – 1 August          ·         Log in, check and edit your 19/20 lists

·         Request review and publish Semester 1 lists

·         Update Resource List urls in your module guides or handbooks

More detailed guidance on these steps can be found on our rollover staff blog

Need any help?

Consult our rollover staff blog

Our webpages with step-by-step guides and videos on managing Resource Lists are available here

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is also on hand to help you with any enquiries.

 

Pint of Science 2019

Coming soon to a pub near you…Worcester will host the Pint of Science Festival! Pint of Science is an international science festival which aims to bring together academics and researchers to share their research with the general public in community spaces.

This year’s festival will run from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 May, 7:30-9:30pm at 3 fantastic venues in the City: The Arch Rivals, The Paul Pry and Annie’s at the Courtyard.

View the full programme and book your tickets (tickets cost £4) https://pintofscience.co.uk/events/worcester.

For further information, please contact: Dr Charlotte Taylor: c.e.taylor@worc.ac.uk

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Union Awards: Students’ Choice Shortlist Announced

We are delighted to announce this year’s shortlist for the Union Awards: Students’ Choice. This year we have received more nominations than ever before.

Students have nominated outstanding lecturers, modules and support staff in the following categories:

Outstanding Lecturer Award

Arts – Lee Farley

Allied Health – Paul Creed

Education – Allie Sewell

Humanities – Jack McGowan

Nursing and Midwifery – Kathy Clarke

Psychology – Darelle Villa

Science & the Environment – Mike Wheeler

Sport & Exercise Science – Craig Williams

Worcester Business School – Clare Taylor

 

Module Excellence Award

Arts – Simon Bovey – Writing for Interactive Media

Allied Health – Matthew Collett – Work Based Learning 2

Education – Joanne Smith – The Psychology of Teaching and Learning

Humanities – Jenny Lewin-Jones – Digital Society

Nursing and Midwifery – Susan Poultney – Managing and Evaluating Children and Families Complex Health and Social Care Needs

Psychology – Berenice Mahoney – Psychology and Law

Science & the Environment – Mike Wheeler – Genomics and Bioinformatics

Sport & Exercise Science – Lisa Griffiths – Physical Activity, Exercise, and Disease Prevention

Worcester Business School – Clare Taylor – Managing HR and Performance

 

The Extra Mile Award for Support Staff (Non-Teaching)

Aramark – Sue Hudson

Science & the Environment – James Atkins

Sport & Exercise Science – Declan Iles

Sport & Exercise Science – Lewis Arnold

Science & the Environment – Noel Egginton

Student Services – Paula Armstrong

Student Services – Jan Hunt

 

Sustainability Award – Individual or Departmental Achievement

Education – PGCE Secondary

Science & the Environment – Rebecca Collins

Estates – Residential Life Team

 

Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)

Arts – Mark Holloway

Allied Health – Kay Wall

Education – Kathleen Morgan

Humanities – Mike Webb

Nursing and Midwifery – Ellie Sonmezer

Psychology – Amy Grubb

Science & the Environment – Ian Maddock

Sport & Exercise Science – Rachael Bullingham

Worcester Business School – Richard Wilkinson

 

Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award

Education – Alison Kington

Psychology – Berenice Mahoney & Sarah Davis

Science & the Environment – Duncan Westbury

Sport & Exercise Science – Don Vinson

Worcester Business School – Robin Bell

All shortlisted staff will receive a complimentary ticket and further tickets can be purchased for £20 via bit.ly/unionawardswsu. Winners will be announced at the Union Awards on 21 May.

Many congratulations to our fantastic staff!