‘Big Worc Survey’ open to all University of Worcester students

The Students’ Union has launched its first ever annual survey, encouraging students to shape their SU. We want to hear from all students at the University of Worcester, whether they’re part of a club or society, or have never even stepped inside the SU before.

We’re asking staff to encourage all students to take 15 minutes out of their day and complete the survey. The Students’ Union is vital to representing, supporting, and developing students during their time at university, and we want feedback from students to help the continuous improvement of our services.

The survey is open until 31 May and all students completing the survey will be automatically entered in to our prize draw, giving them the chance to win up to £100 in Amazon gift vouchers.

Students can find the survey via the following link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BPLHVN8

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Students’ Union launches the ‘Big Worc Survey’

The Students’ Union has launched its first ever annual survey, encouraging students to shape their SU. We want to hear from all students at the University of Worcester, whether they’re part of a club or society, or have never even stepped inside the SU before.

We’re asking staff to encourage all students to take 15 minutes out of their day and complete the survey. The Students’ Union is vital to representing, supporting, and developing students during their time at university, and we want feedback from students to help the continuous improvement of our services.

The survey is open until 31 May and all students completing the survey will be automatically entered in to our prize draw, giving them the chance to win up to £100 in Amazon gift vouchers.

Students can find the survey via the following link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BPLHVN8

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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 – Simon Bovey
Education – Colin Barr
Health & Society – Peter Ayling
Humanities – Luke Devine
Science & the Environment – Mark Johnston
Sport & Exercise Science – Katie Fownes
Worcester Business School – Deepak Pathak

Module Excellence Award

Arts – Stephen Fowler ILTN3011 Authorial Practice
Education – Joy Carroll PITE2001 Professional Studies
Health & Society – Peter Ayling SOWK4010 Social Work Responses To Human Growth and Transition
Humanities – Ruth Stacey CPWT3006 Contemporary Poetry
Science & the Environment – Alan Dixon GEOG3136 Environment and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sport & Exercise Science – Lisa Griffiths SPRT2032 Scientific Underpinnings of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health
Worcester Business School – Sean Preston COMP3341 Advanced Web Applications Development

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

Facilities – Anthony Darling
International Office – Claire Perkins
Research School – Joanna Jervis
Science and the Environment – James Atkins
Student Services – Paula Armstrong
Student Services – Clare-Marie Nield

Sustainability Award – Individual or Departmental Achievement

Communication and Participation – Graduate Ambassadors
Education – Elena Lengthorn
Library Services
Science & the Environment – Geography Department

Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)
Arts – Sarah Evans
Education – Nicola Watson
Health & Society – Lucy Hope
Humanities – David Arnold
Science & the Environment – Claire Martin
Sport & Exercise Science – Katie Fownes
Worcester Business School – Richard Wilkinson

Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award
Education – Alison Kington
Health & Society – Theresa Mitchell
Humanities – Maggie Andrews
Science & the Environment – Ian Maddock
Sport & Exercise Science – Gyozo Molnar
Worcester Business School – Robin Bell

Deputy Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching

Arts – Paul Elliott
Education – Lorna Williams
Education – Victoria Jenkinson, TLI
Health & Society – Darrelle Villa
Humanities – Luke Devine
Science & the Environment – Mark Johnston
Sport & Exercise Science – Lisa Griffiths
Worcester Business School – Deepak Pathak

All shortlisted staff will receive a complimentary ticket and further tickets can be purchased for £25 at the Students’ Union Welcome Desk. Winners will be announced at the Union Awards on 22 May.

Many congratulations to our fantastic staff!

 

Race Day at Worcester Racecourse

RAG and the Students’ Union are delighted to announce the return of the Student Race Day on Thursday 10 May!

After the success of the RAG Worcester Race Day in 2017, our RAG Committee has arranged a further Race Day on Thursday 10 May at Worcester Racecourse. The 10th May marks the season opener in the Worcester racing calendar and promises to be an exciting afternoon, with a total of seven jump races.

Students and staff from the University of Worcester are all invited. Tickets are available for staff at the discounted price of £12 and include entry, and one free drink and a pie. Each ticket sold will see 80p donated to our chosen RAG charity, The Alzheimer’s Society, with the intention of raising a total of £300 on the day.

Further information and terms & conditions are available via the Students’ Union website – www.worcsu.com

Race Day A3 (Staff Final)

2018-19 Institute Reps Applications Close Friday

Recruitment is underway for Institute Reps for the 2018-19 academic year, with applications due to close Friday 27 April.

If you know a student who been a good Course Rep, or who you think would be ideal for the role, please encourage them to consider being an Institute Rep and take on the challenge of representing students at Institute level.

Students interested in the role will need to complete a short application and attend an interview with the SU and relevant Academic Rep Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be eligible to claim a bursary of £150 per semester in recognition of the time and commitment required.

Any students interested in the role should visit https://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice or email Euan Morrison – VP Education at e.morrison@worc.ac.uk for more information.

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Comedy Night tickets still available!

There’s still time for staff to get their tickets for Comedy Night live at The Hangar!

Thursday 26 April will see some of the UK comedy circuits finest talents joining us for two hours of laugh out loud entertainment.

Host Comedian – Joey Page

Joey Page has spent the last few years bouncing around the comedy circuit. Supporting the likes of Josie Long, Noel Fielding, John Richardson and Simon Munnery, he has caught the eye of many a peer and punter. With his flamboyant rock star dress sense and excitable yet likeable personality, he has been described as ‘one of the most unique and memorable acts in the business’.

Host Comedian – Matt Stellingwerf

A Hamilton-born and Wanganui-raised farmer’s son from New Zealand, Matt originally trained as a criminologist; he is also an award-winning bar fly, a genuinely lovely guy, and a man full of contradictions. Luckily, he’s also very very funny. He is clearly destined for big things, so in the future when you see him on TV, you can boast that you saw him in person.

Headline Comedian – The Noise Next Door

The U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe has taken the comedy world by storm. Ten time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents. The Noise Next Door have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, they were nominated for a Chortle Award in 2014, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill. This is one seriously funny act that is not to be missed!

Tickets are on sale now at the Students’ Union Welcome Desk from just £5!

Make sure you don’t miss out on what promises to be a great night out!

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Varsity 2018 is here!

We’re now into the second week of Varsity and are gearing up for one of the standout events – Arena Day!

Hundreds of spectators will be in attendance as teams from Badminton, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Futsal, Basketball, and Netball take part in a bumper day of fixtures at the University Arena. Hopes are high for #TeamWorc as our athletes look to regain the Varsity trophy and bring it back home to Worcester.

A full list of fixtures can be viewed on the #TeamWorc Facebook page or on the Students’ Union website.

Staff interested in attending any of the events can buy their tickets directly from the Students’ Union Welcome Desk.

#TeamWorc #RatherBeASauce

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Recruitment underway for 2018-19 Institute Reps

Recruitment is underway for Institute Reps for the 2018-19 academic year.

If you know a student who has been a good Course Rep, or who you think would be ideal for the role, please encourage them to consider being an Institute Rep and take on the challenge of representing students at Institute level.

Students interested in the role will need to complete a short application and attend an interview with the SU and relevant Academic Rep Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be eligible to claim a bursary of £150 per semester in recognition of the time and commitment required.

Any students interested in the role should visit https://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice or email Euan Morrison – VP Education at e.morrison@worc.ac.uk for more information. Applications close 27 April.

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Race Day at Worcester Racecourse

RAG and the Students’ Union are delighted to announce the return of the Student Race Day on Thursday 10 May!

After the success of the RAG Worcester Race Day in 2017, our RAG Committee has arranged a further Race Day on Thursday 10 May at Worcester Racecourse. The 10th May marks the season opener in the Worcester racing calendar and promises to be an exciting afternoon, with a total of seven jump races.

Students and staff from the University of Worcester are all invited. Tickets are available for staff at the discounted price of £12 and include entry, and one free drink and a pie. Each ticket sold will see 80p donated to our chosen RAG charity, The Alzheimer’s Society, with the intention of raising a total of £300 on the day.

Further information and terms & conditions are available via the Students’ Union website – www.worcsu.com

Race Day A3 (Staff Final)

Comedy Night at The Hangar returns next week!

Thursday 26 April will see some of the UK comedy circuits finest talents joining us for two hours of laugh out loud entertainment.

Host Comedian – Joey Page

Joey Page has spent the last few years bouncing around the comedy circuit. Supporting the likes of Josie Long, Noel Fielding, John Richardson and Simon Munnery, he has caught the eye of many a peer and punter. With his flamboyant rock star dress sense and excitable yet likeable personality, he has been described as ‘one of the most unique and memorable acts in the business’.

Host Comedian – Matt Stellingwerf

A Hamilton-born and Wanganui-raised farmer’s son from New Zealand, Matt originally trained as a criminologist; he is also an award-winning bar fly, a genuinely lovely guy, and a man full of contradictions. Luckily, he’s also very very funny. He is clearly destined for big things, so in the future when you see him on TV, you can boast that you saw him in person.

Headline Comedian – The Noise Next Door

The U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe has taken the comedy world by storm. Ten time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents. The Noise Next Door have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, they were nominated for a Chortle Award in 2014, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill. This is one seriously funny act that is not to be missed!

Tickets are on sale now at the Students’ Union Welcome Desk from just £5!

Make sure you don’t miss out on what promises to be a great night out!

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Degree Classification – Free Resource Available

 

The Students’ Union is currently promoting our annual degree classification campaign. The campaign helps students understand how their degree is classified and encourages them to achieve their full potential.

Students can find us on campus in the following locations to ask any questions they might have about degree classifications:

Monday 9th April – 12-2pm – Charles Hastings

Tuesday 17th April – 12-2pm – Peirson

We would also like to offer staff the opportunity to order our A5 leaflet, which simply and clearly explains degree classification.

You can order copies via our website – https://www.worcsu.com/helpandadvice/staff/

 

Comedy Night Returns to The Hangar

The Students’ Union is delighted to announce that Comedy Night is returning to The Hangar!

Thursday 26th April will see some of the UK comedy circuits finest talents joining us for two hours of laugh out loud entertainment.

Host Comedian – Joey Page

Joey Page has spent the last few years bouncing around the comedy circuit. Supporting the likes of Josie Long, Noel Fielding, and John Richardson, he has caught the eye of many a peer and punter. With his flamboyant rock star dress sense and excitable yet likeable personality, he has been described as ‘one of the most unique and memorable acts in the business’.

Host Comedian – Matt Stellingwerf

A Hamilton-born and Wanganui-raised farmer’s son from New Zealand, Matt originally trained as a criminologist; he is also an award-winning bar fly, a genuinely lovely guy, and a man full of contradictions. Luckily, he’s also very very funny. He is clearly destined for big things, so in the future when you see him on TV, you can boast that you saw him in person.

Headline Comedian – The Noise Next Door

The U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe has taken the comedy world by storm. Ten time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents. The Noise Next Door have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, they were nominated for a Chortle Award in 2014, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill. This is one seriously funny act that is not to be missed!

Early bird tickets are on sale now at the Students’ Union Welcome Desk for just £5. Tickets will be available on the door for £7.

Make sure you don’t miss out on what promises to be a great night out!

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Varsity 2018

Varsity 2018 is almost here! Students from 27 University of Worcester Sports Clubs are going up against their counterparts at the University of Gloucestershire in an effort to bring the trophy back to Worcester.

Varsity will kick-off on 11 April and over the course of two weeks our students are competing home and away in what promises to be a fierce competition.

One of the highlights of the two weeks will be the Arena Day on Wednesday 18 April. Along with hundreds of spectators, teams from Badminton, Table Tennis, Netball, Futsal, Volleyball, and Basketball will take part in a bumper day of fixtures at the University Arena.

A full list of fixtures can be viewed on the #TeamWorc Facebook page or on the Students’ Union website.

Staff interested in attending any of the events can buy their tickets directly from the Students’ Union Welcome Desk.

#TeamWorc #RatherBeASauce

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Union Awards – Voting Closed

Voting has now closed for the Union Awards: Students Choice. Well over 500 nominations have been received for staff across the University in the categories; Excellence in Doctoral Supervision, Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor, Extra Mile Award (non-teaching), Module Excellence, Outstanding Lecturer, and Sustainability.

Staff will need to keep a look out for our Union Awards postcards, which will be making their way to everyone who has been nominated for an award. The final shortlist will be announced on Monday 23 April, so watch this space!

The Union Awards are taking place on Tuesday 22 May and tickets are on sale now! Visit our website to buy your tickets online – https://www.worcsu.com/eatdrinkshop/celebrationweek/. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets from the Students’ Union Welcome Desk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Updated Process for Booking The Hangar

As most staff will be aware, The Hangar at the Students’ Union is available for bookings during the daytime and selected evenings. If you want to book The Hangar for an event please contact us via the following email addresses:

Evening bookings – thehangar@worc.ac.uk

Daytime bookings – studentsunion@worc.ac.uk

The main point of contact for evening bookings is Chris Greaves – Bar and Events Manager, and Matt Birbeck – Deputy Bar and Events Manager.

For daytime bookings the main point of contact is Clement Servini – Marketing and Communications Coordinator.

Please note, whilst we will do our best to accommodate all booking requests but, due to the The Hangar’s furniture and available storage space, we are not able to accommodate all bookings. Each request will be handled on an individual basis.

SU Elections

As you may have noticed, last week saw the Students’ Union elections in full swing. A total of 13 candidates stood for the positions of Students’ Union PresidentVice President Education, and Vice President Student Activities.

All candidates and their supporters campaigned tirelessly throughout the week, attending our two Question Time events, taking over the Students’ Union social media channels, and spending their days on campus engaging with students.

Through their campaigning, and the hard work of SU staff, the elections were our most successful on record, with total of 1844 students casting their vote!

On Friday night, the elections culminated in the Rubber Ducky Results Night. This was a chance for us to celebrate all of the candidates and say a big thank you to everyone who made the elections such a fantastic experience for everyone involved. And most important was the announcement of the winners!

Therefore, we’re delighted to confirm the winners of the 2018 Leadership Elections, and the new Officer team for 2018-19 are;

President – Lucy Conn

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Vice President Education – Euan Morrison

Euan

Vice President Student Activities – Harrison Jarrett

Harrison

These elections were one of our most successful yet, seeing a record number of votes cast and some wonderful campaigning from the candidates. So on behalf of everyone at the SU, we’d like to say a big thank you to all who didn’t duck out of democracy! Lucy, Euan and Harrison will take up their post this June and we can’t wait for them to get started!

Watch our highlights video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPKuURfBViI

Sport Relief at the Students’ Union

This week marks the return of Sport Relief, to help people get active, raise money, and ultimately change lives. The Students’ Union will be taking part in a number of activities throughout the week to raise money for this fantastic cause.

On Monday 19 March, we will be hosting a dodgeball tournament at St Johns Sports Centre, 15:00 – 18:00, with a number of clubs and societies (and elite athletes from the SU itself) going head to head to be crowned champions.

On Monday 19, Wednesday 21 and Friday 23, our RAG team will be in The Hangar encouraging staff and students to walk the Uni Mile and make a donation (13:15 meet, 13:30 start). This year, Sport Relief is aiming for the nation to walk a billion steps and this is your chance to contribute.

And on Friday 23 March, all students and staff are being encouraged to wear their favourite sports teams’ kit for the day in return for making a donation to Sport Relief.

You can donate to our Sport Relief total right here – https://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/worcestersu2018 – and if we reach our target our brave (and hairy!) VP Education, Euan Morrison, has agreed to have his legs waxed!

Save the date – Union Awards

save the dateThe Union Awards are back and students only have until 23 March to nominate University teaching staff and support staff in various different categories. This year the categories include:

  • Outstanding Lecturer Award
  • Module Excellence Award
  • The Extra Mile Award for Support Staff (Non-Teaching)
  • Sustainability Award – Individual or Departmental Achievement
  • Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)
  • Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award

We at the Students’ Union are appealing for staff to encourage students to fill out our short survey so those outstanding members of staff can get the recognition they deserve! The deadline to submit nominations is the 23 March and can be done by following this link: bit.ly/SCAs2018.

Those shortlisted will be notified, prior to the winners being announced at the Union Awards on 22 May.

As usual all shortlisted staff will receive a complimentary ticket. Colleagues are encouraged to also attend what promises to be a fabulous evening by purchasing tickets which will go on sale in March.

Make sure you save the date to avoid disappointment!

NUS Extra Cards on sale at Students’ Union Welcome Desk

Don’t forget that you can buy your NUS Extra card from the Students’ Union Welcome desk, meaning you can start using it straight away!

NUS Extra offers hundreds of discounts and special deals for card holders. There’s a whole range of offers from the likes of New Look, ASOS, Zizzi, ASK Italian, Co-op, Cross Country Train, and Vision Express.

Cards are £12 for one year, £22 for two years, or £32 for three years. Visit the NUS Extra website for full details, or just pop along to the Welcome Desk and get your card today!

Students’ Union elections are underway!

The Students’ Union elections are well underway, with voting open from 6 March until 9 March. Candidates are standing for the positions of Students’ Union President, Vice President Education, and Vice President Student Activities.

Candidates will be campaigning on campus throughout the week, including two special Question Time events, at City Campus on Monday 5 March and in The Hangar on Tuesday 6 March. And make sure you keep a look out for our elections mascot Dennis the Duck, who will be going round campus encouraging students to vote (and maybe handing out some duck-related freebies).

Our Rubber Ducky Results Night will be held in The Hangar on Friday 9 March. We’ll be announcing the winners from 7.00pm, followed by karaoke from 9.30pm. All students and staff are welcome!

Make sure you encourage as many students as possible to vote in these elections, as elected officers have a huge impact on the university and the student experience as a whole!

More information can be found on our website – www.worcsu.com/elections/ – or via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Save the date – Union Awards

The Union Awards are back! Students have until 23 March to nominate University teaching staff and support staff in various different categories. This year the categories include:

  • Outstanding Lecturer Award
  • Module Excellence Award
  • The Extra Mile Award for Support Staff (Non-Teaching)
  • Sustainability Award – Individual or Departmental Achievement
  • Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)
  • Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award

We at the Students’ Union are appealing for staff to encourage students to fill out our short survey so those outstanding members of staff can get the recognition they deserve! The deadline to submit nominations is the 23 March and can be done by following this link: bit.ly/SCAs2018.

Those shortlisted will be notified, prior to the winners being announced at the Union Awards on 22 May.

As usual all shortlisted staff will receive a complimentary ticket. Colleagues are encouraged to also attend what promises to be a fabulous evening by purchasing tickets which will go on sale in March.

Make sure you save the date to avoid disappointment!

Union Awards

 

Students’ Union Elections – Nominations Closing Soon

Nominations for the Students’ Union Elections will be closing this Thursday 1 March.

As a Union, we would really like to encourage as many students as possible to stand in the Leadership Elections. Being an SU Officer is a tremendous opportunity for students of any age and from any academic background. This role will help students to develop skills and confidence, whilst providing them with a range of experiences and opportunities that will improve their employability and prepare them well for their future careers.

Do you know a student who would be amazing?

In order to encourage students to consider standing for one of these positions, the Students’ Union is inviting both students and staff to recommend individuals who they feel would be suitable candidates. For more information on the roles, please see http://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/elections/. These anonymous recommendations will be followed up by the SU where the students concerned will be told that they have been recommended and they will be invited to consider nominating themselves. If you would like to recommend a student, please complete the form at http://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/elections/recommend/.

You can view our Elections Teaser Trailer on our Facebook page (not for the faint of heart…….) – https://www.facebook.com/worcestersu/videos/1742517285770808/

You can also view our video encouraging students to nominate themselves for office this election – https://www.facebook.com/worcestersu/videos/1745666798789190/

Student Volunteering Week

Student Volunteering Week

Student Volunteering Week is here! Various events will be occurring in The Hangar throughout this week with the aim of celebrating the contribution and impact of student volunteering and encourage even more students to get involved. Stalls will be held by Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Organ Donation, Macmillan Cancer Support and various others. Each day will have an individual theme and you can check the Students’ Union website for daily information. Read our news article to find out more: https://www.worcsu.com/news/article/6013/Student-Volunteering-Week/

Union Awards: Students’ Choice

Students' Choice

The Students’ Choice awards are back! Students have until 23 March to nominate University teaching staff and support staff in various different categories. This year the categories include:

  • Outstanding Lecturer Award
  • Module Excellence Award
  • The Extra Mile Award for Support Staff (Non-Teaching)
  • Sustainability Award – Individual or Departmental Achievement
  • Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)
  • Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award

We at the Students’ Union are appealing for staff to encourage students to fill out our short survey so those outstanding members of staff can get the recognition they deserve! The deadline to submit nominations is the 23 March and can by done by following this link: bit.ly/SCAs2018. Those shortlisted will be notified prior to the winners being announced at the Union Awards on 22 May.

As usual all shortlisted staff will receive a complimentary ticket. Colleagues are encouraged to also attend what promises to be a fabulous evening by purchasing tickets which will go on sale in March.

Please save the date to avoid disappointment!

Recommend someone! Nominations for the Students’ Union Elections are now open

SU elections

Nominations for this year’s Full Time Officer Elections here at the Students’ Union are now officially open! If you know a student who would be perfect for the role of either President, Vice President Education or Vice President Student Activities, we urge you to recommend them during this nominations period (19 February – 1 March).

To find out more about the individual roles as well as what the elections are all about, visit http://www.worcsu.com/elections. If you would like to recommend someone, follow this link: https://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/elections/recommend/

Students’ Union Elections – Nominations Open Soon

Nominations for the Students’ Union Elections will be open from Monday 19 February until Thursday 1 March.

As a Union, we would really like to encourage as many students as possible to stand in the Leadership Elections. Being an SU Officer is a tremendous opportunity for students of any age and from any academic background. This role will help students to develop skills and confidence, whilst providing them with a range of experiences and opportunities that will improve their employability and prepare them well for their future careers.

Do you know a student who would be amazing?

In order to encourage students to consider standing for one of these positions, the Students’ Union is inviting both students and staff to recommend individuals who they feel would be suitable candidates. For more information on the roles, please see http://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/elections/. These anonymous recommendations will be followed up by the SU where the students concerned will be told that they have been recommended and they will be invited to consider nominating themselves. If you would like to recommend a student, please complete the form at http://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/elections/recommend/.

You can view our Elections Teaser Trailer on our Facebook page (not for the faint of heart…….) – https://www.facebook.com/worcestersu/videos/1742517285770808/

Students’ Union RAG total on the rise

The Students’ Union are very pleased to announce that this year’s RAG total has now reached over £8500. This means we’ve smashed last year’s grand total just in semester one! Kudos to the committee over at Worcester Students’ Union RAG and to everyone who’s contributed to this total, no matter how big or small.

Worcester Students’ Union Raise and Give (RAG) works to facilitate student fundraising at the University of Worcester. Every year we have a nominated local charity that we will fundraise for throughout the year and who will be the recipient of all proceeds raised during RAG week. This year our students have voted Alzheimer’s Society as our nominated charity.

Keep an eye out for more fundraising activities from our students throughout the year!

RAG

Nominations for The Union Awards: Students Choice are now open!

This May the Students’ Union with be holding the annual Union Awards, celebrating the achievements of student Societies, Volunteers and outstanding staff.

The Union Awards: Students Choice gives students the chance to nominate members of University of Worcester staff that they think deserve extra recognition for their work.

They can nominate staff in a number of categories at bit.ly/SCAs2018

Please feel free to encourage students you work with to fill out the short nomination survey. The available categories are:

  • Outstanding Lecturer Award
    – Module Excellence Award
    – The Extra Mile Award for Support Staff (Non-Teaching)
    – Sustainability Award – Individual or Departmental Achievement
    – Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)
    – Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award

Nominations for the The Union Awards: Students Choice are open between 29 January and 23 March. The winners will be announced at the Union Awards on Tuesday 22 May at the University Arena.

Live @ The Hangar only a few days away

Live @ the Hangar takes place this Thursday and there’s still time for you to get your tickets! University of Worcester staff are invited to join us in what promises to be another hilarious and fun-filled night.

Location: The Hangar

Date: Thursday 1 February

Start Time: 8pm (doors) 9pm (opening act)

Entry: £8 (tickets available from SU Welcome Desk or on the door)

The line-up for the evening is:

James Redmond 

A dry, slick and subtle stand up who delivers unexpected twists and turns during his set. James has performed at over 1,000 events and has a track record as a model and actor and is best known for seminal roles in Emmerdale (ITV) ‘Hollyoaks’ (C4) and ‘Casualty’ (BBC 1) as well as having appeared as a guest on ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ (BBC 2).

Micky P Kerr

Leeds-based comedian and social commentator, Micky P Kerr is a breath of fresh air on the live comedy circuit. Fusing together music, spoken word and comedy, Kerr has been described as the bastard spawn of John Cooper Clarke. Already a familiar face on the live music circuit, Micky turned his hand to stand-up comedy in 2013 and is rapidly becoming one to watch, proving to be a massive hit with audiences and bookers alike.

Carey Marx

Carey Marx has been a circuit favourite for years, mixing his own blend of dark humour with his mischievous and gleeful delivery. His wilful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places. This hilarious mix of edgy topics and playful gagsmithery can be seen at all the top clubs across the country, with Marx regularly playing The comedy Club, Komedia and The Comedy Store and annually compering the largest festivals.

Students’ Union Leadership Elections

The Students’ Union Leadership Elections are coming…

Recommend a Student!

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Worcester Students’ Union holds annual Leadership Elections for its Executive Committee. This March, all students will be able to take part in the election of the full-time officers:

  • President
  • Vice President Education
  • Vice President Student Activities

As a Union, we would really like to encourage as many students as possible to stand in the Leadership Elections. Being an SU Officer is a tremendous opportunity for students of any age and from any academic background. This role will help students to develop skills and confidence, whilst providing them with a range of experiences and opportunities that will improve their employability and prepare them well for their future careers.

Do you know a student who would be amazing?

In order to encourage students to consider standing for one of these positions, the Students’ Union is inviting both students and staff to recommend individuals who they feel would be suitable candidates. For more information on the roles, please see http://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/elections/. These anonymous recommendations will be followed up by the SU where the students concerned will be told that they have been recommended and they will be invited to consider nominating themselves. If you would like to recommend a student, please complete the form at http://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/elections/recommend/.

Students will be able to nominate themselves as candidates for election during the period from Monday 19 February to Thursday 1 March, with voting taking place from the 6-9 March.

If you have any questions or queries about the elections please contact Student Engagement Manager, Tim Hewes-Belton, at t.hewesbelton@worc.ac.uk or on extension 3222.

Live @ The Hangar returns to Worcester Students’ Union

After the success of the inaugural Live @ The Hangar comedy night in November, we’re pleased to announce its return this February! University of Worcester staff are invited to join us in what promises to be another hilarious and fun-filled night.

Location: The Hangar
Date: Thursday 1st February
Start Time: 8pm (doors) 9pm (opening act)
Entry: £8 (tickets available from SU Welcome Desk or on the door)

The line-up for the evening is:

James Redmond
A dry, slick and subtle stand up who delivers unexpected twists and turns during his set. James has performed at over 1,000 events and has a track record as a model and actor and is best known for seminal roles in Emmerdale (ITV) ‘Hollyoaks’ (C4) and ‘Casualty’ (BBC 1) as well as having appeared as a guest on ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ (BBC 2).

Micky P Kerr
Leeds-based comedian and social commentator, Micky P Kerr is a breath of fresh air on the live comedy circuit. Fusing together music, spoken word and comedy, Kerr has been described as the bastard spawn of John Cooper Clarke. Already a familiar face on the live music circuit, Micky turned his hand to stand-up comedy in 2013 and is rapidly becoming one to watch, proving to be a massive hit with audiences and bookers alike.

Carey Marx
Carey Marx has been a circuit favourite for years, mixing his own blend of dark humour with his mischievous and gleeful delivery. His wilful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places. This hilarious mix of edgy topics and playful gagsmithery can be seen at all the top clubs across the country, with Marx regularly playing The comedy Club, Komedia and The Comedy Store and annually compering the largest festivals.

Christmas Foodbank

GIVE A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO WORCESTER FOODBANK

This is the last week to donate presents to the Worcester Foodbank. Last year, more than 170 children living in food poverty woke up on Christmas Day to find a surprise present provided through an annual appeal by the Worcester Foodbank – but they want to help even more families this December.

When the festive period arrives, many of the families they see find themselves worrying about what will happen over Christmas, getting themselves into more debt as they try to provide for their children. To prevent this Worcester Foodbank have expanded their offering, and from 22 November to 15 December, will be taking donations of Christmas presents.

On behalf of Worcester Foodbank, the Students’ Union is looking for unused/unopened/new presents worth up to £15 and targeted at children aged between 0-18 years old. They ask that no clothing/electrical games or games that require batteries are donated and that all presents are left unwrapped. This is so they can best match the present to the child and give them something they would use.

A box will be left behind Welcome Desk in the Students’ Union for any donations from staff or students, which will then be dropped off weekly at the foodbank.

You have until the Friday 15 December to donate.

CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE AT THE HANGAR

The Mature Students Society will be accepting donations from University staff and students on behalf of the Worcester Foodbank and the Basement Project. Please come along and support these wonderful services this Christmas.

When?

Tuesday 12 December: 11am – 3am

Where?

The Hangar, Students’ Union

Items most urgently needed:

  • Tinned meats (Ham)
  • Tuna
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Pasta sauces
  • Biscuits
  • Coffee
  • Tea Bags
  • Sugar
  • Bottles of pop/squash
  • Jam
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Washing Powder
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Roll

 

Christian Union Carol Service at the Hangar

You are warmly invited to the Christian Union’s annual Carol Service, on the evening of Thursday 7 December 2017. The service will be held in The Hangar, with arrival at 7.00pm for a 7.15pm start.

Join in traditional carols, and enjoy readings, poems, and a music performance by students and of course the mince pies.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes,
Christian Union and the Students’ Union