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

Course Rep Conference-Call for Sessions

The Students’ Union is hosting the inaugural University of Worcester Course Rep Conference on Tuesday 6 February 2018. The Conference will include a variety of development sessions, a high level panel debate, time for Institutes to meet with their course reps and will be a chance for Course Reps to meet each other, share experiences and feedback to the University.

We are now issuing a call for sessions to be run for the reps as part of the conference. Each session will be 1 hour long and the aim of the sessions should be around development (this may be in their role, preparing them for when they graduate or their skillset) or providing them with information that would enhance their experience as a rep specifically.

We would like to have different sessions run by a variety of people from around the University including support services and academic Institutes. Examples of sessions could include:

  • Skills based training e.g. public speaking, leadership, networking or collecting feedback and communicating it effectively (making your voice heard effectively)
  • Current issues in higher education e.g. TEF, the new regulatory framework etc.
  • Issues that reps have highlighted to us they are interested in e.g. mental health, fees and sustainability
  • Employability themed sessions e.g. organisational citizenship, entrepreneurship, transferable skills etc.
  • Giving an overview of something you have done with reps that has been really effective
  • Anything else that you think would help develop our course reps or involve them in something that you are doing

We have 7 hour long sessions to fill so if you would like to submit a proposal for a conference session please could you fill in the online form which gives us some insight into the topic you would like to deliverhttps://worcsu.wufoo.eu/forms/course-rep-conference-session-proposal/

I would need this completed and sent back to Euan Morrison before midday on the 2 December!

We looking forward to your response and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask myself or one of the team.

Clement Servini
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Worcester Students’ Union

Live @ The Hangar – tickets now available for University staff

The Comedy Club ‘Live @ The Hangar’
Thursday 30th November
Venue: The Hangar
Tickets: Main room: £12 | Café area: £8 Upstairs | Bar Area: £6
Time: Doors Open 8.00pm | Show Time: 9.00pm | Bar & Music: ‘Till: Midnight
Special Offers: Pre – Order Pizza @ just £10 | 2 for £6 on Cocktails
Box Office: 01905 543210
Buy your tickets at the Students’ Union Welcome Desk 

The Hangar is very pleased to announce that the University’s campus bar is putting on its very own Comedy Night this Thursday!

Joining us for an evening of live stand-up entertainment will be David Morgan, former host of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here NOW!, along with Australian comedian, Colin Cole and Actor/Comedian, Mike McClean. Brought to you by the same people who established the likes of Jimmy Carr and Michael MacIntyre on the comedy circuit, this event promises to be a good one!

Tickets start at £6 and can be purchased at the Students’ Union Welcome Desk.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with the Students’ Union at studentsunion@worc.ac.uk or with the Hangar on their Facebook page.

Students’ Union appealing for Christmas present donations

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.

Worcester Foodbank helps local people in crisis to ensure that no one in the local community goes hungry. When the festive period arrives, many of the families they see find themselves worrying about what will happen over Christmas and 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, are taking donations of Christmas presents and then meeting with families to best match a present for their child.

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

The foodbank are also happily accepting any wrapping paper donations/gift tag donations.

Yes please:

  • Presents for children aged 0-18 years old
  • Unused/unopened/new
  • Keep Presents unwrapped

No thank you:

  • No more than £15
  • No clothing items
  • No electronics/video games/or anything that requires batteries

For further information, please email Eleanor, e.york@worc.ac.uk

Students’ Union raise £261.38 for Children In Need

On behalf of everyone at Worcester Students’ Union, we would like to pay a huge thanks to all who helped us raise a total of £261.38 for this year’s Children in Need!

We set ourselves the gruelling challenge of rowing all the way to the Bristol Channel and back. With a little (okay, a lot) of help from UoW Rowing Club and Ladies Hockey, we managed to row even further than our 200km target, all before 4pm!

We finished off the day with a very special super-hero fancy dress karaoke. As always, we had some great (and not so great) performances and a whole lot of boogying.

You can read more about it on our website – https://www.worcsu.com/news/article/6013/Students-Union-raise-26138-for-Children-In-Need/. And as always you can continue to donate online throughout the year to our RAG Charity by following this link: https://www.worcsu.com/volunteer/ragcharities/.

Students’ Union 2016-17 Impact Report

The Students’ Union is delighted to be able to share with you our Impact Report for the 2016-17 academic year. The report details the progress we have made against our Strategic Plan and everything we have done over the past year to help us achieve our five core goals.

The last academic year was a great success for the SU, from Welcome Week all the way through to our inaugural Union Awards which took place alongside the Colours Ball. Officers, students, and staff have all contributed to every facet of our success and we’re looking forward to another great year!

The 2016-17 Impact Report can be view here.

If you have any comments or questions, please get in touch with us at studentsunion@worc.ac.uk

Children in Need Challenge at the Students’ Union

UNIVERSIY WIDE EFFORT FOR CHILDREN IN NEED 2017
WORCESTER STUDENTS’ UNION

The BBC Children in Need Appeal takes place every year in November. Since 1980 it has raised over £600 million for disabled children and young people in the UK, with fundraising activities across the country all culminating into an evening of entertainment on BBC One, with celebrities singing, dancing, and doing all sorts of crazy things in aid of a good cause!

This year the Students’ Union is holding a number of fundraising activities for Children In Need, including a ‘Rowing Challenge’ and a special ‘Karaoke Night’ in the Hangar. We would love it if as many staff members and students as possible could get involved this year and help raise money for a worthy cause.

Our major fundraising activity this year is the ‘Rowing Challenge’

After the success of last year’s ‘Cycling Challenge’ whereby SU Staff, clubs, societies and students collectively managed to cycle the length of the River Severn (and more), we have decided to push ourselves even further this year.

On Friday 17 November, the Hangar will once again be temporarily transformed into a stretch of the River Severn, as we aim to row the distance from Worcester to the Bristol Channel and back on a number of static rowing machines. It’s not going to be an easy feat, so the more help we have, the better! We have arranged 15 minute slots for people to come and join in with the challenge, taking place between 9am and 8pm. It doesn’t matter if you’ve rowed for England or never even stepped foot near a static machine, any help you can give us would be much appreciated, and it also means you won’t have to go to the gym after work… Win, win!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART, VISIT THE SU WELCOME DESK AND ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR SIGN UP SHEET. ALTERNATIVELY, EMAIL ALANNAH.WILLIAMS@WORC.AC.UK.

To keep updated with all things Children In Need, make sure you like the Students’ Union and the Hangar on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

To donate directly to Children In Need, visit https://mydonatetelethonsappeals.bt.com/donate/cin2017/. All money raised for Children In Need will also be added to our RAG Total for this year. To see our current fundraising total, visit https://www.worcsu.com/volunteer/ragcharities/fundraisingtotal/.

Rag Week Round-up

The 23rd – 28th October marked RAG Week at the Students’ Union. All throughout the week, the RAG Committee, along with the support of the Students’ Union, organised and took part in a series of fundraisers in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, our chosen charity of the year.

In total, we managed to raise over £940! Thanks must go to everyone who donated and took part in RAG Week 2017. With our continued support, charities like Alzheimer’s Society can keep helping people affected by dementia, whilst investing into research for care, cure and prevention.

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

The RAG Committee kicked things off on Monday with a Wheelchair Basketball Tournament down at the University Arena. The teams consisted of Wheelchair Basketball themselves, Ultimate Frisbee, Ladies Hockey, Ladies Rugby, Men’s Rugby and the Students’ Union.

Admittedly, no one was quite as impressive as the Wheelchair Basketball themselves, but everyone certainly put up a good fight. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, Ladies Rugby didn’t get to play in the final, although they have been promised a rematch very soon.

Face painting in the Hangar

In the evening, the RAG Committee headed down to the Hangar for Societies and Sports Night to do some ghostly Halloween face painting.

They also followed them to their socials in the City Centre and encouraged them to donate any loose change. Through bucket collections and face painting combined, they managed to add another £150.00 to the RAG total.

Fill the logo

On Thursday, we spent the day filling the floor in the Hangar with people’s loose change and old pound coins. All together, we managed to raise £145.

The LGBT+ and Film Society went on to raise a further £50 for RAG, with the help of some generous students at an evening screening of ‘But I’m A Cheerleader’.

Scarefest

During Friday daytime, as the University Open Day took place, Ladies Rugby put on a bake sale in the Students’ Union, with all proceeds going to RAG and Alzheimer’s Society.

Friday evening also saw the return of the Hangar’s infamous Halloween Scarefest. Partly organised by Loco Show Co. and the Residential Ambassador’s; this year’s Scarefest was ‘IT’ themed and the Hangar bar was kitted out head to toe with spooktacular Halloween decorations. Terrifying clowns aside, the RAG Committee were able to add another healthy amount of donations to the RAG total.

Swim team charity car wash

On the final day of RAG Week, and on what turned out to be a sunny Saturday morning, the University Swim Team put on a hugely successful car wash at the Homebase car park. With buckets, sponges and an unlimited supply of water kindly donated by Homebase, the team managed to raise an astounding £135 for Alzheimer’s Society!

Also throughout the week, as we hit our fundraising goals, we gunged a member of the Full Time Officer team. We gunged our third and final sabbatical Officer, Jade, on Friday afternoon after successfully reaching a fundraising total of £750! Missed the gunging as it happened? Don’t worry, we livestreamed them all to our Facebook page. Head over to (https://www.facebook.com/worcestersu/) and see it for yourself!

On behalf of the RAG Committee and everyone at the Students’ Union, we would like to thank all students and staff members who donated, thus making #RAGWeek2017 as successful as it could have possibly been.

You can continue to donate online throughout the year to our RAG Charity by following this link: https://www.worcsu.com/volunteer/ragcharities/. Alternatively, if you would like to get involved or organise your own fundraising event for charity, please contact Eleanor York (Student Engagement Coordinator) at e.york@worc.ac.uk.

 

Students’ Union, Help & Advice Promotional Materials – Order Online

The Students’ Union has recently updated some of our most popular resources for staff when supporting and advising students.

We would like to invite you to order postcards or leaflets via the SU website and we will arrange for them to be delivered in the internal mail.

Degree Classification – this extremely popular leaflet makes it easy to understand how degrees are classified.

Postcards – these A6 double sided postcards are intended for staff to signpost students to the Help & Advice Service, two designs are available.

To request these material please click here

RAG Week 2017

The Students’ Union RAG Committee will this week be hosting a number of events and fundraising activities for all students and staff to get involved with. All money raised throughout the week will go towards our chosen RAG charity, the Alzheimer’s Society.

A particular highlight for the week will be gunging our Elected Officers. When we reach our targets of £250, £500, and £750, one of our Officers will be gunged!

On Thursday we will also be looking to ‘Fill the Floor’. The SU logo will be laid out on the floor of The Hangar, with the intention of completely filling it up with spare change.

There will also be a Wheelchair Basketball tournament, Ultimate Frisbee tournament, face-painting at The Hangar, and a screening of cult film ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’. Throughout the week, members of the RAG Committee and SU Crew will be out and about on campus with collection buckets, and donations can also be made via the Students’ Union website.

Every penny raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Society – the only UK charity investing in research into dementia care, cause, cure, and prevention.

Details of all events and to donate – https://www.worcsu.com/ents/event/761/

The Hanger opening

On Friday 15th September, the Students’ Union was delighted to be joined by David Green, Ross Renton, Sarah Greer, as well as the Estates and Facilities and Aramark teams to officially declare The Hangar open. The Hangar is the newly refurbished day and night-time student venue on campus. With comfortable sofas and an inviting Deli downstairs, and an updated bar upstairs, the SU hope this will be the place students and staff can come on campus to meet friends, relax and enjoy a community atmosphere.

The SU have been overwhelmed by the support from Estates and Facilities to ensure this happened in time for our new cohort of students and many returning students have already commented on how much they like it.

A varied programme of evening events will run throughout the year from The Hangar bar, from Open Night Mics to Cocktail Nights, and the space is also available for students and staff to book for their own events. If you would like to find out more, please contact Chris Greaves (Bar and Events Manager) or Matthew Birbeck (Deputy Bar and Events Manager) for more information.

We look forward to seeing you in The Hangar!

Students’ Union – Help & Advice in the City

From Thursday 21 September our Advisor will be working from Jenny Lind JLG013 every Thursday.

Drops in are available 1:30-2.30, students can also make an appointment online or at the SU Welcome Desk, St Johns.

(term time only, make appointments online at www.worcsu.com/helpandadvice  or phone 01905 543210)

The Student’s Union offers independent and confidential help and advice to all students on a range of academic, welfare and accommodation issues.

For any queries please email suadvice@worc.ac.uk

SU Open Day for UW Staff

Dear all,

The Students’ Union will be hosting its first ever staff open day on Monday 11 September.

This is a chance for all University of Worcester staff members to visit our newly furnished Students’ Union space and meet all the staff that work here. You will have the chance to discuss matters with the various departments of the Students’ Union and discover what we do at the Union through all of our services to support and enhance the experience for all of our students. It will be a great chance to learn useful information that you can pass on to colleagues and your students throughout the year.

The event will take place between 10:30am and 14:30pm with tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival. If you would like to attend please sign up to a slot https://doodle.com/poll/tgzvfq7riu2vzvw5. If you would like any more information please contact one of the officers or pop in next time you’re in the building.

President – Jade Haley – jade.haley@worc.ac.uk

VP Education – Euan Morrison – e.morrison@worc.ac.uk

VP Student Activities – Sophie Glenny – s.glenny@worc.ac.uk

SU Open Day for UW Staff

Dear all,

The Students’ Union will be hosting its first ever staff open day on Monday 11 September.

This is a chance for all University of Worcester staff members to visit our newly furnished Students’ Union space and meet all the staff that work here. You will have the chance to discuss matters with the various departments of the Students’ Union and discover what we do at the Union through all of our services to support and enhance the experience for all of our students. It will be a great chance to learn useful information that you can pass on to colleagues and your students throughout the year.

The event will take place between 10:30am and 14:30pm with tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival. If you would like to attend please sign up to a slot https://doodle.com/poll/tgzvfq7riu2vzvw5. If you would like any more information please contact one of the officers or pop in next time you’re in the building.

President – Jade Haley – jade.haley@worc.ac.uk

VP Education – Euan Morrison – e.morrison@worc.ac.uk

VP Student Activities – Sophie Glenny – s.glenny@worc.ac.uk

Name Change for StARs

Hi all

I am very excited to announce that following student feedback and discussions it has been decided to rename Student Academic Reps (StARs), with immediate effect, to Course Reps!

It was felt that the name change should be implemented for the following reasons:

  • The course experience survey showed knowledge of the StARs is inconsistent and that the name Course Rep reflects explicitly what they do as reps.
  • Students have fed back that they feel the name StAR was a term they felt more appropriate for schools and colleges rather than university
  • The name Course Rep would tie in better with the Institute Rep role.

As part of the change we will now refer to those StARs Coordinators, within each institute, as Academic Representation Coordinators or Rep Coordinators for short. This reflects that they support both Course and Institute Reps. We will call the overall system the student academic representation system.

The Students’ Union will be running a campaign to inform returning students of the change when they arrive back in September. We will also undertake with the University to ensure all documentation is updated.

If you have any questions regarding this change please email myself (e.morrison@worc.ac.uk) or our Student Engagement Manager; Tim Hewes-Belton (t.hewesbelton@worc.ac.uk) and we will be happy to help.

Thank you all in advance for your continued support,

Euan Morrison – VP Education 2017/18

Winners at the Colours Ball and Union Awards 2017

The Students’ Union recognises student and staff successes at Celebration Week 2017

Last week the Students’ Union held their annual Colours Ball and Union Awards ceremonies to celebrate the fantastic work of our sports teams, societies, volunteers, academic reps and University staff, as voted for by University of Worcester students.

The competition was fierce this year and hundreds of nominations were received. Please join us in congratulating all those who won.

Photos from both events are now available on the Worcester Students’ Union Facebook page.

 

Personal Academic Tutors – Supporting you to Support Students

One of the key roles of a Personal Academic Tutor is to act as a first point of call for students experiencing difficulties arising whilst at University.

In order to support PATs in this role the Students’ Union has developed a series of postcards which PATs can use to refer students to the SU’s Help & Advice Service.

The Students’ Union offers free, independent and confidential help and advice to all students. For more information about the Help & Advice Service see our web pages.

If any PATs would like to order any postcards please click here to complete a short order form.

 

 

Personal Academic Tutors – Supporting you to Support Students

One of the key roles of a Personal academic Tutor is to act as a first point of call for students experiencing difficulties arising whilst at University.

In order to support PATs in this role the Students’ Union had developed a series of postcards which PATs can use to refer students to the SU’s Help & Advice Service.

The Students’ Union offers free, independent and confidential help and advice to all students. For more information about the Help & advice Service see our web pages.

If any PATs would like to order any postcards please click here to complete a short order form.

 

Raise and Give Recruitment

Raise and Give (RAG) will be one of the new SLS’s, with a more sustainable committee structure. As part of this change the RAG Officer position will be replaced with an appointed RAG Chair, on the basis that it is an operational rather than representative role. The rest of the Committee will also be appointed and will focus on supporting other students to fundraise, to raise the profile of student-led fundraising.

Raise and Give (RAG) our now recruiting for their 2017/18 Committee:

Do you want to come up with creative ideas? Help to plan and run events? Think you can encourage students to dig deep and give to charities? Then apply to be a part of our RAG Committee and you could help to make a difference and be part of the transformation in student fundraising.

How to Apply:

The committee are all students whose aims are to raise thousands of pounds for charity. Any student can be on the committee and we have great positions that could be filled by you. Have a look at the roles available below and read about the committee and the process.

There are 6 positions currently available for the 2017/18 academic year:

Each of the positions requires a slightly different set of skills which they bring to the role. They are students who are ready for a challenge and passionate about raising money. It really is a unique and often life changing opportunity whilst at University.

Once you have made a decision on the Committee Role for you please fill out our online application form telling us why you want to be part of our RAG Committee. After applications close, we will then shortlist and invite students for an interview, following the interview we will get in contact with successful applicants. If successfully chosen to be a part of our RAG Committee you will be asked to take part in our RAG Introduction on Tuesday 30 May.

Applications are open on Tuesday 11 April and will close on Friday 5 May. Interviews to be held on Tuesday 16 May.

Red Nose Day at the Students’ Union

Friday 24 March was Red Nose Day so the Students’ Union got involved in lots of activities to raise awareness and money for Comic Relief! The three Students’ Union elected officers joined in by pledging to receive a forfeit when the donations reached a specific target:

Our first target of £100 saw the Vice President of Education, James Gunther, had to get his hair dyed red.

When £250 was raised the Vice President of Student Activities, Hemaka Pathiranage, dyed his beard red.

And finally, the huge target of £500 saw President, Jade Haley, gunged.

As well as this, the University of Worcester Men’s Rugby team got involved by Zumba-ing for 2 hours in the Pear Tree Bar!

The Pear Tree Bar then continued the Red Nose Day fun by hosting a Societies 80s/90s Lipsync and created Comic Relief Cocktails. When all of the donations from the Comic Relief buckets and our Giving Page were added up at the end of the day, the grand total was £612.55. Meaning that we beat our target by over £100! The Students’ Union would like to say a huge thank you to anyone that got involved or donated on
Friday, as it all goes to help a great cause.

Nominations for the Students’ Choice Awards are now open!

Celebration Week is just around the corner. Nominations for the Students’ Choice Awards are now open!

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

The Students’ Choice Awards (SCAs) give students the chance to nominate the 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/scas2017

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)
  • Outstanding Innovation in Teaching Award
  • Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)

Nominations for the Students’ Choice Awards are open between 22 March and 24 April. The winners will be announced at the Union Awards on Thursday 25 May at the University Arena.

An email signature line is also attached that staff may like to use to encourage the students they work with to nominate:

 

Red Nose Day for Comic Relief at the Students’ Union

Red nose day at the SUThe three Students’ Union elected officers, James (VP Education), Hemi (VP Student Activities) and Jade (President) pledged at the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year to do more national fundraising.

Starting with Children in Need, we cycled the distance of the River Severn and then cycled back to Worcester, on static bikes in the Students’ Union! It took a full day and lots of energy but it was very rewarding when we counted the £686.96 we raised for Children in Need!

This Red Nose Day, we have set a high target again, at £500. Many activities are planned to ensure we reach it. All staff are wearing red to work to help raise awareness and throughout the day, there will be activities going and as we hit our fundraising targets. Fun punishments will be unlocked for each of the officers. When we raise £100 James will have his hair sprayed red, when we raise £200 Hemi will spray his notorious beard red. When we reach that £500 mark, Jade will be getting gunged! Our Team Worc Sports and Societies will be running a multitude of additional fundraising activities on the day so be sure to keep an eye out and get involved! You can stay updated via our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have any ideas to raise some money for Comic Relief then come and see the officers in the SU or drop Hemaka an email h.pathiranage@worc.ac.uk

We cannot wait! See you on 24th March.

Worcester Students’ Union

The Students’ Union Leadership Elections are coming! We need your help!

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As staff will be aware, Worcester Students’ Union holds annual 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 and would like to attract a good number and range of candidates and to increase the number of students voting. Being a students’ union officer is a tremendous opportunity for students of any age and from any academic background, which develops confidence and skills and provides a range of experiences which improve individuals’ employability and prepares 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 individual students who they feel would be suitable candidates. For more information on the roles, see http://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/elections/ Staff can make anonymous recommendations, which will be followed up by the Students’ Union and the students concerned will be told they’ve been recommended and 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 27 February to Thursday 9 March with voting taking place from the 14-17 March.

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