Recommend a Student to stand in the SU Leadership Elections

Worcester Students’ Union holds annual Leadership Elections for its Executive Committee. This March all students will have the opportunity to elect their Full Time Officers:

  • President
  • Vice President Education
  • Vice President Student Activities

We would like to encourage as many students as possible to stand in the Leadership Elections. Being an SU Officer is a great opportunity for students of any age and from any academic background. The role will help students develop transferable skills, providing them with a range of experiences and opportunities that will improve their employability, and prepare them for their future career. For more information on the roles, please visit https://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/elections/.

Do you know a student who would make an amazing officer?

To encourage students to consider standing for one of these positions, we’re inviting staff and students to recommend individuals who they feel would make great candidates. These anonymous recommendations will be followed up by the SU where the student 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 https://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/elections/recommend/

Students will be able to nominate themselves as candidates for the election during the period from Monday 11 February to Thursday 7 March, with voting taking place from 12-15 March. If you have any questions about the elections, please contact our Student Voice Assistant, Jodie Stilgoe, at j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk.

SU elections

Nominations open for Union Awards: Students Choice

Nominations are now open for students to select the University teaching and support staff that have had a positive impact on them during their time at Worcester. Students have until Friday 29 March to nominate staff in the following categories:

  • 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

The Students’ Union are asking staff to encourage students to fill out our short survey (bit.ly/SCAs2019) so outstanding members of staff can get the recognition they deserve.

Those shortlisted will be notified, prior to the winners being announced at the Union Awards on Tuesday 21 May.

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Hire out The Hangar for your next party!

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

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

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

You can also find us on social media:

Facebook – @TheHangarSU

Instagram – @the_hangar_

 

Save even more with TOTUM

TOTUM cards are available to buy from the Students’ Union, offering you great deals and discounts at a wide variety of national and local retailers.

TOTUM is the new name for NUS Extra and brings you a range of offers from the likes of Co-op, Zizzi, ASOS, Apple, CrossCountry Trains, and a whole lot more. Cards are available to buy from the Students’ Union right now, meaning you can start saving money straight away.

Cards are £12 for one year, £22 for two years, or £32 for three years. Visit the TOTUM website to find out more and view all the discounts available – www.totum.com

totum

Nominations open for Union Awards: Students Choice

Nominations are now open for students to select the University teaching and support staff that have had a positive impact on them during their time at Worcester. Students have until Friday 29 March to nominate staff in the following categories:

  • 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

The Students’ Union are asking staff to encourage students to fill out our short survey (bit.ly/SCAs2019) so outstanding members of staff can get the recognition they deserve.

Those shortlisted will be notified, prior to the winners being announced at the Union Awards on Tuesday 21 May.

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Students’ Union recruiting Student Trustees

The Students’ Union is currently recruiting for the position of Student Trustee. Trustee sit on the SU Board of Trustees, which is responsible for the management and administration of the Students’ Union, including responsibility for governance, finances, and overall strategy.

Student Trustees will be expected to attend all Board meetings, usually six per year, and participate in these meetings as fully as possible. They will play an important role in all aspects of the Students’ Union administration and management.

Student Trustees must be current University of Worcester students and will be appointed for a period of two years (final year students are therefore unable to apply for this position).

If you know of any students who may be suitable for this role, please let them know about the position and direct them to our website for further information – https://www.worcsu.com/jobs/vacancy/54/

Student trustee

Change Week at the Students’ Union

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

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

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

Monday 4 February | Course Rep Conference

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

Tuesday 5 February – Wednesday 6 February | Collecting Ideas

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

Thursday 7 February – Friday 8 February | Ideas Forum Voting

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

su change week

Nominations open for Union Awards: Students Choice

Nominations are now open for students to select the University teaching and support staff that have had a positive impact on them during their time at Worcester. Students have until Friday 29 March to nominate staff in the following categories:

  • 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

The Students’ Union are asking staff to encourage students to fill out our short survey (bit.ly/SCAs2019) so outstanding members of staff can get the recognition they deserve.

Those shortlisted will be notified, prior to the winners being announced at the Union Awards on Tuesday 21 May.

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Hire out The Hangar for your next party!

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

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

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

You can also find us on social media:

Facebook – @TheHangarSU

Instagram – @the_hangar_

 

 

 

Change Week at the Students’ Union

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

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

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

Monday 4 February | Course Rep Conference

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

Tuesday 5 February – Wednesday 6 February | Collecting Ideas

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

Thursday 7 February – Friday 8 February | Ideas Forum Voting

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

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Vintage Clothing Fair in The Hangar

As part of the Refreshers lineup, the SU and The Hangar will be holding a vintage clothing fair on Thursday 24 January. Hosted by Yellow Jelly Vintage Clothing, the fair will be bringing the best vintage clothing, sportswear and brands to the University.

The fair will have everything from sheepskin jackets to t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece jackets and everything in between. Brands on sale include Tommy, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Levis, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, and more.

The event is free entry for all staff and students at the University and will run from 10am-4pm downstairs in The Hangar. For more information, visit our event page on Facebook – www.facebook.com/events/2021036451320163/

Save even more in the sales this January with TOTUM

TOTUM cards are available to buy from the Students’ Union, offering you great deals and discounts at a wide variety of national and local retailers. There’s no better way to make the most of the January sales.

TOTUM is the new name for NUS Extra and brings you a range of offers from the likes of Co-op, Zizzi, ASOS, Apple, CrossCountry Trains, and a whole lot more. Cards are available to buy from the Students’ Union right now, meaning you can start saving money straight away.

Cards are £12 for one year, £22 for two years, or £32 for three years. Visit the TOTUM website to find out more and view all the discounts available – www.totum.com

totum

Change Week at the Students’ Union

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

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

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

Monday 4 February | Course Rep Conference

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

Tuesday 5 February – Wednesday 6 February | Collecting Ideas

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

Thursday 7 February – Friday 8 February | Ideas Forum Voting

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

su change week

Hire out The Hangar for your next party!

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

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

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

You can also find us on social media:

Facebook – @TheHangarSU

Instagram – @the_hangar_

 

Refreshers Week at the Students’ Union

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

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

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

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

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

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

Change Week at the Students’ Union

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

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

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

Monday 4 February | Course Rep Conference

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

Tuesday 5 February – Wednesday 6 February | Collecting Ideas

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

Thursday 7 February – Friday 8 February | Ideas Forum Voting

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

su change week

Students’ Union Impact Report

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

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

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

Don’t Rent Yet Campaign

The Students’ Union is encouraging students to wait before committing to housing contracts with the message ‘Don’t Rent Yet’. Students are often pressured to sign contracts before they are ready and end up living in unsuitable accommodation. This is despite there being a surplus of student housing in Worcester.

We would like to ask University staff to spread the ‘Don’t Rent Yet’ message to all Worcester students, and encourage them to attend the Housing Fair in The Hangar on Monday 21 January. The Fair gives students the opportunity to meet with local landlords and browse properties available. The SU will also be on hand to provide help and advice for any students with queries or issues surrounding accommodation.

#DontRentYet

dont rent yet

Students’ Union Opening Hours

Over the Christmas break, the Students’ Union Welcome Desk will have reduced opening hours. The Welcome Desk will be open on the following dates and times:

Monday 17 December – Friday 21 December – 10am-3.30pm
(Thursday 20 December – 10am-12.30pm)
Monday 24 December – Friday 4 January – CLOSED

The Hangar bar will also be closed from Monday 24 December.

Both the Welcome Desk and The Hangar will be back to normal operating hours from Monday 7 January.

Students’ Union hosts Christmas Tea Dance

This year the Students’ Union hosted its very first Christmas Tea Dance, in collaboration with the University’s Senior Physical Activity and Adapted Sport Programme. The dance was held to help bring together two different communities; university students and the local elderly community. Funding for the event was secured through £200 from the ‘Stronger and Connected Communities Grant’.

Alongside the University, we worked with Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society to advertise the event and were blown away by the number of responses, with almost 100 attending on the day. Students were also invited to attend the event as volunteers, with over 30 giving up their afternoons to help out. Most of our volunteers came from the Saints Dance Society and our musical theatre society, Loco. Show Co. All of our volunteers thoroughly enjoyed the dance, with Dance Chair Abbie Simms stating “We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know members of the community that we otherwise wouldn’t have had the chance to.”

The Tea Dance saw plenty of cakes, mince pies, and mulled wine, and attendees enjoyed performances from the Saints and musical duo 2-4-One. The event was enjoyed by all, with one guest commenting “The students were admirable hosts and I would like them to know how much we appreciated their efforts on our behalf”.

The event was a huge success, with over £300 raised for Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK. We’re already looking forward to next year’s Tea Dance and inviting even more of the local community back to the Students’ Union.

Tea Dance 1

Tea Dance 2

Tea Dance 3

Get your last minute Christmas bargains with TOTUM

TOTUM cards are available to buy from the Students’ Union, offering you great deals and discounts at a wide variety of national and local retailers. And in the run up to Christmas, TOTUM are bringing you special offers all the way until 23 December.

TOTUM is the new name for NUS Extra and brings you a range of offers from the likes of Co-op, Zizzi, ASOS, Apple, CrossCountry Trains, and a whole lot more. Cards are available to buy from the Students’ Union right now, meaning you can start saving money straight away.

Cards are £12 for one year, £22 for two years, or £32 for three years. Visit the TOTUM website to find out more and view all the discounts available – www.totum.com

totum

Don’t Rent Yet Campaign

The Students’ Union is encouraging students to wait before committing to housing contracts with the message ‘Don’t Rent Yet’. Students are often pressured to sign contracts before they are ready and end up living in unsuitable accommodation. This is despite there being a surplus of student housing in Worcester.

We would like to ask University staff to spread the ‘Don’t Rent Yet’ message to all Worcester students, and encourage them to attend the Housing Fair in The Hangar on Monday 21 January. The Fair gives students the opportunity to meet with local landlords and browse properties available. The SU will also be on hand to provide help and advice for any students with queries or issues surrounding accommodation.

#DontRentYet

dont rent yet

Hire out The Hangar for your next party!

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

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

To get in touch with the team, email thehangar@worc.ac.uk

You can also find us on social media:

Facebook – @TheHangarSU

Instagram – @the_hangar_

Give a gift this Christmas

The Students’ Union is working with Worcester Food Bank to help with their Christmas Present Donation Project. Worcester Foodbank helps local people in crisis to ensure that no one in the local community goes hungry. When the festive period arrives, many families 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 26 November to 14 December, they take donations of Christmas presents and then meet with families to best match a present for their child based on their interests.

Below are the guidelines for the collection:

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/anything that requires batteries

We will be collecting donations at the Students’ Union, both students and staff can donate, and these can be dropped off to the Welcome Desk between Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 5pm, up to the 14 December. At the end of the collection they are dropped off to the Foodbank where we will have some of our student volunteers at the ready to wrap.

International Experience Christmas Ceilidh – All Welcome!

The International Experience team would like to invite you to our Christmas Ceilidh on Monday 10 December from 7pm in The Hangar at the Students’ Union.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun event bringing home and international students and staff together. The live Herefordshire band ‘The Hopeless and Maria Nowhere’ will be calling the dances so no excuses for not joining in!

Roast chestnuts and other traditional treats will be served. Hot mulled wine (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available at the bar.

Tickets are £2.50 in advance (£3 on the door) and are available here: https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/christmas_ceilidh/booking.pl.

For more information please contact internationalexperience@worc.ac.uk

Look forward to seeing you there!

New Christmas Ceilidh

World AIDS Day – Thank You!

The Students’ Union and University LGBT+ Society would like to say a big thank you to all staff at the University who showed their support for World AIDS Day. The LGBT+ Society jumble sale managed to raise a total of £61.30 for the National AIDS Trust.

Their support of the Rock the Ribbon campaign also helped raise awareness for HIV and AIDS, and the fight to stamp out HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

World Aids Day

RAGVent Raffle – Prizes still to be won!

The Students’ Union, Hangar, and RAG are more than half way through their 12 Days of Christmas RAGVent and there are still some great prizes to be won!

Each day of RAGVent brings you a new prize and a new opportunity to purchase a strip of tickets. So far we’ve given away a Lush pamper evening, Worcester Wolves tickets, a tour of Wimbledon, and a whole lot more. And we still have the following prizes to give away:

  • £100 Amazon Voucher
  • £50 PSW Print Café and Art Supplies Voucher
  • Worcester Race Course, 2x Ladies day Tickets
  • Toni & Guy, Cut & Colour

Raffle tickets are available from Welcome Desk, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, or keep an eye out for us at various locations on both campuses over the course of the two weeks. Tickets are £2 for one strip, or £5 for 3 strips.

Winners for each day will be announced between 4:30pm-5pm on Facebook & Instagram (WSU & RAG). A door will be opened each day to reveal the winners’ prize.

Give a gift this Christmas

The Students’ Union is working with Worcester Food Bank to help with their Christmas Present Donation Project. Worcester Foodbank helps local people in crisis to ensure that no one in the local community goes hungry. When the festive period arrives, many families 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 26 November to 14 December, they take donations of Christmas presents and then meet with families to best match a present for their child based on their interests.

Below are the guidelines for the collection:

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/anything that requires batteries

We will be collecting donations at the Students’ Union, both students and staff can donate, and these can be dropped off to the Welcome Desk between Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 5pm, up to 14 December. At the end of the collection they are dropped off to the Foodbank where we will have some of our student volunteers at the ready to wrap.

Save Money this Christmas with TOTUM

TOTUM cards are available to buy from the Students’ Union, offering you great deals and discounts at a wide variety of national and local retailers. And in the run up to Christmas, TOTUM are bringing you a brand new special offer every week all the way until 23 December.

TOTUM is the new name for NUS Extra and brings you a range of offers from the likes of Co-op, Zizzi, ASOS, Apple, CrossCountry Trains, and a whole lot more. Cards are available to buy from the Students’ Union right now, meaning you can start saving money straight away.

Cards are £12 for one year, £22 for two years, or £32 for three years. Visit the TOTUM website to find out more and view all the discounts available – www.totum.com

totum

RAGVent Raffle – Prizes to be won!

Brand new this year, the Students’ Union, Hangar, and RAG bring you their 12 Days of Christmas RAGVent. It’s our very own Advent Calendar helping to raise money for our nominated Charity, WMRSASC, and giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes!

Each day of RAGVent brings you a new prize and a new opportunity to purchase a strip of tickets to be in with winning any one of these prizes:

  • Lush Pamper Evening
  • Something special from The Hangar
  • Worcester Wolves Tickets for a date of your choosing
  • Bill’s Hamper, full of goodies
  • Wimbledon Tour for Two (Courtesy of Experience Days)
  • 2 x Tramps VIP Cards
  • £100 Amazon Voucher
  • £50 PSW Print Café and Art Supplies Voucher
  • Worcester Race Course, 2x Ladies day Tickets
  • Toni & Guy, Cut & Colour
  • Boston Tea Party Voucher

Raffle tickets are available from Welcome Desk, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, or keep an eye out for us at various locations on both campuses over the course of the two weeks. Tickets are £2 for one strip, or £5 for 3 strips.

Winners for each day will be announced between 4:30pm-5pm on Facebook & Instagram (WSU & RAG). A door will be opened each day to reveal the winners’ prize.

Mature Students’ Food & Poverty Period Drive

The Mature Students’ Society are holding a Food & Poverty Period Drive raise awareness, money, and most of all donations for Worcester Food Bank and the Homeless Period. They will be collecting food donations and sanitary products in The Hangar on Wednesday 5 December from 10am-3pm. You can also find them around campus for you to donate via cash instead. Please do what you can to donate to this great cause and help those in need this Christmas.

SU poster

International Experience Christmas Ceilidh – All Welcome!

The International Experience team would like to invite you to our Christmas Ceilidh on Monday 10 December from 7pm in The Hangar at the Students’ Union.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun event bringing home and international students and staff together. The live Herefordshire band ‘The Hopeless and Maria Nowhere’ will be calling the dances so no excuses for not joining in!

Roast chestnuts and other traditional treats will be served. Hot mulled wine (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available at the bar.

Tickets are £2.50 in advance (£3 on the door) and are available here: https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/christmas_ceilidh/booking.pl.

For more information please contact internationalexperience@worc.ac.uk

Look forward to seeing you there!

New Christmas Ceilidh

Gift Donations wanted for Worcester Foodbank

Poverty affects more than one in four children in the UK today. And that means many children will wake up on Christmas Day without any presents to open. During the festive period, many families find themselves getting into debt as they try to provide for their children.

This Christmas, Worcester Foodbank is asking for donations of presents that can be given to those most in need. The Students’ Union is offering their support and asking for donations of presents to be dropped off at the Welcome Desk between now and Friday 14 December.

Presents must be no more than £15 and targeted at children aged between 0-18 years old. Please don’t donate clothing/electrical games or games that require batteries and make sure presents are left unwrapped. This is so presents can be matched to each child personally.

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.

You have until Friday 14 December to make a donation.

Call for Donations of Plastic

One of the University’s Film Production students is producing an experimental exhibition on plastic waste entitled ‘The Tide Mourns’. We are requesting donations of plastic to be delivered to the Students’ Union Welcome Desk between now and Wednesday 19 December. Plastic straws, razors, or toothbrushes cannot be accepted, but all other plastics are okay. Please wash all plastics before donating.

The final exhibition will be open to the public in the New Year.

International Experience Christmas Ceilidh – All Welcome!

The International Experience team would like to invite you to our Christmas Ceilidh on Monday 10 December from 7pm in The Hangar at the Students’ Union.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun event bringing home and international students and staff together. The live Herefordshire band ‘The Hopeless and Maria Nowhere’ will be calling the dances so no excuses for not joining in!

Roast chestnuts and other traditional treats will be served. Hot mulled wine (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available at the bar.

Tickets are £2.50 in advance (£3 on the door) and are available here: https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/christmas_ceilidh/booking.pl.

For more information please contact internationalexperience@worc.ac.uk

Look forward to seeing you there!

New Christmas Ceilidh