Students’ Union RAG Nominated for National Award

The Students’ Union Raise and Give (RAG) has been nominated for Student Fundraising Group of the Year in the National Student Fundraising Awards, run by the National Student Fundraising Association (NaSFA).

RAG fundraising has increased dramatically in the last few years, rising from £8,553 in 2016-17, to £17993 in the following year. And this year RAG has almost doubled that total to £35,858 and counting.

Over 60 student groups and individuals have contributed to the total, raising money for more than 40 different charities. These include our chosen charity of the year, West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC), Children in Need, Mind, Movember, and Alzheimer’s Society. 

Some of the year’s highlights include more than £1,000 being raised for WMRSASC and Smile for Joel at our first ever Colour Run back in September, Men’s Rugby and Men’s Cricket raising almost £2,000 during Movember, and the return of our Student Race Day in May.

This time last year, RAG was shortlisted for Most Improved Student Fundraising Group at the same awards, coming highly commended. This year’s nomination shows RAG is going from strength to strength, so fingers are crossed ahead of the awards ceremony at the end of July.

Community urged to help Worcester Foodbank this summer

Worcester Foodbank have empty shelves at the charity’s warehouse in Lowesmoor, where a surge in referrals and seasonal fall in donations has wiped out half of its stock. Low income and problems caused by Universal Credit are forcing unprecedented numbers of people to turn to the Foodbank for a lifeline, with the charity having fed over 3,100 clients since January – about 800 more than the same period last year.

Supporters are being challenged to fill up an empty bin, box or basket between 8 July and 14 July with items the Foodbank urgently needs, which the charity will then come and collect.

The SU will be acting as a drop off point for food donations over the coming weeks, we will then deliver our donations to Worcester Foodbank on Friday 12th July. 

They are very grateful for your donations. However, they can only accept donations of unopened and undamaged goods which are still within their “use by” date. 

Below is a list of the urgent items needed: 

  • TINNED MEAT
  • TINNED FISH
  • TINNED POTATOES
  • TINNED TOMATOES
  • TINNED FRUIT
  • TINNED CUSTARD
  • CRACKERS
  • UHT FRUIT JUICE AND MILK
  • RICE PUDDING
  • POT NOODLES
  • COFFEE (SMALL JARS)
  • JAM
  • PEANUT BUTTER
  • PASTA SAUCE
  • RICE
  • COOKING OIL (SMALL)
  • MEAT PASTE
  • SQUASH
  • MASHED POTATO MIX
  • MICROWAVE PASTA
  • MICROWAVE NOODLES
  • NAPPIES SIZES 4, 5 AND 6
  • WASHING POWDER (SMALL)
  • SHAMPOO, SHAVING FOAM AND RAZORS
  • ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY
  • DEODORANT
  • DOG FOOD

The SU Welcome Desk is open Monday – Friday from 11am-3pm, so these are key times to drop off any donations. If you have any questions please email e.york@worc.ac.uk

Community urged to help Worcester Foodbank this summer

Worcester Foodbank have empty shelves at the charity’s warehouse in Lowesmoor, where a surge in referrals and seasonal fall in donations has wiped out half of its stock. Low income and problems caused by Universal Credit are forcing unprecedented numbers of people to turn to the Foodbank for a lifeline, with the charity having fed over 3,100 clients since January – about 800 more than the same period last year.

Supporters are being challenged to fill up an empty bin, box or basket between 8 July and 14 July with items the Foodbank urgently needs, which the charity will then come and collect.

The SU will be acting as a drop off point for food donations over the coming weeks, we will then deliver our donations to Worcester Foodbank on Friday 12 July.

They are very grateful for your donations. However, they can only accept donations of unopened and undamaged goods which are still within their “use by” date.

Below is a list of the urgent items needed:

  • tinned meat
  • tinned fish
  • tinned potatoes
  • tinned tomatoes
  • tinned fruit
  • tinned custard
  • crackers
  • uht fruit juice and milk
  • rice pudding
  • pot noodles
  • coffee (small jars)
  • jam
  • peanut butter
  • pasta sauce
  • rice
  • cooking oil (small)
  • meat paste
  • squash
  • mashed potato mix
  • microwave pasta
  • microwave noodles
  • nappies sizes 4, 5 and 6
  • washing powder (small)
  • shampoo, shaving foam and razors
  • antibacterial spray
  • deodorant
  • dog food

The SU Welcome Desk is open Monday – Friday from 11am-3pm, so these are key times to drop off any donations. If you have any questions please email e.york@worc.ac.uk

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 from 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_

 

Students’ Union Induction Talks

This September the Students’ Union is once again offering 15 minute induction talks for all courses. These talks can be embedded within your existing induction sessions and we can be flexible regarding locations and times.

For more information, and if you would like to book an SU talk for your induction session, please email our Student Voice Assistant, Jodie Stilgoe at j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk with the date, time, and course(s).

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

RAG Charity of the Year announced

The Students’ Union is pleased to announce that our students have voted PAPYRUS as our 2019-20 RAG Charity of the Year.

PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. PAPYRUS aims to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.

Throughout the year the newly recruited RAG Committee, made up of student volunteers, will work together to create fantastic events and come up with innovative fundraising activities in order to raise money for such a great cause.

For more information about PAPYRUS, visit https://papyrus-uk.org/

And keep an eye on the RAG Facebook page and Instagram, for further updates on their plans for Welcome Week 2019 and RAG Week 2019, as well as other fundraising activities.

 

 

Students’ Union Induction Talks

This September the Students’ Union is once again offering 15 minute induction talks for all courses. These talks can be embedded within your existing induction sessions and we can be flexible regarding locations and times.

For more information, and if you would like to book an SU talk for your induction session, please email our Student Voice Assistant, Jodie Stilgoe at j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk with the date, time, and course(s).

Students’ Union recruiting Student Trustees

The Students’ Union is currently recruiting for the position of Student Trustee. Trustees 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/

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Students’ Union Induction Talks

This September the Students’ Union is once again offering 15 minute induction talks for all courses. These talks can be embedded within your existing induction sessions and we can be flexible regarding locations and times.

For more information, and if you would like to book an SU talk for your induction session, please email our Student Voice Assistant, Jodie Stilgoe at j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk with the date, time, and course(s).

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/

RAG Charity of the Year announced

The Students’ Union is pleased to announce that our students have voted PAPYRUS as our 2019-20 RAG Charity of the Year.

PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. PAPYRUS aims to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.

Throughout the year the newly recruited RAG Committee, made up of student volunteers, will work together to create fantastic events and come up with innovative fundraising activities in order to raise money for such a great cause.

For more information about PAPYRUS, visit https://papyrus-uk.org/

And keep an eye on the RAG Facebook page and Instagram, for further updates on their plans for Welcome Week 2019 and RAG Week 2019, as well as other fundraising activities.

Students’ Union opening hours

From the beginning of June until the end of August, the Students’ Union Welcome Desk will be open from 11am – 3.00pm every Monday to Friday (with the exception of the August Bank Holiday).

You will still be able to contact the Students’ Union outside of these hours via studentsunion@worc.ac.uk

The Hangar bar will now be closed until the start of the next academic year in September. Staff are still welcome to use the space in The Hangar, and the bar will still be available for private bookings.

 

Students’ Union Officer Induction

The new Officer team at the Students’ Union will be beginning their two-week induction from Monday 3 June. Harry Lonsdale (President), Meg Price (Vice President Education), and Mike Harris (Vice President Student Activities), will be working alongside the existing Officer team and getting to grips with life at the SU.

The new Officers are looking forward to their year in office, and already have some fantastic ideas to help the SU grow and continue giving our students the best possible university experience.

To see their first ever Officer Vlog, head over to the Students’ Union Facebook page at www.facebook.com/worcestersu/

Students’ Union Induction Talks

This September the Students’ Union is once again offering 15 minute induction talks for all courses. These talks can be embedded within your existing induction sessions and we can be flexible regarding locations and times.

For more information, and if you would like to book an SU talk for your induction session, please email our Student Voice Assistant, Jodie Stilgoe at j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk with the date, time, and course(s).

Students Choice Awards feedback

The Students’ Union would like to give our congratulations once more to the winners of this year’s Student Choice Awards. We would also like to say a huge well done to all those that were nominated by students this year.

The SU is able to provide individual staff feedback regarding the comments students made about them for the nominations process. To request these please email Kate Gynn, k.gynn@worc.ac.uk, and we will endeavour to provide them as soon as we can (but please bear with us if there is a delay).

We are pleased to announce that the winners of this year’s Student Choice Awards are:

Outstanding Lecturer – Craig Williams

Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor – Kathleen Morgan

The Extra Mile Awards for Support Staff – Declan Iles

Module Excellence Award – Clare Taylor

Doctoral Supervision Award – Berenice Mahoney & Sarah Davis

Sustainability Awards – PGCE Secondary

Deputy Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching – Jack McGowan

Union Award Winners

Students Choice Awards winners announced

The winners of the Students Choice Awards were announced at this year’s Union Awards, held at the University Arena on Tuesday 21 May. The awards celebrate University teaching and support staff who have had a positive impact on students during their time at Worcester, and are voted for entirely by students.

We are pleased to announce that the winners of this year’s Student Choice Awards are:

Outstanding Lecturer – Craig Williams

Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor – Kathleen Morgan

The Extra Mile Awards for Support Staff – Declan Iles

Module Excellence Award – Clare Taylor

Doctoral Supervision Award – Berenice Mahoney & Sarah Davis

Sustainability Awards – PGCE Secondary

Deputy Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching – Jack McGowan

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Union Award Winners

Last chance for students to complete the Big Worc Survey

Students have until midnight on Friday 31st May to fill out the Big Worc Survey. The survey gives students the opportunity to feedback on their experiences with the Students’ Union. Their feedback will help us shape the SU and improve the services we offer to all of our students.

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

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

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

Big Worc Survey

Students’ Union Induction Talks

This September the Students’ Union is once again offering 15 minute induction talks for all courses. These talks can be embedded within your existing induction sessions and we can be flexible regarding locations and times.

For more information, and if you would like to book an SU talk for your induction session, please email our Student Voice Assistant, Jodie Stilgoe at j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk with the date, time, and course(s).

The Big Worc Survey returns!

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

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

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

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

Big Worc Survey

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 from 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_

Students’ Union Induction Talks

This September the Students’ Union is once again offering 15 minute induction talks for all courses. These talks can be embedded within your existing induction sessions and we can be flexible regarding locations and times.

For more information, and if you would like to book an SU talk for your induction session, please email our Student Voice Assistant, Jodie Stilgoe at j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk with the date, time, and course(s).

RAG Charity Nominations Open

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

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

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

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

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

RAG

Last chance to buy Union Awards tickets!

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

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

Outstanding Lecturer Award

Arts – Lee Farley

Allied Health – Paul Creed

Education – Allie Sewell

Humanities – Jack McGowan

Nursing and Midwifery – Kathy Clarke

Psychology – Darelle Villa

Science & the Environment – Mike Wheeler

Sport & Exercise Science – Craig Williams

Worcester Business School – Clare Taylor

 

Module Excellence Award

Arts – Simon Bovey – Writing for Interactive Media

Allied Health – Matthew Collett – Work Based Learning 2

Education – Joanne Smith – The Psychology of Teaching and Learning

Humanities – Jenny Lewin-Jones – Digital Society

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

Psychology – Berenice Mahoney – Psychology and Law

Science & the Environment – Mike Wheeler – Genomics and Bioinformatics

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

Worcester Business School – Clare Taylor – Managing HR and Performance

 

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

Aramark – Sue Hudson

Science & the Environment – James Atkins

Sport & Exercise Science – Declan Iles

Sport & Exercise Science – Lewis Arnold

Science & the Environment – Noel Egginton

Student Services – Paula Armstrong

Student Services – Jan Hunt

 

Sustainability Award – Individual or Departmental Achievement

Education – PGCE Secondary

Science & the Environment – Rebecca Collins

Estates – Residential Life Team

 

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

Allied Health – Kay Wall

Education – Kathleen Morgan

Humanities – Mike Webb

Nursing and Midwifery – Ellie Sonmezer

Psychology – Amy Grubb

Science & the Environment – Ian Maddock

Sport & Exercise Science – Rachael Bullingham

Worcester Business School – Richard Wilkinson

 

Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award
Education – Alison Kington

Psychology – Berenice Mahoney & Sarah Davis

Science & the Environment – Duncan Westbury

Sport & Exercise Science – Don Vinson

Worcester Business School – Robin Bell

 

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

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

 

The Big Worc Survey returns!

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

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

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

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

Big Worc Survey

Union Awards: Students’ Choice Shortlist Announced

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

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

Outstanding Lecturer Award

Arts – Lee Farley

Allied Health – Paul Creed

Education – Allie Sewell

Humanities – Jack McGowan

Nursing and Midwifery – Kathy Clarke

Psychology – Darelle Villa

Science & the Environment – Mike Wheeler

Sport & Exercise Science – Craig Williams

Worcester Business School – Clare Taylor

 

Module Excellence Award

Arts – Simon Bovey – Writing for Interactive Media

Allied Health – Matthew Collett – Work Based Learning 2

Education – Joanne Smith – The Psychology of Teaching and Learning

Humanities – Jenny Lewin-Jones – Digital Society

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

Psychology – Berenice Mahoney – Psychology and Law

Science & the Environment – Mike Wheeler – Genomics and Bioinformatics

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

Worcester Business School – Clare Taylor – Managing HR and Performance

 

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

Aramark – Sue Hudson

Science & the Environment – James Atkins

Sport & Exercise Science – Declan Iles

Sport & Exercise Science – Lewis Arnold

Science & the Environment – Noel Egginton

Student Services – Paula Armstrong

Student Services – Jan Hunt

 

Sustainability Award – Individual or Departmental Achievement

Education – PGCE Secondary

Science & the Environment – Rebecca Collins

Estates – Residential Life Team

 

Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)

Arts – Mark Holloway

Allied Health – Kay Wall

Education – Kathleen Morgan

Humanities – Mike Webb

Nursing and Midwifery – Ellie Sonmezer

Psychology – Amy Grubb

Science & the Environment – Ian Maddock

Sport & Exercise Science – Rachael Bullingham

Worcester Business School – Richard Wilkinson

 

Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award

Education – Alison Kington

Psychology – Berenice Mahoney & Sarah Davis

Science & the Environment – Duncan Westbury

Sport & Exercise Science – Don Vinson

Worcester Business School – Robin Bell

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

Many congratulations to our fantastic staff!

 

The Big Worc Survey returns!

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

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

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

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

Worc Survey

Walk the Blindfold Mile for RAG

RAG and the SU are hosting their first ever Blindfold Mile on Wednesday 8 May!

The mile is open to everyone at the University of Worcester – staff and students alike – and will take you around the St. John’s Campus. Those taking part will walk along our designated route in pairs, one of you blindfolded and the other sighted. You can walk the Blindfold Mile at your own pace, with a chance to swap with your partner on the way round.

The entry fee is just £3 and money raised will go towards Sight Concern and Guide Dogs UK. For all the information and to book your space visit www.worcsu.com/ents/event/1091 (please be aware that to take part you must read our disclaimer and agree to the terms and conditions).

The mile will commence from 12:45pm onwards on 8 May and we want to make all staff aware that there will be a number of students and staff walking around campus (half of them blindfolded!). The route has been designed to keep them off road as much as possible and to try to cause little disruption to offices. We will have volunteers round the route that will be guiding participants the correct way and to help cross roads safely for both drivers and participants.

For more information about RAG and our fundraising events, please visit www.worcsu.com/volunteer/RAG.

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Walk the Blindfold Mile for RAG

RAG and the SU are hosting their first ever Blindfold Mile on Wednesday 8 May!

The mile is open to everyone at the University of Worcester – staff and students alike – and will take you around the St John’s Campus. Those taking part will walk along our designated route in pairs, one of you blindfolded and the other sighted. You can walk the Blindfold Mile at your own pace, with a chance to swap with your partner on the way round.

The entry fee is just £3 and money raised will go towards Sight Concern and Guide Dogs UK. For all the information and to book your space visit www.worcsu.com/ents/event/1091 (please be aware that to take part you must read our disclaimer and agree to the terms and conditions).

The mile will commence from 12:45pm onwards on 8 May and we want to make all staff aware that there will be a number of students and staff walking around campus (half of them blindfolded!). The route has been designed to keep them off road as much as possible and to try to cause little disruption to offices. We will have volunteers round the route that will be guiding participants the correct way and to help cross roads safely for both drivers and participants.

For more information about RAG and our fundraising events, please visit www.worcsu.com/volunteer/RAG.

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 from 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_

Celebration Week tickets on sale now

The Students’ Union annual Celebration Week will take place in May 2019. We’ll be celebrating the success of societies, clubs, and individual students at the University of Worcester.

Union Awards

This year’s Union Awards will be taking place on Tuesday 21 May. The Awards are a chance for us to show our appreciation for students involved in societies, volunteering, fundraising, and representation.

The Student Choice Awards will also be presented to University of Worcester staff who have had a positive impact on the lives of our students. Staff shortlisted in the Student Choice Awards will be informed in the coming days.

Colours Ball

The Colours Ball will be on Wednesday 22 May. We’ll be celebrating the success of all the clubs and individuals who have been part of TeamWorc over the past 12 months. As well as awards for individual and club achievements, we’ll be awarding Club Colours, Half Colours, and Full Colours.

Visit www.worcsu.com/celebrationweek for more information and to buy your tickets.

Celebration Week

RAG Charity Nominations Open

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

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

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

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

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

RAG

Race Day Returns

RAG and the Students’ Union are delighted to announce that the Student Race Day, in collaboration with Worcester Racecourse, is back on 9 May. After the continued success of the RAG Worcester Race Day in 2017 and 2018, our RAG Committee has arranged for its return on Thursday 9 May at Worcester Racecourse.

Students and staff from the University of Worcester are all invited. For just £10, students with a valid ID card will receive a County Enclosure ticket, a free drink, and a pie, making it exceptional value for a full day at the races. Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the event and each ticket sold will see 80p donated to our chosen RAG charity, WMRSASC.

Further information and terms & conditions are available via the Students’ Union website – https://www.worcsu.com/ents/event/1097/

Celebration Week 2019

The Students’ Union annual Celebration Week will take place in May 2019. We’ll be celebrating the success of societies, clubs, and individual students at the University of Worcester.

Union Awards

This year’s Union Awards will be taking place on Tuesday 21 May. The Awards are a chance for us to show our appreciation for students involved in societies, volunteering, fundraising, and representation. The Student Choice Awards will also be presented to University of Worcester staff who have had a positive impact on the lives of our students.

Colours Ball

The Colours Ball will be on Wednesday 22 May. We’ll be celebrating the success of all the clubs and individuals who have been part of TeamWorc over the past 12 months. As well as awards for individual and club achievements, we’ll be awarding Club Colours, Half Colours, and Full Colours. 

Visit www.worcsu.com/celebrationweek for more information and to buy your tickets.