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Lakeside Campus celebrates successful year

It’s been a bumper year of activities at Lakeside Campus with thousands of university and community users.

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Welcome Festival arrangements

The University’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Students), Dr Tim Jones sent a message to all students assuring them that the Welcome Festival would be continuing but arrangements were in place to respect the national period of mourning. Read the message below: Dear student, It has been lovely to see so many of you on campus already […]

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Pre-Entry Summer Taster Event

A special taster camp took place over the summer to help students with neurodiversity with their transition to university.

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New Chair and Vice Chair of Governors

Sarah Speck and Dr Diana Beech take on new roles

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2021/22 Study Abroad success

Students share their experiences of studying abroad.

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Tribute to Former Colleague Dr David Sudlow

Professor of Rural Geography, Nick Evans, has paid tribute to the University’s former colleague, Dr David Sudlow: It is with deep sorrow that I report the death of retired colleague, Dr David Sudlow, on Monday August 8, 2022. David worked in three main roles during his lengthy time at the University: lecturer in geography, undergraduate […]

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Practice Facilitator selected for Commonwealth Games role

Lesley Parish will assist, guide and support athletes

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Pravara Summer School

Worcester health students depart for 4-week programme in India.

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Sports staff and graduate gearing up for Commonwealth Games

Four staff and a graduate from the School of Sport and Exercise Science will be playing key roles in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games

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Planned Events System 2022-2023

A Message from Timetabling: We can confirm the online Planned Events system for 2022-2023 academic year requests opens today and can be found via the staff portal once you log in under ‘Your Online Services’ and is called ‘Planned Events’. Once in the system there is a User Guide with guidance on how to use […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health, including at the University of Worcester. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the week. The event has grown to […]

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Boxes of donations for Ukrainian refugees 

Staff and student donations have been packed up and sent to Sixways

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Pop-up flower shop

Communications and External Affairs will be running a pop up flower shop on Tuesday, March 22nd from 12 noon in the St John’s Campus main reception to raise money for Ukraine.

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University buildings light up for Ukraine 

The University of Worcester Arena and the Art House are being lit in blue and yellow each night in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.  The University also continues to fly the Ukraine flag alongside the Union flag at both the St John’s Campus and Art House. 

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Professor Dawn Brooker receives MBE at Windsor Castle

More than a year after being recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to supporting those living with dementia, Professor Dawn Brooker has now formally received her MBE. Dawn was presented with the award during a special investiture at Windsor Castle. It comes just as Dawn, who has dedicated more than 35 years […]

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Dr Derek Farrell finally collects MBE

Dr Derek Farrell, Principal Lecturer in Psychology and Course Lead for the PGCert/MSc EMDR Therapy at the University, has finally received his MBE following an investiture at Windsor Castle just before Christmas. Derek was appointed a Member of the British Empire for his services to Psychology in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2020. Over a […]

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Charity Christmas Market – Sneak Peek

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Charter 400: Explorations of Worcester History through Four Centuries

Academic staff from across the University have come together to deliver a series of talks next weekend, as part of the Worcester’s Charter 400 celebrations. Charter Day is Friday, October 2, marking the 400th anniversary of the Charter of King James I incorporating the City and establishing the post of Mayor. The 1621 Charter marked […]

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New to Teaching Workshops

The University is running workshops later this month aimed specifically at those staff who are starting off in higher education teaching as an associate lecturer, technician or post-graduate student. These workshops are run over a day and provide an opportunity to discuss ways of encouraging student learning, assessment, and potential challenges; all of which previous […]

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Adapting to the New Normal as Restrictions Ease

Many of the Covid-19 restrictions that have affected our lives for the past 16 months came to an end in England yesterday, including rules on social distancing. Here, Dr Alastair Pipkin, Lecturer in Psychology at the University and a Clinical Psychologist, explores the anxieties people may be feeling and offers his tips on how we […]

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Be an active bystander against racism

The abhorrent racial abuse directed towards English football players following the Euros 2020 final has shone a necessary light on the level of racism present in the UK. The University of Worcester stands strong against all forms of racism, hatred, discrimination and abuse. We must all work together to stamp out intolerance and build a […]

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British Empire Medal for Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor, the University’s Assistant Director of Estates, was finally able to collect his well-deserved British Empire Medal during a special ceremony at Worcester’s Guildhall. Tom was awarded the BEM as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours last year but due to Covid restrictions the investiture ceremony was delayed. Tom has now been presented with […]

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Planned Events System 2021-2022

A Message from Timetabling: Dear all, We can confirm the online planned events system for 2021-2022 academic year requests is now open and can be found via the staff portal once you log in under ‘Your Online Services’ and is called ‘Planned Events’. Please find attached some useful information and a user guide to help […]

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St John’s Gym Re-opening

After extensive work last year to put measures in place to ensure that the Fitness Suites at the Sports Centre, St Johns Campus was as low risk as possible from Covid-19 transmission, & with the UK Government’s roadmap out of lockdown for England allowing gyms to re-open, we would like to announce that there will […]

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Change to login screen

The IT team would like to make all staff aware of a new University login page that you will see from next week when signing into Office 365 applications and services. The first image below on the left is an example of the standard branded login page you will already be familiar with when signing […]

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Tribute to Ian Parkhill, Impact and Associate Staff Member

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Ian Parkhill, IMPACT service user and Associate staff member. Ian was aged 88 years, and had continued to contribute to teaching, learning and recruitment across the Schools of Allied Health and Community and Nursing and Midwifery until very recently. Ian had been a stalwart […]

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Charity Challenge 2021

Here is an update on the University’s Charity Challenge which is now taking place on the 4 and 5 June 2021.  Due to a couple of teams having to withdraw, two team places have now become available. There are also a couple of spaces available in other teams so if you are unable to form […]

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SOS-UK Global Goals Teach In

Hot on the heels of the University’s ‘Go Green Week’ comes the SOS-UK Global Goals Teach In which is running for two weeks from 22nd February – 5th March.  The Global Goals Teach In began three years ago as an annual student-led campaign to engage teaching staff in embedding the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in […]

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Reflections of impact of Covid-19 on nurses; 2nd wave

We are weary We know more about ‘the virus’, how it spreads, what it can do to the body and how to treat it, that knowledge gives us hope, but we are exhausted. We have seen and continue to see death, debilitation and despair. Its been a year now, wrapped up in PPE, unable to […]

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Inside the Covid-19 test centre for students

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University marks Armistice Day

Today is Armistice Day, marking 102 years since the end of the First World War. One tradition that invites reflection year on year is the reading of Laurence Binyon’s 1914 poem For the Fallen. One of our English Literature students, Amber Petitt, has made a recording of the poem. For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon […]

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‘Presents by Post’ Fundraiser

The latest Communications and Participation fundraiser has been designed with travel restrictions and shop closures in mind. Our new ‘Presents by Post’ collection features tiny handmade treats that can slip inside a standard envelope, making them really easy to send through Royal Mail. Use them to jazz up a Christmas card or add a personal […]

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Re-opening of University Sports Facilities

After extensive work to put measures in place to ensure that the Fitness Suits at the Sports Centre, St Johns Campus & the McClelland Centre, City Campus are as low risk as possible from Covid-19 transmission, we would like to announce that the gyms are now open for University of Worcester students and staff to […]

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Keep Cosy and Carry On!

As temperatures drop, it’s tempting to start closing windows, but remember, letting the outdoors in is one of the important things for limiting the risk of Covid-19 in buildings. The latest Communications and Participation fundraiser has arrived just in time to help you keep warm! Our new range of handmade wraps can be worn over the shoulders, bundled […]

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Celebrating Black History Month

October officially marks Black History Month in the UK. Senior Pro Vice Chancellor, Ross Renton and Students’ Union President, Meg Price, have written a blog post discussing Why Black History Month Matters. There will be a range of activities, workshops and campaigns to get involved with throughout the month, including an exhibition organised by the […]