Category Archives: Notices

Worcester Business School Annual Lecture: Ken Olisa OBE

You are warmly invited to the Worcester Business School Annual Lecture, which takes place on Thursday 18 May, full details of which are on the attached and below.

The WBS Lecture has become an established event in the local business community and we are delighted that Ken Olisa, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London and Deputy Chair of the Institute of Directors is able to join us to deliver the lecture.

We look forward to seeing you at what should be, once again, an enjoyable and informative event. To secure your place please RSVP to Sally Docherty by reply on

5.30 for 6-7pm lecture
Joel Richards Suite, the University of Worcester Arena

WBS Annual Lecture Invitation


Tell us about your experience as a postgraduate research student for a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher

HEA_Surveys_logos_PRES - colourThe Postgraduate Research Experience Survey at the University of Worcester is now open. The survey is your chance to tell us about your experience as a postgraduate research student.

Feedback is vital to the university and your department. It lets us know how your programme of research is going, and allows us to compare how we are doing against the experience of students at other institutions, helping us make changes that will improve the experience for research postgraduates in the future. All your responses will be confidential and any reporting will be anonymous.

Information about previous PRES surveys and the changes that have been made as a result of feedback can be found on the ‘Student Surveys’ page on the Research Degree Programme Blackboard organisation.

To complete the survey, look out for emails in your student email inbox with a link to the survey. Alternatively, log in by visiting using your student username (all uppercase, e.g. XYZA1_15) and the password w25_amazon_gift_card__02031orcester1

Please complete the survey by the 18th May for a chance to win 1 or 3 £25 Amazon gift cards.


Notice: Essential ICT Maintenance Work – Saturday 18 March

Essential ICT maintenance work will be carried on Saturday 18th March. This is to undertake urgent remedial work following the outage on the 16th February. The work will begin at 09:00 and be completed by 15:00.

The main switchboard will be unavailable. If anyone needs to contact the University in an emergency during the outage, they will be able to contact reception via 01905 428384.

During the maintenance work, access to a number of University systems will be unavailable or limited:

St John’s Campus and Severn Campus

No services available, this includes access to PCs, Print and Copy Services, Wi-Fi (eduroam), teaching facilities and telephony.

City Campus, Jenny Lind and The Hive

Services available: Access the internet, Wi-Fi (Eduroam), teaching facilities and Print and Copy.

No access to email and N and O Drives. All other services including telephony will be at risk so access may be intermittent.

Off-site access

No access to email and N and O Drives . All other services will be at risk so access may be intermittent.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this essential maintenance work.

Opportunity to become a Student Panel Member

Dear StARs

Are you interested in opportunities to develop your skills and make an impact upon the quality of the student experience across the University?

We are looking for Student Representatives to help with the development and approval of new courses and the review of existing ones.

This opportunity will allow you to:

  • make valuable contributions to courses outside your own Institute and potentially bring back good practice to your own course/Institute;
  • develop and enhance your skills, CV and Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR); and
  • meet and make links with academic staff and students from across the University.

Training will be required to help you prepare for the role but there is also the opportunity to earn £90 for each approval or review you are involved in.

Training sessions (with lunch included) are currently scheduled for:

  • Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at 12:15-1:45pm at St John’s Campus
  • Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 12:15-1:45pm at City Campus
  • Friday 24th March 2017 at 12:15-1:45pm at St John’s Campus

If you are interested or have any queries please contact Richard White ( via email.

Many thanks

The Academic Quality Unit (AQU)

Claiming expenses?

business-17610_640Quick reminder that if you are on a studentship and claiming expenses (whether through Access aCloud or submitting a booking request form) – please remember to include evidence of support from your Director of Studies. We cannot process your claim without this!

You can attach a screenshot of an email along with your receipts on Access aCloud or forward the email along with your booking request to the Research School.

Remembering the WW1 Home Front

Organised by the Women’s History Network, University of Worcester and the Voices of War and Peace World War One Engagement Centre.

At The Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Green Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1AZ

On Saturday 11th March from 10am-3:30pm.

The First World War was a conflict which was not only fought in the battle-torn lands, skies or seas of Flanders, Serbia, Egypt, Italy or Turkey, but also in the factories, kitchens and fields on the home front. This conference seeks to explore how the First World War was experienced in industry, mining, agriculture, shops, pubs and homes of the Midlands.


John Martin, Professor of Agrarian History, De Montfort University – Feeding the Population in the First World War: Case Study of Leicestershire

Karen Hunt, Professor Emerita Modern British History, Keele University – Maskery’s bakers, Leek: a window onto the Midlands’ home front

Please book online at

Date for the Diary: Spring Drop In Session


Something to discuss? Helen Tabinor, Research School Manager and Su Fagg, Research Support Librarian are holding the next drop in session in March. All welcome to come along to discuss anything PGR related (Helen) and Library Services (Su).

Date: Thursday 9th March 2017

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Location: Helen – JL 1015 / Su – JL 1021


School of Law – Research Event & Public Lecture Schedule


If you would like to reserve a space or would like to see further details about individual events, please contact Janey Robins (

Research Student Forum – Tuesday 14 February


The next Research Student Forum will be taking place on Tuesday 14th February from 12:30-14:00 in JL 2002.

All students are welcome and the Forum has a number of purposes. It is a social occasion; a chance to meet fellow students. It is an opportunity for us to share important developments in the University’s research policy. It is also an opportunity for students to raise issues that they think are important.

NOTICE: Research Student Induction – Monday 30 January

The next induction for research degree students will be taking place on Monday 30th January 2017.

Lunch will be held in the Research School from 12:30-1:30pm. Please note that there may be noise disruption at this time to students working in the space.

Current students are very welcome to come along to lunch to meet our new students. If you would like to attend, please email so that we can track numbers.