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Coronavirus Information

Like many organisations across the UK, we are responding to the ever-changing situation regarding Coronavirus. We are working hard to determine what each stage of the government 'roadmap' means for SU events and activities. We will also be talking to the University about the implications for your academic and wider student experience. We’ll keep you all updated via social media, and you can get in touch with us and your Officer team via all the usual methods.

We want to reassure you that our highest priority will always be the health and wellbeing of our students and period we will continue to deliver as many of our essential services as possible, in the ways that we are able.

We will be providing regular updates on all developments via social media, our website, and email. We will continue to represent your interests and liaise with the University on the feedback you are giving us, as well as any questions or concerns you may have. You are still very welcome to contact us via studentsunion@worc.ac.uk

Please also continue to check the main University Covid-19 page, the University’s FAQ's section, or contact firstpoint via email.

 

Welcome Desk
The Welcome Desk is currently closed. You can still get in touch with us via studentsunion@worc.ac.uk.


Help and Advice
The Help and Advice service continues to be available to all University of Worcester students. Face-to-face sessions will no longer be available but Skype and phone consultations will continue as normal. Please visit www.worcsu.com/helpandadvice to book an appointment with our advisor.

For information on University services available, please visit www2.worc.ac.uk/student-services/


Housing & Accommodation 
f you are struggling to pay your rent, there is a government ban on evictions from private rented housing at this time. If you have any concerns please get in touch www.worcsu.com/helpandadvice/housing

If you are living in halls or University managed accommodation and have any queries, please visit www.worc.ac.uk/life/accommodation/

You can also find more information at england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/coronavirus
 

The Hangar
The Hangar is now back open for outdoor service in our garden and marquee on Union Square (opposite the SU building). We're open Monday to Saturday, from 4:15pm until midnight. To book a space just call or message (via WhatsApp) 07729 235 214. Please make sure you follow all of our Covid-19 measures and keep yourself and others around you as safe as possible.

Follow The Hangar on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest updates and information.


Clubs and Societies
All BUCS competitions have been suspended for the foreseeable future. Students who are part of Clubs and Societies will receive information from their Committee around training and socials.

For updates from BUCS, please visit www.bucs.org.uk/update-covid-19-coronavirus.html


Events and Campaigns
We will continue to run as many of our events and campaigns as possible in an online capacity. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for up to date information on everything we have going on.


Support from PAPYRUS
Our focused charity for the previous academic year, PAPYRUS: Prevention of Young Suicide, have a dedicated 'hopeline' for young people struggling with suicidal thoughts during this difficult time. If you are worried about another individual, PAPYRUS can also offer support and guidance. Find out more at: https://papyrus-uk.org or call the hopeline on 0800 068 41 41.


International Students
International students with visas that are expiring will be able to apply for an extension. If you have any queries, please contact internationalexperience@worc.ac.uk 

Click here for up to date guidance from the government for visa applicants and temporary UK residents.


Government Guidance
The UK government has published student specific guidance and FAQs, which can be viewed HERE.


We will be updating this page on a regular basis as the situation changes. We will also be posting regular updates across all of our social media channels.