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Coronavirus Information

Like many organisations across the UK, we are responding to the ever-changing situation regarding Coronavirus. 

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.

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.


As of July 19th, the majority of government restrictions have been lifted:

  • All remaining limits on social contact have been removed and there are no restrictions on how many people can meet in any setting, indoors or outdoors.
  • All settings are able to open, including nightclubs.
  • Large events, such as music concerts and sporting events can resume without any limits on attendance or social distancing requirements.
  • The legal requirements to wear a face covering has been lifted in all settings.
  • Social distancing rules have been lifted.
  • It is no longer necessary for the government to instruct people to work from home

Full details of the changes, and how everyone is recommended to embrace them cautiously, are available on the government website.

 

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 closed over the summer. We will be back open in September with a full programme of events for Welcome Week and the return of our regular weekly lineup throughout the semester.

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


Clubs and Societies
Our Clubs and Societies Fair will be part of Welcome Weekend at City Campus on 11th and 12th September. We hope to have all club and society activities back up and running from September 2021. Club and society committees will receive regular updates on training, events, and all Covid-19 information relevant to their activities.

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


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.