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Coronavirus Information

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

We want to reassure you that our highest priority will always be the health and wellbeing of our students. Throughout this 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
Welcome Desk will be closed for the duration of lockdown. You can still get in touch with us via studentsunion@worc.ac.uk, via our social media channels, or by calling 01905 543210


Help and Advice
We will continue to run our Help and Advice service throughout this period. 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.

Our new 'drop-in' messaging service is launching in November for quick and easy advice. Just message our Academic and Welfare Advisor, Kate, directly via Facebook messenger Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4pm.

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 will be closed from 10pm on Wednesday 4th November. We hope to be back up and running, with social distancing and Covid-secure measures in place, once lockdown ends

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.