Upcoming events

  • Assessment-Only Route (AOR) Information Event

    Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    Venue: University of Worcester, St John's Campus
    Time: 17.15 - 18.15
    Refreshments will be available from 17.00.

    The event is aimed at unqualified teachers and Higher Learning Teaching Assistants who have a degree ( at least a 2.2) and a wealth of teaching experience.

    The event will focus on:
    - Entry requirements ( including information on the nature of the second school experience) 
    - The application process
    - The interview process
    - The 12-week assessment period

    The session is free. If you have any questions about the information event or would like to book a place, please contact assessmentonly@worc.ac.uk


  • PGCE Modern Languages Taster Event

    Friday, 23 May 2014

    Venue: University of Worcester, St John’s Campus
    Time: 11:15 – 13:15

    The PGCE Modern Languages Taster Event at the University of Worcester offers:

    • Excellent employment rates for PGCE trainee teachers in Modern Languages
    • High quality programme and innovative teaching
    • High Level of support from university tutors and school mentors
    • Generous bursaries available

    The session is free and is open to anyone with a University degree or in final year 2:2 or above. If you have any questions about the Taster Event or would like to book a place please contact: tastercourses@worc.ac.uk or 01905 855044


  • Primary PGCE Taster Sessions

    Thursday, 24 April 2014 - Friday, 30 May 2014

    Come and find out about our Primary PGCE course for September 2014 and September 2015 intake

    When? Thursday 24th April and Friday 30th May

    What time? 1-4pm.

    Where? Binyon Building, St John's Campus, University of Worcester

    What will the session cover? There will be a chance to hear about the course and try some practical activities.

    How many places are there? Places are limited to 20 per afternoon

    How do I book? Email g.woods@worc.ac.uk to book a place


  • Poetry events at The Hive

    Friday, 11 April 2014 - Thursday, 05 June 2014

    POETRY AND PLACE – Friday 11 April at 7.30pm
    Four poets with assured and distinctive voices for whom ‘place’ is not just the geographical or natural environments that inform the poems, but also the human histories that unfold there, the people who are part of the landscape and part of the poem.
    • Fiona Sampson • Martin Malone • David Caddy • Angela France
    Tickets: £5 per person

    POETRY AND POLLINATION – Friday 9 May at 7.30pm
    ‘To transfer poems from one to another.’
    Ruth Stacey and Sarah James headline with guest slots available.
    Please contact ruthstacey@hotmail.co.uk to request a slot.
    Tickets: £5 per person

    CAROL ANN DUFFY, National Poet Laureate – Thursday 5 June at 7pm
    We are delighted to welcome the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy for what will be an intimate evening of poetry and music. An extraordinary poet and a mesmerising performer, she will read from recent collections including aptly The Bees. She is joined by multi-talented musician, John Sampson.
    Tickets: £10 per person

    Tickets can be purchased in person from The Hive, Level 1 Information Desk, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PB and in person or by phone from the University of Worcester Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN. The phone number for booking enquiries at the Arena is 01905 54 44 44. The Arena Box Office is open 9am - 4.30pm. 

  • Festival of Leadership

    Thursday, 03 July 2014

    9am to 4pm

    Facilitated by Tom Whittingham and Floyd Woodrow.

    Please contact j.perry@worc.ac.uk for details and to reserve a place.

    Find out more about Education Leadership Development at the University of Worcester.

  • Women's History Network Annual Conference

    Friday, 05 September 2014 - Sunday, 07 September 2014

    The term Home Front was initially used during the First World War, and this conference is intended to coincide with the commemorations marking the centenary of the beginning of the Frist World War. Drawing upon the perspectives of women’s and gender history discussion will explore practical and emotional survival on the Home Front during war and conflict; including for example: food, domesticity, marriage, working lives, the treatment of outsiders, leisure, entertainment and the representation and remembrance of the Home Front. The conference aims to stimulate debate about not only the British Home Front but also a range of other Home Fronts and conflicts, across diverse historical periods and geographical areas.

    Key note speakers include:

    - Professor Susan-Mary Grant   University of Newcastle

    - Dr D. Thom   University of Cambridge

    - Dr Lisa Pine    London South Bank University

  • Professorial Lecture Series

    Thursday, 03 April 2014 - Wednesday, 03 December 2014

    The University of Worcester has announced a series of eight Professorial Lectures in 2014.

    These events will take place in The Studio at The Hive every month in University semester time and will cover a wide variety of topics.

    The next lecture in the series on Thursday 3 April at 5.30pm welcomes Professor Dawn Brooker, who will deliver a lecture called "Is it possible to live well with dementia?"

    Tickets for the events are free and can be collected from the Information Pod on Level 1 at The Hive or the University of Worcester's main reception.

    Future lectures include:

    7 May Professor Nick Evans, Professor of Rural Geography and Director of the Centre for Rural Research will give his lecture Policy Persistence and Cultural Resistance: The re-development of horticulture in the Vale of Evesham

    4 June Professor Maggie Andrews will deliver her lecture on Nationalising Hundreds and Thousands of Women: femininity, domesticity and motherhood in World War Two evacuation.

    Lectures taking place in the second half of the year will be announced in the near future.