Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question about the Worcester Award that you haven't found the answer to?
The firstpoint desk in the Peirson Study & Guidance Centre (open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm). Log books will be available for you to collect from Monday 2nd October 2017. If you cannot collect your log book in person please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for one to be posted to your home address.
Yes, any student registered at the University of Worcester can complete the Worcester Award. You can be from any course, institute, study part or full time, be in any year of study (or on a placement) or study at a partner college.
No, activities used for your Worcester Award do not have to be directly related to your course/degree. You may study Sports Therapy but work at your local restaurant part time - these hours can be recorded as you are gaining lots of well regarded skills, such as customer service and teamwork.
No, you can record hours from activities completed anywhere in the UK or internationally - as long as you can get a signature to verify that you completed the activity. For example, if you work abroad during the summer holidays or live outside the UK and work when you are in your home country, you can use these hours - so long as the hours can be verified.
No, you can backdate any activity you’ve done since being a registered student at UW - providing you can get a verification signature. So if you are a final year student, don’t panic - you can use activities from your first and second years!
If you cannot obtain a signature you can provide a certificate or confirmation email instead from the member of staff who oversaw your activity. Please email this to email@example.com. If you can’t obtain a signature, certificate or provide a confirmation email then unfortunately you will not be able to use this activity for your Worcester Award. Please note that signatures are randomly checked to ensure the verification is legitimate.
Friday 13th April 2018. Please hand your log book(s) in at the firstpoint desk. After this you will be emailed to confirm which level of the Worcester Award you have achieved; this email will contain details for the Worcester Award Celebration Event 2018 where you collect your certificate
You can collect another log book from the firstpoint desk, but you will need to re-record & verify each of your activities.
You can collect another log book from the firstpoint desk or add inserts.
We ask that you fill in the space required, i.e. one page per activity. If you wish to write more than the allotted space, please attach this on a separate piece of paper and staple to the relevant page, but try and keep it as concise as you can!
You’ll need to visit www.timecenter.com/worcester. Appointments are released at 9am every Monday
All Careers & Employability workshops can be found at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops.
Yes, Worcester Week/Future Week activities can be used; if the activity is career/employability related (e.g. a CV session or mock interview) then please use this for your employability activity. If the activity is, for example, attending a guest lecture, a training course or conference this can be used as part of your Personal Development Activity section.
No, you can either complete one level per year or all three levels in one year - it’s up to you!
Full details of both the presentation and the interview will be emailed to students completing the Worcester Award Gold in due course.
We’re sorry that your query hasn’t already been answered! Please contact us and we will be happy to help.
- Drop in sessions will be advertised and take place in firstpoint. If you would like to meet to discuss your Worcester Award and cannot attend a drop-in session, please get in touch to arrange a separate meeting time.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 01905 855354