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CommUNIcate: NQT Interactive

The University of Worcester NQT/RQT pages
Written with you, for you.


Dear Newly and Recently Qualified Teacher,

I would like to welcome you to the NQT and RQT web pages. I hope you find the support provided on these pages helpful to you in accessing a wide range of information. We look forward to continuing to work with those of you who undertook your initial training with us and we also give a warm welcome to those who are new to the University of Worcester. Our aim is ensure a smooth transition from initial teacher training to qualified status and we are keen to encourage you on your professional journey beyond your first year in teaching. We offer a range of ways in which you can engage with us, whether as a graduate, where you will always be a part of the university, or as a new member of our community. The range of opportunities that we offer should help you to engage in professional dialogue and network with colleagues from other schools. We also provide access to staff in the Institute of Education who can help further extend subject knowledge, pedagogy and professional development with you. We are here to listen to what is needed and are always happy to explore new ways of working. Many of you may also want to undertake higher level work through continuing study at Master's level here at the University of Worcester and build on credits already achieved here or elsewhere; for some this may be a new phase in your learning and again, we can offer a variety of pathways, modules and opportunities. However you chose to engage with us, I hope you will find that this has a very positive impact on your professional development and future teaching career.

Ann Jordan
Head of Institute of Education
Associate Head of Institute (Quality) 


The Hive

As a former University of Worcester trainee you will be automatically changed to Alumni library members. This entitles you to borrowing rights the same as the public, but with increased access to 2-week loan stock as well ('University High Demand', with the blue label). These includes a range of teaching collection items as well as academic textbooks. You will be able to log in and use computers and access the print journals on level 4. There is also walk in access available for a selection of online resources (see

You may also wish to visit the Hive as part of a class visit, making use of facilities such as the Archives and Archaeology Services, the Children's Library, the outdoor learning spaces and indoor spaces such as the classroom areas and the Studio. Bookings can be arranged with Hive staff and enquiries made online:

Please direct all enquiries about the Hive to