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Housing crisis? February 27, 2014

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Sociology second years: if you’re looking for somewhere to start on your assignment, take a look at Box of Broadcasts. I’ve created a playlist of a few programmes on housing issues including empty housing, eviction, first-time buyers, landlords, council housing, affordable housing and many more. Take a look at these and search for yourself for other programmes. Try searching for homelessness, benefits, town planning, first-time buyers or any of the great keywords on your list of housing problems. Happy viewing.

Get Your Software Here… February 25, 2014

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software store
Software WebStore for University Staff and Students
The University’s software site licences now include the facility to make a range of popular software available to current University staff and students for personal home use, either completely free of charge or heavily discounted over retail pricing.
The store is now live and can be accessed via the Staff and Student Portal by logging in as normal with your University of Worcester credentials http://worc.ac.onthehub.com
For details of eligibility, benefits, licensing and support http://www.worc.ac.uk/ils/documents/WebStore_Software_Benefits_for_Staff_and_Students_v2.pdf
How good it that!

ICT Maintenance on Friday 21st February 19, 2014

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We require a small period of time to carry out some important maintenance work on the University wireless service.
This work will take place between 06:00 and 08:00 on Friday 21st February, therefore wireless services will be unavailable at St Johns Campus, Riverside, Arena and the Garage.
The Hive and City Campus are not affected.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We’re open! February 13, 2014

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Hive entrance

Flooded though parts of Worcester may be, don’t forget that the Hive is open! You can reach it on foot coming down The Butts from the Town Centre or via the golden footbridge from Crowngate. St John’s Campus is also fully open including Peirson Advice and Guidance Centre. There are plenty of free pcs.

Whichever way you’re travelling you can keep up to date with today’s road and bridge closures here: http://bit.ly/1cvgQKX (worcestershire.gov.uk)

University classes cancelled from 4pm Wednesday 12th February February 12, 2014

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Flooding from Hive

The latest from the University of Worcester on what’s happening during the flooding can be found here: http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/adverse-weather-conditions.html

Stay safe everyone.

Access to resources February 12, 2014

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If you can’t make it to the Hive in this charming weather, don’t forget if you can return your books to any Worcestershire County Council Library, or you can renew them either online or by contacting the Hub on 01905 822722. To renew online log in to the student homepage and click on Library Catalogue.

Our e-resources are up and running and accessible whatever the weather. Find the information you need at http://libguides.worc.ac.uk. While your there, be sure to check out our new TV and radio service, Box of Broadcasts. Watch or listen to TV and radio from 2000, with all BBC content from 2007. ‘Singing in the Rain‘ is on there, I’ve checked. Or how about this BBC documentary all about terrible weather. Personally, I recommend this episode of Thomas the Tank Engine: ‘Splish, Splash, Splosh‘.

Stay safe.

Database maintenance on Sunday 16th February 11, 2014

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Web of Science Maintenance – Sunday 16 Feb 11.30 – 17.30. Intermittent access.

Please be advised that scheduled maintenance for ‘Web of Science’ will begin on Sunday February 16th at 11:30 and end by 17:30.
During this time, Web of Science may not be available intermittently.
We apologise for any interruption this may cause.

Can’t find that book? Need a PC or Mac? We’ll let you in on a secret… January 21, 2014

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15 ILS secrets
If you want 24/7 access to Macs & PCs, an elusive library book, a PC waiting for you at The Hive, or just complete silence… we’ve got them all.
Have a look at the image above and it’ll let you into a few secrets about getting what you want, when you want it.
Actually we haven’t been keeping any secrets, but we know you’re busy and it may be that you just haven’t noticed some of the ways you can access resources to help you to get that great grade, and make life a bit easier in the process.

Cambridge Companions Online and the Shakespeare Survey January 14, 2014

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HUGE apologies to all those of you who are trying to access Cambridge Companions Online and the Shakespeare Survey. Access to this is temporarily unavailable but we’re in touch with the supplier and hope to have it back for you very soon.

Quick survey, £50 January 14, 2014

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Satisfaction survey

The ILS Survey closes this friday so don’t miss out on your chance to win one of 4 £50 Amazon Voucher AND give us your opinion on how we’re doing. Not to mention the fact that your feedback and suggestions really do help us to shape the future of the service!



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