Your Student Newsletter - Week 6
The Student Communications Team
Undergraduate Undergraduate <mrgammon+UG@gmail.com>
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Hello Undergraduate

We hope you've had a good week. Today, we have an update on the industrial action taking place. Read on for the EUTOPIA Inclusion Workshop, find out if you're eligible for the Widening Participation Student Network, join a Microsoft Word online session, or the Library Language exchange. There's still time to submit an abstract for WCUR-BCUR, join the URSS Poster Showcase, or the Warwick Award. Find out more about current retail offers including free fresh soup at the Library Coffee Bar and Café Oculus Monday - Friday from 12pm (until all stock is gone).

Industrial Action

UCU has now announced that members will take strike action on Thursday 24 November, Friday 25 November and Wednesday 30 November 2022. UCU members may also take industrial action short of strike (ASOS) from Wednesday 23 November. We appreciate this may be concerning for you. For more information please refer to your academic department and the FAQs on this page which we will continue to update over the next week.

Submit an abstract for WCUR-BCUR 2023 

Warwick will be hosting the World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WCUR) and British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) on campus in April 2023. There's still time to submit an abstract - the deadline is 16 November 2022. Hear more about WCUR-BCUR and submitting an abstract, and from fellow undergraduate students on the value of getting involved in undergraduate research. Submit your abstract now.

URSS Poster Showcase

Join the poster showcase of our students who completed URSS last year, including live presentations. It will provide an opportunity for you to meet this year's participants and find out more about their summer research projects. If you are considering applying for the scheme in 2023 or are just interested in research, come and join us on Wednesday 16 November, 1pm-4pm, in the Panorama Room, Rootes Building - everyone is welcome. You can find out more about the scheme and apply here.

Have you registered for the Warwick Award yet?

At the start of term, the brand-new Warwick Award officially launched. The Award recognises and showcases all of the employability skills you’re building across your entire Warwick experience, to help put you in a position to make the best start to life after graduation. It’s free to join, can be personalised to match your own skills development and can be completed whenever works best for you during your studies. It’s never too early – or too late – to start reflecting on your own skills development, and the Warwick Award will make that task much easier. Head to the Warwick Award webpage to register.
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Support and safety

Understanding Wellbeing Module

This HEAR Accredited module guides you to discover and better understand the crucial concept of wellbeing, exploring it from many different disciplinary viewpoints (from Biology to Philosophy, from Economics to the Arts). We also engage in activities and strategies that can improve our wellbeing, from physical exercise and art to mindfulness and many others. And, we look at what factors might be affecting our wellbeing, from social media, emotions, to dealing with failure. The module has been co-created by IATL staff and students to make sure that it can be accessible to all and work around University life. You can find out more here.

Seven ways to weather the cost of living storm this winter

We have a new blog piece by student Leigh Mencarini on the cost of living. Leigh shares lots of ideas on how you can adjust your approach over winter to reduce costs of bills and spending/wastage overall. Read the full piece here.

Best wishes,

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and the Student Communications Team