Your Student Newsletter - Week 6
The Student Communications Team
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It's a new week and there are lots of events and opportunities for you to get involved in. First, see Industrial Action FAQs and details about support if you have been affected in any way by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

You can attend a World Kindness Week arts session, LGBTQUIA+ History Month events, Pancake Mardi Gras, and a Meet the Professionals online event. Apply for paid roles, residential modules in Venice and Brussels, and volunteering opportunities. We also have a Gender Expression Fund if you would like gender-affirming items of up to £50.

Industrial action

A reminder that we have FAQs on this page if you have any questions about industrial action. To ensure that you're aware of where you may see UCU members picketing on strike action days on campus, there is an FAQ including this information. If you have specific questions, please refer to your academic department.

Message about Turkey and Syria earthquake

Following on from our message in Friday’s newsletter, we want to remind you about the support available should you be affected in any way. The Chaplaincy has prayer resources and extra tea lights available in the Chapel. 

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Student Opportunity and Events

Unitemps paid roles

Earn while you learn by getting a part-time job through Unitemps. By working through Unitemps you’ll gain experience in a variety of job roles, increasing your employability whilst being supported by the University. We have a range of roles available, from Academic Services Assistant at Warwick Business School to Holiday Scheme Leader supporting Warwick’s school holiday scheme. Sign up with Unitemps today, browse our vacancies and apply for your next role.

LGBTQUIA+ History Month events

As part of LGBTQUIA+ History Month, we are hosting a series of events at Warwick, from workshops on trans-inclusion and inclusive data collection to film screenings at Warwick Arts Centre, as well as a series of webinars. See the full list of events and register here.

Pancake Mardi Gras

On Tuesday 21 February, 10am-2pm in Bar Fusion, we will be revelling in some of the wonderful ways to celebrate the start of Lent with pancake mardi gras! Test your skills in our pancake flipping contest for your chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher! Decorate your own Mardi Gras/Carnival mask and style it out in our themed photo booth.

Student Volunteering Week

It’s Student Volunteering Week, so it’s a great time to explore volunteering opportunities! Joining Warwick Volunteers provides the chance to socialise with new people outside of your course, all whilst making a difference in local communities. You’ll develop valuable skills, and each opportunity is flexible with different levels of commitment. Get in touch with the Warwick Volunteers team to get involved.  

World Kindness Week

Not only is it Valentine's Day tomorrow, but it's World Kindness Week, what better time to spread the love? Come along to Warwick Arts Centre this Wednesday 15 February between 1:30pm-4pm and decorate a postcard with your affirmations of gratitude and self-love, and we will send it to you two months later. This is a reminder that as important as it is to be kind to others, we must also be kind to ourselves.

Meet the Professionals: Careers in Campaigning, Politics, Think Tanks and Policy Research

This series of events are your chance to find out what it's like to work in a specific job sector with talks from employers, experts and Warwick graduates. On Wednesday 15 February, 6pm-7:30pm, you can book to join the online event around careers in campaigning, politics, think tanks and policy research. The professionals will be asked about working in the sector, their career paths, and advice for gaining the experience and skills necessary to get ahead in the recruitment process.

Co-curricular international study opportunity

Warwick's International Intensive Study Programme (WIISP) modules provide an intensive short-term opportunity to study alongside students from strategic partners on residential modules in Venice, Brussels and Warwick. Co-curricular places are now open for you to apply to by 27 February at 12pm.

The Gender Expression Fund - apply for up to £50

Warwick Pride, the LGBTQUIA+ Association are running the Gender Expression Fund: a fund that transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students can use to buy up to £50 of gender-affirming items, such as (but not limited to): clothes/underwear, wigs, sportswear, makeup, pronoun badges, pride merchandise, books and more. Applications will be assessed solely by transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse members of the Warwick Pride executive team. The deadline to apply is 19 February.

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Support and Safety

Wellbeing: Self-care

This week we are thinking about the importance of self-care. The pressures of academic life can mean that we forget to maintain our self-care; concentrating on the Foundations of Wellbeing can help to create a balance that allows you to maintain focus and increase productivity, whilst also focusing on your self-care. Visit our self-help pages on self-care, relaxation, time management, and work-life balance to find what works for you.

Changing your preferred name on your University card

If you make an amendment to your preferred name in eVision, a new University card will now be ready to be printed which reflects your preferred name initial. Cards can be collected from University House or Senate House reception.

Best wishes,

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and the Student Communications Team