Your Student Newsletter - Week 7
The Student Communications Team
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We've got an exciting week ahead. Team Warwick 2023 is kicking off with a showcase event, Black [Untitled] have a Jam Sessions and Tote Bag Decorating takeover, there's a variety of events for LGBTQUIA+ History Month, and a Zero Waste Shop is now open! You can also book your place for our Connect with Global Employers sessions, Teach First's Leadership Development Programme, and Intercultural Training Workshops.

First, please see below for an update on industrial action.

Industrial action

Following progress at the national negotiations, the industrial action by members of the University and College Union (UCU) has been paused for the next two weeks. This means strike action will no longer take place this week (week commencing 20 February) or next week (week commencing 27 February) to enable further talks to take place. Teaching and learning activity will go ahead as scheduled across these two weeks.

Depending on the outcome of the discussions, the strike action dates scheduled for later in March could still go ahead. We will keep you updated on any developments.

The FAQ on this web page may help answer questions you have and if you need more specific information, please refer to your academic department. 

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Student Opportunity and Events

Team Warwick Showcase – come and join us!

As part of #TeamWarwick 2023, Warwick sports clubs will be hosting a showcase event on Tuesday 21 February on the Piazza. Come along with friends between 10am-4pm to get involved with fun sporting activities and speak with club members. No equipment or experience needed! You’ll also have the opportunity on the day to register for a free, one-day gym and swim pass (for non-members) at the Sports and Wellness Hub on Friday 24 February.

Black [Untitled] Take Over: Jam Sessions & Tote Bag Decorating 

Get ready for a creative takeover! Join Black [Untitled], a student group, for a fun-filled day of quick jam sessions and tote bag decorating on Wednesday 22 February 1.30pm-4pm. It’s a relaxed and welcoming environment for everyone to express themselves and have a great time. Find out more here.

Connect with Global Employers events

Wherever in the world you would like to work or whatever career path you're interested in, international and intercultural experiences are proven to help you stand out in applications and interviews. So why not spend 15 minutes listening to one of our presentations, where top recruiting employers from China, Hong Kong and South East Asia, India, and Europe, will be sharing tips and advice on gaining a role in their company? Find out more and book your place for our Connect with Global Employers sessions between 7-9 March.

LGBTQUIA+ History Month Events

Get involved with LGBTQUIA+ History Month, with events running throughout February and March, from webinars on inclusive name and pronoun practice to workshops on challenging false information about trans inclusion. Find out more and register here.

Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme

Find out more about the Teach First Taster Programme and Graduate Scheme, including how the programme works, what you will achieve, and subsequent opportunities for progression. Hear about how to get involved with partner organisations including Accenture, The Civil Service, and PwC through networking with Teach First staff and ambassadors. Learn more about the application process including tips for your application. Book your place for Thursday 23 February, 6pm-7pm, in FAB 0.08.

Intercultural Training Workshops – book your place now

Learn how to become more effective at building relationships and communicating across cultures through our Intercultural Training Workshops. They are fun and interactive sessions, and you can book your place for the remaining two workshops this term; Working in Multicultural Teams on Wednesday 22 February, 1.30pm-3pm, and Intercultural Simulation on Wednesday 1 March, 2pm-3pm.

The Zero Waste Shop is here!

The Zero Waste Shop has launched in the Students' Union HQ! They currently offer a range of healthy snacks, core cereals, and rice, soap, conditioner, and washing detergent. Everything is sold either singly or by measure and weight, so you can fill them to the amount that you need. Pop over with your favourite containers and fill up on household goods. You can save a bit of change and help the planet!

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Support and Safety

Wellbeing: Productivity and work-life balance

Our productivity levels tend to fluctuate, but when we find ourselves procrastinating too often, it can have an impact on our work, and it's crucial to understand ourselves internally and work to change this. Planning our workload and finding the right work-life balance so we don't feel overwhelmed can help. This week on Thursday 23 February we have our next Steps to Wellbeing session on Productivity and Work-Life Balance. Please register here before midnight on Wednesday 22 February.

Best wishes,

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and the Student Communications Team