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University Centre Shrewsbury Research Project

Is there a particular object that has strong associations for you? Something that takes you back to a time or place? Perhaps it is not a physical object but a piece of music, a favourite dish or a particular smell?

Apprentices on the Social Work Integrated Degree programme at UCS were fortunate to welcome Dr Mark Doel, Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Sheffield Hallam on 28th November to deliver a lecture on his experimental, web-based research project socialworkin40objects.

Dr Doel is interested in the contested nature of social work and the public perception of social work as a profession.  Borrowing the idea of a treasure chest of artefacts, he embarked on an experimental project to “enhance our relationship with social work by telling and listening to stories of social work through Objects”

This research project has been so successful that Dr Doel has received stories and donated objects from social workers across the world. He recently returned from Chile as a visiting scholar at the Universidad de Lagos where a sister site in Latin America has opened. As a result of the project Coram Children’s charity is also piloting a training programme to introduce participants to the power of objects in enabling children to tell their stories.

Apprentices were invited to bring and share an object that connects them to social work or represents what social work means to them.

To find out more about this project visit: https://socialworkin40objects.com/

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Let’s Talk Transport Group – An Intergrated Approach to Transport

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Start Date: 14 December 2022 12:30 pm

Start End: 14 December 2022 1:30 pm

Location: Exton Park - Molloy, CML104

The University of Chester Sustainability Team are launching a ‘Let’s Talk Transport’ group which will facilitate discussions around the barriers to sustainable travel and look for potential solutions.  The group is open to both staff and students – no need to book!

We will discuss how the Sustainability Teamwork with Cheshire West and Chester Council. 

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University of Chester – Student Meals

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Start Date: 7 December 2022 5:00 pm

Start End: 8 December 2022 7:00 pm

Location: The Hub Dining Room, Exton Park

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The Residential Life and Catering teams would like to invite you to our annual student festive meals! These meals will include a full traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and a festive drink to accompany.

Make sure you wear your favourite festive jumper to be in with a chance to win some festive prizes!

*£2 charge applies to non-catered students which can be paid on the night*

For non-catered students – Wednesday 7 December at 5pm in The Hub Dining Room, Exton Park

If you’re non-catered, sign up here

For catered students – Thursday 8 December 5pm in The Hub Dining Room, Exton Park

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Culture Shock

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Start Date: 25 January 2023 2:00 pm

Start End: 25 January 2023 3:00 pm

Location: Online

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Top tips in dealing with culture shock, how to be alert to student scams and the support available to you.

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Meet the Induction Team

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Start Date: 25 January 2023 12:00 pm

Start End: 25 January 2023 1:00 pm

Location: Online

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Come along to get to know your Induction and Transition team, ask any questions about living in the UK and talk about your experience in the country so far.

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Looking after your wellbeing

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Start Date: 25 January 2023 11:00 am

Start End: 25 January 2023 11:30 am

Location: Online

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This session will cover top tips for looking after your wellbeing at the University as an international student.

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Student Visa Compliance and Q&A

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Start Date: 24 January 2023 3:00 pm

Start End: 24 January 2023 4:00 pm

Location: Online

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New international students studying on a Student Visa must attend one of these sessions. You will also have the opportunity to ask to ask any questions you have on your Student Visa/Biometric Residence Permit card (BRP).

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Introduction to Careers & Employability

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Start Date: 24 January 2023 2:00 pm

Start End: 24 January 2023 2:30 pm

Location: Online

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Delivered by Careers and Employability about the services available to support International Students to expand their skills, develop a career action plan and find part-time and graduate work.

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Shop Smart in the UK

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Start Date: 24 January 2023 10:00 am

Start End: 24 January 2023 10:30 am

Location: Online

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Tips and advice on saving money, shopping in the local area, where to buy international food and the best places to buy household items.

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International Q&A

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Start Date: 23 January 2023 3:00 pm

Start End: 23 January 2023 4:00 pm

Location: Online

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Meet staff from the International Centre, Student Services Induction & Transition Team and Student Visa Compliance. Discussing UK travel guidance, support you can access as a student and details on your Student Visa (BRP).

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