firstpoint’s five points about planning for the end of your studies…

Every Monday, firstpoint publishes five points about a topic related to life at university. This week, for some of you, your studies are drawing to an end, and we’ve shared some information you may need to know…
POINT ONE: WHEN WILL YOU GET YOUR DEGREE CERTIFICATE AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED TO PROVE YOUR DEGREE BEFORE YOUR GRADUATION

Graduation will take place in November 2022.

When you receive your graduation invitation, you can choose to attend and collect your certificate and transcript as part of the ceremony, or you can have it posted for a small fee. All the information will be included in the graduation invitation which will be sent out a little nearer the time.

Once your grades are confirmed, Your Confirmation of Award letter will be available to print from your SOLE page.

POINT TWO: REQUESTING A TRANSCRIPT FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY OR AN EMPLOYMENT REFERENCE…

You might need a bit more information on your results if you’re applying for a job or further study.

You can get an interim transcript for a small fee up until the point you graduate. This will give your course title, dates, confirmed grades for completed modules and the awarding body. Provisional grades will not be shown.

To order an interim transcript, visit the Student Records on-line shop or contact replacementdocs@worc.ac.uk for further information

For a university reference for employment purposes, please use the email address: reference@worc.ac.uk

POINT THREE: SUPPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE…

You may already have plans in place but if you’re still looking for guidance, don’t forget you can access the Careers and Employability Service now and as an alumni student.  For more information, check out the webpage

The University of Worcester Alumni Network is a community of past and present Worcester graduates, who play a vital role in the University’s ongoing success and if you’re not done studying why not consider post graduate study with us? More information about the benefits available to alumni can be found on dedicated Alumni webpages.

POINT FOUR: ACCESSING THE HIVE AS ALUMNI NOW AND IN THE FUTURE…

As an alumni student, on top of your public borrowing rights, you can borrow an additional two University High Demand items. This totals 12 standard loan items plus three University High Demand items.

To claim an alumni card for extended borrowing, please take your ID showing your name and address to The Hive and request an alumni borrowing card.  You should take your current student card if you can.

You’ll need to provide your personal email address so that you can continue to receive library notifications.

You can also access research databases and wifi within The Hive, as a member of the public.

If you have any questions about using library services or resources, please contact our askalibrarian team.

POINT FIVE: FINANCIAL PLANNING…

Are you ready for your financial life after university? Taking charge of your finances is an important aspect of your life after graduating from University. Before your course ends, you can get lots of useful advice from the Money Advice Service, who have also prepared a guide to life after university to help in your preparation.

You can also pop into firstpoint and pick up some resources from the Money Advice Service’s display which will be available towards the end of the academic year.