Getting ready to leave university?

We've loved having you here and will be sad to see you leave. We hope the memories you've made and experiences you've had at Worcester will stay with you for a lifetime. You will always be part of #TeamWorc!

Here are some resources to help you with your next steps as you prepare to move on and branch out.

Checklist

Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box    Check how your degree will be classified
Prepare and plan for the final part of your studies, make sure you understand how your degree will be classified. This will allow you to focus on achieving the credits and grades required for the classification you are striving for.
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box    Start preparing for life after your degree
You may find it useful to discuss your possible career options and future direction with a careers adviser. If you are a student with a disability, you may find it useful to discuss disclosing your disability to future employers and explore Access to Work options with a disability adviser 
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box    Financial planning
Are you ready for life after university? Taking charge of your finances is an important aspect of your life after graduating from University. You can get lots of useful advice from the Money Advice Service to help in your preparation..
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box   Spend your Reach balance
When you leave the university and your student status ends, your Reach account will be closed, and any unspent funds will be removed from the account. You will find your course end date on your “Confirmation of Student Status” letter on the Personal Details tab of your SOLE page.
      
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box   Use your print credit
We are unable to provide refunds for any unused print credit at the end of a course, so please use what you have, if you can.
      
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box   Pay off any outstanding fines or fees
If you have fines for library services, owe any money for tuition fees, or equipment borrowed, make sure you have paid these. Failure to do so can result in your degree certificate being withheld and further action may be taken.
      
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box   Return books to the library and any university property or resources
Failure to return resources may result in a fine which could affect when you receive your degree certificate.
If you have resources you no longer want or need, consider donating to the #GreatHiveBookRescue. Further details will be made available via library services.
      
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box   Update your contact details
Make sure your contact details are up to date under the ‘personal details’ section on Sole.
Details about graduation and graduate destinations will be sent to you after you complete your studies, so it is important we can keep in touch with you. You can find out further information about graduation on the graduation website.
      
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box   Download all the documents you wish to keep
We strongly recommend that you migrate important data out of your University OneDrive, Email account, Blackboard and PebblePad portfolios before you leave the University.
  • Emails are linked to your University Microsoft account. Providing you continue to sign into your University Microsoft account, access will be retained with potentially limited functionality.  If you do not log in for over 12 months, there is a risk that the account will be disabled and ultimately deleted.
  • Blackboard will continue to be accessible. However, module housekeeping by the Technology Enhanced Learning Unit (TEL) usually occurs every 6 months, at which point modules that are three years old are typically deleted. You should receive an email before the modules are removed.
  • Please note, all students lose access to all other services such as SOLE, OneDrive and e-resources.
  • If you require further advice or support regarding this, you can contact: The IT department or the Technology Enhanced Learning Unit.
      
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box   Print or save a copy of your award confirmation letter
You will find your award confirmation letter on your Sole page
You may need to show this to enrol on another course or gain employment prior to receiving your official university certificate and transcript at graduation in November.
      
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box    Request a copy of your interim transcript if you need one
You may need an interim transcript for admission to further study or as required evidence for employment by emailing reference@worc.ac.uk
You will only receive your official certificate and transcript at the graduation ceremony. These cannot be issued in advance of graduation.
      
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box   Change your delivery address details online
You may want to change your delivery address for external parcels (e.g. for Amazon lockers on campus). It is easy to forget and have parcels sent to us by mistake.
      
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box   Keep in touch with friends
Make sure you have contact details for people you want to stay in touch with.
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box        Start thinking about how life will change 
As you come to the end of your studies, life will be changing in many different ways. If you are finding the changes difficult, or are feeling low or anxious, here's some advice on adapting to change. Plus, top tips on moving back home to make things easier for everyone.
  
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box Know how to ask for a reference from the University
If you need an academic reference from the University, please remember to address requests to use ‘Academic Registrar’ as your referee and to use the contact email address reference@worc.ac.uk. This will ensure that the reference is handled centrally by the Referencing Team and will be passed to your Personal Academic Tutor in the first instance.
  
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box Keep your documents safe
If you require additional or replacement copies of your certificate or transcript, there is a charge payable, so please try to ensure that the original is kept safely. Please ensure that you keep any course handbooks/documentation that contain course or module details as providing replacements will incur a fee. This documentation could be particularly useful if you plan to study further or to work abroad.
  
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box Stay involved
Stay Involved It doesn’t matter if you graduated this year or many years ago, you are forever Worcester, and we’d love to hear from you. All those who graduate automatically become alumni of the University of Worcester, but to become an active part of our family of former students you can email alumni@worc.ac.uk and start the conversation.
  
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box    Check out the alumni services still available to you
To maintain access to your university email account, keep logging in to Office 365 on a regular basis. You can also enjoy enhanced benefits at the Hive and discounts on further study.
  
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box Update your contact details
We'd like to keep in touch with you as you take your next steps. Keep your contact details up to date with our Alumni team.
  
Illustration of a green tick mark in a green box Complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey
All graduates who completed a course will be asked to take part in the survey 15 months after they finish their studies. The survey aims to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development. We want to understand the graduate perspective and what success looks like for you following your time in higher education.

Support

Have you accessed all the support, advice and guidance you need? See the useful links below to university services and beyond.

Careers & Employability: You can use Careers & Employability Service for three years and beyond after graduation.

Counselling & Mental Health: You can continue to access support until the end date of your course, and the team will ensure that you have the appropriate support for your next steps.

Disability & Dyslexia Service: You can access support from DDS until your course ends.

Money Advice Service: You are welcome to contact the Money Advice Team for advice on student finance.

Student Support & Wellbeing: You can access support from Student Support Advisers until your course ends. We can work with you to help think about the practicalities of leaving University and to make sure you know what support is available to you when you are no longer a student.

Study Skills: Whether you are planning to go on to further study, or take part in free online courses, you can continue to use our study skills resources.

Unitots: Even when you have left the university, you can still apply for a place for your child at Unitots Nursery.