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Are you staying on campus during the Easter break? We’re running some one-off volunteering days during the holidays to keep you involved in the local community!
Here is an overview of what’s on offer so far:
- Wednesday 21 March - The London Road Project
- Tuesday 10 April - Coventry Food Bank
- Tuesday 17 April - Bring Back Guys Cliffe
- Wednesday 18 April - Kings Hill Nursery
Visit warwick.ac.uk/oneoffvolunteering to read more about the activities and book your place!
It has been brought to our attention by the Home Office that there is a current scam which is targeting Tier 4 students. Some students may receive a telephone call from an individual who fraudulently purports to represent the Home Office.
The caller tells the student to verify their telephone number 020 7035 4848 on the www.gov.uk website, search for Home Office, and then scroll down to the bottom of the screen so that they can verify that the caller is calling from the genuine Home Office number. The caller ID on the student’s mobile does show this number.
The telephone caller claims to be from the UK Home Office and appears to be genuine and convincing as they have some personal information (typically, the caller will know passport numbers, as well as telephone numbers, postcode and names) and ask victims to confirm the details they have are correct.
They may then tell victims that they have not paid for an immigration service and, as a result, have to pay a fine (usually £1200 - £1520 but maybe more or less) or they will be reported to the Police/or the Home Office who will detain or deport them.
Students who have been targeted have reported that the fraudsters become very insistent and forceful. This is a common fraudster's technique, aimed at causing you to panic and become pressurised into paying the "fine"/ “money”.
These calls are NOT from the Home Office. Neither the Home Office nor UKVI would contact you in this manner.
If you receive such a call:
* Do not give the caller any personal information, nor confirm that any information they have is correct. Do not make any payment.
* You may wish to take their name and number, and you may wish to tell the caller that you know the call is fraudulent, and that you will be reporting the call to the police and the Home Office. Or you may wish to simply hang up.
* Report the incident to your International Student Adviser in the Office for International Office, who can report the fraud to the police and to the Home Office if you wish.
* If you wish, you can report the matter online to Action Fraud (where you will find a link to report it to the Home Office):
The International Student Office, in collaboration with the Warwick Indian Society, would like to invite you to celebrate Holi, the Hindu spring festival known as the "festival of colours", with us on 9 March!
The festival traditionally celebrates the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil, but is also well known around the world for its celebration using coloured powder! This is your chance to take part in this fun and memorable event, which is open to ALL students at Warwick!
Book your ticket now for just £3, then bring yourself and a change of clothes to Westwood campus on 9 March for what promises to be a memorable afternoon! Tickets may sell out for this event, so ensure you book as soon as possible!
Student Volunteering Week is taking place from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 February 2018. It is a national celebration of the positive impact students have on their communities through volunteering. We're organising a range of activities throughout the week which you can get involved in. To find out more and sign-up to activities, visit: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/svw
Lunar New Year is coming up soon, and our Go Global Ambassadors would love to welcome in the Year of the Dog with you!
This is a great opportunity to have some fun and learn something new about a cultural celebration, so do come along to enjoy a meal out at a local restaurant, learn more about this upcoming festival, and meet some fellow students from different backgrounds!
If you are interested in practising languages and meeting other students, join Library Language Exchange. We meet every other week in Rootes Learning Grid and chat over coffee and biscuits. Everyone is welcome, whether you are fluent in several languages or speak just one. For more details and to share the languages you would like to practise, visit the event’s page.
Our innovative 3-stage intercultural training programme is a great way to make the most of your time at the highly international and diverse institution that is Warwick. Comprising 2 face-to-face workshops and a suite of online modules, this programme is open to all students, completely free, and full of interesting and interactive activities. Book your place on our term 2 workshops now!
It is not too late to start volunteering! We have created a selection of projects managed by Warwick Volunteers with which you can start volunteering in Term 2. No DBS checks are required for these projects. Click here to find out more
You can also browse through ongoing external opportunities by visiting our Project Search Tool, selecting "When to join? Term 2". Make sure you also sign-up to our weekly newsletter, as many external opportunities advertised there start within the next weeks.
The International Student Office, in cooperation with your Residential Life Team, runs an exciting programme of trips throughout the academic year. There are some great destinations on offer this term, including Manchester, Cardiff, Cambridge, Windsor and Nottingham. These are available to international and home students alike, and are a great way to meet new people whilst discovering a part of the UK you might not have been to before. Head over to our trips & events page to find out more.
Happy Holidays everyone from all of us here at Warwick Sport.
Whether you’re heading home, going away or staying around campus over the holiday we hope you have an amazing time.
If you are around campus over the vacation please be advised we will be operating under our vacation opening hours from Saturday 9 December to Friday 5 January. Check out the vacation opening hours for all our facilities in full.
Some of our Rock Up and Play sessions and Fitness Classes are still running over the vacation - so whether you love sport, are looking to try something new and meet new people or simply want to get active, see What’s On to find out more.
We’ve also got lots of exciting events lined up for Term 2 so keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon.
Have a great holiday!
Staying on campus can be an excellent opportunity to get plenty of revision done over the holidays, but it’s important to look after your wellbeing too!
While it can sometimes feel like you’re the only one on campus, remember that you’re not, and there are a number of ways to get involved and take a break away from your studies!
Our Go Global Ambassadors have some tips for those staying on campus over Christmas.
International Student Office Reception: altered opening times and locations over the Christmas period
Please note that due to office refurbishment works, the Study Abroad and Immigration Service Reception will temporarily move to Senate House for 1 week from 11 December to 15 December. There will also be reduced opening hours in operation throughout this period. Please click here for further information.
The International Student Office will be closed on Monday 11 December and Tuesday 12 December.
The International Student Office will close for Christmas on Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen on Wednesday 3 January 2018. If your visa is due to expire during this time please make an appointment to meet with an adviser as soon as possible beforehand - do not wait until the office re-opens on the 3rd January. For further information and advice from our immigration team, please click here.
If you're an international student looking to return home or interested in working abroad then we've got a variety of great careers events for you in the Spring Term. These include:
To book on to one of our international careers events visit: https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/students/events
Staying around campus this winter? We’ve put together a list of festive volunteering opportunities and charity events in Coventry and Warwickshire; from helping the homeless to supporting winter craft activities for local children, there’s a range of opportunities to get involved in this winter! We update this page as new opportunities come in, so make sure to check it regularly :)
The Chaplaincy will be open to all students and staff with valid University ID cards from 9am to 10pm each day in the vacation (including bank holidays). Over the December vacation we host ‘The Student Lounge’ in the Chaplaincy. There will be board games and other activities to use, along with a tv and small DVD library (you're also welcome to bring your own!). The kitchen will be stocked with fresh milk for hot drinks and bread with which you can make toast.
Special evening events are also being hosted on 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th December. Click for more details.
University Carol Service: Friday 8th December at 4.30pm
Join the Chaplains for a traditional candlelit carol service on the last day of term.
The University's Chamber Choir will lead our music and Reverend Canon Kathryn Fleming will give a short address during the service. Kathryn is the Canon Pastor at Coventry Cathedral where she nurtures the Cathedral community (in its widest sense) as a reconciled and reconciling people.
Everyone is welcome!
Join us for a cracking Postgraduate Christmas this December...
There will be a variety of activities including arts and crafts, a raindeer rodeo, games and music as well as mince pies and mulled wine. A great way to celebrate the festive season with your Warwick PG Community!
The event is open to all Warwick Postgraduate students.
Date: 12th of December
Time: 5 - 7pm
Location: SU Main Atrium
Purchase tickets here: https://www.warwicksu.com/ents/event/15011/
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