Overview of University of Worcester

The University of Worcester has an amazing reputation to provide standard education in a diverse and community environment. In Worcestershire and Herefordshire, this is standing as an only university. The institution has earned appreciations many times for giving efforts to gaining sustainability, equality, contributing to society and all. Being an individual organization, Worcester understands and guides every single student. It believes in ‘Aspire to Inspire’.

Rankings and Achievements

  • Times Good University Guide 2021 placed Worcester in the Top 10 for Student Experience.
  • In 2020, it was shortlisted by THE Awards for University of the Year.
  • Achieved 52nd rank by Impact Rankings, THE -2020.
  • Grabbed the prestige of top 10 for excellent accommodation by Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019.
  • Winner of the Green Gown Award as Sustainability Institution of the Year 2019.
  • University of Worcester was the first English University to gain EcoCampus Platinum status in June 2010.

History of University of Worcester

Years ego the foundation of the University of Worcester was first started through an urgent need for Teachers Training College for the University of Birmingham. It was initially based in an RAF base in Worcester. The Worcester College of Higher Education was formed in 1970 and got confirmed for degrees by the Council for National Academic Awards and opened the Peirson library. A new principal started three schools in 1978. Dorma Urwin became the new principal of the institute in 1992, along with him Coventry University decided to certify the degree courses. The college started to provide degree awards in 1997 and became the University College Worcester in that year by the Privy Council. In 2005, it got full university status and changes the name to ‘University of Worcester’. Through a prolonged strategy, the university developed and expanded many things in these years.

Faculties

The university has ten schools and an associate college.

  • SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH AND COMMUNITY
  • SCHOOL OF ARTS
  • SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
  • SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
  • THREE COUNTIES SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
  • SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY
  • SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • SCHOOL OF SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE
  • WORCESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • THREE COUNTIES MEDICAL SCHOOL
  • UWIC- Discover the University of Worcester International College

Student statistics

  • Undergraduate – 80%

  • Postgraduate – 20%

  • Full-time students – 92%

  • Part-time students – 8%

  • UK/EU students – 89%

  • International students – 11 %

  • Female – 64%

  • Male – 36%

Breakdown of fee structure

The international fee range is Fee £2,110- £13,100

Scholarships at University of Worcester

The University of Worcester understands the students’ dream of higher education in the UK and the liability of high cost. So, every year it offers multiple scholarships of different ranges. Some popular scholarships provided by the university are-

  • £1,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships
  • £2,000 Choral Scholarships
  • Sports Scholarships
  • International Scholarships

Facilities and Services

The systems of all the four campuses of Worcester are well-equipped to provide good quality services and facilities. The buildings, classes, and labs are modern-designed. Students have all the necessary access to the big library where they can find wide ranges of books. The art-house is popular among students, they enjoy seminars, workshops, and other programs in the big spaces here and expand their talents also. Besides Worcester has a big library called ‘The Hive’ that is joint with the public. It is amazing in look and resources no doubt. The university also ensures sports, health care, and other wellbeing facilities for the students.

Student Life

The environment in the university is friendly and supportive for all students. A student can pass a full course period with full enjoyment and comfort. Worcester Students’ Union is the center of all types of social activities. It helps students to become social through different clubs, societies, volunteering works. The modern building of Students’ Union is located on St John’s campus where students can play pool, chat with each other, and do other recreation activities.

Moreover, Worcester is a student-friendly city. It is a beautiful and vibrant city. The costs are also reasonable here. The venues of arts, sports, industries, and other places are attractive to the students.

Living Accommodation

The University of Worcester offers halls and helps to find off-campus residences too. For the service related to student housings, Worcester maintains a good reputation. The University of Worcester understands the necessity of the right accommodation systems with daily necessary things and facilities for students. So, the halls are designed according to the needs and different costs. The facilities include internet, cleaning service, gym membership and so on with strong security. Nearer accommodations of St John’s Campus can give the students a friendly environment which is close to the city center. Again, the buildings situated close to the City Campus provide over 170 En-suite rooms. In Worcester, the Accommodation Team is always there to guide students in terms of choosing accommodations.

Transport

The Worcester city campuses have good links with bus stations. Cycle routes and walking paths are also well-linked. To travel within the city students get discounts on bus tickets. Railcards are available for young and mature students to access trains easily. Again, many students take bike-sharing services around the city. Parking and storage options for personal bikes are available on the campus who apply for them.

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