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A world class University on your doorstep

The University is committed to being a good neighbour and is working to ensure its impact on the local area is both enriching and beneficial.

Our aim is to maximise the benefits of the University of Worcester to our neighbours and the local community.

Our relationship with our local community is very important to us and we maintain close links with local residents' associations, community groups, the police and other agencies.

Make use of our facilities

Campus sports facilities are available for use by our neighbours and we welcome visitors from all over the region to our library, art and drama facilities.

Situated on our City Campus, the McClelland Centre for health and wellbeing offers an exciting and innovative new approach to personal health and fitness for visitors to the University of Worcester. First-class exercise facilities, nutritional advice, massage and counselling are all catered for in one dedicated centre. Whatever your health levels, we can help you become fitter, healthier and reach your personal goals faster to ensure you get the best out of life.

A joint venture between the University and Worcestershire County Council, The Hive is an exceptional £60 million facility housing the library and history centre as well as being the first point of contact for most council enquiries. The Hive increases the learning resources, technology, study and social spaces available to you as a University of Worcester student.

Bus travellers can use the conveniently located number 31 stop, which is right outside the Studentsí Union .

Students as good neighbours

We encourage our students to be good neighbours, asking them to be aware of their responsibilities as members of the community, not to let themselves down and to avoid causing offence or impacting negatively on the lives of their fellow citizens.

Many students make a significant personal contribution and commitment to the city through their volunteering work while at university and many stay in Worcester after graduation to follow their careers and make their homes here.

Local community news

  • Hay Festival Debate to Explore Role of Judiciary in Democracy

    Thursday, 25 May 2017

    When a small group of High Court judges ruled that MPs should have the final say on Brexit, it sparked one of the most interesting debates in Britainís legal history - just what role do and should the courts and judiciary have in the Countryís democratic

  • Hay Festival Debate to Explore Future of NHS

    Thursday, 25 May 2017

    In a time of turmoil for the NHS, is there another way to deliver healthcare in the UK? That will be the subject of a fascinating debate at this yearís Hay Festival.

  • New Chamber of Commerce Leader Heaps Praise on University

    Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    The new leader of Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has praised the University of Worcesterís impact on the region as well as her own personal career.