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About us

This is a great time to join us at the University of Worcester.

In the past ten years the number of people applying to study at the University of Worcester has more than doubled - a rate of growth much higher than the national average. 

Worcester has become so popular because we have:

students enjoying learning through play

Every person counts

We aim to be an outstanding university at which to be a student. We concentrate on helping students achieve their potential, and place great importance on combining enduring human values with true professionalism. We make it clear from the beginning that we have high expectations of our students and staff, and we will offer you every support to achieve that goal.

We are a truly inclusive university where each and every person counts as an individual. As an important member of our dynamic community, you will have every opportunity to thrive and fully realise your potential. Worcester enjoys a national reputation as a very friendly place at which people are genuinely happy and feel that they can make a meaningful contribution.

We will support you whenever needed, with excellent counselling, guidance, welfare and support.

Professor David Green
Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive
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High quality teaching

We have been awarded a silver rating in the first ever national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The assessors, who inspected the educational results for every university in England, found that Worcester “delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students” and “consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education”.

The panel noted that we excel at teaching which encourages high levels of student engagement and commitment to learning and study. Including “excellent levels” of contact time and schemes that involve students in the process of enhancing their own learning experience.

Inside the Hive - our bright and airy library

Outstanding graduate employment

We offer a truly innovative and effective ‘earn as you learn’ scheme, which provides our students with invaluable work experience, career development and earning opportunities. Worcester graduates are consistently among the most employable in the country with over 94.9% in work or continuing to study within six months of graduating.

Listening to our students

The culture and outlook of the University means we listen very carefully to what students say about their studies and university life generally. Our courses and facilities are continually improved to take advantage of the very latest thinking, technology, evidence and research.

The community spirit we have here at Worcester is renowned. Our staff and students are proud to be working and studying at the University. If you apply to study with us, and are selected, you will be warmly encouraged to become part of a thriving social, cultural and sporting environment. At the same time, you will gain the intellectual and practical skills and qualifications you need to succeed in today’s world.

Outside the Hive our beautiful gold clad library

Excellent facilities

The University has a well-managed, fully funded £100m investment programme to provide for new, improved and refurbished facilities. Completed projects include our City Campus, home to the Worcester Business School.

The Hive, a joint venture between the University and Worcestershire County Council, provides a first class, inclusive, internationally acclaimed resource for students, staff and the wider community.

The University of Worcester Arena offers both state-of-the-art facilities and an exceptional standard of universal accessibility. As well as providing excellent facilities for all areas of sports study, the Arena allows the University to offer unique services to local sport clubs in the community as well as elite and professional athletes.

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