Worcester, United Kingdom
Going to university is an important investment in your future. It is crucial that you choose the course and the university which is right for you.
Over recent years, the number of people applying to study at Worcester has increased at a very much faster rate than at any other university in Britain.
Worcester has become so popular because we have:
* Highly relevant, very professional courses;
* Excellent, inspiring teaching;
* A truly friendly, inclusive approach;
* An outstanding record of graduate employment.
Every person counts
As a university concentrating on helping students achieve their best, we place great importance on combining enduring human values with true professionalism. We make it clear from the beginning that we have high expectations of all our students and all our staff.
This is a university where each and every person counts as an individual and is valued as an important member of our dynamic, responsible, high-achieving community. Worcester enjoys a national reputation as a very friendly place at which people are genuinely happy.
Oustanding graduate employment
As important, Worcester graduates are in the top ten nationally for graduate employment based in part on our uniquely successful commitment to provide opportunities to help Worcester students earn as you learn.
We will support you whenever needed, with excellent counselling, guidance, welfare and support. Professor David Green Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Relevant courses
In todays economic climate, the practical relevance of our courses is more important than ever. We combine excellent academic quality with the Universitys strong workplace links with businesses, hospitals, schools and other public, private and community organisations. These links open up exceptional work placement, project and volunteering opportunities for our students.
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 University has a well-managed, fully funded £100m investment programme to provide for new, improved and refurbished facilities. Recently completed projects include our new City Campus, home to the Worcester Business School.
In 2012 we will open Britains first university and public library which will provide a first class, truly inclusive, internationally acclaimed resource for students, staff and the wider community.
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 todays world.
We will support you whenever needed, with excellent counselling, guidance, welfare and support.
Your choice of university is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, so please ask us every question you have about studying here. Explore this website, arrange a campus visit, quiz our friendly staff and students and find out whether Worcester is right for you.
One of the advantages of coming to Worcester is the opportunity to study, live and learn in first-class facilities.
We are the fastest growing university in the country. With applications more than trebling in the last seven years, we have an exciting future ahead and weve invested the money weve gained from our growth right back into the University.
St Johns campus
Our home for 60 years, St Johns lovely parkland campus houses everything from a state of the art digital arts centre to brand new science labs.
Recent updates to this campus include: opening two high-quality halls of residence in 2010, brand new science labs, extensive refurbishment of teaching spaces and the Students Union building, a new 3-G Astroturf pitch and the creation of more open-access study spaces.
Weve also recently created a new home for our internationally renowned National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, which produces the national pollen forecasts. At the heart of this industry standard facility is a unique environmental test chamber, capable of replicating almost any climate in the world.
The Garage, a former industrial building with a range of studio and workshop spaces was recently renovated for art students.
The adjacent Riverside building is set to open in the next year and will provide additional specialised space for the Universitys work in Sport and Dance. It will also have a social learning/internet café space for students.
By the river, halfway between both campuses, were planning to build the Worcester Arena set to open in 2012, ahead of the London Olympics.
The Arena will make a real difference to peoples lives by increasing sport participation from grass roots to elite level. The facilities will cater for disability by design and enable true inclusion. As well as providing a new base for the top league Worcester Wolves basketball team, the Arena will also be an exciting venue for live music and performances.
Weve created a new multi-million pound development on the site of the former Royal Infirmary, offering our students an inspiring place to live and learn. The Georgian building where the British Medical Association was founded in 1832 has been one of Worcesters most important buildings for over 200 years.
We returned it to the heart of city life as Worcester Business Schools innovative home when it reopened in September 2010. On this brand new campus, students are also enjoying living in our high-quality city Halls, right in the centre of Worcester.
The Hive: an innovative new library
A new multi-million pound Library & History Centre will open in Worcester in 2012.
The beautifully designed centre will create a vibrant learning and meeting space next door to the City Campus.
A partnership project between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council, this will be the first fully integrated University and public library in Europe and will offer a rich variety of resources for students and researchers.
It will also offer students opportunities for volunteering, work placement and part time employment.
The Hive will include around a quarter of a million books, as well as an extensive range of electronic books, databases, journals and multi-media accessible on and off campus.
You will be able to find a comfortable place to study in the centre, from the informal meeting spaces on the lower ground area by the café, to the silent study rooms on the top floor of the building.
Its a big decision to go to university and being a student is about more than furthering your education. Its a pivotal time in your life and youll want to make the most of it.
Worcester offers a great student experience from the quality of our degrees and learning opportunities, to our campus environments, range of facilities and social scene.
Youll meet others who share your interests and people from all over the world, discover new sports and activities, and make lifelong friends. And well support you all the way, through a range of services and facilities that will ensure you can make the best of your time as a student.
The newly renovated Students Union is the social heart of the campus. With over 40 clubs and societies, theres always something going on.
At Worcester, we offer a wide range of services and facilities to support all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!
Here are some of the facilities that our students can access:
* Computer facilities
* Canteen and coffee shops
* Sport- sports hall, gym, astroturf
* Car parking & transport
* Music rehearsal rooms
* Drama Studio
* Waterstones bookshop
* Students Union shop
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