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Local community

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

  • Locals Urged to go 'to the Moon and Back'

    Monday, 26 January 2015

    People from throughout the local area are being urged to take part in an out of this world effort to take the region to the moon and back this summer.

  • Students Do Their Bit for Local Foodbank

    Monday, 22 December 2014

    Students and staff at the University of Worcester have donated 160kg of food to the Worcester Foodbank this Christmas.

  • Students Join Forces to Raise Festive Funds

    Thursday, 18 December 2014

    Over 100 University of Worcester students put their Friday night to good use before returning home for the Christmas break, by raising almost £300 for charity.