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Flooding in Worcester

The University is open and teaching is running as normal 

  • The University of Worcester Arena and Riverside building have both re-opened.
  • This means that all University facilities, including the Garage, The Hive, St John’s Campus and City Campus are open as normal.  


Most Worcester roads, including the Sabrina footbridge, the New Road Bridge and Hylton Road are now open.


Although the flooding has subsided, some debris remains, so you should exercise care when walking through previously flooded areas.


For the latest updates on road closures, please see the Worcestershire County Council website: 


Any urgent news or significant change will be communicated via this web page.

If students are unable to attend a class due to weather

If students are unable to attend a class due to the flooding, they should report their absence in the normal way (i.e. emailing the lecturer). Please be reassured that if students are unable to attend because of the conditions, this will be accommodated within the relevant attendance policies.


For any individual classes that are unavoidably cancelled (or where a significant number of students are absent from a session), students will be given the opportunity to cover the learning in a different format (for example, extra material through Blackboard or an additional session scheduled for a future date). Lecturers will contact their students to advise of any alternative arrangements.

Open Afternoon - 19 February

The University is fully open and the Open Afternoon will run as planned.


The main St John’s campus is located on the west side of the River Severn and is currently most easily accessible from junction 7 of the M5, but you may wish to plan your route to avoid the city centre. For a regional map and up to date travel information, visit BBC Hereford at Worcester at:


If you live in a flooded area and are unable to travel to us on the 19th, we will happily make alternative arrangements for you visit us at another time. Please email and we will contact you with further details.

Links to useful information

Submitting assignments

If you are unable to submit work due to the adverse weather, you should post your work to the University using recorded or special delivery. Submission will be taken from the date of the franking on the envelope. If you are unable to visit a post office, you should submit an electronic copy and follow this up with a paper submission as soon as possible.

Further information

If you have any questions about the conditions on campus, you can reach Security on 01905 855 000.


Last updated: 12.50pm, Wednesday 19 February