About us

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

Over the past seven 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:

Every person counts

We aim is 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, responsible, high-achieving 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.

Outstanding graduate employment

We will support you whenever needed, with excellent counselling, guidance, welfare and support. Professor David Green Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive

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 15 out of 16 in work or continuing to study within six months of graduating.

Relevant courses

In today’s economic climate, the practical relevance of our courses is more important than ever. We combine excellent academic quality with the University’s 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 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.

Excellent facilities

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.

The Hive, a joint venture between the University and Worcestershire County Council opened in July 2012, provides a first class, inclusive, internationally acclaimed resource for students, staff and the wider community.

Opened in spring 2013, 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.

See it for yourself

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 and don't forget to book onto one of our Open Days to see us first hand, meet our students, quiz our friendly staff and find out why Worcester is right for you.

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This really is a very special place to study.