Worcester offers all the benefits of a big city combined with the community spirit and safety of a smaller town and when you want to take a break, idyllic Worcestershire countryside and the Malvern Hills are within easy reach.
A Student City
Studying in Worcester offers you the chance to live and work in a vibrant and upcoming city. At Worcester, you will be studying right in the heart of a small city with a big heart. With one in ten Worcester residents being a student the city is primed for student life. The city is renowned for its captivating history and diverse culture, with a city centre brimming with riverside cafes, theatre and entertainment venues.
Why Worcester? What makes Worcester unique is its thriving independent businesses in stunning locations, from bars in 16th century Tudor houses, to burger joints under railway arches, and pub gardens on the riverbank. The city is brimming with a variety of independent cafes and bars (many offering student discounts) and ample supermarkets, restaurants and cinema chains. Worcester is home to a host of live music venues, weekly open-air markets, a retro gaming and pinball arcade and indoor climbing centre.
Worcester has previously been voted the happiest city in the UK, as well as finishing in the top three for both safety and friendliness, making it an ideal city in which to make your home.
A Vibrant City
At Worcester you will become part of a vibrant and innovative community.
With a rich variety of industry from the city’s regular arts and cultural festivals to sporting venues and entertainment. The city offers excellent opportunities for placements, volunteering, work experience in a variety of fields. Worcester provides an environment where for students to flourish and make their mark in a city brimming with new possibilities.
A Historic City
The city is renowned for its captivating history, the Historic Quarter of Worcester spans from the Cathedral, through Friar Street, and on to New Street and the Corn Market. Along this stretch, you will find many buildings steeped in the city’s rich historical past, from the tomb of King John in the Cathedral, to the famous Commandry, which dates back to around 1085.
Today, many of these unique buildings have been repurposed as thriving independent businesses, from an array of vibrant bars and restaurants to independent shops and housing.
A Sporting City
Whether you are interested in sports as a participant or a spectator, Worcester has plenty to offer.
The city is home to Worcester Warriors RFC, as well as Worcestershire County Cricket Club, in its picturesque riverside location on the New Road.
Match nights at the University Arena are a regular fixture in both the social and sporting calendar. The University Area is home to the Worcester Wolves BBL basketball club and Severn Stars Netball Super League side which are both either owned or co-owned by the University.
A Connected City
Centrally located with excellent road, rail, and air links Worcester is easy to reach from anywhere in the UK, and the world.
Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff are all within easy reach, as are Herefordshire, Shropshire, and the Black Country.
The city rail links are excellent and were recently improved by the opening of the new Worcester Parkway station which strengthened connections to Nottingham, Cardiff and London.
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