Exchange student studying Language, Literature and Creative Writing
I chose the University of Worcester for my year abroad because of the flexibility I had over my module choices, Worcester City is the perfect mix of nature and city life, you can find anything you need without being lost and finally I have found out it is one of the nicest places to live in the UK.
After living here I can certainly say I am not disappointed and do not regret choosing the University of Worcester one bit. The campuses are beautiful, the staff are really welcoming and always ready to help and as an international student you even have a week dedicated to you to help you settle in.
I enjoy the classes here as they are really student focussed and you are marked on what you have created as opposed to what you have memorised. At my French university the teachers do most of the talking and you are tested on remembering lesson notes. The University of Worcester’s learning methods allow you to gain more confidence in yourself and your work.
One of my favourite parts of studying here is the people I have met so far through the events put on by the university’s students union. I have also joined the Spotlight Theatre Society which has helped me with my self-confidence so much. When I first arrived here I was quite a shy person and wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing joining a theatre society but it turns out I have managed to perform in front of a public audience which is a great achievement for me. Societies are the best way the meet new people and experience a sense of community at this university and you will most likely become really good friends with those you meet regardless of where you are from.
Studying here has helped me gain self-confidence and a strong sense of community and sharing. I am hoping to return and study a master’s degree here.
If anybody is thinking about studying here I would say do it. If you want a university that is welcoming, not too big and has a great community then Worcester is the place for you.