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University of Worcester Stats, Info and Facts

The University of Worcester is located in the heart of England. It's within easy travelling distance of the UK's two largest cities - Birmingham, (45 minutes) and London (two hours) away by road or rail. Worcester is also just 45 minutes away from Birmingham International airport which boasts great transport links to the rest of the world - including direct flights to the US, Europe and the Far East.

With 695 international students currently studying here at the University of Worcester, including a number of students from the USA and Canada, you'll be a part of a truly international student and staff community in a traditional British setting.

Why Worcester?

For the courses

Our teaching focuses on experiential learning, putting research in practice and allowing students to apply what they learn. Many of our academic staff are practitioners themselves, bringing practical experience and real world knowledge to pass on to their students.

We are large enough to offer a range of courses but small enough to care for every student personally. We are therefore suitable for those who want to experience a traditional British way of life but need the friendly support and guidance we can offer.

Education has the power to change lives. Our wide range of flexible and innovative courses span both traditional and specialist subject areas. From nursing, midwifery and teaching through to disability sports coaching, forensic psychology and dementia studies, many of our courses are built to ensure our students go on to make a real difference to people's lives.

For the facilities

With over £150 million invested in the University over the last few years, Worcester is home to a whole host of exceptional facilities. From cutting edge clinical suites and inspiring art studios to a state-of-the-art sports arena and Britain's first £60 million joint university and public library, you will learn in a modern, stimulating environment.

For the support

We will give you all the support you need to fulfil your potential. You'll have your own personal academic tutor to guide you through your studies, as well as access to an extensive earn as you learn scheme and a dedicated point of advice and support for students in 'firstpoint'. There is a dedicated International team that is happy to help you throughout your journey here at University of Worcester, from the application process right through to graduation.

For the city

A beautiful, cathedral city in the heart of the English countryside, Worcester offers a unique combination of small-town charm and big-city sophistication.

Idyllically situated between two areas of outstanding beauty, Worcester is surrounded by the rolling Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds, and offers sensational views of the Severn Valley.

Renowned for its captivating history and colourful culture, the compact city centre is brimming with riverside cafes and bars, stylish shops, museums, theatres, and plenty of live cultural events.

Traveling around the city is easy. With University campuses and facilities all within a 20 minute walk of each other and the city centre nearby, you can head out on foot or borrow a bicycle through the University's Cycle Loan Scheme. Alternatively, you can hop on a bus right from campus, with specially-priced student semester tickets available.

For life

  • We are one of the fastest growing universities for applications in the UK.

  • 92.8% of our graduates go into work or education within six months of graduating - well above the national average.

  • Our academic and sports scholarships are both available to international students with successful applications.

  • Our Institute of Education has an Ofsted rating of 'good' for its teacher training courses

  • We are the first university in the UK to gain Eco Campus Platinum across the whole campus.

  • The Sunday Times rates the University of Worcester as one of the best public sector places to work in the UK - one of only three universities to make the list.

  • The Hive, Britain's first joint university and public library was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in July 2012.

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