After having a look around the university, I thought it was best to take a trip into the city centre to try and get a feel for the place I may well be spending the next three years living in.
For me, Worcester has the perfect size. Originally, I’m from a fairly small town, so I didn’t want to go to a university where I’d feel overwhelmed by the amount of people and traffic!
At the same time, I wanted to go to a place that had loads to offer and where I’d feel at home. Being a lover of the outdoors, I also wanted to live somewhere that was green and had peaceful places to escape to.
After spending a bit of time there, I quickly realised that Worcester was the perfect place for me!
Worcester is a really scenic city and full of history! The centre is full of beautiful old buildings which house all the usual high street stores as well as loads of independent shops, bars and cafes.
Throughout my three years, I was constantly finding new shops hidden down small side-streets. The best thing for me, though, was that a few minutes’ walk from the centre, there were some brilliant riverside walks and open parks.
The city also offered a great deal in term of nightlife. There are some really nice bars and pubs to socialise in and some great nightclubs which made for a useful break from studying! I always felt really safe in the city as well which was important for me.
I love Worcester so much that I’m actually still living here, even after graduating! If you come to an open day at the university, I’d definitely advise nipping into the centre to have a look around.