10 things you need to know about the University of Worcester
The University’s library, The Hive, is shared with the public making it Europe’s first ever joint university/public library. It is an award winning building, which looks just as magnificent inside as it does from the outside.
The University offers an “Earn as you learn” scheme. They frequently make part-time jobs available for students to fit around their busy schedule. There are a range of jobs that relate to your study area, and you make many friends along the way!
Members of staff inside Firstpoint offer free workshops that you can attend to help with career planning and study skills. Firstpoint is the place to go for any money, accommodation or general University advice.
There is a Starbucks at both the St Johns and City Campus selling delicious drinks and snacks at subsidised prices.
University life is likely to get stressful at times, and could be made worse if there is something going on in your private life. Fortunately, there are highly skilled counsellors available, willing to listen and offer advice.
International students are warmly welcomed here! The students come slightly earlier, to adapt and get over the initial culture shock. The international committee ensures they do their utmost best to make your time over here as fun as possible, by organising trips and hosting various events throughout the year.
The pub quiz, which is on every Tuesday evening at the SU, is a great night out. It’s a brilliant place to meet and mingle with people from different courses and different years of study. You have many chances of winning various prizes like a pizza, prizes for the best team name and, of course, the winners’ prize.
You can hire out a bike for a 48-hour period and for the whole year, it is only £20! Each time you borrow the bike, a helmet is included, so go and get fit and cycle your way around Worcester!
The University is a hotspot for diversity. There is so much support at the University of Worcester for disability, LGBT, ethnicity, and faith. In the Students’ Union committee, there is an elected diversity officer which will be the primary contact.
Societies are great for making new friends that are not living with you or on the same course as you. It’s also beneficial to learn something new and meet like-minded people.
There are so many different societies ranging from Harry Potter to Ultimate Frisbee. Close friendships are formed through societies – so why not join one during the Fresher’s Fair in September?