My View of the University of Worcester’s Studying Facilities

If you are a future student that doesn’t know much about the available facilities, didn’t get a chance to visit them on open days and would like to know a bit more, or are a current student who’s fearful of the unknown, then this blog post is for you.

The Hive

The Hive is a big, grand gold building that is situated on the other side of the river from the University’s St Johns Campus.

There is an easy route from the Hive to both the City Centre and St Johns Campus, so it is relatively straightforward to get to, no matter where you are living during your time of study.

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It is Britain’s first ever joint library for both University students and members of the public and although anyone can use it, there are different floors for different purposes.

For example, books for University students are located on Level 3 (where you can also find a very skilled and useful Academic Librarians).

It’s crammed with every book that you could ever want, for pleasure and for assignments, has plenty of space to work both individually and in groups and has a cafe that offers student discount – just show your University of Worcester ID Card!

The Riverside Building

The location of this particular Worcester facility is pretty self-explanatory and is directly next door to the University of Worcester Arena.

This is a facility that is full of rooms and halls for lectures, but also has quiet communal areas full of computers for students to do their work.

It’s mainly used by Sports students due to the gym and studio spaces it has, but is open for all students to use for studying purposes.


It’s a great place to go if you need to meet up for group tasks or use any of the computers or work spaces. It’s only a short walk to the City Centre and the McDonald’s is a stones throw away – perfect for mid-study refueling.

The Peirson Building

The Peirson Building is conveniently situated opposite the Edward Elgar building on the St Johns Campus. It has two floors of group and silent study areas, printers, computers and tables to work at.

It’s a good place to visit in between lectures if you have time to spare and also boasts an IT Help Desk for any IT problems that you could encounter.


I’m sure that at some stage you will visit at least one of these fantastic buildings, so why not drag your friends along with you? You never know who else you might see in there!