I chose Worcester because…

There are many reasons I chose to study at Worcester, keep reading this post to find out!

Hi everyone, my name is Ellie and I recently finished studying Film Production at the University of Worcester. I now work as an intern in the Communications department. I’m very passionate about Worcester and want to share some of the reasons I chose to study here.

The course

I studied Art, English Literature and History at A Level and alongside this undertook the Extended Project Qualification for which I decided to make a short film. I had very little experience but a lot of determination as I have always been very interested in photography and visuals. I ended up getting an A* for my work, which led me to decide I wanted to study film further. I came to an Open Day at Worcester and toured the Digital Arts Centre and instantly felt inspired and at home. A third-year student answered all my questions about the course and the university which was so reassuring. I really liked the idea of studying practically, which is something most courses at Worcester offer!

The city

Worcester is a stunning city, within reach of the Malvern Hills and idyllic countryside. I visited Worcestershire frequently whilst growing up as my Nana lives nearby. It was nice to have a familiar face whilst at University and this partly influenced my decision to come here. Not only this, but Worcester’s history, its quaint parks and green spaces and cosy cafes all make it a very lovely place to live. Worcester is also a short train journey from Birmingham, Oxford and Hereford, amongst other major towns in the Midlands. This is great for if you like a day trip!

The campus

As you may know, the University of Worcester has four campuses: St Johns, City, Severn and Lakeside. I lived in the halls of residence on St John’s Campus in my first year, and most of my lectures took place here too. It’s also home to the Student’s Union. I instantly felt at home here as everything is placed nice and close. It’s also a lovely place to walk around. There’s plenty of spots to get food and sit outside in, there certainly isn’t a shortage of green space!

So there we have it, why I chose Worcester. Check out @worcester_uni on Instagram for some beautiful pictures of the city and campuses as well as information on how to apply.

Thanks for reading!