Worcester – the Faithful City. We’re a small but great city, with a population of 100k, 1/10th of which are students. From Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce to Berrow’s Worcester Journal (the oldest newspaper in the world), there are lots of reasons to be proud to live in “the Woo”. In recent years, we’ve also been voted one of the safest and happiest cities in the country too! Here’s why Worcester is a great place to live.
There’s a lot of breathtaking nature and scenery in Worcestershire, not far from our University campuses. Famous names like J.R.R. Tolkien, Edward Elgar and C.S. Lewis found inspiration here when creating their masterpieces. Why not spend some quality time in nature and get inspired too? If you’re in Worcester and have a free afternoon or weekend, head out of the city centre and see all that our beautiful county has to offer.
What could your first year at university mean for you? Is it your first year in a new place, first contact with new people, new “home”, new lifestyle, new daily routine? Or maybe you’re coming out of your comfort zone to start a new chapter in your life? Whether you’re excited or nervous for the year ahead, here’s why it’s important to make the most of your first year at uni.
If you have free time this weekend and want to explore a nearby city, I believe Cheltenham is the right choice for you. Cheltenham is a lovely spa town, situated about 30 minutes away from Worcester, which boasts magnificent architecture and lots of exciting things to do with your free time (exploring, sightseeing, shopping).
If you haven’t had any experience in living on your own, moving away from your parents for university can seem scary. But it can also be one of the most exciting times of your life. Living in halls of residence is a great way to gain independence, learn life skills and make new friends. Here are my experiences of moving away from my parents for uni.
Conferences are one of the big changes that differentiates postgrad life from that of undergrad. As your research gets more tailored and specialised, going to conferences becomes an essential and fun activity. It is here that you get to really discuss your research and interact with peers and everyone is in the same boat. Conferences often have several talks so you can select which ones you go to, with rest breaks in between to network and enjoy a snack!
Starting university is a huge milestone for all new students. At sixth form, you had the luxury of home cooked meals, your parents doing your laundry and not spending money on rent. When you move to uni, you’ll quickly learn how to be independent and fend for yourself. Adjusting to university life can be challenging in the first few weeks, but you’ll gain confidence and life skills that will last throughout your degree. Here are the 4 things I’m glad I did before starting university.
Summer is finally here! If you’re lucky enough to be spending your summer months in Worcester, there are plenty of places to enjoy the sunshine. It’s important to be prepared and plan for hot weather, so you can enjoy the sun safely and have fun! Check out my tips on how to make the most of the sun in Worcester.