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Accommodation at University of Worcester Praised by Enjoy England Inspectors

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The University of Worcester has been reaccredited under the Quality in Tourism Assessment scheme for the third year.

The University’s accommodation at both St John’s and City campuses impressed inspectors of the scheme scoring a 3 Star Self Catering rating and a 3 and 4 star Campus rating following the latest inspection.

The University is also accredited under the ‘Families Welcome’, ‘Cyclists Welcome’ and ‘Walkers Welcome’ schemes, helping to encourage visitors to the area to make the most of the walking and cycling countryside around.

Deborah Naylor, the University’s Venue Manager, said: “During the summer months we are able to offer visitors a quality experience in University accommodation and we are delighted that the national tourism organisation has recognised this.

“There were some very positive comments in the report, including ‘the ongoing commitment to developing the accommodation and guest experience continues to be noted and the staff ratios in the summer have also been improved’, together with very positive comments relating to the booking system and the guest welcome. Cleanliness and the environment also continued to score highly.”

There is a range of accommodation on offer throughout the summer, all located within easy walking distance of the centre of Worcester. There are options to suit everyone from spacious apartments built to the highest specification with en suite rooms, fully fitted kitchens and dining areas, to standard rooms, ideal for those on a limited budget. There are also launderette facilities and secure cycle stores.

For meetings and conferences the University boasts high quality facilities with touch screen control, induction systems for the hard of hearing, voice reinforcement and digital voice recorders for podcasting, as well as a host of other useful equipment. The Yelland and Urwin lecture theatres, each seating up to 200, showcase the very latest technology, including Blu-ray HD and Dolby Surround Sound, adding an extra dimension to rival even the very best presentations.

If you would like to find out about staying on campus or organising an event, contact the University’s Conferencing Team on 01905 542121 or email conferencing@worc.ac.uk