Tuesday, 05 March 2013
NUS Vice President (Higher Education), Rachel Wenstone described the University of Worcester as one of the most “public facing” universities she has come across.
During a recent visit, Rachel visited The Hive, the Country’s first joint university and public library, which is a joint initiative between the University and Worcestershire County Council, as well as the Worcester Arena, a new sports facility designed with disabled and abled-bodied athletes at its core. She also heard about the many projects the University is involved in which benefit the community.
“The big project for the NUS this year is about post 16 and tertiary education and what it should look like, along with the public value of universities,” she said. “The Hive and the sports facilities at the University of Worcester are key examples of this. I’m quite blown away by it.
“The work of Worcester Students’ Union, to recruit over 400 Student Academic Representatives (StARS) is also fantastic. The University is keeping academia at its core and making students feel a part of it. It’s one of the best examples I have seen.”
Rachel was shown around by Worcester Students’ Union Vice President Sam Uppal. “We were delighted to welcome Rachel to Worcester,” she said. “There are many fantastic things going on here to bring higher education to the masses and provide great benefits educationally and socially to individuals and the community as a whole.”