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People considering a new career or looking to pursue an interest to a high level are being invited to get free advice at four forthcoming events at the University of Worcester.

The University will be hosting Open Afternoons on Thursday 1, Friday 2 and Wednesday 21 of November from 12 to 4pm and an Open Day on Sunday 2 December from 10 – 3pm.

The University of Worcester offers a wealth of full and part time courses, to help people of all ages and backgrounds interested in Higher Education study, including in the areas of teacher training, nursing, sport, biology, business and art.

Worcester is one of a handful of universities in the Country which is both rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for teacher training and outstanding for the subsequent employment in teaching of its graduates.

In sport, Worcester enjoys an excellent, international reputation and work placements help ensure that Worcester sports science and coaching graduates are some of the most employable in the country.

Other areas in which Worcester performs particularly strongly include the training of ante-natal teachers, where Worcester has become the university partner for the National Childbirth Trust, and in Biology, which was rated 7th in the Country in the recent National Student Survey.

The open events are an opportunity for anyone considering university study to speak to current students and lecturers and receive guidance on fees, funding, and support.

Visitors can join campus tours for a look at the University’s new facilities including The Hive, the Riverside Building, which gives students access to top class sporting and drama facilities, and catch a glimpse of the Worcester Arena, which is currently under construction and will open in early 2013.

Science laboratories, computing and graphical design suites and the City Campus, located in the historic building of the former Worcester Royal Infirmary, will also be open.

University Academic Registrar, Kevin Pickess, said: “Our Open Afternoons are always well-received and we expect to welcome around 500 prospective students through our doors at each event.

“These events provide a further opportunity for those considering study at Worcester to come and see for themselves the opportunities and facilities available here and make a fully informed decision about Higher Education.”

Anyone who is interested in attending an Open Afternoon can call 01905 855141 or visit the University’s website www.worcester.ac.uk