The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.
A place for everyone
The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.
Worcester is home to Europe’s first integrated university and public library, The Hive, and Britain’s first inclusive indoor sports hall purpose-designed to include the wheelchair athlete, the University of Worcester Arena, two facilities that exemplify our commitment to inclusion. We are top in the UK for gender equality and in the top 10 of universities to best reflect society.
Our commitment to supporting students’ wellbeing was recognised in being shortlisted for Outstanding Student Support in the 2018 Times Higher University Awards, and we are regularly identified as a best practice example in this field.
We believe in educating and supporting the whole person to succeed in their own personal endeavours but to also use the skills they develop to build a better world.
Outstanding graduate employment
Worcester has one of the best records of graduate employment in the Country. In the Government-published Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017), Worcester was placed in the top 10 for sustained employment with or without further study, one, two and three years after graduation. Over 97% of our graduates are in work or continuing to study within six months of graduating.
A key feature of a University of Worcester education is the golden triangle of professional education, which interweaves expert knowledge and practical learning. At the three points of the triangle are the well-motivated student, an inspiring educator, and an expert professional mentor.
With close industry links across a range of sectors, Worcester students have opportunities to access work placements, to earn-as-they-learn in jobs relevant to your studies, as well as volunteering, all helping to build your skills, confidence and employability.
"We will support you whenever needed, with excellent counselling, guidance, welfare and support."
Professor David Green, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive
High quality teaching
In the first ever national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), Worcester was rated Silver, with assessors commenting that Worcester “delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students” and “consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education”.
This is backed by our own students whose satisfaction, recorded in the 2018 National Student Survey, placed the University at 15th for teaching quality and 18th for student experience in the Times Good University Guide 2019.
The TEF panel noted that we excel at teaching which encourages high levels of student engagement and commitment to learning and study. Including “excellent levels” of contact time and schemes that involve students in the process of enhancing their own learning experience.
A community-engaged university
Worcester has been an exemplar in the contribution a university can make to society. We recognise that the health and wellbeing of the University is inextricably tied to the physical, social, and economic wellbeing of the region in which we live. Our ideas, skills and resources contribute a great deal to the communities of which we are a part and we are committed to helping businesses, public and voluntary organisations to succeed.
We have deliberately chosen to develop our facilities differently, creating places that are open to all and that are conducive to co-operation and success.
Worcester is a leader in sustainability and climate change research, teaching and engagement. Our campus is a living laboratory for developing, testing and implementing solutions that enhance the health of people and planet. The University has been in the top five in the People and Planet ‘Green’ league since its launch in 2010.