What's it like going to university during a pandemic? Our students talk about how they've found it studying and socialising this year.

Choosing where, when, and even if, to go to university is a big decision. That's true at any time, but with coronavirus it can even be difficult to imagine what life at university will be like. We've asked our students about their experiences of studying this semester.

A different approach to the pandemic

There have been several headlines this year about the way that many universities have handled the pandemic, and how they have treated their students.  At Worcester, our approach has been very different, with three out of every five classes in-person between September and Christmas. At the same time, through careful planning, we have remained a Coronavirus coldspot. 

Our students have been among the most satisfied with their experience this term, the results of a new national survey have shown. With almost 20% more University of Worcester students satisfied with their student experience this semester than the national average. 

Student experiences across subjects

Hear from our students on a range of different courses, as they explain what it's been like for them studying at university during the 2020-21 academic year.


Staff perspective on returning to face-to-face teaching

A lecturer from our School of Sport and Exercise Science has been reflecting on the return to face-to-face teaching and learning, in the latest edition of the School’s newsletter for students

What is blended learning?

For many years, the majority of our teaching has taken place in small group settings such as seminars, laboratory classes, tutorials, clinical simulation and other practical sessions. So far in 2020-21 we've continued to teach these in person, while strictly following the Government safety guidelines in place at the time.

Other sessions have been delivered through a blend of in-person and online learning.

Find out more about studying at Worcester