Living in Worcester

The city you live in plays an important part in your University experience.

With one in 10 residents a student, Worcester is a fantastic place to study and live. It was recently named as one of the Times’ best cities to live, as well as being one of the happiest and safest cities in the UK. 

From its rich history and beautiful countryside to its independent shops and restaurants, there are many benefits to living in Worcester. 

The city is home to festivals, sport events and live music venues, so there is always plenty to do in the local area.

The City of Worcester


If you’ve just moved to the area and want to find out more about Worcester, why not explore the city and surrounding area with new found friends?

Worcester may be a city, but it’s still easily explored by foot. Our recently revamped Riverside has parks, fountains and wild flower meadows, all winding along the path of the River Severn - a brilliant way to spend a sunny summer’s day! 

Worcester is one of the oldest cities in the country and you can visit several historic sites - see the remains of an English Civil War fort at the park on Fort Royal hill, the grave of King John in the Cathedral or discover Worcester’s Civil War story at The Commandery.  You’ll find walking routes, maps and more information from the ‘Visit Worcester’ website.

Explore your new home

The surrounding area


Malvern is a close neighbouring town, just a 15-minute train ride away. You could take a walk on the Malvern Hills and enjoy the amazing views across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, take a packed lunch or stop at one of the local pubs for lunch or afternoon tea. For more information, view the Visit the Malverns website.


If shopping is your thing, within 45 minutes you can be in the centre of Birmingham, Britain’s ‘Second City’, where you’ll be in a shopper’s paradise! You’ll find high end retail in the Bullring and Grand Central or more independent shops and arcades. 

Be sure to check for student discounts before buying to keep your budgeting under control!  Fit in some cultural stops too at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery which has a fabulous collection of pre-Raphaelite masterpieces. For more information, view the Visit Birmingham website.

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