Guidance for new students

Guidance for new students

What should I do before I come to the University of Worcester?

When you are ready to apply to come to the University of Worcester please contact us to discuss any support or advice you might need. Or come and speak to us at one of our Open Days. The Disability and Dyslexia Service has a team of specialist advisors who will be able to discuss any questions or concerns you may have and look at what support can be put in place for you during your time with us. Though we are here to help you and there is lots of support available, it is also important for you to consider what issues you might face and what support you might need during your studies. This might include thinking about:

  • Your course, how it is taught and assessed and what expectations they might have of students. 
  • Will there be any placements or trips involved in your course? How will these work and will you require support or help with these?
  • What your day to day living experience might look like as an independent student possibly living away from home for the first time?
  • Have you got any special accommodation or mobility requirements, that will also need to be considered.
Careful discussion of these types of questions before you start your studies can help to ensure that you have a smooth and successful transition into Higher Education.

We also strongly advise all eligible students to you make an early application for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) as you may be entitled to funded support during your studies. DSA is available to all students who have an existing disability/dyslexia/on-going medical condition.

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To contact the Disability and Dyslexia Service please:

Phone 01905 85 55 31


PNG008 Peirson Study and Guidance Centre,

University of Worcester,

Henwick Grove,