The University of Worcester is a small, friendly university with a hands-on approach. Class sizes are small, meaning students enjoy the support and experience of our lecturers throughout their studies. Students are also assigned a Personal Academic Tutor to support them with any questions they may have.
Although as a Medical student you will be spending a lot of your time studying and on placement, you will still have time to enjoy the supportive community of students from around the world. With around seventy different nationalities represented on campus, you will have the chance to experience different cultures, and join in different events, for example Lunar New Year and Diwali.
Worcester is a hidden gem, relatively unknown but a beautiful place in which to live and study. One in ten people who live in Worcester is a student (which also means lots of student discounts!). What really sets Worcester apart are the independent businesses in stunning locations that you can’t find in every city, from bars in 16th century Tudor houses, to burger joints under railway arches, and pub gardens on the riverbank. Worcester is home to a host of live music venues, weekly open air markets, a retro gaming and pinball arcade and an indoor climbing centre. The River Severn – the longest river in the UK – winds past the cathedral where the University of Worcester graduation ceremonies are held.
The University of Worcester is in a perfect location for students to visit the rest of the UK. London is just over two hours away by direct train whilst Birmingham is 40 minutes away. If you would like to explore the countryside the Malvern Hills are 12 minutes away, and Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon is just over an hour away. The beautiful Cotswolds, the city of Oxford and the shopping centre Bicester Village are within easy reach. Our International Experience team frequently arrange trips for our international students, for example to Blenheim Palace and to the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
Worcester is a great place for either playing or watching sport! The city is home to the Worcester Warriors rugby club as well as Worcestershire County Cricket Club, whose New Road ground is widely regarded to be the most beautiful in the country. The Worcester Wolves basketball club match nights at the University Arena are a regular fixture in the social as well as the sporting calendar.
Worcester has previously been voted the happiest city in the UK, as well as finishing in the top three for both safety and friendliness, making it an ideal city in which to make your home.
The British Medical Association was founded in 1832, in what is now the boardroom of the Worcester Business School. The University has continued its ties to healthcare, with strong experience in training compassionate nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and paramedicine healthcare professionals.
The university was awarded the largest allocation of additional health-related student places in the UK in 2020 – a third of the University’s students are currently studying courses allied to health. This year, it celebrates 25 years of delivering nursing and midwifery education and is now considered to be one of the best training centres in the country for these professions.
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