Deciding or choosing where to go to university is always a confusing decision – as you begin to think of the daunting three years ahead, it has to be just right. Here are the top reasons for choosing the University of Worcester and what you may consider is that it was not the program that sold it to me.
1. The Size
This was absolutely one of the top five facts for choosing Worcester. Having fewer students in the lecture/seminar means more successful learning and one-on-one lessons. In my program or course, I got a lot of time with my tutors and meetings about assignments whenever required. During my dissertation time period, setting up tutorials with my supervisor was not at all difficult which really assisted when I require guidance.
2. City and Country in one
Worcester is a famous and popular city; it has a beautiful cathedral in the city center. But, similarly to the University, it is not a very large city. For me only, coming from Gloucestershire which is just down the motorway, it is almost a home from the home city. It is not big at all, but it has all the essentials you require. Being only a small city in the Midlands means you do not have to travel too far to find yourself in the rural area, which is the type of surroundings I am used to. Having this city/country accessibility is absolutely the best reason to come to this University if you are interested/attracted to having the best of both worlds.
3. Earn as You Learn
One of the best facts the University has to provide to its students is the Earn as you Learn scheme. It means that while you are learning at Worcester, you can work for the University of Worcester. The University offers a massive range of jobs, from a Drama Ambassador to Facilities/services, from University bloggers to Bar Staff. There’s a lot to do at the university and it is certainly worthwhile. You get to meet different-different people in and around the University you may not have met before and it is also the best pay. And for more about earning as you learn so arrange a free consultant at study in UK.
It is vast as you can have a few jobs for the University and the University stresses that your studies come first, which some other businesses in the city may not prefer as kindly. Perfect option!
The University of Worcester has many societies; such as Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Hockey, Harry Potter, Musical Theatre, and Doctor. There is a society for everybody. And if there is not a society for you, the Students’ Union can help you create your own society/group. Joining a society is a must at University and I am quite gutted that I did not join one until my last semester of the second year. It is such a huge thing to be a part of, outside of your degree.
You get to carry on a hobby you may have left behind at home or at college or secondary school and it is necessary to have a balance between play and work.
The accommodation in Worcester is certainly one of its major selling points, well for me it is anyway. The word Halls may scare a little of you along with the thought of sharing a kitchen and a bathroom, but, honestly, the halls at Worcester are lovely! I had a fixed room in the halls on City Campus in my first year and I respected it. The first some weeks were like living in a hotel with an en-suite until I had to start washing my clothes and doing the ironing!
There are a lot of student houses in Worcester as well and if staying in halls does not suit you in the first year, you can always look into sharing a house which most second-year and final years go on to do.
Mostly all student houses in Worcester are really good and nothing is ever too far away here, definitely within walking distance or near a bus route! I love my student house, I have been capable to make it my own and as homely as possible which has been very important to me!
So these were some of the things that made me come and study at Worcester. I do not apologize for my choice and I would choose the same if I had to. What are the points you prefer when applying to university? Do not forget, going to an Open Day always help. Good luck, everyone!