The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

THE Awards 2019 – Shortlisted – University of the Year 

The University has been shortlisted for University of the Year in the 2019 Times Higher Education Awards and the 2019 UK Social Mobility Awards. It is also shortlisted for Sustainability Institution of the Year in the 2019 Green Gown Awards.

The University’s strength across many areas is reflected in the fact that it was also shortlisted for Outstanding Support for Students, Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community, International Collaboration of the Year, Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year and Datapoints Merit Award in the 2019 Times Higher Education Awards. 

In the 2019 National Student Survey, 88.2% of Worcester final year students said they were satisfied overall, placing the University at 16th out of 152 institutions and 8th out of all English non-specialist universities. Nine courses at Worcester received 100% satisfaction.

The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, the university strives to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. 

The university was ranked Number One in the UK for Quality Education and Gender Equality in the 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

Worcester is home to Europe’s first integrated university and public library, The Hive, and Britain’s first inclusive indoor sports hall purpose-designed to include the wheelchair athlete, the University of Worcester Arena, two facilities that exemplify the commitment to inclusion. The University is top in the UK for gender equality and in the top 10 of universities to best reflect society. 

Outstanding graduate employment

Worcester has one of the best records of graduate employment in the Country. In the Government-published Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017), Worcester was placed in the top 10 for sustained employment with or without further study, one, two and three years after graduation. Over 97% of our graduates are in work or continuing to study within six months of graduating.

A key feature of a University of Worcester education is the golden triangle of professional education, which interweaves expert knowledge and practical learning. At the three points of the triangle are the well-motivated student, an inspiring educator, and an expert professional mentor. 

With close industry links across a range of sectors, Worcester students have opportunities to access work placements, to earn-as-they-learn in jobs relevant to your studies, as well as volunteering, all helping to build your skills, confidence and employability.


The University of Worcester is a community where students love to live and learn. Whatever walk of life you come from, Worcester provides an active, friendly, and supportive environment in which to grow and learn. Worcester is a campus University based in the charming city of Worcester – where lively city culture and idyllic rural beauty combine to offer the best of both worlds.

With over 1,000 single-occupancy rooms across our campuses, Worcester offers contemporary accommodation to suit a variety of budgets and needs. Your safety and comfort are University’s priority, and all university-managed halls operate 24-hour security, 24-hour emergency maintenance, free contents insurance, and cleaning of communal areas. Wired and wireless internet access, utility costs, and free gym membership are also included.

  • St John’s Campus 

University’s home for over 60 years, St John’s Campus is situated near beautiful parkland in a friendly, residential area in Worcester, close to the city centre. With a range of en-suite and standard rooms available and convenient on-campus amenities nearby, you’ll be part of a safe and vibrant student community just a short walk from class.

  • City Campus

Located in the heart of the city and within walking distance of St John’s campus, the beautifully-restored Georgian buildings of City Campus provide an inspiring setting to live and learn. With over 170 en-suite rooms and shared kitchen and dining areas, living at City Campus is ideal for making new friends and exploring all that Worcester has to offer. 

  • Off-campus accommodation

If you’re looking to live off campus, Worcester’s accommodation team can help you find the perfect place to live through our network of accredited landlords.


The cost of living in Worcester is comparatively very reasonable. Rent and many other costs are lower than larger cities. The proximity of our campuses and halls of residence to each other and to the city centre means that you won’t need spend additional money on transportation.