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I've received a unconditional offer from Worcester and was just wondering what's life like there? Accommodation? Nightlife? The uni itself? Also what sports do they offer? I'm a big baseball fan so that would be a bonus. Thankssssss
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No one? Must be a dead Uni then...
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Hie everyone l have an interview at Worcester Uni for Mental Health nursing on the first week of Feb, can someone help me with some of the questions they ask in the interview, what level they need on Numeracy and also help w group discussions am so nervous


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I'm in the same boat as you haha, I honestly have no idea nad it doesnt look like anyone is willing to help haha
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Hey, I'm currently a first year in Worcester, doing History and Sports Studies (yes, it actually exists!).
One of the things I like about Worcester is that the university and town are pretty compact, but in a good way! The town has pretty much all the shops you'd want, but it's close enough to easily walk to. Nightlife is pretty good, with Tramps (which has Mode and Velvet attached) sponsoring the SU and providing the 'official' freshers events, and Bushwackers (and its pre-club Sin) being the other main one. There's plenty of pubs about, and a few bars as well (shout out to The Wheatsheaf and Rileys!), but the SU bar on campus (the Pear Tree) is usually pretty quiet (it's quite small, and at the moment more focused on being a socialising venue, but I think they're listening to feed back!), but still cheap.
There's drinking most nights, with Monday being the 'official' one (Mayhem Monday at Tramps). Thursday is pretty good, because Sin is open before Bushwackers, but Wednesday is my favourite... Sports social! Every Wednesday all the sports teams go out, some in fancy dress (Swimmers dress up every week, American Football once a month), and it's a great way to get to know your team!
Have a look on the SU website (http://www.worcsu.com/studentgroups/...782503/sports/ ) for all the teams, but if you're really passionate and can get enough support you can start your own team/society

Accommodation isn't too bad. It's all self catered (for better or worse...), and is split into different groups: En-suit extra, en-suit, standard plus, standard, and traditional (more commonly know by their former names as platinum plus, platinum, gold, silver and bronze). It's quite pricey, with the top accommodation being £137 a week! It is really nice, and the kitchen area is huge, but still, less drinking money I'm in en-suit, which is £123 next year (but £113 currently). The rooms are big, like I've got plenty of space in mine, and having a shower and toilet is really nice! However, the actual standard of it is a bit so-so, and with the change in price, it's probably worth going for en-suit extra if you can afford it!

The uni is pretty nice, with most of it on the St Johns main campus. It's a mix of buildings, with the modern Charles Darwin building, the ancient Breedon building, and the pleasant brick Edward Elgar building. There's plenty of computers available, including in the recently opened Pierson study centre. There's the Riverside building and The Garage just down the road by the river where a few classes are held, and there's also City Campus which is in a beautiful old hospital, with it's own accommodation (which is nice and new!). The library, The Hive, is alright. It's just opened, and has plenty of computers and laptop spaces. However, it's shared with the public, so expect a lot of kids, unemployed chavs, and new parents hanging about taking up space and computers. The uni is aware of this, and is adjusting things to make it better for students. However, it's also about 15 minute brisk walk from St Johns, and isn't open 24-hours, which is a bit annoying when you like to work at night.

Overall it's a pretty nice place. I like it because it's not too big (only about 10,000 students, compared with 40,000 in Manchester!), has enough of a social scene, and is close to home
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Hey, I'm currently a first year in Worcester, doing History and Sports Studies (yes, it actually exists!).
One of the things I like about Worcester is that the university and town are pretty compact, but in a good way! The town has pretty much all the shops you'd want, but it's close enough to easily walk to. Nightlife is pretty good, with Tramps (which has Mode and Velvet attached) sponsoring the SU and providing the 'official' freshers events, and Bushwackers (and its pre-club Sin) being the other main one. There's plenty of pubs about, and a few bars as well (shout out to The Wheatsheaf and Rileys!), but the SU bar on campus (the Pear Tree) is usually pretty quiet (it's quite small, and at the moment more focused on being a socialising venue, but I think they're listening to feed back!), but still cheap.
There's drinking most nights, with Monday being the 'official' one (Mayhem Monday at Tramps). Thursday is pretty good, because Sin is open before Bushwackers, but Wednesday is my favourite... Sports social! Every Wednesday all the sports teams go out, some in fancy dress (Swimmers dress up every week, American Football once a month), and it's a great way to get to know your team!
Have a look on the SU website (http://www.worcsu.com/studentgroups/...782503/sports/ ) for all the teams, but if you're really passionate and can get enough support you can start your own team/society

Accommodation isn't too bad. It's all self catered (for better or worse...), and is split into different groups: En-suit extra, en-suit, standard plus, standard, and traditional (more commonly know by their former names as platinum plus, platinum, gold, silver and bronze). It's quite pricey, with the top accommodation being £137 a week! It is really nice, and the kitchen area is huge, but still, less drinking money I'm in en-suit, which is £123 next year (but £113 currently). The rooms are big, like I've got plenty of space in mine, and having a shower and toilet is really nice! However, the actual standard of it is a bit so-so, and with the change in price, it's probably worth going for en-suit extra if you can afford it!

The uni is pretty nice, with most of it on the St Johns main campus. It's a mix of buildings, with the modern Charles Darwin building, the ancient Breedon building, and the pleasant brick Edward Elgar building. There's plenty of computers available, including in the recently opened Pierson study centre. There's the Riverside building and The Garage just down the road by the river where a few classes are held, and there's also City Campus which is in a beautiful old hospital, with it's own accommodation (which is nice and new!). The library, The Hive, is alright. It's just opened, and has plenty of computers and laptop spaces. However, it's shared with the public, so expect a lot of kids, unemployed chavs, and new parents hanging about taking up space and computers. The uni is aware of this, and is adjusting things to make it better for students. However, it's also about 15 minute brisk walk from St Johns, and isn't open 24-hours, which is a bit annoying when you like to work at night.

Overall it's a pretty nice place. I like it because it's not too big (only about 10,000 students, compared with 40,000 in Manchester!), has enough of a social scene, and is close to home
I went up for the business school open day last week and I just am so happy that my high expectations weren't screwed over by disappointment. thanks so much for this extra info!! Many of the student ambassadors that i spoke too had the same view that the accomadation prices had risen by about 8-10%, which, tbh is quite a lot.

I am wondering if you could tell me if there is any, or much, of a social gap (?) between people living in the more expensive accomadation and the much lower cheaper accomadation? I expected til recertly to go for he lower end en suite accomadation, but after looking over the student finance loan figures it seems that i shall be applying for the £87 a week accomadation.. Thoughts?
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I went up for the business school open day last week and I just am so happy that my high expectations weren't screwed over by disappointment. thanks so much for this extra info!! Many of the student ambassadors that i spoke too had the same view that the accomadation prices had risen by about 8-10%, which, tbh is quite a lot.

I am wondering if you could tell me if there is any, or much, of a social gap (?) between people living in the more expensive accomadation and the much lower cheaper accomadation? I expected til recertly to go for he lower end en suite accomadation, but after looking over the student finance loan figures it seems that i shall be applying for the £87 a week accomadation.. Thoughts?
Hey, glad I could help

Erm, I wouldn't say there's too much of a social gap between high and low end accommodation. There's a bit of harmless banter, usually about the plat-plus/en-suit extra being loaded, but nothing serious. Most people have friends in all the different halls!
Talking to my friends, the cheaper halls seem to be a bit more social, and the parties seem a bit wilder over there, but overall I don't think there's any real difference. Also, the halls are pretty close together anyway, so it's not as if you're in a completely different place if you go for the cheapest or most expensive halls.
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Hii I've got a conditional for public relations in Worcester uni just wondering if anybody has any info on the placement years abroad?? thanks!
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Thanks so much for the info! One quick question how many first years are 18 and 19 years old? I see all these posts of people who are much older going to worcester and it doesn't bother me however i would like flatmates who are more my age


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Worcester as in the WPI in the US?


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Thanks so much for the info! One quick question how many first years are 18 and 19 years old? I see all these posts of people who are much older going to worcester and it doesn't bother me however i would like flatmates who are more my age


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I'll be 19 but a school year above you. (I finished further education during 2012).

To be honest, at the moment I'm in halls at another uni and live with 5 other people in my school yeah, two from the year above and then one guy who's 27. It's all good! Most of the mature students won't opt to go into halls to be honest probably for the same reasons you'd prefer flatmates your age.
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Hey, I'm currently a first year in Worcester, doing History and Sports Studies (yes, it actually exists!).
One of the things I like about Worcester is that the university and town are pretty compact, but in a good way! The town has pretty much all the shops you'd want, but it's close enough to easily walk to. Nightlife is pretty good, with Tramps (which has Mode and Velvet attached) sponsoring the SU and providing the 'official' freshers events, and Bushwackers (and its pre-club Sin) being the other main one. There's plenty of pubs about, and a few bars as well (shout out to The Wheatsheaf and Rileys!), but the SU bar on campus (the Pear Tree) is usually pretty quiet (it's quite small, and at the moment more focused on being a socialising venue, but I think they're listening to feed back!), but still cheap.
There's drinking most nights, with Monday being the 'official' one (Mayhem Monday at Tramps). Thursday is pretty good, because Sin is open before Bushwackers, but Wednesday is my favourite... Sports social! Every Wednesday all the sports teams go out, some in fancy dress (Swimmers dress up every week, American Football once a month), and it's a great way to get to know your team!
Have a look on the SU website (http://www.worcsu.com/studentgroups/...782503/sports/ ) for all the teams, but if you're really passionate and can get enough support you can start your own team/society

Accommodation isn't too bad. It's all self catered (for better or worse...), and is split into different groups: En-suit extra, en-suit, standard plus, standard, and traditional (more commonly know by their former names as platinum plus, platinum, gold, silver and bronze). It's quite pricey, with the top accommodation being £137 a week! It is really nice, and the kitchen area is huge, but still, less drinking money I'm in en-suit, which is £123 next year (but £113 currently). The rooms are big, like I've got plenty of space in mine, and having a shower and toilet is really nice! However, the actual standard of it is a bit so-so, and with the change in price, it's probably worth going for en-suit extra if you can afford it!

The uni is pretty nice, with most of it on the St Johns main campus. It's a mix of buildings, with the modern Charles Darwin building, the ancient Breedon building, and the pleasant brick Edward Elgar building. There's plenty of computers available, including in the recently opened Pierson study centre. There's the Riverside building and The Garage just down the road by the river where a few classes are held, and there's also City Campus which is in a beautiful old hospital, with it's own accommodation (which is nice and new!). The library, The Hive, is alright. It's just opened, and has plenty of computers and laptop spaces. However, it's shared with the public, so expect a lot of kids, unemployed chavs, and new parents hanging about taking up space and computers. The uni is aware of this, and is adjusting things to make it better for students. However, it's also about 15 minute brisk walk from St Johns, and isn't open 24-hours, which is a bit annoying when you like to work at night.

Overall it's a pretty nice place. I like it because it's not too big (only about 10,000 students, compared with 40,000 in Manchester!), has enough of a social scene, and is close to home

Okey you seem to know a lot about Worcester I have applied for counselling course down there and I am going to live down there by mi self just wanted to ask is it a quiet place? Is it like crapy Coventry? is it fun? are there any fit guys? is it sociable place in uni and freshers? lol
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I've received a unconditional offer from Worcester and was just wondering what's life like there? Accommodation? Nightlife? The uni itself? Also what sports do they offer? I'm a big baseball fan so that would be a bonus. Thankssssss
Accommodation is quite nice. I only applied for Worcester so therefore can't really comment on the quality of accommodation, but I've heard it's reasonably priced compared to a lot of other unis.

Nightlife is good. I only started drinking/clubbing once I arrived at uni, so again can't compare, but there's three main clubs situated within a small distance of one another. There's also three clubs that are connected to one another, and you'll likely be filtered through them during freshers. I don't know the specifics on prices and such like, but Wednesday is social night for societies, and Friday is usually free-entry. Weekends prices go up.

I'll start with the negatives first. It's quite small in comparison to many others and I'd argue it feels more like a college than being at a university. The uni is split up into two campuses, and I live on the small one with few social facilities, so there's a bit of separation there. I would also argue that the uni needs to invest more into the City Campus in general, and also into courses other than sports (Worcester Uni is a sports-focused uni).

Otherwise, resources are fantastic, especially with the collaboration with the local library. Facilities are good. Lecturers are good. I'm in love with the town itself. The atmosphere is good. As a student you can get involved further with your course and help shape things, same with the uni as a whole.

(Original post by Looktothefuture)
No one? Must be a dead Uni then...
Not really. I can't imagine many students use this forum, to be honest.

(Original post by jadeannalis)
I am wondering if you could tell me if there is any, or much, of a social gap (?) between people living in the more expensive accomadation and the much lower cheaper accomadation?
Non that I've seen, in fact everyone seems to mingle quite well with one-another irregardless of the type of accommodation they live in. The only problem I currently have with the uni is that, whilst the two campuses are close to one another, City Campus has little in the way of social facilities and feels a bit disconnected from the main campus.

(Original post by Looktothefuture)
Thanks so much for the info! One quick question how many first years are 18 and 19 years old? I see all these posts of people who are much older going to worcester and it doesn't bother me however i would like flatmates who are more my age
Most are around that age range, though there are older students too.

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Okey you seem to know a lot about Worcester I have applied for counselling course down there and I am going to live down there by mi self just wanted to ask is it a quiet place? Is it like crapy Coventry? is it fun? are there any fit guys? is it sociable place in uni and freshers? lol
See above in regards social aspects and how the town is. I can't really comment on guys, but I would assume so.


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