Starting University can be a daunting experience. When the excitement of Welcome Week winds down you may want to get yourself better acquainted with the excellent facilities that the University of Worcester has to offer. To assist you in acclimating to you new surroundings here is a brief guide to some of the places you are going to become very familiar with throughout your time at the University.
St John’s Campus
St John’s Campus is most likely where you will spend the majority of your time. Home to over 10,000 staff and students, St Johns is the ideal place to aid in your studies. Some of the highlights include…
- The Pierson Study and Guidance Centre; a learning area with 24 hour IT access and home to First point, which provides advice on all areas of student life.
- A Drama Studio
- A multi gym and sports hall
- Two AstroTurf pitches
- The Pear Tree Bar
- The recently refurbished Student Union, home to a wide range of clubs and societies and includes a shop and café.
- A Bike Shop
Located on the site of the former Royal Infirmary and reopened in 2010 as Worcester Business School’s, the City campus will become quite familiar to you if you have chosen a business course. It is also home to the Infirmary. An interactive exhibition combining history, science, art and technology to explore the medical stories of one of England’s oldest infirmaries.
University of Worcester Arena
A Spacious high tech 2000 seat arena, which provides a place to develop innovative sports schemes and attracts spectator events to the city. The University provides support in the area of sport analysis, fitness and nutrition advice to Worcester County Cricket Club, Worcester Wolves, Aston Villa FC, Birmingham City FC and West Bromwich Albion FC. The Arena is also home to the Worcester Wolves Basketball team and acts as the training base for GB Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team.
The Hive Library
Officially opened in 2012 by her majesty the queen, the £60 million pound facility is home to over 2 million books and extra learning and social space for students as well as home to a range of events including public lectures, exhibitions and performances.
This brief guide does not even scratch the surface of what the University of Worcester has to offer and much of what the University offers will have to de discovered on your own. It is my hope that this brief introduction will help you do just that. Good luck!
Article by Shaun Bowden.