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University of Worcester

1,762 University of Worcester reviews

The annual Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs) highlight the incredible work carried out by institutions for their students. Due to Covid restrictions, this year’s awards were not collected on uni campuses as usual, but instead based on submissions from institutions, which were then judged by our special student panel.

2021 WUSCA winners

Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(4.2)
  • University of Worcester
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Alicia
05 Oct 19

University of Worcester

Forensic & Applied Biology BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

It’s really good. I find my course fun and interesting and I love doing practicals. The people I live with are nice although sometimes a bit messy. I get homesick a lot but that should ease after time and is fine when I’m with friends.

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

This week there was a jobs fair for people looking for part time and volunteering work. We are set up on myCareer. The Worcester award focuses on skills in the workplace and experience and helps people Stand out for job offers.

Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?

I really enjoy the practicals and most of my modules. Lectures can be a bit boring but it depends on the lecturer so it’s usually fine. Don’t like workshops because most of the time they’re telling me stuff I know, like how to read a report.

How many contact hours per week do you have?

15

Students' Union
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?

It’s good. The shop is great for essentials in a pinch and the Hangar is good for drinks and socials.

Accommodation
What do you think about the safety, condition, location and cost of your accommodation?

I’m in a house, it’s really good. I have a huge room, double bed we have a washing machine, tumble-dryer and dishwasher. It’s great

Uni Facilities
How good are your university's facilities?

Good, pretty much everything is new and up to date

Local life
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?

Great shops, not too many incidents, lots of clubs and bars. Great to just have a walk around. Transport to and from the city centre is great too.

Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?

Haven’t been to anything yet but there’s a huge selection.

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

Good. We have a personal academic tutor that we have to meet twice a semester and at first point there are people to answer any questions and point you in the direction for counselling if needed.

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Charlotte
29 May 21

University of Worcester

PGCE - Secondary - Physical Education

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Course was good, very informative and helped me prepare well for becoming a PE teacher. The support was there when I needed on multiple issues that I faced. The sessions we did at uni came into practice when I was at placement and when visiting me at placement the feedback was detailed

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Danielle
07 May 21

University of Worcester

Law LLB (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Although being in a pandemic has certainly made my second year at university a lot different to what I originally expected, the University of Worcester have made me feel supported along the way regardless. The campus facilities have always been good to go and study in, there’s a wide range of help available and my course, Law LLB, has been amazing despite everything. My lecturers have been really supportive but also delivered content on time and clearly despite everything being online. There is always enough time for them to help me and overall my whole experience has been positive.

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Danielle
07 May 21

University of Worcester

Law LLB (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

I have enjoyed every module and the support offered, it has been intellectually challenging with lots of support where I have needed it. I have gotten involved with multiple societies which has been very beneficial, and supported with mock interviews to get a graduate job.

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T
07 May 21

University of Worcester

Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Limited online contact time, too few lectures but lots of online group work. That hasn’t worked well, people feel uncomfortable, don’t have a suitable environment to participate from, poor internet etc. High staff turnover and absences of staff since starting the course is concerning.

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Lucy
06 May 21

University of Worcester

Journalism and Media & Culture BA (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Amazing students' union. Some amazing tutors, some have not adapted well to online learning though with technical issues causes lots of disruptions and disengaged learning. Some tutors have been lacking with assignment support. Amazing well-being support and academic support options.

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rupi
06 May 21

University of Worcester

PGCE - Primary Mathematics

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

The University has been very supportive and responsive during this period. All students have PATs that they can discuss any University related concerns. Firstpoint is another resource available to students to help with any concern, needs or just someone to help steer you in the direction of assistance that you need.

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Kelly
06 May 21

University of Worcester

Journalism and Media & Culture BA (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

I feel that, although majority has been online, most lecturers have adapted well to this approach and have managed to make the experience as engaging and as “normal” as possible

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arron
06 May 21

University of Worcester

Clinical Psychology BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

A lack of respect and academic integrity left me feeling like a customer more than a student. Being provided the bare minimum product throughout second and third year, just to satisfy governmental requirements. I have had no communication from my course since our last lecture, with no goodbye message and no discussions about what comes next. Some lecturers were amazing and instilled enthusiasm for the subjects while others dismissed all interaction and opted to play pre-recorded sessions. And then have the audacity to state that we had it better off this year due to being able to watch the recordings again. The way online teaching was handled made me want to drop out several times and if not for the provision of mental health services I would have.

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Emily
06 May 21

University of Worcester

Sports and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Some modules handled the online learning better than others - overall I am content with content delivery though. Sports clubs and the SU have been a slight let down though. I'm also disappointed that I've paid a few months of rent whilst I wasn't living in the house -so that's some money I'm not seeing again. COVID relief funds by the SU were also rather bias - aka if you were in your overdraft (probably due to reckless spending) then you'd be granted money which I though was unfair for students struggling or who had reasonably used their money. I don't think my academic year was 100% worth what I have paid for, but I highly doubt I'm seeing that money again either.

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