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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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Student Reviewer
15 Jan 20

University of Worcester

Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)

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

It has been an incredible experience so far. Lots of lessons learned, I have also learned a lot about me and where I am heading in life. which is brilliant because before I came I had no clue. It's opened my eyes to the great world we have and so much more it has to offer. I like the people, the lecturers, and the city. I am glad I chose Worcester as my university, I like how much it reminds me of home. It's been a challenge so far, but I like a challenge. I can't wait to use what I have learned in my own practice one day and help many people and teach people skills I will take back

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

To be honest, the uni is great, and I am experiencing so much. But I can't say I've been helped with my employability skills

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

I like the atmosphere of teaching, it's relaxing. Tend to be less stressed this year compared to last as the teachers have focused so much on helping us. I like how practical it all is. What I don't like is lectures being placed all over one day with random breaks between, just find I can't use those breaks usefully. I would rather have a long lecture and the rest of the day off. As well as that having notice of when holidays begin and start in more advance would be useful as i'am an international student and I find it hard to book tickets to go home when they get expensive due to late notice

How many contact hours per week do you have?

12

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

Students union is good, love quiz and karoke night! Just the drinks are a little expensive

Uni Facilities
How good are your university's facilities?

Great, the bathrooms are always clean. Good equipment in the practical sessions. Can't say I've used the canteen a lot though. You do need to invest in tennis courts near by!

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

Yes brilliant location, and it's not a far walk into town either.

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

Great variety in societies. I wish I had more time to try more, just a uni tennis player right now, but its brilliant, and I am the social sec so social wars is one of the best nights

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

Haven't had counseling so cant say. But the PAT's are really helpful and encouraging.

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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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