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Student Accommodation

  • Accommodation is guaranteed to first-year undergraduate students accepting a conditional or unconditional offer as first choice university by the relevant deadline, who apply for accommodation before the required date. Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Students can apply for accommodation no matter where they live.
  • There are halls to suit every budget and need, with accommodation on both St John's and City campuses as well as additional university managed accommodation in the city centre within walking distance of all the university's main sites. Self-catering facilities are available.
  • All halls of residence benefit from free Internet access, gym membership and contents insurance; no extra charges for gas, electricity and water; 24-hour security and emergency maintenance; welfare support, and an accommodation team who provide advice, help and support throughout a student's time at university.
  • All tenancies run for a standard term of 39 weeks although the university will accommodate students for longer if their course demands.

Accommodation Costs

University of Worcester

Number of university/college beds 1,170
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,379–£5,263
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £4,378–£5,871

Living Here

  • A beautiful, cathedral city in the heart of the English countryside, Worcester offers a unique combination of small-town charm and big-city sophistication.
  • Idyllically situated between two areas of outstanding beauty, Worcester is surrounded by the rolling Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds, and offers sensational views of the Severn Valley.
  • Renowned for its captivating history and colourful culture, the compact city centre is brimming with riverside cafés and bars, stylish shops, museums, theatres, and plenty of live cultural events.

Getting Around

  • The university is located centrally within the city of Worcester. Travelling around the city is easy, whether by foot, bicycle or bus. 
  • The university campuses and facilities are within a 20-minute walk of each other and the nearby city centre; students can head out on foot or borrow a bicycle through the university’s cycle loan scheme.
  • Buses run from the campuses and student semester bus tickets are available.
  • Centrally located and with excellent rail and road links, Worcester is within a 1-hour drive of Bristol, Coventry or Telford; 45 minutes from Birmingham; 45 minutes from Hereford or Wolverhampton; or 90 minutes from Cardiff. 
  • Excellent rail connections mean that travel times by train are nearly as swift.

Culture and Nightlife

  • From vintage tea rooms to riverside alfresco dining, Worcester caters for every taste and budget. Whether meeting friends for breakfast, grabbing a quick lunchtime snack, or partying the night away, there are dozens of cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs offering a wide-range of local and global dishes and drinks at student-friendly prices.
  • The pedestrianised city centre includes high-street brands, designer labels and independent boutiques, vintage stores, and second-hand shops.
  • Sport includes a number of highly successful professional clubs, including the Worcester Warriors rugby club, Worcestershire County Cricket Club and the university's Worcester Wolves Basketball Club.
  • Amid the city centre hustle and bustle are dozens of beautiful parks, peaceful gardens, and riverside locations, perfect for walking, cycling, picnics, and even horse riding. Beyond the city lies the spectacular Worcestershire landscape – from the Wye Valley to the west and the Cotswold hills to the south.