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University of Worcester

The beautiful city of Worcester has always felt like a University city and in 2005 the Privy Council granted full University status to University College Worcester to create the University of Worcester. Since this time the University of Worcester has become the fastest growing university in the country with applications trebling in the last seven years.

The University plays a major part in the creation of a vibrant regional economy and society. The main campus is set in St Johns, the village in the city, where it boasts a green parkland campus with a host of fantastic facilities and modern halls of residence. A £120 million City Campus has been built in the heart of the city on the site of the former Royal Infirmary, one of Worcesters most important buildings and where the BMA (British Medical Association) was founded in 1832. The development includes careful, sympathetic refurbishment to ensure these historic buildings once again contribute to the life of the community. The restored Infirmary is set to be a focal point for excellent education, a centre for the arts, a resource for business and a dramatic fusion of old and new. It is just a few minutes' walk from the St John's campus, with footpaths, cycle routes and public transport linking the two.

Future developments include The Worcester Arena, located on the riverside, which will be opening its doors to both University students and the general public in spring 2012, ahead of the Olympics. The Worcester Arena will enable the University to offer unique services to local sports clubs in the community as well as elite and professional athletes around the Midlands. With spacious, high-tech facilities it can look to develop more innovative schemes, whilst also providing a venue that will attract a great range of spectator events to the city.
 
For full details on the University visit their website at www.worcester.ac.uk

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