From all of us here at Worcester Students’ Union, congratulations on receiving your A-Level results today. No matter what the outcome, you have worked incredibly hard to get where you are. If you’re coming to Worcester – wohoo – we can’t wait to meet you!
Here’s everything we think you should know before your big impending move.
But wait… What if Worcester isn’t your firm or insurance choice, but now you’ve been swayed and really want to study here? What if things didn’t quite go to plan and you didn't get the results you expected, or things even went better than expected? It’s not too late to apply to the University of Worcester through clearing. Get in touch with the University via their clearing hotline (01905 855 111) or visit https://www.worcester.ac.uk/study/clearing/ to find out more.
Check out the Welcome Week line-up
Welcome Week is truly an exciting time for all students. Of course, the partying and nights out are one of the biggest aspects of Welcome Week, but there’s so much more to get involved with to help you meet new people and grow your confidence, without being permanently in hangover central.
Start the registration process
Excited about starting your course? There’s just a few key things you should get ready before you head to Worcester. Find out more here: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/life/prepare-for-study/welcome-to-worcester/before-you-arrive.aspx
Research the area
Start exploring what Worcester can offer you. Often voted as one of the best places to live and work in the UK, the city of Worcester offers a beautiful setting, a wealth of heritage, arts and culture, first-class sport, a wide variety of festivals and much more. There really is something to suit everyone. Venturing off campus is a great way to expand your horizons and really experience your new city.
Understand your expenses
Ok, now for one of the least exciting tasks – preparing your finances. Is there anything you need to complete for student finance? Perhaps you’re looking at setting up a student account? Have you thought about getting a student discount card, such as Totum? The money advice service here at the University also offers a range of guidance and information about financial support: https://www2.worc.ac.uk/moneyadvice/
Get some basic recipes together
Ask for help with making your favourite meals while you're still at home - you'll be glad you did once you're fending for yourself. Student cookbooks focus on using simple ingredients and cooking on a budget.
Make a packing checklist
Make sure you are Welcome Week ready. As your moving date looms, you might still be looking at a whole room of empty boxes and just general disorganisation (it happens to the best of us). To make things easier, start making a checklist of the main essentials. Remember you’re probably only going to have one car to fit all this stuff in anyway, so try not to over-pack, and leave the family dog at home...
You will be forever grateful for that decent night’s sleep when you’re well into your first night of Welcome Week. Make sure you’re well rested as moving in day is a long and tiring one!