The Welcome to Worcester webpages will be updated during the summer of 2023 in preparation for the September Welcome Festival.
It’s almost time to begin your studies! These are the steps you need to complete before you join us at the University of Worcester.
Where can I park during the Welcome Festival?
During the Welcome Festival period parking on Campus is free for commuting students. After this period parking on Campus will require a permit or payment at one of our pay and display carparks. More information can be found on our dedicated parking webpages.
Preparing your finances
During registration, we’ll ask you how you’re paying your tuition fees. It’s important to sort out your fees payments as soon as possible.
Many students arrange for their fees to be financed by Student Finance. If you haven't already arranged your student finance, you can find out details about course fees, as well as information on student loans, in our Figure out Finance section.
There is also a lot of useful information available on our Money Advice pages. If you have any questions or concerns about paying your fees, you can contact or book an appointment with Firstpoint.
Once your place at Worcester is confirmed you’ll receive an email from us with your login details for our Student Portal. Typically this email is sent around a month before the course start date. We've also produced a video which gives an introduction to the registration process.
When logging in to the Student Portal for the first time you’ll be prompted to register for multi-factor authentication.
Registration is the process of becoming an official member of the University, this is done through our student online learning environment (SOLE).
We’ll already have a lot of the information from your application form, but we will need you to check this and provide some additional information.
As part of the registration we’ll ask you to:
- Confirm your personal details
- Provide a term time address (where you’ll be living while studying with us)
- Confirm your funding for the course
- Upload a photo (similar to a photo you’d use on a passport)
- Pick your modules (for courses with first year options)
Check your timetable
Once you’ve registered you’ll be able to access your timetable in our student online learning environment (SOLE) from late August 2023. Your timetable will also include any activities for your course during Welcome Weeks.
University wide events and activities will be listed on the Welcome Festival 2023 webpage.
Plan activities with the SU
At Worcester you will have the opportunity to get involved with a huge variety of clubs, sports teams and societies.
Being part of a team or society is a great way to meet new people with similar interests to yourself, and to enjoy a more rounded university experience.
the SU also offer volunteering opportunities, live events and student support. More information is available on the SU website.
As well as your academic timetable there are plenty of SU activities over the Welcome Festival 2023 including picnics, film nights and live events.
Note down our term dates
Our term dates outline when the majority of teaching takes place for each semester and any assessment weeks during the year.
Download our app
Remember to download the International Welcome Guidebook App on the App Store or Google Play or our Student Life Guide if you’re a student from the UK’. This will tell you about events and activities taking place over the Welcome period.
The app will provide you with campus maps and local information such as shops, banks and travel. You'll also find answers to questions often asked by first year students and who to contact for help and advice.
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