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What to expect

What will my course be like?

The University of Worcester emphasises an independent approach to learning in a supportive environment.

Your time may be considerably less structured than at school or college and you will be encouraged to take ownership of your learning experience and make the most of the opportunities we offer. It is through this partnership that you will experience the full benefits that a Worcester education brings.

Personal Academic Tutoring

Our Personal Academic Tutoring Scheme will help you to become a successful member of the University community and make the transition into higher education.

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Study skills and teaching methods

Ultimately, you are in control of your own learning. In order to do well, you will need to develop effective study strategies.

These include such skills as:

  • Managing your study time
  • Taking notes
  • Planning your assignments
  • Tracking down books and searching for electronic resources
  • Preparing a presentation
  • Revising for exams

Your study skills will develop through practice, trial and error and from feedback from lecturers and your classmates. You may be surprised at how your thinking and writing skills develop over time. Visit our Study Skills website for advice on how to make the most of your study time and achieve your potential.

A typical week

A full-time student will normally study 4 modules (i.e. ‘classes’) each semester.

Modules run throughout the day and many are available in the evening. You’ll select your modules online and build up your own timetable.

Your modules may include lecturers, seminars, tutorials, practical work and placements.

Each module has a ‘module guide’, which gives you detailed information on reading lists, assignments and learning outcomes. These guides will help you plan your work and will signpost useful resources.