The University of Worcester has been shortlisted for University of the Year in the 2020 Times Higher Education Awards, as well as Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year and the THE Datapoints Merit Award.
The University of Worcester is internationally renowned for its work in the area of inclusive sport, pioneering new ways of bringing people together and unifying communities. The powerful concept of inclusive sport at the University is underpinned by the belief that everyone should have the chance to participate in physical activity, regardless of their circumstances. Consequently, our successful experience of delivering elite and professional sport within a university setting confirms that an athlete centred approach that also has a clear focus upon personal development and well-being is central to the culture that we strive to create. Significantly, the positive attitude of the university team responsible for the delivery of the High-Performance Partnership (HPP), have a unique and proven track record of working actively and successfully with British Wheelchair Basketball.
The University of Worcester have demonstrated outstanding and unique commitment whilst working in partnership with British Wheelchair Basketball with a strong tradition of hosting international teams and staging major national and international events.
The HPP will become an integral part of the existing Worcester Wolves Basketball family and enjoy the home comforts of the inclusive and globally recognised University of Worcester Arena. The Arena is a multipurpose venue, designed to be fully accessible for wheelchair users and forms a nexus where university, community, and inclusion meet. The venue has been home to both the women’s and men’s British Wheelchair Basketball teams and the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships were staged here in August and September 2015. The preparation for the event saw the University of Worcester, British Wheelchair Basketball, and UK Sport work together to deliver an outstanding event. Viewed in person and online by over 200,000 spectators, it was the most successful single inclusive Paralympic sport event since the London 2012 Paralympics.
Please visit our Virtual Open Day for a Welcome from Mick Donovan, Head of School of Sport and Exercise Science and Managing Director of Worcester Wolves, and more information on University of Worcester and the facilities we offer, together with information on courses if you are a student athlete and an overview of the City of Worcester:
Whether you are a student athlete, or a non-student athlete, if you would like to book an tour of the University of Worcester Arena or meet our key HPP staff either online or in person, we will be offering times on the Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd, and Thursday 29th April. Please contact Andrea Bower via firstname.lastname@example.org to book.