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Universities and Science Minister Visits Worcester

The Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts MP, praised the University of Worcester during his first visit to the University since becoming Minister.

The MP was shown The Hive, Europe’s first joint university and public library, which is a joint initiative between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council, before dropping in on a class of nursing students and finally spending time with Vice Chancellor, Professor David Green.

Professor Green said: “We were delighted to welcome the Minister to the University of Worcester and to show him some of the many terrific achievements of our staff and students.

“The Minister last visited the University in 2008; much has changed in the past five years and we were able to show him the success of our investment in new facilities, such as The Hive, as well as give him the opportunity to meet some of our highly talented and committed students.”

The Minister also met the President and the Education Vice President of Worcester University Students’ Union.

He said: “It has been great to visit the University, which is going from strength to strength with many exciting developments.

“The Hive is a very innovative way of linking library services for students and the City. It was also wonderful to meet some of the dedicated nursing students on the campus.”