If you're looking for a mad student night out worcester probably isn't for you. But if you're looking for a chilled city atmosphere and a night out where you know almost everyone then it definitely is, shopping is average but you're only a 45 minute train to Birmingham. Overall a pretty cheap but nice place to study
Lots of things to do, especially on weekends. However, lots of things to do are on the edge of the city such as Meadowhall etc therefore hard to get to. Lots of cheap places to eat which is good for students but also a couple of expensive places.