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Student Competition


Our aim with this project has been to create an inclusive and vibrant student community that we can bring with us into our new Faculty of Arts Building. We thought a great way to start engaging with our new space would be to produce some creative responses over the Summer that can be displayed within the new building when it opens in September.  

We would like you to respond to the following question: 

‘What do the arts mean to you?’ 

Now, we know this is a very broad question, but that’s the point! The departments and interests within the Faculty are many and diverse, and we want responses to reflect this. You may want to consider the arts in relation to this new building, and the opportunities it will provide for you, or you may wish to reflect on engagement with the arts that you’ve already experienced at Warwick. Or you could take the question in a completely different direction.  

We’ll welcome responses in the following mediums: 

  • Artwork 
  • Photography 
  • Film  
  • Poetry 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Sculpture  
  • Dance, monologues, theatre (please provide a recording) 

If you would like to respond in a medium not listed here, please contact Rebecca Stone at and we’ll do our best to accommodate!  

The closing date for responses is the 27th of September 2021 

Please upload responses via this link:  

The FAB Timeline

  • March 2020 The floor of level 2 is now visible from the Oculus.
  • January 2020 The mezzanine floor of the building is now clearly visible from the 1st floor of the Oculus.
  • November 2019 Commencement ceremony held in what will be the atrium of the new building. Classics staff and students perform a libation to the 9 Muses, Apollo and the Gods. A time capsule is buried in the base of the new building.
  • May 2019 Hoardings go up around Car Park 7 and on the 8 May demolition finally starts!
  • July 2018 The University goes out to tender for the construction and delivery of the new building
  • July - November 2017 RIBA Stage 2 consultation and design planning takes place. These consultations with all stakeholders dig more deeply into aspects of the overall design and operations of the building
  • February 2017 Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) win the RIBA competition to design the new building
  • October 2016 An international RIBA competition opens for the design of the new Faculty of Arts Building
  • July 2016 University Council approves a provisional budget for the construction of a new Faculty of Arts Building