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Life at Warwick

The University of Warwick was founded in 1965 on a 290 hectare campus. Warwick is located near the historic town of Stratford-Upon Avon, about one hour by train north of London. As a university, Warwick is consistently ranked in the top ten of all major national rankings of British universities. Being a campus, it has an excellent range of sports, arts and entertainment facilities at hand, as well as a very active students union. In addition to the excellent teaching and learning facilities, it is a place that is well set up for you to enjoy your time at.



The University has an extensive range of on-campus accommodation set in peaceful, woodland locations. Accommodation includes flats and halls of residence with fast internet access included in the price.

Students studying

Learning Grid

The Learning Grid is a unique facility that is popular with our students. Open 24 hours a day, it's a great resource for group working and developing new cross-discplinary interactions with like-minded individuals.

Students using a computer


Our modern library has one million books and many terminals providing online access to thousands of electronic journals and e-books, to support your independent learning.

general campus


The University of Warwick is set in a 720 acre landscaped campus. This includes four lakes and two woodland areas perfect for relaxing in the summertime.

tennis player


We have world-class sporting facilties at Warwick. This includes a large sports centre with gym, indoor climbing wall, 25-metre swimming pool, several all-weather tennis courts, 60 acres of outdoor playing fields and 70 sports clubs.

Aerial view - location


The main Warwick campus is 70 minutes from London, 20 minutes to Birmingham Airport and only a few miles from Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. We are also near the busy towns of Leamington Spa and Kenilworth for all your shopping needs.

cafe library - facilities


The campus provides a wide range of shops, cafes bars and restaurants. Banks, a pharmacy, doctor's surgery and post office are also on campus and open throughout the year.

Students in Students

Students' Union

The heart of the social scene, with eight bars and four food/coffee bars, the Union also has its own newspaper and radio station, as well as over 250 societies to choose from.

dancers - entertainment


There are 2,000 events each year at the Warwick Arts Centre; an on campus facility that is one of the biggest of its type in the UK, and the largest arts centre outside of London.