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Undergraduate FAQs

What books do I need to buy?

How do I obtain personal protective equipment?

I have been offered a change of course, what are the implications of this?

What, where and when is my first class?

My arrival in the UK is delayed, how late can I join the course?

Do I need to buy a computer/laptop?

How do I connect to the Warwick network and what software is available?

I have a question and don't know who to ask?

What books do I need to buy?

None. All first year students starting in 2018 will be provided with essential resources for first year core modules and caculator that can be used in examinations. You will also be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (a laboratory coat, safety shoes and safety glasses) which you will need to collect during Welcome Week. There is no need for you to buy any equipment or books prior to starting at Warwick.

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How do I obtain personal protective equipment (PPE)?

You will be provided with a voucher for PPE at the Welcome Session on Tuesday 25 September. You can collect your PPE from the van behind the Engineering Building at a time to suit you within the following timeslots: Wednesday 26 September 1pm - 4pm; Thursday 27 September 10am - 4pm; Friday 28 September 9am - 2.30pm. Please make a note of these times, as PPE collection will not appear in your Welcome Week timetable.

Health and safety is a paramount consideration for engineers and you will be expected to follow best practice from the outset, which includes wearing safety footwear in engineering laboratories and workshops.

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I have been offered a change of course, what are the implications of this?

This typically happens when applicants have not quite achieved the grades required for entry to an MEng course. Under these circumstances you may be offered the alternative of entry onto the BEng course instead. If this is true for you, the good news is that it does not prevent you from completing an MEng. Students can switch from the BEng to the MEng at a later date if academic requirements and regulations are met.

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What, where and when is my first class?

Your first session will be the School of Engineering Undergraduate Welcome Event on Tuesday 25 September. This event takes place in R0.21 in the Ramphal Building on Library Road. The presentation will begin at 10am but please arrive at any point from 9am onwards to collect a pack of information and visit stands advertising Engineering student societies.

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My arrival in the UK is delayed, how late can I join the course?

It is very important that students arrive in time for the start of term. We are sometimes able to allow students to start late under exceptional circumstances if they arrive prior to the end of Week 1. We would not be able to accept students who arrive beyond this date. Please contact us if you think you are likely to arrive late.

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Do I need to buy a computer/laptop?

Not necessarily. The School provides computer laboratories loaded with specialist software. These are open 24/7, helping you undertake work at a time that suits you. Students are therefore not required to purchase a computer unless they wish to do so.

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How do I connect to the Warwick network and what software is available?

Information about how to connect to the Warwick network can be found on the IT Services webpage. Details of the software available to students free of charge is also available. Engineering also has IT support and software.

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I have a question and don't know who to ask?

Contact the Engineering Student Office (eso at warwick dot ac dot uk). The ESO is the first port of call for most student enquiries, but will also be able to point you in the right direction if unable to help.

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