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Getting Started

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Please note that some of these web links will only work once you have a live IT account and have logged into the University of Warwick website.

Getting Started

Arriving at the University

The Physics Department is on the main University campus ( postcode CV4 7AL) and can be found on the campus map. The Department Office room P5.66 can be found on the fifth floor of the Physics Building with lift access from the ground floor through the main entrance lobby.

Travel directions are available here for all modes of transport.

Car parking: On day one you will probably be parking in a pay and display car park. Additional car parking including accessibility information and how to register for a permit is available here.

Cycling: The department has a covered bike store outside the main entrance and the University operates a cycle to work scheme.

Buses: Information about how to get to the University by bus is available. Bus passes can be purchased through salary deduction.

How to register your ITS account

Once you have been issued with a University ID number you will be able to register for an ITS account/Warwick email. The log-in details and an email account will be available the day after registration. A campus wireless network is available.

PLEASE NOTE: It is very important that all new members of staff know what they are able to use University facilities for and what is not allowed under the regulations. Please ensure you have read the University's IT policies and regulations.

University Card

Your card requires your uploading a photograph of your choice ( photo guidelines apply) once you have received your ID. Your card can be collected from the Reception desk in University House on your first day at the University.The card combines the functions of both identity and access control including the Library and Sports Centre.

Please contact the Department Office (P5.66) with access control issues. Lanyards and card holders are available from Stores (P1.40).


Office keys are available through the Department Office. For staff on fixed-term contracts, a £10 deposit is required for keys. you will receive your deposit back, when you return your keys.

Catering Facilities

Coffee/ tea/ snacks are served between 10.30 am and 12.00 pm in the Physics Common Room (P5.63). This room can be used at lunchtime for people to prepare and eat their lunch. Fridges, microwave, toaster and kettle is available. In Physical Sciences building the kitchen area and staff room are located on the first floor. MAS also has a kitchen area. There is a vending machine on the concourse.

Warwick Retail manages and operates a number of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops across the campus. Some venues offer facilities to heat your own food.

Essential Safety Information

Emergency No. Ext. 22222 / 024 7652 2222

Security Gatehouse No. Ext 22083/ 024 765 22083

Evacuation procedure

First Aid in the department

Smoking is forbidden in all University buildings and vehicles.