Travelling to the University of Warwick
The University of Warwick lies between the area of Coventry city and two other towns, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa. Train services run from London Euston station to Coventry train station and from London Marylebone station to Leamington Spa. Quick and direct trains run from Coventry to Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International.
Ticket prices vary depending on the time of travel but its best to book your rail tickets in advance to get a good deal. You can book by visiting the following website: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk
From Coventry train station:
You can either take a taxi or a bus to the University’s central campus (you will need to get off at central campus’ Bus Interchange, ask the driver if you are unsure).
A taxi rank operates outside the station. The journey will cost you approximately £8-10 and will take 10-15 mins depending on traffic.
Bus services run between Coventry station and the University of Warwick. You can take either the 11 or 12X bus from Coventry station (and back). Journey time for Bus 11 is 20-25 mins; journey time for Bus 12X is 12-15 mins. A single journey costs £2.20 and an unlimited day pass costs £4.00. You can pay by either cash or contactless debit/credit card on the bus (Note: international credit/debit cards may not work on the bus as forms of payment).
From Leamington Spa train station:
From Leamington, you can go to campus either by taxi or by bus.
No taxi rank is in operation at Leamington Spa train station but you can call a cab (01926 42 59 59) to take you to the University’s central campus. The cost will be approximately £20 and the journey time will be approximately 25 minutes.
Bus services run between Leamington Spa station and the University of Warwick.
You can take the number 11 bus, which will take you to the University. The bus stop for number 11 is located on High Street. As you come out of the rail station you will find yourself on a road called Old Warwick Road. Turn left and and walk down the road; as you walk down the road you should see opposite a big building called ‘Station House’, if you see this then you are going the right way. Continue down this road, crossing Lower Avenue. Upon crossing Lower Avenue you will notice that Old Warwick Road has now become High Street. On the opposite side of the road you should see a convenience store called ‘Wisla Delikatesy’. This is where the 11 Bus stops. A single journey costs £2.20 and an unlimited day pass costs £4.00. You can pay by either cash or contactless debit/credit card on the bus (Note: international credit/debit cards may not work on the bus as forms of payment).
Alternatively, you can walk to Leamington Spa city centre and take the U1 Bus, operated by Stagecoach.
University campuses and Locations
The University of Warwick is comprised of three campuses: Westwood campus, Central or Main campus, and Gibbet Hill campus. The symposium will be held in the Library Building on the main campus, on the third floor, in the Wolfson Research Exchange. Here's a link to a floorplan.
The Library is behind the Warwick Arts Centre, a 3min walk from the University’s Bus Interchange. A campus map can be found at https://campus.warwick.ac.uk/.
The Library is wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets on most floors. Gender neutral toilets can be found on the ground floor. Fore more information on accessibility, visit https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/using/accessibility/physical-access/.
Places to eat on campus
During the workshop lunch and coffee will be provided. If you have specific dietary requirements please make sure to inform us of these when you register, or by contacting us by email.
There are a number of restaurants on campus, https://warwick.ac.uk/services/retail/eat-drink/. There are also two coffee shops on the Piazza, the student-run ‘Curiositea’ and Pret-A-Manger.
There are several hotels in the local area that might have rooms during the conference. The Village Hotel in Canley is located approximately 20min from campus by bus, or 35min on foot, and very close to Canley station; the Ibis Coventry Centre is approximately 35min by bus, and very close to Coventry station. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the organisers.