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Welcome to Warwick 2014/2015

2If this is your first year at Warwick, you should take a look at our Welcome to Warwick website, set up to help you settle in, and keep you informed of what you need to do during your first few weeks on campus.

The start of every new academic year is a busy and exciting time for everyone. To help you keep on top of everything that’s going on and the various things you need to get done, we’ve put together some links and articles that may be of use to you.

If you're coming onto campus on Saturday 27 September then students and families are welcome to drop into the Chaplaincy for a tea and cakes between 3pm-5pm.

Attend the Vice-Chancellor's Welcome Address

1The Vice-Chancellor invites all students to a formal welcome address during week one to mark your arrival. This will provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students and begin to understand what it means to be part of one of the UK’s leading universities.
Undergraduate students - Monday 29 September, 09:00, Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre
Taught Masters Students/Postgraduate Researchers - Tuesday 30 September, 09:00, Studio, Arts Centre

arrivals_weekend_-_parents_and_families_poster.jpgParents and Families Programme Registration

If you're coming to campus for Arrivals Weekend with a parent, guardian or a member of your family then you can go to the Parents and Families Programme Registration stand at the Arts Centre between 12.30-4.30 after the Vice-Chancellor's welcome address.

Getting involved

Make the most of your time at University and get involved with the Warwick community:

wwFreshers Fair

To celebrate the new arrivals, and the start of a new academic year, the Freshers Party will be taking place on Friday 11 October. Visit the Students Union website for information on all Freshers activities including the Freshers Fair and Freshers Fortnight.

1Undergraduate, Postgraduate and International Blogs

Get involved in the student community through Student Blogs, students have been posting about everything from Top tips for Arriving at University to how to Make the Most of Your First Term.
The content of the blog raises concerns and questions that face all students and mean students are met with a friendly and empathetic voice.

2Volunteering Fair

Warwick Volunteers provides volunteering opportunities for students at the university, providing a fun way of developing skills and boosting work experience. From working in schools and environmental activities, to one-off mural painting events, there’s a wide range of projects to get involved with. The Volunteer Fair on the 3 October is a great opportunity to find out more about the projects on offer and talk to student Project Leaders and representatives from local charities. Discover how you can get active in the local community!

4Festival of Sport

The Festival of Sport takes place between 29 September and 3 October. You can take part in free classes, programmes and sports clubs taster sessions throughout the week. This is a perfect way to try out the facilities, find out about everything Warwick Sport has to offer, and try something new.

Feel Good

Starting University is a whirlwind of activity but being organised during this busy period and taking advantage of the services offered by Warwick will help you to balance your academic activities with social and personal development opportunities throughout your time at the University.

  • More services are profiled in your Student Handbook and further information and news from around campus can be found on Warwick's pages on Browzer.
  • Students can keep up to date with the Safer Students website launched by the West Midlands Police for students in the area. And their latest crime prevention campaign: Love Your Phone(PDF Document).
  • Looking after your mental health is important too, read our Well-being and homesickness guide.
  • Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables can be good for your mind as well as your body according to new research ''Eating five a day may keep the blues away'.
  • You may need your own student Tv License whilst at University so don't forget to check here if you need one.

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