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Warwick Presents

Visit Basecamp on the campus Piazza, to enjoy fun, food and entertainment throughout the day, and throughout the Autumn term in a safe environment.

Basecamp will be your daily go-to place for street food, activities, arts, music and a safe space to catch up and relax with friends.

Through our programme of activities, badged Warwick presents….we’re bringing delicious street food, entertaining activities, and spectacular arts and music to the heart of Warwick. It’ll bring Warwick to life, in a colourful, energetic yet safe fashion.

There will be a rolling programme of food and entertainment each day - and throughout the autumn term – so who knows what treats and surprises we have in store for you.

As your autumn term progresses, we’ll gradually introduce more and more stalls, performers and installations to appear at Basecamp. Located on the Piazza of main campus, Basecamp is where you’ll find all our autumn/winter entertainment. It’s a welcoming, worry-free setting to socialise within, with a set-up that ensures you won’t breach any Covid-19 guidelines.

Have fun

Rolling programme of food, drink and entertainment every day. Throughout the Autumn term.

Stay safe, feel safe

All activities follow strict social distancing and safety protocols.

New social space

A great new place to relax and catch up with friends.

Safety guide

Don't forget to read and bookmark your COVID-19 safety guide.

What's on

Showcase events

Fire Garden by Walk the Plank

Wed 4 Nov & Thu 5 Nov, 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Join us as dusk turns to darkness for this special installation which will transform the Arts Centre and its surroundings into a magical Fire Garden.

Book your FREE ticket now

Event programme

What Tell me more When
Big Screen Halloween movie night

Relax, get a hot chocolate from Basecamp, and join us on the Piazza for these spooky movie favourites:

  • Hocus Pocus - Fri 30 Oct, 7pm
  • The Addams Family, Sat 31, 7pm

Fri 30 Oct & Sat 31 Oct

Free drink for Halloween fancy dress

If you've got it, haunt it! First 50 students that visit Basecamp in fancy dress after 6pm will receive a free alcoholic or soft drink!

Sat 31 Oct, from 6pm onwards

Seasonal drinks From beers, wine and ciders to caramel macchiato and luxury hot chocolates, stop by and find all your favourite drinks and Starbucks favourites in our marquee.

11am - 10pm weekdays

12pm – 10pm weekends

Free hot drink with our loyalty card Grab one of our loyalty cards and when you buy any regular hot drink at Basecamp you'll get your card stamped. Once you have bought nine drinks you get the 10th one free!

11am - 10pm weekdays

12pm – 10pm weekends

Street food A variety of delicious street food stalls on the campus Piazza providing quality, locally-sourced and honest food such as Bare Bones Pizza, Great British Sausage Company & BBQ Shack.

12pm – 10pm daily

Wafflemeister waffles Enjoy delicious freshly prepared hot waffles at Basecamp made with the world-famous Wafflemeister Liège waffle recipe and choose from a range of tasty toppings.

11am - 10pm weekdays

12pm – 10pm weekends

Crazy golf Get ready to tee off and enjoy some fun-filled crazy golf action at our pop-up golf course on the Piazza. Free to play - just ask inside Basecamp.

11pm – 10pm weekdays

12pm - 10pm weekends

TikTok Corner Grab your friends and get creating your own custom TikTok’s with our fun, themed area in Basecamp.

11am - 10pm weekdays

12pm – 10pm weekends

Free bookable piano Raise the bar at Basecamp! Book our piano throughout the week to practise your piano playing skills. If you hear someone playing, why not stop by for a listen?

11pm – 10pm weekdays

12pm - 10pm weekends

What Tell me more Where
Aroma by The Nero Roasting Co.

High quality and ethically sourced coffee.

Westwood Campus
Cafe Gibbet Hill

Laid back restaurant and coffee bar at Gibbet Hill campus.

Medical School, ground floor, Gibbet Hill Campus
Cafe Humanities Enjoy a quiet coffee overlooking a scenic Japanese water garden. Humanities Building
Cafe Library Large, busy and energetic restaurant serving hot food from early morning to late afternoon. Library, ground floor
Caffe Nero Refuel, re-energise and relax at the Sports and Wellness Hub. Sports and Wellness Hub, Cryfield Village
Cafe Oculus Indulge your sweet tooth with some sweet waffles and thick shakes. The Oculus, ground floor
Cafe Social (takeaway only) Relaxed café offering a range of sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Social Sciences Building, ground floor
Fusion Watch the latest Sky Sports and BT Sport games live every week alongside delicious food, craft beers, guest ales, local gin and wines. Rootes Building, first floor
Library Coffee Bar (takeaway only) Our small but busy coffee shop with a café style menu, now serving Starbucks ‘We Proudly Serve’ range of drinks. Pick up your frappuccino here. Library, top floor
NAIC Cafe Enjoy a cooked breakfast, hot meals, light lunches, satisfying snacks and everything in between in contemporary surroundings. Lord Bhattacharyya Building, ground floor
Pret A Manger Organic coffee and sandwiches, salads and wraps freshly prepared each day. Rootes Building, ground floor
Red Rocket (takeaway only) Our outdoor van selling hot food to go, snacks and hot and cold drinks. Computer Science Quadrant
WBS Cafe Modern style restaurant and coffee bar offering hot drinks and a range of snacks. Warwick Business School, ground floor
Curiositea Here there’s something for everyone, from traybakes and loaf cakes, to a huge selection of ethically sourced teas and speciality flavoured coffees. Student Union Building, ground floor
The Dirty Duck We serve a delicious menu of freshly prepared food alongside guest ales and a great range of gin and rum. Students Union Building
The Terrace Bar Here you can enjoy cocktails (from one of the cheapest menus on campus), while looking out over The Piazza. Student Union Building

What Tell me more Where When
FIRE GARDEN by Walk The Plank

Join us as dusk turns to darkness for this special installation which will transform the Arts Centre and its surroundings into a magical Fire Garden.

Entry is FREE for Warwick students and staff but ticketed and timed to ensure social distancing. Social distancing must be observed at all times and facemasks are required to be worn throughout the installation. Each journey through the Fire Garden takes approximately 20 minutes. The Fire Garden will go ahead in any weather including rain, so please bring waterproofs if rain is forecast!

Book your FREE ticket now.

Arts Centre approach & Senate Lawn 6.30pm - 9pm, Wed 4 Nov and Thu 5 Nov
Live sports action

Watch the latest Sky Sports and BT Sport games live every week. Upcoming sports fixtures:

  • West Ham vs Manchester City – 24 Oct, 12.30pm
  • Manchester United vs Chelsea – 24 Oct, 5.30pm
  • Portuguese F1 Grand Prix – 25 Oct, 1.10pm
  • Arsenal vs Leicester City – 25 Oct, 7.15pm
  • Liverpool v FC Midtjylland – 27 Oct, 8pm
  • Juventus vs FC Barcelona, 28 Oct, 8pm
  • Arsenal vs Dundalk, 29 Oct, 8pm
  • Sheffield United vs Man City, 31 Oct, 12.30pm
  • Liverpool vs West Ham United, 31 Oct, 5.30pm
  • Six Nations - Wales vs Scotland, 31 Oct, 2.15pm
  • Manchester United Vs Arsenal, 1 Nov, 4.30pm
Fusion, Rootes Building, first floor Monday - Sunday 11.30am - 10.00pm (Last orders 9pm)
Big Screen TV

Enjoy a diverse range of programmed entertainment every day on the Big Screen including:

  • The Chase – Mon to Fri, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • University Challenge – Mon, 8.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Great British Bake Off – Tue, 8.00pm – 9.15pm
  • Autumn at Jimmy's Farm - Wed, 8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Taskmaster - Thu, 9.00pm – 10.00pm
  • Strictly Come Dancing – Sat, 7.25pm – 9.15pm
  • Sunday Brunch – Sun, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Planet Earth - Sun, 4.35pm - 5.35pm
Campus Piazza Daily
Funky Bunch Trivia Quiz Join the Funky Bunch for a socially-distanced hi-tech general knowledge quiz, utilising the latest audio and visual technology to up the ante on the traditional pub quiz! You must book in advance here. The Copper Rooms Every Friday from 7pm – 10pm
Pop! Livestream Kick back in your social bubbles, lock into the livestream and indulge your guilty pleasures at the ultimate student night Online Tickets & joining links Every Wednesday from 10pm – midnight

What Tell me more Where When
Mobile climbing wall

Go higher on our FREE mobile climbing wall on the campus Piazza with multiple routes and climbing challenges for all levels and abilities.

Campus Piazza

Coming soon


Football and golf combined into one activity! Footgolf is a great social activity and lots of fun to play.


Coming soon

Putting green

Tee-off, have fun with friends and improve your golf skills with our new bespoke putting green

Oculus Lawn

Coming soon

Virtual fitness classes

From Yoga to BODYPUMPTM, Warwick Sport members can access a limited selection of fitness classes live-streamed on the Warwick Sport members only Facebook Group.

Warwick Sport Members Facebook Group Daily (see class timetable for specific times)
Rock up and play

Take part in over 30 FREE social sport sessions every week in a variety of sports, including: football, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, even ultimate frisbee! All abilities are welcome to join in and have fun. Equipment is provided, but make sure you book onto the session before you arrive.

Sports and Wellness Hub / Westwood pitches Weekly throughout term 1 (view calendar for timings)
Outdoor Activity Zone

Get fit and have fun outdoors in a tranquil setting away from the buzz of central campus. Our outdoor gym includes a half basketball court, two in-ground trampolines, a functional rig, energy bikes, cross trainer and more.

Claycroft Free to use at anytime
Cycle training

Take part in free cycle training sessions and learn to ride, or develop your cycling skills away from traffic to build your confidence riding on the road. You’ll need to take your own bike and helmet.

Excel Leisure Centre and Coventry Canal Basin Book your session

Hire one of our Unicycles to get around campus or even use them to nip to the shops.

Locations and prices Available anytime
Sports Clubs

Sports Clubs are also active as normal. All clubs are offering weekly in-person training, with many clubs able to participate in competitions against both local teams and other universities. All training sessions must be pre-booked to make sure we don’t exceed capacities.

The 65 clubs we have on offer can be found here. n/a

Want to be a part of a team and play your sport regularly? Then register to join one of our casual competitive campus leagues. Find out more about the leagues available and how to join.

Sport Where When
11-a-side Football

Westwood 3G Pitch

Wednesdays 12.00pm-10.30pm
Badminton doubles

Arena Zone C, Sports and Wellness Hub

Thursdays 8.00pm-10.00pm

Arena, Zone B, Sports and Wellness Hub

Fridays 7.00pm-11.00pm
11-a-side Football

Westwood 3G Pitch

Sundays 10.00am8.00pm

Netball Courts, Sports and Wellness Hub

Saturdays 12.00pm5.00pm
6-a-side Volleyball

Arena Zone C, Sports and Wellness Hub

Sundays 9.00am12.30pm

What Tell me more Where When
Campus walks

Our 700-acre campus has huge amounts of green space to enjoy, including lakes, woodland and open fields. Find out about some our walking routes.

Around campus and the local area Available anytime
Mindful Movement for Wellbeing

Discover the benefits of Mindful Movement and connect with like-minded people in a safe space through our FREE Jog Talk Jog sessions.

  • Led by a qualified running instructor
  • Small group sizes of no more than six
  • Beginner friendly pace, no one will be left behind
  • Working towards a distance of 3-5k

For further information contact Jina Tanton, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator j dot tanton at warwick dot ac dot uk

Front of Sports and Wellness Hub Every Tuesday at 5.00pm-5.45pm from 20th October until the end of term
Are You OK?

Join us in our online space where you can relax and talk about mental health openly. Found a good resource? Bring it! Have a question? Ask it.

Online information and joining link Every Tuesday at 3pm
SU Societies

Societies are running a mix of in-person and online activity – they’re a great place to meet like-minded people and make some new friends!

Check out the huge variety of societies here n/a

A safe space to relax and catch up with friends

Whenever you and your friends require a break from study, there’ll be something happening at Basecamp with the potential to make your day. And throughout the upcoming months, we’ll ensure that the wellbeing of the Warwick community remains a priority, offering these activities in line with the most up-to-date UK government and Public Health England guidance.

We have to remember that maintaining wellbeing isn’t only about protecting you from illness and infection. We want you to be able to meet friends safely, in an environment that provides a welcome break from study. We want you to have somewhere to escape to, where you can let your hair down and relax. Somewhere where you can breathe a sigh of relief. And somewhere to smile, laugh and joke.

What Warwick presents to you over the forthcoming weeks will surprise and delight you. And, during a time when everyone’s coping with restrictions, this will be your chance to (safely) throw off the shackles. We invite you to enjoy Warwick…with a difference.

Creative student callout

Are you creative? We are looking for students to feature in a range of creative events and happenings across campus over the coming academic year, to celebrate the creativity which thrives on campus.

Please note

  • Basecamp will be table service for both food and drinks – inside and outside. We also offer a takeaway service for hot drinks
  • Tables will be 2 metres apart and for groups of up to 6 people only from the same household or study bubble as Coventry is now under Tier 2 guidance
  • Face coverings will be required unless customers are sitting down at the table.
  • Stalls will be outside, and this will follow the social distancing rules and regulations as per government guidelines.