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Warwick Presents...

Warwick Presents...


Warwick Presents is about life outside of the classroom, from the start of Welcome Week all the way through to the end of your degree. We present you with cultural celebrations, screenings, games, sports, and opportunities to perform, create and connect. Make the most out of your time at Warwick, it's YOUR student experience.

Keep scrolling to have a look at what's coming up, and check out highlights from previous events via the button below.

Warwick Film Festival

Warwick's very first student-led film festival is in full swing! All films have been submitted and we're looking forward to the red-carpet event on the 28th June, check back for the full details very soon! We're also offering a suite of workshops, designed to help you gain more technical experience and collaborate with others.

Term 3 Programme

Francis Offman's painting

The Reason for Painting

Attention students! Looking for a break from lectures and deadlines? Come and experience "The Reason for Painting", a transformative exhibition inviting you to feel uplifted, inspired and intrigued.

Discover the works of young, innovative artists who redefine art and experiment with colour, mark and form. Get making yourself in our open Making Space or chill out with our "Mindful Looking" audio guides. Join us for an opening event on Thu 4th May at 6pm and take a break from your studies to indulge in the transformative power of art.

Thu 4 May - 25 June
Tue - Sun, 11am - 8am
Warwick Arts Centre, Mead Gallery
The silhouette of a yogi practising on the beach at sunset.

The Reason for Painting: Yoga Sessions

Join us for free yoga sessions, facilitated by Warwick Sport and inspired by the abstract paintings of The Reason for Painting exhibition. These sessions are designed to provide a unique relaxing and rejuvenating experience, offering you a chance to explore the themes and ideas highlighted in our exhibition in a new and engaging way. By incorporating movement and mindfulness practices, these sessions can help to deepen our understanding and appreciation of the artworks on display.

Whether you're an experienced yogi or a complete beginner, join us and discover a new way to engage with the arts! Book your place today and join us for a yoga session that's sure to be both enriching and enjoyable.

Mon 15 May - Mon 12 June (various dates available)
1pm - 2pm
Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre
Free, booking required

Sweet Whispers by Betsy Bradley

The Reason for Painting: Mindfulness Sessions

Join us for free 45-min mindfulness sessions led by University of Warwick’s Professor Dean Howes, exploring mindfulness techniques linked to the themes and artworks in our Summer exhibition, The Reason for Painting.

We'll explore foundational aspects of mindfulness techniques to help create space and capacity in the mind, and body. These sessions are not therapy, but rather a way to slow down and notice the present moment, designed for beginners and open to all.

17 May; 24 May; 14 June; 21 June
12pm - 12.45pm
Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre

SENSORY REFRESH. An interactive session with activities to help you explore your sensory profile. Free for all, drop-in, drop-out, social/independent participation

Sensory Refresh

Join the Library's Study Happy Team to explore your sensory profile, and help you improve your study practices and wellbeing.

Tues 23 May; Tue 20 June
2pm - 4pm (drop-in throughout)
The Library; Rootes Learning Grid

Inflatable Fun Day

IT'S BACK! We are jumping for joy that the giant inflatable obstacle course is back for 2023.

As well as the return of the 600ft long Labyrinth Challenge obstacle course, you’ll also have access to:

  • Total Wipeout simulator.
  • Inflatable Soccer Challenge
  • Inflatable Volleyball
  • Inflatable Mini Golf

  13 - 15 June
  American Football Pitch

You can book your place via the button below, if you've not used MyAdvantage before you will have to answer a few short questions about your skills and career aspirations before booking your place.

A minibus covered in cartoon people and speech bubbles.

Let's Chat Tackling Loneliness

Meet new friends, get advice, or find out more about local services and support groups. Everyone's welcome, so pop in for a cup of tea and a chat.

It's the big purple bus on the piazza, you can't miss it!

  Fri 16 June, Tues 18 July
9.30am - 12.30pm

John Bernard and Denzel Kira in a lift

John Bernard and Denzel Kira's Generation App

Spoken word artists John Bernard and Denzel Kira introduce a night of poetry and music that aims to open discussions, and inspire and promote positive change within the city.

Providing the grooves are The Mintakaa Collective - the Coventry-based neo-psych/jazz ensemble who fuse hip hop and electronic UK bass inspired beats with hynotic jazz-influenced chord progressions and melodies.

A powerful collaboration, Generation App sees the artists explore such important issues as the impact of social media on young people's mental health, postcode politics, the perils of street life, and how history all too often repeats itself.

Sat 17 June
Warwick Arts Centre


Human Library

The Human Library is a unique opportunity to put yourself in someone else's shoes. By attending, you will have the opportunity to engage in open, honest, respectful conversation with Human Books and learn about the life experience of others. It is an event to better our understanding of diversity in order to help create more inclusive and cohesive communities across cultural, religious, social and ethnic differences.

Mon 26 June
1pm - 4pm
Teaching Grid, Floor 2, Library

We will keep updating this page throughout Term 3, so keep your eyes peeled! If there's something that you really want to see on this list - let us know, drop a suggestion in our suggestion box!

Ongoing Activity

A woman on stage in a black leather jacket, singing into a microphone.

Workshop Wednesdays

Take a break, get creative and try something new.

Workshop Wednesdays are Warwick Arts Centre's series of free workshops, open to everyone 1.30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during term time.

We partner each week with artists and student societies to bring you free, drop in workshops. No need to book, all material provided, free and open to all.

  • Wednesdays
  • 1.30pm - 4pm
  • Free
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • Warwick Arts Centre
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Student Ticket Offers

Warwick Art Centre’s new Spring/Summer 2022/23 season has launched with lots of free and discounted student tickets to explore including £5 cinema tickets with an Under 26 Film Club membership, £7.50 tickets on many live events, free tickets to Orchestral performances, music events, workshops, and artist talks. Check out the student section of WAC's website for more.

Brought to you by Warwick Arts Centre

    • Ongoing
    • Various
    • £7.50
    • Entertainment | Indoor
    • Warwick Arts Centre
    Cup of Tea

    Wellbeing Through Running with Coventry Godiva Harriers

    Join Coventry Godiva Harriers for 3 free running sessions where you will have the opportunity to socialise with a group of friendly and supportive people. We welcome introverts and extroverts alike! You will enjoy the greenery of campus while working out your cardiovascular system. All abilities are welcome and catered for. Running is a great stress reliever and overall mental health booster, which is exactly what is needed during exam sessions.

    • Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays (until the end of July)
    • Tues & Thurs 6.25 pm, Sat 9.25 am
    • Outside the Cafe of Warwick International Automotive Research Centre (what three words)
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    Global connection events

    A range of events to connect with other students from around the world.

    Brought to you by Global Connections

    • Various
    • Free events
    • Entertainment | Indoor
    • Digital
    A student has her head in her hands as she sits in front of a laptop, surrounded by notes of paper.

    Drop in: Optimising your mental health for exams

    This drop in session is to offer an understanding of how stress and anxiety impacts you, and to give you practical tools and techniques you can use to optimise your mental health as you prepare for exams and deadlines.

    There is no need to register, just come along to the Wellbeing and Student Support Office in Senate House when they are running. You can also watch our video in your own time, which covers the key information. You are not expected or required to share any information you are not comfortable with sharing in the session.

    Weekdays (Mon-Fri) during Term 3, excluding Bank Holidays.
    4pm - 4.30pm
    Senate House, Wellbeing and Student Support Reception, Ground Floor


    Sculpture Trail

    So you think you've seen all the sculptures on campus? I bet there is at least one hiding in plain sight. Grab a map from Warwick Arts Centre or download and get seeking!

    Brought to you by Warwick Arts Centre

    • Ongoing
    • Various
    • Free
    • Culture | Exercise | Outdoor
    • Warwick Arts Centre

    University sport leagues

    Various free sport leagues for University of Warwick students and staff. For all abilities.

    Brought to you by Warwick Sport

    • Ongoing
    • Free event
    • Active | Outdoor
    • Campus

    Rock up & Play sport sessions

    Take part in a variety of sport sessions to keep fit and make new friends. A free programme of sports and activities including Badminton, Floorball, Ultimate Frisbee, Football and Volleyball. Running throughout the Christmas vacation period.

    Brought to you by Warwick Sport

    • Ongoing
    • Free event
    • Active | Outdoor
    • Campus

    Run, Jog, Walk

    Get your feet out and about and run, jog or walk at your speed with a like-minded community of movers. Check out campus running routes, couch to 5K courses and free running groups with Warwick Sport

    • Ongoing
    • Free event
    • Active | Outdoor
    • Campus


    A treasure hunt for the digital generation. Enjoy the freedom of being outside and discovering new places.


    Free event
    Active | Outdoor

    Food Market Days

    Tempting, fresh and delicious street food. Soak up the atmosphere and try something new with mouth watering food for all tastes.

     Every Wednesday during term time
    Food and drink available to buy
    Food and drink | Outdoor

    Community Lunch

    Join the Chaplaincy for a free lunch every Monday during term time. Everyone is invited for food and friendship, regardless of faith.

    Mondays, 12pm - 1.30pm
    Food and drink | Indoor
    The Chaplaincy

    Craft Café

    Craft new friendships and unravel your stress at the Chaplaincy Craft Café. All craft materials are provided, as well as some coffee, tea and toast.

    Tuesdays, 12pm - 2pm
    Entertainment | Indoor
    The Chaplaincy

    Halls of residences on a sunny day in spring time.

    Residential Community

    If you're living on campus and looking for something to do in Summer term, check out the range of events and activities on offer with RCT. There's loads to choose from including DIY recipe kits, a petting zoo, free e-sports nights and weekly board games nights.

    Follow the link below and click on your residences to find out what's happening near you!

    Other free local events and activities

    Grown Up In Britain - 100 Years Of Teenage Kicks

    Grown Up In Britain - 100 Years Of Teenage Kicks

    Curated by and drawn from the vast photographic collections of the Museum of Youth Culture, the exhibition is centred around public submissions representing people’s personal experiences of being young from across the UK, collected as part of the Museum’s ongoing Grown up in Britain campaign.

    Brought to you by The Herbert

    • 1 July 2022 - 12 Feb 2023
    • Free
    • Culture | Indoor
    • The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
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    Walk With Me

    Talking Birds’ popular family-friendly audio tours return, and this time you can enjoy these funny and informative guided trails any time using your smartphone or tablet (headphones required). An actor-guide will take you on a trail of the unexpected and help you tune in to the sounds of Coventry’s past, present and - who knows?…

    Brought to you by Talking Birds

    • Ongoing
    • Any time
    • Free
    • Entertainment | Outdoor
    • Spon End, Stoke, Naul's Mill Park