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Getting around Campus and the local area

You can access a 360 virtual tour of campus right now, and our veteran Welcome Helpers will also be on hand to show you around our campus in-person during Welcome Week. See your Welcome Week timetable for when these are taking place.

We also have an interactive campus map which includes both a campus overview and floorplans of all our buildings. You can use this to search for buildings, facilities and rooms, and to get directions from any point on campus to any other point.

If you'd like to explore off campus, why not take a look at our useful travel information and guides to the local area which include Birmingham, Coventry, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick.

We are also lucky that our campus is surrounded by many beautiful green spaces, so take advantage of these by following one or all of our on campus and off campus self-guided walks.

City of Culture 2021

UK City of Culture is a competition run by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) every four years. Previous winners are Derry/Londonderry in 2013 and Hull who had their year in 2017. After facing off stiff competition from Paisley, Stoke, Sunderland and Swansea, the winner was announced as Coventry. Our year as UK City of Culture started in May 2021.

For a whole year, we will celebrate our city with events, music, dance, theatre, and large-scale spectacle. As well as these big celebrations, our city will show its unexpected side, with more intimate experiences and ways to get involved across every ward of the city.

And it’s not just Coventry. This celebration will see the entire region get involved and benefit from the opportunities that being City of Culture brings.

Find out more about City of Culture 2021, what events are being held and how you can get involved here.

The local area in Welcome Week


Fancy a tour of Coventry and to hear from some of those organising the year of Culture and how you can get involved? Check your Welcome Week timetable for Coventry event details and sign up! You will also be able to find out more about what's on offer throughout the City of Culture programme by speaking to City Hosts at our in-person Living at University Fair.

Leamington Spa

Why not head into Leamington and go along to the Welcome to Leamington Fair where friendly faces will be on hand to welcome you and answer any questions you have regarding the local area. Collect a goody bag then sign up to a Street Art tour organised by Brink Contemporary Arts.

For further details of all local area events, check out your Welcome Week timetable.