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Welcome Week

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During Welcome Week, we run a fantastic programme of events and activities in partnership with the Students' Union, designed to help you settle in, make friends and adapt to life at Warwick. Alongside our programme for all new students, this year there will also be activities for returning students.

Here's an overview of the kind of the things you can expect to see.

VC & SU President Welcome Q & A

On Monday 27 September, the Vice-Chancellor Stuart Croft and Students' Union President Shingai Dzumbira will hold a livestreamed Q&A answering your questions.

Academic induction

These are the sessions where you'll find out more about your course, your classmates and teachers. We design Welcome Week to make sure that these sessions don't clash with anything else, so you're never torn between a social and the classroom.

All Undergraduate and many Postgraduate courses offer some form of Academic Induction in Welcome Week.


Our dedicated Warwick Sport team work directly with all of the student Sports Clubs on campus to provide a variety of taster activities for you to join in. Whether you're looking to beat your personal best, try something new, get competitive or stay active, there'll be something for you.


One of the things we're proudest of at Warwick is our federation of over 250 incredibly creative student Societies, who've been hard at work finding innovative ways to carry on their activities and reach new members during the pandemic. With a mix of sessions covering everything from campaigning to Quidditch, we're confident there'll be plenty of opportunities for you to make new friends, find new hobbies.

Students' Union

The Students' Union has a packed programme of events. For many of these, you'll need to buy tickets from the SU website.

Campus tours

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.

Help, advice and study support

Colleagues from Wellbeing Support, the Library, Careers and Skills, the Chaplaincy, Accommodation, Residential Life, and many other departments will be available throughout Welcome Week with many departments running special sessions, including our Living at University Fair, which will take place in-person and online.

Our team of student Helpers will also be running our usual Information Point throughout the week to help you find your way.

Overall Schedule

There are thousands of events in Welcome Week, but the table below shows how the week is structured to make sure there's protected time both for your academic induction and for social events.

25 Sep
26 Sep
27 Sep
28 Sep
29 Sep
30 Sep
1 Oct
2 Oct
3 Oct
Welcome Hub Welcome Hub

Societies Fair

VC & SU Welcome Q&A

Living at University Fair

Societies Fair

UG Academic Induction AM

Food Market

UG Academic Induction

Sports Fair

UG Academic Induction


Societies Fair

Sports Day

Returning Students' Welcome activities

Leamington events

Returning Students' Welcome activities

Coventry events