Happy New Year from the International Student Office!
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It is not too late to start volunteering! We have created a selection of projects managed by Warwick Volunteers with which you can start volunteering in Term 2. No DBS checks are required for these projects. Click here to find out more
You can also browse through ongoing external opportunities by visiting our Project Search Tool, selecting "When to join? Term 2". Make sure you also sign-up to our weekly newsletter, as many external opportunities advertised there start within the next weeks.
The International Student Office, in cooperation with your Residential Life Team, runs an exciting programme of trips throughout the academic year. There are some great destinations on offer this term, including Manchester, Cardiff, Cambridge, Windsor and Nottingham. These are available to international and home student alike, and are a great way to meet new people whilst discovering a part of the UK you might not have been to before. Head over to our trips & events page to find out more.
Happy Holidays everyone from all of us here at Warwick Sport.
Whether you’re heading home, going away or staying around campus over the holiday we hope you have an amazing time.
If you are around campus over the vacation please be advised we will be operating under our vacation opening hours from Saturday 9 December to Friday 5 January. Check out the vacation opening hours for all our facilities in full.
Some of our Rock Up and Play sessions and Fitness Classes are still running over the vacation - so whether you love sport, are looking to try something new and meet new people or simply want to get active, see What’s On to find out more.
We’ve also got lots of exciting events lined up for Term 2 so keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon.
Have a great holiday!
Staying on campus can be an excellent opportunity to get plenty of revision done over the holidays, but it’s important to look after your wellbeing too!
While it can sometimes feel like you’re the only one on campus, remember that you’re not, and there are a number of ways to get involved and take a break away from your studies!
Our Go Global Ambassadors have some tips for those staying on campus over Christmas.
International Student Office Reception: altered opening times and locations over the Christmas period
Please note that due to office refurbishment works, the Study Abroad and Immigration Service Reception will temporarily move to Senate House for 1 week from 11 December to 15 December. There will also be reduced opening hours in operation throughout this period. Please click here for further information.
The International Student Office will be closed on Monday 11 December and Tuesday 12 December.
The International Student Office will close for Christmas on Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen on Wednesday 3 January 2018. If your visa is due to expire during this time please make an appointment to meet with an adviser as soon as possible beforehand - do not wait until the office re-opens on the 3rd January. For further information and advice from our immigration team, please click here.
If you're an international student looking to return home or interested in working abroad then we've got a variety of great careers events for you in the Spring Term. These include:
To book on to one of our international careers events visit: https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/students/events
Staying around campus this winter? We’ve put together a list of festive volunteering opportunities and charity events in Coventry and Warwickshire; from helping the homeless to supporting winter craft activities for local children, there’s a range of opportunities to get involved in this winter! We update this page as new opportunities come in, so make sure to check it regularly :)
The Chaplaincy will be open to all students and staff with valid University ID cards from 9am to 10pm each day in the vacation (including bank holidays). Over the December vacation we host ‘The Student Lounge’ in the Chaplaincy. There will be board games and other activities to use, along with a tv and small DVD library (you're also welcome to bring your own!). The kitchen will be stocked with fresh milk for hot drinks and bread with which you can make toast.
Special evening events are also being hosted on 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th December. Click for more details.
University Carol Service: Friday 8th December at 4.30pm
Join the Chaplains for a traditional candlelit carol service on the last day of term.
The University's Chamber Choir will lead our music and Reverend Canon Kathryn Fleming will give a short address during the service. Kathryn is the Canon Pastor at Coventry Cathedral where she nurtures the Cathedral community (in its widest sense) as a reconciled and reconciling people.
Everyone is welcome!
Join us for a cracking Postgraduate Christmas this December...
There will be a variety of activities including arts and crafts, a raindeer rodeo, games and music as well as mince pies and mulled wine. A great way to celebrate the festive season with your Warwick PG Community!
The event is open to all Warwick Postgraduate students.
Date: 12th of December
Time: 5 - 7pm
Location: SU Main Atrium
Purchase tickets here: https://www.warwicksu.com/ents/event/15011/
If you have any questions or would like more info, please contact email@example.com
Help us to celebrate the annual International Students’ Day by joining a University-wide community badminton ‘Around the World’ rally. You are all warmly invited to come along to participate in an attempt to keep the rally going as long as possible – a great way to work up an appetite on your lunch break! Staff and students of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome!
Friday 17 November
12:00 – 14:00
All staff and students welcome
Last week we celebrated the Mexican Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in the PG Hub, for the first time ever! It was an opportunity for some of our Postgraduate students from Mexico to share their culture and customs with the rest of the PG Community. We even set up our own Ofrenda (Offer) in the communal area and did some traditional face-painting.
Do you have a cultural event you want to share with your fellow postgraduates? Why not email us at pgcommunity at warwick dot ac dot uk to see how we can support you. Don’t forget to check out the pictures below and check our website regularly for other postgrad events!
*** GO GLOBAL AMBASSADOR POSITIONS NOW OPEN! ***
Are you a Warwick student who's passionate about all things international and intercultural? If so, apply to volunteer as a Go Global Ambassador!
Details of the scheme and the application form are available from www.warwick.ac.uk/goglobalambassadors
The deadline for the next round of applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.
Centred around remembrance Sunday, this 2-week long festival will see a range of different events all accross the city, and is a great way to find out a bit more about your surroundings off campus!
This event is free to attend (besides your own transport costs) and open for all to attend!
Warwick KCSoc is arranging the most fabulous Diwali Celebrations this year! We are glad to be collaborating with Hindu Soc and Indian Soc too.
We will make our way to the local ISKCON Coventry temple for a grand fireworks display, lamp offerings and free food starting from 7:00pm onwards! For those new to Diwali then definatley come along - this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the amazing festival! And for those who do celebrate Diwali, you will feel right at home. Please confirm your attendance on facebook ASAP so we can arrange transport accordingly. Looking forward to celebrating the BEST Diwali with all of you!
For more info and to confirm attendance: https://www.facebook.com/events/1971141233140360/?active_tab=about
The One-Off Volunteering programme allows you to take part in volunteering activities with no regular commitment. Help your local community, meet new friends and have fun!
This term, you could help sort donations with Coventry Foodbank, plant spring bulbs with Friends of Canley Green Spaces, run fun Halloween games and activities for Canley residents and much more.
To see the full list of activities coming up this term and book your place, please visit: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/oneoffvolunteering
World@Warwick are giving you the chance to get paired up with a lovely Warwick student who can not only be a mentor to you by telling you everything you need to know about Warwick, but can also be a friendly face on campus. We’ll pair you up with the perfect person, based on your chosen course and common interests, hobbies and societies.
If you're still looking for private rented housing this year, it's really important that you are careful before signing your contract. Be particularly cautious if a landlord appears to be asking for the full rent upfront - this is not a normal way of operating. Always seek help from the SU Advice Centre if you are unsure.
We hope that everyone who took part enjoyed this year's Welcome to Warwick Programme, and we'd like to say a big thank-you to all of the student volunteers who made it happen!
Go Global is a university-wide initiative to help you make the most of the international & intercultural opportunities available to you whilst you are a student here.
Welcome to our Global News page, brought to you by the International Student Office!
Whether you're an overseas, EU or home student - if you're on the lookout for intercultural experiences during your time at Warwick - there's something here for you.