There are so many amazing facilities on campus that you can explore. This section includes the campus map and information on key buildings, study spaces etc. There is also information on public transport and local areas to explore as the campus is so well connected. This section also includes some resources for students moving onto campus and advice for Welcome WeekLink opens in a new window.
The campus is based in Coventry and it is full of high quality facilities for teaching, eating and relaxing. There is plenty for you to explore! Go for a swim at the Sports and Wellness HubLink opens in a new window, have lunch with your friends at one of the cafes and restaurants, Link opens in a new windowgame for fun or go for the win at the EsportsLink opens in a new windowCentre or go see what is on at the Arts Centre.
In terms of where to go to study, there are plenty of study spaces available on campus at the library, learning grid, the oculus etc but there are also off campus study spaces at the learning grid in Leamington.
Before you come to campus, start exploring the facilities by having a look at the campus mapLink opens in a new window and a 360 tourLink opens in a new window. You can also get the map on the MyWarwick appLink opens in a new window which might be useful for finding where your classes are.
CoventryLink opens in a new window has been judged one of the top 50 cities in the world and the 5th best in the UK. Take the time to explore the local area as well as the campus.
Local Area and Transport
As well as exploring all the facilities on campus, it is worth taking the time to explore the local area. The campus is well connected with regular buses to Leamington Spa, Coventry, Kenilworth etc as well as being close to a few train and coach stations. Have a look at how you can travel by:
There are plenty of attractions in our local towns which are perfect to explore when you have a few hours free:
- CoventryLink opens in a new window
- Leamington SpaLink opens in a new window
- Stratford upon AvonLink opens in a new window
- BirminghamLink opens in a new window
- WarwickLink opens in a new window
Warwick welcomes a wide range of different types of students who come to study here each year. This can include students from different socio-economic backgrounds, mature students, students who are the first in their family to come to university, or those that are estranged from their family. The Widening Participation (WP) Student Network Link opens in a new windowaims to provide current students from WP backgrounds the chance to meet peers, share experiences and to find out about different opportunities available for them.
Starting university is an exciting time and there are so many amazing opportunities for you to take part in. The WelcomeLink opens in a new window team have a lot of great resources to help you as you prepare for your arrival at Warwick.
The first week at Warwick is also known as Welcome Week and will give you a chance to make friends and explore the campus. The University along with the Students’ Union runs a fantastic programme of events and activities for you to get involved. Keep an eye out on the WelcomeLink opens in a new window pages for the timetable of events. Keep an eye out for the WP Student Network event too.
There are many myths and stereotypes associated with Welcome Week that you might have heard from other people and often students put too much pressure on the first week. Here are a few top tips and advice from current students:
Plan your week beforehandThere will be so many different activities that you might want to take part in so it is best to note down when they are. Don’t forget to include your academic induction sessions.
It Isn’t the only time to make friendsYou might meet your best friends for life during that first week or you might meet people that you never talk to again. That's completely fine! You have the next few years at university and you’ll meet many more people.
Set a budgetIt’s important to remember that your loan has to last you for the whole of term so set yourself a limit on how much you can spend during that first week.
It’s okay to be lonely or homesickBeing away from your friends or family for potentially the first time can be quite scary. It’s okay to feel a bit lonely or sad but remember that there is a lot of support available at Warwick including the Residential Life teamLink opens in a new window and the Wellbeing Support ServicesLink opens in a new window.
You don’t have to drink alcoholThere is an assumption that you have to get drunk during your first week but there are so many events and activities that you can do that don’t involve drinking. Don’t feel pressured to do anything you don’t want to do
Take some time for yourselfIt will be a busy week of your life so remember to take some time to relax. You don’t have to go to all of the events.
For more information on:
- Travelling to the university by trainLink opens in a new window
- Travelling to the university by bikeLink opens in a new window
- Bus timetablesLink opens in a new window
- Cafes and restaurantsLink opens in a new window
- Opening times for shops and cafesLink opens in a new window
- Study SpacesLink opens in a new window
- Campus mapLink opens in a new window
- University Jargon BusterLink opens in a new window