It's not all about studying, in fact our Summer School is all about striking the right balance between working hard and playing hard! There are plenty of opportunities for you to socialise, relax and have fun.
Within the WSS programme, and included in the tuition fee, you can enjoy a variety of social events and activities. In addition we have a brilliant selection of additional activities and day-trips to enhance your time with us, they are only charged at cost and are a great opportunity to broaden your experience of British culture. There is also free time in your timetable for you to independently explore the local areas and the UK, our team will always be on hand to assist you with arrangements or advice you might need.
Before I came to WSS, I just regarded it as a way to enrich my CV to help with my postgraduate degree application. However, what I truly gained was much more than a few words on my resume.Zhengjie Shen
It has been 7 days since I left and it feels like the Summer School was a dream with marvellous people and activities.Yang Xuan, China
One of my favourite things about the social programme was that there were so many people from different nationalities and backgrounds.Pyotr Kurzin, UK
I really enjoyed the trips, I regret not choosing to do all of them!Zirui Lin, China
These are included in the programme tuition fee:
Meet and Greet and Induction
Get to know your fellow WSS students at a relaxed welcome barbecue (hopefully outdoors in the lovely grounds at Warwick) and familiarise yourself with the beautiful campus and facilities on our orientation tours.
Welcome Dinner at Warwick
A formal three course sit down dinner and welcome reception. Grab a drink, enjoy some nice food and get to know your fellow summer school students and staff.
Curry, Karaoke and Disco
A great social night featuring a tasty curry, the chance to showcase your singing talents and a disco with our resident DJ.
Hopefully hosted outdoors at our Warwick Piazza, take a break after your study and watch a film with friends. Popcorn included!
London, London, London!
Your tuition fee includes a brilliant two day trip to the capital city of London. The visit includes coach travel to and from London, an overnight stay in a hotel (with en-suite bedrooms) and tickets for the London Eye, hop-on-hop-off bus tour and another major attraction.
1920s Theme Night
Dig out your pearls and baker boy hats, we're visiting the gorgeous Coombe Abbey for 1920s theme night including a welcome drink, sit down 3 course meal, entertainment, casino (with fake money!) and a disco. Coombe Abbey is just a short coach journey from campus which is also included.
Farewell and Afternoon Tea Reception
A final celebration with your new WSS friends, which includes a posh drinks reception and afternoon tea style canapes with a pianist for entertainment of course!
Additional activities and day-trips
You can sign up for the below trips before you arrive:
Visit the dreaming spires of Oxford for the day and take a historic walking tour that provides a great introduction to the city. Anyone looking to do some luxury designer shopping can head to Bicester Village too.
The Making of Harry Potter
Discover the film making magic of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio in London. On this Studio tour you will be able to follow the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione and travel down Diagon Alley, explore the Great Hall of Hogwarts and pose for photos on the Hogwarts Express or playing a game of Quidditch. Return coach travel will be provided for all students that choose to attend this magical tour.
Sports Activities/Sports and Wellness Hub
The University of Warwick has excellent sports facilities. During the three weeks you have the opportunity to take part in group sports activities in between your studying. You can also make use of the brand new Sports and Wellness Hub which includes a 12 lane 25m swimming pool and 230 station gym!
We hold a number of organised football sessions for you to take a break from studying. Take to the football pitch for some exercise and friendly competition. Open to all levels of skill.
Students can also join our informal Summer School Running Club. Open to all levels and abilities. A great way to see more of the local area, and enjoy some of the lovely green areas around Warwick.
Open to all levels and abilities, join us for a number of organised ultimate frisbee games. A great opportunity to take a break from classes and have some fun with your new WSS friends.
Sports Centre and Gym Membership
Sports and Wellness Hub access and a full gym/pool membership is included in the accommodation fee for those staying on the Warwick campus. Additional activities may be an additional cost.