A home from home
Coming to university may be the first time you’ve moved away from home. We work hard to help you settle in quickly and to help you find accommodation that’s right for you, whatever your budget, lifestyle or practical needs.
Warwick Accommodation (our official student property management and lettings agency) provides support to all of our full-time students. You won’t be charged for any of its services. Our highly experienced team aims to take the hassle out of finding somewhere to live, managing over 8,000 rooms in properties both on and off-campus.
Living on campus
Most of our first-year students apply to live on campus, where you’re never more than 15 minutes’ walk from your lectures and all of our fantastic facilities. Living on campus is also a great way to meet new people.
We guarantee campus accommodation for all new full-time first-year undergraduates (excluding MB ChB as this is a graduate entry course), provided that you’ve accepted an offer from Warwick as your firm choice and you apply online for accommodation by the deadline we confirm after you accept our offer.
Support close by
If you’ve applied to live on campus, our Residential Life Team will look closely at your accommodation application to match you with people who have similar interests or lifestyles. This means you should have plenty in common with the people living near you, making settling in easier. The team will welcome you when you first arrive and will be in regular contact with you throughout your time living on campus. It is made up of staff and postgraduate students living in separate flats within each hall.
All our campus accommodation is self catering with well-equipped shared kitchens. There are two supermarkets close by and a grocery store on campus, so you don’t have far to go to stock up on food. Or, if you don’t feel like cooking, there’s no shortage of places to eat out around campus.
Living off campus
In your second year, you’ll move off campus. Most of our students choose to share a house or flat in Coventry or one of the nearby Warwickshire towns. This is a great opportunity to establish your independence and to strengthen relationships with the people you choose to live with. Final-year students can apply for campus accommodation via a ballot or continue to live off campus.
As well as overseeing campus accommodation, Warwick Accommodation acts as a professional off-campus lettings agency, managing more than 400 properties across Coventry, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth. The team allocates a dedicated property manager to each student house on their books and offers a 24-hour service for emergencies. This ensures you get support when you need it, that student rents remain affordable and it guarantees our landlords maintain high standards relating to health and safety, furnishings and maintenance.
Warwick Accommodation works closely with the Students’ Union (SU), which can offer advice about house-hunting in the private sector, checking tenancy agreements and security, ensuring repairs are carried out, and helping to recover deposits. Run jointly with Warwick Accommodation, the Off Campus Housing Day for first-year students in the autumn term will give you useful information about making living arrangements for your second year.
To help you get on and off campus easily, there are frequent bus services linking different areas of campus and running to and from Coventry, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth. You can buy bus passes for the full term online. During term time, the SU also runs night buses from campus to some surrounding areas after late-running events.
Accommodation for families
If you want to live on campus with your children, we have a range of options ranging from one bedroom flats to four bedroom houses. You can also rent accommodation off campus, either privately or through the university.
Living in halls has to be one of the best experiences of my life so far. Feeling completely immersed in university life and the sense of community that radiates from the campus makes the transition from home to independence an exciting rather than daunting experience.
Hannah Forster, German Studies
Campus accommodation facts
- All our campus accommodation is self-catered.
- Some rooms have en-suite bathroom facilities, others have shared bathrooms.
- You’ll enjoy Wi-Fi in your accommodation, so you can easily access the internet from your room.
- Costs range from £80 to £167 per week. See Warwick Accommodation for costs .
- Let lengths vary – shorter lets mean that you’re not paying for accommodation during the Easter vacation, longer lets give you flexibility to stay on campus or leave your belongings in your room over the holidays.