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Frequently Asked Questions


  • When is your next Open Day?
    Our Autumn Open Days take place on Saturday 5 and Saturday 19 October 2019.
  • Do I have to book to attend one of the Open Days?
    Yes! All of our Open Days require booking in advance due to their popularity, and you should also pre-book any specific talks and sessions you wish to attend throughout the day. Our Open Days attract over 12,000 bookings and so all academic sessions require you to pre-book due to capacity in the room.
  • I can no longer attend the Open Day. What are my options regarding visiting Warwick?
    Please cancel your place on the Open Day by clicking on the link in your confirmation email called 'View my booking'. Alternatively you can let us know by emailing opendays at warwick dot ac dot uk or by calling us on +44 (0)24 7652 3648. We run different events throughout the year offering you opportunities to visit campus, to find out more click here.
  • I would like to amend my booking, how do I do this?
    You will find a link in your booking confirmation email called 'View my booking' - click here to amend, cancel or view your booking (this includes booking extra sessions). If you just need to adjust the number of guests, please just email us - you do not need to amend your booking. If you experience any problems, let us know by emailing opendays at warwick dot ac dot uk or by calling us on +44 (0)24 7652 3648.
  • The session(s) I want to attend are fully booked. What shall I do?
    If there is a session you would like to attend but do not have a booking for, you can wait in the unbooked queue on the day to be seated if there is space. We always try to prioritise prospective students whenever allocating spare seats, therefore family members and guests may be asked to wait to see if there is space. Many departments also hold drop-in sessions on the day, including tours, demonstrations and Q&A sessions. You don't need to book in advance for any of these sessions, but some may require you to sign up for a time slot on the day itself. There's also the opportunity to attend on another date instead.
  • I am a teacher and would like to bring my students to your Open Day. Where do I make a group booking?
    Please ask all of your students to register individually for the Open Day so that they can pre-book sessions. Additionally, please email opendays at warwick dot ac dot uk with details of your school so that we can give you information about coach parking. You can also call us on +44 (0)24 7652 3648.
  • How accessible is your campus?
    Please visit this page for more information on accessibility.

On The Day

  • How long are the student life and academic sessions?
    The length of sessions vary depending on the department - please check the timetable when bookings open for more information.
  • What time does the Open Day start and finish?
    Campus tours, accommodation viewings and the Information Fair are available from 10am until 5pm. Talks and sessions start at around 10.30am, finishing at approx 5pm. Your day will therefore start and finish at different times depending on which sessions you wish to attend.
  • Can I go on a campus tour?
    Campus tours depart regularly from our campus tours tent and last for approximately 45 minutes. You don't need to book. Tours cover all of the main features of campus, however, they do not enter individual departments or accommodation blocks (see below). The last tours will start at 4.30pm.
  • Can I view student accommodation on the day?
    A selection of different accommodation blocks are open on the day, representing the range we have for first-year students. You do not need to book to view them in advance, you simply turn up on the day. You will be able to see exactly which blocks are open in the open day guide (you will receive a hard copy of this on the day).
  • Will I get the chance to speak to current students?
    Yes! Our Student Ambassadors, dressed in yellow and red polo shirts, will be on hand all over campus. They will be more than happy to talk to you and answer any questions you have about Warwick. Additionally, department drop-ins may feature current students studying a course you wish to study.
  • Can I talk to some lecturers in my prospective department about the course?
    Yes! We would encourage you to talk to academics in departmental drop-in sessions.
  • Where can I eat on campus?
    There are plenty of food outlets on campus run by the Students' Union and by the University itself. Food ranges from cold sandwiches and baguettes to three-course cuisine.
  • Is there anywhere that I can store luggage?
    Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee a secure facility in which to store luggage, therefore we recommend that visitors do not bring large luggage where possible.
  • What happens if I have a problem on the day?
    We have a team of around 300 trained staff and students working on the day, in addition to the University's own Campus Security team. For all issues, including emergencies, please speak to one of our Open Day staff or Student Ambassadors in the first instance.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    Four-legged friends are welcome on our campus but are not allowed in buildings or rooms, except for assistance dogs. There are also several dog pens on campus, the most central for the Open Day being behind the Library building, outside the University House rear entrance and opposite the Bluebell 2 residence.