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Frequently Asked Questions

Senior Ambassador on Accommodation Tour


  • When is your next Open Day?
    Our Open Day dates for 2018 are yet to be confirmed, but our next Open Days will be in the summer term. You can register your interest for these events and we will be in touch when booking opens.
  • 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. Our open days attract over 12,000 bookings and so all academic sessions require you to pre-book.
  • I can no longer attend the open day. What are my options regarding visting Warwick?
    Please 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, to find out more click here.
  • I would like to amend my booking - how do I do this?
    Please check the booking confirmation email for further information on how to amend, cancel or view 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 may also wait in the unbooked queue to be seated. We always try to prioritise prospective students whenever allocating spare seats.

    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. We will be confirming future dates shortly.

  • 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 may also call us on +44 (0)24 7652 3648.


  • How do I get to the University?
    We operate a Park and Ride service for visitors arriving by car, and a shuttle bus transfer service from Coventry and Warwick Parkway rail stations. The first Park and Ride coach will be ready at Stoneleigh Park at 8am. There are also several local buses that service the campus.

On The Day

  • How long are the general and academic sessions?
    The length of sessions vary depending on the department.
  • What time does the open day start and finish?
    Our first talks usually start at around 9.30am. Each prospective student’s day will start and finish at different times depending on their personal schedule.
  • Can I go on a campus tour?
    Campus tours depart every 10-15 minutes from the yellow tent on the Piazza 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.
  • 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. Accommodation Tours last approximately 10 minutes.
  • Will I get the chance to speak to current students?
    Yes, our student ambassadors dressed in yellow 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 Student’s 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 offer anywhere in which to store luggage.
  • 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.

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