- Warwick is one of the top universities in the UK often in the top 10 of league tables – it was also named The Times University of the Year in 2015
- Warwick is known for its strong academic culture and every course is taught by leading researchers
- Student population of more than 23,000
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The campus is green and leafy and nothing is more than a 15 minute walk away. There are two libraries on campus – one is open 24 hours and both provide spaces to work independently or for group work. To relax, the campus is home to the biggest Arts Centre outside of London – complete with two theatres, a concert hall, a cinema and an art gallery, all of which offer discounts to students!
The campus also has excellent sport facilities, with over 60 acres of playing fields for sports such as soccer, rugby, lacrosse and even American football! There is also a state of the art tennis centre with indoor and outdoor courts, a running track and the Bear Rock indoor climbing centre with a specialist bouldering room. A gym, swimming pool and weight training centre are also available along with various exercise classes. All this comes at a reduced price to students and you can join any of the 70 sport clubs even if you are a complete beginner!
One of the biggest Student Unions in the country is also located on campus to provide you with a space to relax and is a source of entertainment. There are student run gigs, karaoke, open mic-nights and pub quizzes, as well as a nightclub which offers different music throughout the week. There is a vintage tea shop to try endless types of tea and coffee, where also regular acoustic nights are held to hear new talent from around the UK! On top of that there are over 230 societies that you can join, covering all kinds of interests from campaigning and volunteering to music, drama and even cheese!
Top Five Things to do whilst at Warwick
1. Take part in the Cleverducks quiz at the Dirty Duck
2. Drink the Extra Special Hot Choclate at Curiositea
3. Walk from campus to Kenilworth to see the castle
4. Spend a day studying in the Birmingham Library
5. See a play at the Arts Centre for a discounted student price
One of the best things about Warwick is its location. Although many students get trapped in the Warwick ‘Bubble’ (meaning campus is so good they never leave) – you don’t have to travel far to find new places to explore. Fancy a day trip to London? Just hop on the train and you will be in the centre of London in less than hour. A ten minute bus ride from campus takes you into the City of Coventry – where you can shop, eat out or visit the historic Cathedral, or the award winning Transport Museum. If you feel Coventry is too small – then Britain’s ‘second city’ Birmingham is 15 minutes away by train. It is a vibrant city offering plenty of places to shop, eat and explore including the new Library of Birmingham, the largest public cultural space in Europe and the 10th most popular visitor attraction in the UK.
Looking for some traditional and historic England? The small town of Leamington Spa is popular with students; it is where many students live, and a bus from campus can get you there in 20 minutes. The town is full of cafes, bars and restaurants catered to student’s budgets as well as quirky shops and green parks. Kenilworth and Warwick are also only a few miles from campus, and both have very famous medieval castles you can visit and explore. Just thirty minutes away is Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, where you can see Shakespeare plays at the Royal Shakespeare company theatre – where David Tennant, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan amongst many others perform regularly.
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