University of Warwick
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Welcome to University of Warwick
Situated in Coventry rather than Warwick, this university is one of the newer institutions in the UK, founded in 1965. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the UK, the refreshingly modern campus is a little different to the Victorian buildings of older rival universities.
An ever-changing, ever-evolving place of study, the University of Warwick most recently added medical degrees to its offerings back in 2000, while its research facilities are highly rated. And to blow off steam, a huge Students' Union dominates the campus, with a multi-room nightclub where you can spend Friday and Saturday nights forgetting about your exams.
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Courses and fees
The University of Warwick is highly-esteemed for its research department, and is also one of 24 universities to belong to the Russell Group, dedicated to providing a high-quality of academic learning.
Courses are divided into modules offering some flexibility, and every student can take the Warwick Skills Certificate, giving them accreditation in employability skills. All undergraduate degrees also offer the option of taking a year out for work experience.
The University of Warwick has four faculties: Arts, Medicine, Science, and Social Sciences, all broken down into individual schools.
The Faculty of Arts offers courses in theatre studies, film and television, modern languages, history and English, with a thriving arts centre on campus to inspire and perform in.
Study medicine at the University of Warwick and you'll benefit from a huge selection of learning facilities to help you get the most of your course including a surgical training centre, a clinical trials unit and a mock consulting room to give you practice before you go out into the real world of medicine.
The faculty of Science has courses covering mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry and psychology among others with more than a dozen research centres offering valuable information and learning resources to students.
Finally, the Social Sciences faculty is the largest by student number and has courses in law, economics, philosophy and sociology.
The University of Warwick is consistently in the top 10 in university rankings, with its economics department ranked first by the Complete University Guide. Other strong subject areas include law, social sciences and business.
International students are welcomed to the University of Warwick. As well as having the relevant qualifications for their course, they should also hold an English language qualification if English isn't their first language. Warwick runs an international summer school as well as an exchange programme. The university also has reps based overseas for students wishing to chat to a local adviser.
All UK and EU students on undergraduate courses starting in 2014 will pay £9,000 per year for their course. Overseas students will pay £15,070 for their course.
Students on postgraduate courses starting in 2014 will pay £7,050 for a full-time taught course. As with most areas of postgraduate study, fees vary significantly, so visit the university's website for more information.
The University of Warwick offers up dynamic and modern facilities, with an ever-changing campus. Over the next five years, £95 million is being invested in adding new buildings and redeveloping existing ones, including the addition of new accommodation and a £24 million Materials and Analytical Sciences building.
Situated just on the edge of Coventry, the university is in an ideal location to get the best of campus and city life. Historically significant, the campus marks the boundary between Coventry and the county of Warwickshire. Set in over 700 acres of landscaped gardens and modern architecture, the huge campus has everything you need including a new Students' Union building. In town there are a number of clubs and bars to keep you busy.
Library and study facilities
The library is in the heart of the campus and has over one million books and 13.5km of shelves. Next to the library is the Modern Records Centre, which has the world's largest collection of British industrial relations documents, including those related to trade unions.
There are around 1,500 computer stations on campus, as well as the Learning Grid, which is an open-access media centre which you can use for study as well as computer use. A team of student advisers are employed to help other fellow students on how to use computer software, edit videos and create presentations as well as offering general study advice.
The University of Warwick's graduates are the most targeted by the UK's top 100 employers according to the High Fliers' Graduate Market study. The careers team based at the university help organise careers fairs, supply work placements and give advice on applying for jobs and building your CV. Over 3,000 employers come to the University of Warwick to seek graduates to join their companies.
There are a number of extra facilities at the University of Warwick including a bank, supermarket, hairdresser, post office, cinema and nightclub. The Warwick Arts Centre is also based on campus, where you can catch a show.
The student union is one of the biggest in the UK, and has recently had an £11 million refurbishment to its main building, adding a multi-room nightclub complete with chill-out bar and live music acts. As well as organising all the clubs and societies, the union runs one of the biggest student arts festivals in the world.
A huge variety of sports facilities are on offer. Whether your thing is pumping iron at the gym or doing a bit of rock climbing - the University of Warwick has the equipment! The sports centre has a six-lane swimming pool, a fitness centre, dance studio and a climbing and bouldering centre. The university also participates in the BUCS league, ranking 16th in the 2013-14 league.
Medical and welfare services
The campus has two GP practices which you can register with during your time at the University of Warwick. Other welfare services include Nightline, a student-run telephone service where you can call and speak to a trained adviser about anything that's troubling you. A counselling service is also on offer, plus every student will be allocated a personal tutor for academic support.
The student funding team can help you with all aspects of financial advice, from student hardship grants to bursaries and budget tracking. The University of Warwick also offers an attractive bursary scheme, where you can get up to £4,500 per year in support, dependent on your family's household income.
There's a selection of accommodation on offer at Warwick, all organised by Warwick Accommodation. From on-campus accommodation to private rentals to housing shared with your partner or family, the university will help you find the right accommodation to suit your needs. The university places priority on first year students, with most people in their second year and beyond opting to flat-share off campus.
On campus accommodation
Costing between £79 and £153 per week, the on-campus accommodation is purpose built and has over 6,200 rooms - you certainly won't be lonely here! All halls are within 10 minutes' walk of the main buildings of the campus, and there is a mixture of ensuite and shared facility flats up for grabs.
All accommodation has access to the internet, and they are looked over by a member of staff night and day so you can rest assured you'll be safe. There are also four postgraduate halls on campus specially designed for mature students, so you'll be sharing with others doing similar studies. All residences are self-catered.
For the full breakdown of accommodation visit the University of Warwick's website.
Off campus accommodation
The university has around 450 houses that it manages, with most second and third year students opting to live in this type of accommodation. You can either rent with friends or ask to be placed in a group. This can be a great alternative to renting privately, as it offers similar accommodation without any extra admin fees estate agents may charge.
Couples and families
The university can help you find accommodation if you want to live with your partner or family, and there are a variety of one bedroom flats to full houses to accommodate your needs. Get in touch with the university should you require this type of accommodation.
Attending an open day at the University of Warwick is a great way to find out whether it's the right university for you. During the open day you can meet with staff and book a place on a talk from key lecturers, tour the campus, see where you could live and meet with current students.
Open days must be booked in advance, and the next booking starts in spring 2014. For an idea of what to expect on an open day take a look at our guide.
For the 2014/2015 year the term dates were as follows:
- Autumn Term: 29 September - 6 December 2014
- Spring Term: 5 January – 14 March 2015
- Summer Term: 20 April – 27 June 2015
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