Hi Guys and Gals,
I hold an offer to study for my Mechanical Engineering MSc at Warwick but I've never visited the area so naturally I have a couple of questions.
As a postgraduate student I am likely to be staying in private rented accommodation. I've read that most students after 1st year live in Kenilworth, Leaming Spa or two of the nearby suburbs in Coventry (sorry the names escape me). Which of these are the most popular and what are the advantages/disadvantages of each of them? Also how do students get from Kenilworth and Leaming Spa to campus? Is there sufficient car parking on/around campus or is commuting via public transport the only realistic means?
I understand that Warwick doesn't have the reputation for nightlife that most other larger universities have but where do students (beyond 1st year) usually go for a night out?
The University I completed my Bachelors degree at organised intramural sports competitions (Rugby, Football, Hockey etc) each year, is this also the case for Warwick?
What is the University gym/sports facilities like? I presume they get extremely busy at peak times (5pm to 7pm)?
Thanks in advance for what I'm sure will be invaluable advice.
...or just paranoid?