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Studying at University of Warwick
Linked with 200 institutions across the world the University of Warwick is truly cosmopolitan. Its campus is located in Coventry but students are given opportunity to study abroad, learn other languages and benefit from numerous foreign networking opportunities. The High Flyers Survey 2011 named Warwick as 2nd most targeted by employers.
With it's aim of actively nurturing innovation and excellent teaching, the university provides many resources to help enable this to be an ever-increasing reality; well equipped labs, a recently updated library, language centre, The Learning Grid study environment open 24/7 with multi-media, IT and video editing equipment and the online support of E-Learning for students to use however best suits them.
The campus is well equipped with shops, banks, restaurants, cafés, a hairdresser, sports facilities, supermarket and Students' Union. There are also 6,300 rooms in halls on campus with priority given to first year students.
The Student' Union hosts an award-winning radio station, a newspaper, television station and student cinema and events throughout the year with the most notable being One World Week, RAG Week, People and Planet's Go Green Week and the biggest student-run Real Ale Festival. There are more than 250 societies plus 73 sports clubs including the Skydiving Club which is now the universities largest charity event and holds a British Record for the most tandem jumps to take place in 24 hours. In 2010 £11million was spent renovating the Students' Union building which now contains a nightclub boasting four different rooms and consistently attracts popular acts like The Killers, The Streets and Ash.
Warwick Arts Centre is at the heart of campus and houses two theatres, a cinema, a concert hall and an art gallery between them hosting comedy, drama, dance, live music and film to over 300,000 visitors each year. This centre is a major reason why drama is so popular at the university and sees the Drama Society putting on regular performances and other groups helping to host the annual Warwick Students' Art Festival.
To help students after graduation, The University of Warwick offers several workshops covering assessment centre and interview experience and career planning. Holding relationships with over 1,500 employers and hosting five recruitment fairs each year every effort is made to give student's the best entry into employment possible. The university also owns the Unitemps, a temporary employment agency with branches across the UK and a head office based in the Students' Union.
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145 University of Warwick Reviews
As part of the department of chemistry, the analytical science course is very disorganized. The students are not told about assessment days until the last moment and the course structure is not adequate for part time studying. I do not recommend this university to anyone that wants to study any of the analytical science courses, including Molecular Analytical Science (MAS), Analytical Science & Instrumentation (ASI) and Polymer Science.
Pros: - largely modern - good facilities Cons: - distance from closest cities causes the creation of a nasty social bubble - generally unpleasant and highly obnoxious British students - mediocre quality of teaching for the level that the university wants itself to be at, particularly in the CompSci department - lack of seriousness with regards to career support - very barebones clubs that are deeply uninteresting, though this one is also largely a result of the types of students generally coming here - general lack of professionalism among the younger teachers - I hope you like having your inbox spammed Overall, my stay at Warwick was my least favorite part of education, and it being such a disappointment is what led me to abandon the option of going for a masters degree and instead return to my home country and get employed there.
Can't really fault it - i'm in love with my uni! Maybe just revamp the humanities building if you have a spare few million, but the restaurants and bars and club and green space and arts centre are second to none.
An interesting uni that requires proper participation to enjoy it. There are plenty of opportunities wherever you go to have fun and to do well. However, it requires a lot of active effort, a lot can pass you by without you even knowing it.
My experience here at Warwick has been really good. Academically, I am more than satisfied with my modules and timetable. Socially, could not have been better; living with wonderful flatmates, made some "module" mates which is great. Sport facilities are good, wide range of societies and all are fully active. Corporations and firms have a big presence on campus and give us a lot of opportunities.
Warwick is a beautiful campus which always looks very sleek,there is always something going on but if you are into clubbing Warwick is definitly not for you! The student union isn't the best and the student nights are a bit repetitive and you feel ypu have to be drunk to enjoy them which is a shame
Loved my time here 99% of the time. Will miss it very much. Wished there were a few things I could have changed about my course (Law and Sociology) but I've come away with my partner, friends for life and great experiences that I will cherish forever. Will miss this place!
For a university that is in the top 10 the teaching is absolutely rubbish These lectures have a masters degree and some have PhDs but all they know to is read of an empty slide. I'm paying 9k for an empty slide I don't feel 9k smarter either.
The university of Warwick has so much to offer, it's the perfect campus university and provides a home away from home feel! The societies and clubs give you a nurturing sense of belonging and the career opportunities help you discover what path you intend to follow after completing your degree, the uni is a great help and I recommend any students with passion and dedication to choose a uni where everyone in it serves to fuel those things and build on you to make you thrive!!
Poorly run university where the majority of staff care only for postgrads and international students. Incompetent teachers, idiot administrators and a student union which is ineffective at best. Also full of Oxbridge rejects with a massive chip on their shoulder and as a result most of the students tend to look down on oneanother. Probably about the closest you could get to an American university in the UK ie a campus full of arrogant privileged premadonnas. Before anyone thinks it's a case of sour grapes I got a 2:1 so nothing to do with that.
The involvement in clubs and societies is daunting. I have attempted many but have never been accepted into any other than my academic society. The facilities are fantastic unless you are a humanities student as we are the bottom of the chain. Also, the library is unbearable in term 3 - rather than spend £80,000 on a pointless rebranding that I could have done myself, maybe they should try and make the library more accessible during the busy periods. Saying this however, my department has been incredible and have been attentive and responsive to any issues or questions I have raised. They take the time to go through things with me to enable me to understand what I need to be doing. For that alone id recommend Warwick.
The beautiful campus has everything you could possibly need within a 20 minute radius of all the main lecture theatres, including accommodation..... What more does a student want?! Oh there are also ducks.... A lot of them
Warwick is diverse, busy and a wonderful place to be. Opportunities are plentiful, there's no such thing as boredom! The academic side of things (important at a uni, I guess) is outstanding. Warwick offers a high standard of education and a wonderful and helpful support system who are there for each and every student regardless of what the issue is. I couldn't be happier anywhere else.
Warwick is not only an amazing place full of likeminded intellectuals,butchered is top quality community banter that anyone can be involved in. I was always an outsider but attending warwick has made me feel like a key player in something so special. This uni is one big second family to me. Friends are all around you.... Your flatmates, your course friends, your tutors, and even that weird guy who always sits next to you in the library is a brilliant chap to share a coffee with when you need a break. I can't imagine anywhere better to get my degree.the atmosphere is phenomenal!
A fantastic Campus university enabling a comfortable and safe environment to learn and socialise. Being a campus university makes your university experience very student focused and encourages greater participation in society activity and events. Course material is interesting and challenging with great academic support. Wonderful place that enables a perfect combination of study and play.
A young university but a powerhouse in the world of tertiary education and research. Extremely reputable with with a global approach to teaching. It is one of the best universities in Europe with so much to offer, that's why I chose Warwick.
I love Warwick
- I love clubs, especially WarwickSnow - Campus Uni, so you get a certain community feeling - Excellent lectures (at least some of them)
- Library is too small - Gym is too small - Some lectures are not recorded - Far away from big towns
A secure and comfortable campus, with well managed facilities and plenty of societies
The study areas, however numerous are badly located given my accommodation (sherbourne) with most if not all of my studying taking place in my room for no other reason but time.
Great University Experience
It has an amazing campus life, everything that you need is literally within walking distance. Also, the quality of both the academics and the students is really high, providing for insightful lectures and engaging and ispirining debates.
The nightlife (it you're into that kind of stuff) is pretty shit, so you might need to get off campus to have a good time, which can sometimes be quite expensive.