University of Warwick
University of Warwick accommodation
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Where is the University of Warwick located?
The University of Warwick is located in the heart of England on the outskirts of Coventry three miles from the city centre, between the West Midlands and Warwickshire.
It is not actually located in the town of Warwick as its name might suggest. It is nestled between a couple of lively cities, tranquil countryside and iconic landmarks.
The University of Warwick is primarily based between the city of Coventry and the historic county of Warwickshire on a 720-acre campus. It also has a satellite campus in Wellesbourne and a central London base at the Shard.
The campus is well located with excellent transport links providing students with plenty of opportunities to easily and quickly explore surrounding big cities like Birmingham, or smaller towns like Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Canley.
Coventry is a city where you will find shops, cafes, places to eat, clubs and bars, cultural attractions and office buildings perched close to an ancient cathedral and a guildhall that was used by Henry VIII. The Cathedral is a hub of activity for the city hosting regular events such as live music, film screenings, theatre and vintage clothing fairs.
It is also a shopping haven and offers great nightlife.
The creatives will love the repurposed industrial space FarGo village - Coventry’s creative quarter.
Studying at the University of Warwick
Choosing to study at Warwick means joining a world-leading university with very high academic standards and an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research, teaching and innovation as well as great business and industry links.
The university runs 29 academic departments and over 40 research centres and institutes, in the faculties of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Arts and Social Sciences. It offers this to 27,000 students from around 150 countries. Close to half of the student body (43 percent) are international students from outside the UK.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has said that the University of Warwick is “a beacon among British universities for its dynamism, quality and entrepreneurial zeal".
There are several things that justify the former PM’s open fondness of the university.
High rankings in university lists
A member of the 'Sutton 13', the University of Warwick has often been ranked among the ten best universities in the UK and among the top 100 in the whole world.
Warwick was ranked 62nd in the world and 10th in the UK in the 2021 QS World University Rankings. It is also ranked as a top ten UK university, coming in 8th, in The Guardian 2021 University League Table.
Its Mathematics department is widely considered as one of the four best mathematics departments in the UK. The math department was ranked 10th in the world (3rd in the UK) in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities and 19th in the world (4th in the UK) in QS’s 2020 rankings. Also, Warwick's Economics department and its Politics and International Studies (PAIS) department are considered some of the best in the UK ranking 1st in the 2020 Good University Guide rankings.
Warwick has a number of subjects ranking in the QS global Top 50 including Statistics (16th), Mathematics (19th), English and Literature (23rd), Business and Management (23rd) and Economics and Econometrics (25th).
Excellence in research
Warwick is also one of the UK's leading research universities. It is particularly strong in the areas of decision sciences research, which comprises of economics, finance, management, mathematics and statistics. Researchers from the Warwick Business School have won the highest prize of the prestigious European Case Clearing House (ECCH), which is deemed the Oscars of management research.
Many high-achieving alumni
When you study at the University of Warwick, you’ll be learning at an institution with a history of producing high achievers.
Warwick's alumni and staff include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Emmy Award, the Grammy award, the Turing Award, the Fields Medal, the Richard W. Hamming Medal and the Padma Vibhushan (the second-highest civilian award in India).
It has also produced distinguished men and women including members of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, as well as some heads of state.
Student living at the University of Warwick
When you study at the University of Warwick, you'll benefit from excellent student support and modern campus facilities.
The university continuously invests in student support services such as accommodation, health, careers and counselling. It also invests in the campus student experience such as state-of-the-art buildings like The Oculus for teaching and learning, and the fantastic SportsHub for sports and wellness.
In fact, Warwick was described as the most "digitally-savvy" UK University already back in 2012 by Virgin Media Business.
What’s more, Warwick is surrounded by vibrant cities, peaceful greenery and a great transport network that makes travel across the UK and Europe easy. Getting around on campus is also quite convenient as the university's main site comprises of three contiguous campuses, all within walking distance of each other.
The University of Warwick's Students' Union is one of the largest in the UK. It has over 300 student-run societies and over 60 sports clubs including basketball, rowing and ice hockey.
Whether it's the many events and productions held each year at the Warwick Arts Centre, using the incredible sports facilities, socialising in bars, nightclubs and cafés, or enjoying an open-air event, you won't be short of ways to spend your time on campus.
Run by students for students, the students’ union, which provides a packed programme of entertainment, will help you make the most of your time at Warwick.
Warwick Arts Centre, which is located on the central campus, is one of the largest multi-artform venues in the UK. It attracts over one million visitors every year to over 3,000 events and has developed a strong national and international reputation since it opened in 1974.
This dynamic Arts Centre will give you access to a packed programme of theatre, music, cinema and visual arts. Also, if you are a creative it also provides professional standard performance spaces for student productions and concerts.
If the excitement of campus entertainment becomes too much or you just prefer some peace and quiet for a change, the serenity of surrounding lakes, woodland and green spaces is just a few minutes’ walk away from the central campus.
University of Warwick history
The idea for a university in Warwickshire was first conceptualized shortly after World War II. However, it took two decades before it was approved by the government in 1961 and then received its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1965.
A bold and imaginative partnership between the city and county councils granted the 400-acre site for the university to be built on.
Since then, the university has established the Warwick Business School in 1967, a year before the Warwick Law School. The former Coventry College of Education was incorporated in 1979, a year before WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) opened in 1980. The medical school (Warwick Medical) opened two decades later in the year 2000. Four years later Warwick HRI (Horticulture Research International) was formed following the merging of HRI's Wellesbourne and Kirton sites with the university.
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near University of Warwick
Why should I live in off-campus accommodation?
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You’ll get to choose your preferred room type, whether you’d like to share with others or live by yourself in a self-contained studio. By choosing an off-campus property from the dozens of options listed in Student.com, you can also choose whether you’d like to live next to the University of Warwick or in the Coventry city centre.
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With our website, you can compare the wide variety of student housing options available by using our intuitive and robust search and mapping features. These functions will allow you to compare accommodation options near University of Warwick by things like price, room type, property type and amenities.
Once you chosen your preferred property, you’ll also want to choose the right room type for you. We offer three different room types on Student.com. Please note that not all properties offer all three types though.
In a Shared Room you’ll be sharing a bedroom with a roommate. All other facilities will also be shared.
In a Private Room you’ll have a private bedroom and in some properties also a private bathroom. The rest of the facilities will be shared with occupants of other rooms.
In an Entire Place you’ll get a fully self-contained studio property all for yourself. This includes a private bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette for cooking your meals. As you won’t have to share anything with anyone, this option is perfect if you love to have your own private space just for yourself.
What bills are included in my rent?
This will depend on the property you select, but in most cases, all bills are included in the total rent cost.
However, always check the property page to see if this is the case with the property you like.
Are the properties fully furnished?
This also depends on the property, but most of the properties we list are fully furnished.