There are union nights every night which are mainly attended by freshers because they live on campus. There is also a coffee shop, resturant, sandwich shop, bar and pub at the union - the Dirty Duck is really laid back and the food is cheap, and they also have acoustic nights there once a week. The union-run cafes and bars are better than the university-run facilities: they are cheaper, there is a greater choice of food and I think the ambience is better. However, there are university-run facilities in most buildings so there is always something nearby. Some departments have a common room, but there isn't one in humanities. Lots of people meet in the Arts Centre to eat or just to chat, but the university would definitely do more with more social spaces for students to meet without having to buy a drink or food. There are plenty of sports facilities at Warwick: there is a sports centre with a pool, gym and climbing wall and there are lots of excercise classes and sports societies. There are also lots of outdoor playing fields, running courses, an astroturf pitch and a running track.