University of Warwick

Coventry | West Midlands

Creative Varied union activities Political Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: W20

Warwick is a world-class University with a buzzing sense of community and vibrant social scene. Based in the heart of campus, Warwick Students' Union is the focal point of student life, with a recently refurbished and modern building and top-notch facilities for relaxing, partying, eating, drinking and welfare. We are one of the largest unions for clubs and societies in the UK.
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What students say about this university

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    • Facilities

      The library has very limited access to computers and often not enough books for the course, but the staff are very well-trained...

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      2012, 2nd year, Other European Literature

      Facilities

      The library has very limited access to computers and often not enough books for the course, but the staff are very well-trained and helpful. The pool and the rock climbing wall in the sports centre are fantastic and well-maintained. The academic facilities vary hugely dependant on which degree you're taking; engineers have their own lounge and computer rooms while english students will have to make do with cramped overheated offices, but it's worth it for the quality of the teaching.

      2012, 2nd year, Other European Literature

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    • The downside

      The quality of the union nightlife is sometimes dubious, although the sabb team are brilliant, also (for my subject) it is...

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      2012, 1st year, General Engineering

      The downside

      The quality of the union nightlife is sometimes dubious, although the sabb team are brilliant, also (for my subject) it is sometimes hard to get one-on-one time with lecturers and you tend to get taught in very large groups.

      2012, 1st year, General Engineering

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    • Facilities

      Computing facilities could be improved, as could the library, engineering has a lot of resources available for use

      2012, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering

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    • Academic Experience

      In my first year the greatest amount of contact hours I had in one week was 10, however this later decreased to 8. It will...

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      2013, 1st year, Other European Literature

      Academic Experience

      In my first year the greatest amount of contact hours I had in one week was 10, however this later decreased to 8. It will increase slightly to around 12 in the next two years, but this depends on what modules you take. At face value this seems really bad considering the amount of money we have to pay but as English Literature students you have to read a lot and so need the time to do this, as well as the essays. Half of the contact hours are seminars in which we discuss the texts and half are lectures which give us ideas for further research or contextualise the texts. I had to do two/three formative essays/pieces for three of the modules which didn't count but were for exam/assessed essay practice throughout the year. In total I had about 8 assessed essays/pieces on top of those. I had two fully examined modules and so I had two 3 hour 15 minute exams for those in the Summer. However in the next two years I will have four exams in the Summer as well as various essays throughout the year. In terms of feedback this is written on the formative essays but if you have any queries you contact the tutors individually via email or during their office hours. The course content in the first year is very challenging if you are not used to doing classical literature, but it is very interesting as when you go on to study other texts you can see how these texts have influenced future writers greatly. Therefore although some people may find it annoying to have to do these compulsory modules, it is very useful in the long run. In years 2 and 3 there is such a broad spectrum of modules you can take because of the four different pathways you can take (English, World, American or Theory.) Consequently everyone is bound to find something that appeals to their interests. The course is very challenging as you have to synthesise a lot of information and present it in a concise, direct manner with your own individual creative flair and idea imprinted on the top of it.

      2013, 1st year, Other European Literature

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    • Creative scene

      Warwick societies are great, with a large and diverse range of societies, something the university is rightfully proud of. This...

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      2014, 3rd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Creative scene

      Warwick societies are great, with a large and diverse range of societies, something the university is rightfully proud of. This means there is something for everyone and they actively contribute to campus life.

      2014, 3rd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      The library is very large, which means there is a lot of space to work and many books but can also make the correct book very...

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      2012, 1st year, Others In Mathematical Sciences

      Facilities

      The library is very large, which means there is a lot of space to work and many books but can also make the correct book very difficult to find. It also has a severe shortage of computers, with it frequently being difficult to find one not being used, although for those who only want to use one to print off work, the problem is alleviated somewhat by 20-minute log-on only computers. Lecture halls vary in quality although several seem prone to technical errors such as projectors, microphones or lights not working, which can disrupt lectures. Some lecture halls use plastic fold-out trays as you may find on an aeroplane as opposed to proper desks, which are far from ergonomic and difficult to write on; also an annoyance in lectures.

      2012, 1st year, Others In Mathematical Sciences

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

67%

HIGH

Sporty

72%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

52%

LOW

Varied union activities

80%

HIGH

Creative

68%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Student score 83% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

25,245

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

58%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

30%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

49%

of students are female

Young / Mature

18%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

34%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

81%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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