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UCAS code: W20

The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. Founded in 1965 with an initial intake of 450 undergraduates, Warwick now has in excess of 22,000 students.
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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Diverse local nightlife

58%

Medium

Creative

67%

Medium

Political

74%

High

Varied union activities

76%

High

Sporty

76%

High

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £26k High
% of graduates in work or further study 96% Medium
Student satisfaction score 82% Low

Number of students

28,845

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

66%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

6%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

50%

of students are male

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

29%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

342 comments (86 students)
    • Although the nightlife isn’t big, there are plenty of bars and clubs, with something on almost every day of the week. SU events are very good for freshers and those who live on campus. Although there are always paramedics during events, safeguarding issues such as spiking do happen and the university should definitely prioritise safeguarding more. Students’ issues are not very well represented by the university, but instead student societies pull the weight and organise lots of events. The Student Union in general is very upstanding and uphold students’ rights

      2024, 2nd year student, Modern Languages

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    • The campus is always bustling and feels safe during the day. At night, it can feel unsafe. Campus security do drive around, however not all parts of campus are accessible by van. Campus security is only really seen walking around when there is an event in the SU. The nearest city (Coventry) has lots to do, as does the nearest town (Leamington Spa), however, again, there are safety concerns during the night. And the university does not offer any safety services for those who go off campus. Buses often don’t run late enough between Coventry and campus for students to safely catch the bus, many are forced to spend extra money on ubers. But campus buses do go between Leamington Spa until late (last bus is around 3am). All in all, however, during the day, there is plenty to do and the buses run frequently enough to explore other places. If people lack ideas for where to go, societies upload activities on social media on a regular basis.

      2024, 2nd year student, Modern Languages

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    • Very satisfied with the course. It is a highly regarded course in mathematics. The best aspect is the flexibility, due to the department being so big, there is a very wide variety of modules you can specialise in. The quality of teaching is generally ok, but obviously some lecturers are much better than others.

      2024, 3rd year student, Mathematics

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    • Good range of affordable accomodation, very good sports facilities (though expensive), large library (though it is a little run down), plenty of study spaces ect.

      2024, 3rd year student, Mathematics

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    • Cost of living is very reasonable in the West Midlands, there is something for everyone and it is easy to find housing in places such as Coventry and South Leamington with enviably low rent. Food on campus is very expensive, including the small campus grocery store, which is why I don't tend to frequently use these services, though there are plenty of cheap supermarkets off campus close to student housing. Drinks at the SU are generally pretty cheap at £2.40 a pint throughout Monday to Saturday 17:00 - 20:00. Overall I think attending Warwick is a good option financially, I believe there are financial services offered by the University but I have not needed to access these.

      2024, 3rd year student, Mathematics

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    • I am very happy with the University overall. The campus is diverse and feels very safe, the University has a great reputation and there are lots of societies to get involved in. Accommodation is very cheap. The only downside is the fact that the night life is not great, especially in Coventry.

      2024, 3rd year student, Mathematics

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