University of Warwick
Location of university
Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
6.7 / 10
(based on ratings in 2016)
"The West Midlands is a very green area, so it's really suitable for someone who loves the outdoors. The campus is amazing and everything from lecture buildings to shops is within walking distance and the university is very open to feedback on study and campus spaces. The student accommodation is quite varied and there are pricier as well as more inexpensive options. The university is currently building more facilities as there has been a strain on campus accommodation spaces in recent years, with some students having to live in accommodation nearby. There are many things to do on campus during the day from places to eat to cafés, bars and even a weekly food market, as well as the students' union, which always has some full-day event going on."
"There is always lots to do on campus and the app helps keep you up to date on what's going on. You have to catch a bus to leave campus, but we have two options in Coventry or Leamington. Accommodation has been great at dealing with any problems. Kitchens and cleaners are very good. There's a cinema, a theatre, an art gallery, a gym, a swimming pool and plenty of food outlets all on campus."
"The campus and location is amazing, I cannot fault it. There's a wide range of student accommodation of varying size and price both on and off campus, it really does cater to all. There are good transport links to and from the university and also to towns/cities nearby. We have a fantastic sports centre with lots of clubs to try including a swimming pool and gym. We have a lovely pub on campus to bring people together for quiz nights. There's a nice range of shops and facilities (places to study/relax) on campus. It's a nice campus to explore with really well kept areas and a really nice atmosphere where you feel involved."
"It's a campus university with links to London and Birmingham that's well laid out and moderately sized. There are modern facilities that are well maintained with constant improvements being made. The accommodation is reasonable, with several options to choose from based on facilities and prices, but all are equally enjoyable. There are multiple activities on campus through societies and the SU as well."
"The university is central, so it's easy and cheap to travel for day trips to Birmingham and London to escape from the workload. The newer facilities are better equipped with plug sockets at each study space and are open, so feel less claustrophobic, whereas the older academic facilities (like the library and humanities building) are beginning to feel dated. The university offers plenty of other facilities with numerous great places to eat on campus."
"The location is great, near shops and with great transport facilities and the accommodation is well maintained. The campus is very active and filled with stuff to do in the library and nearby shopping centres."
"Facilities are too expensive for a rural university. The lack of competition has driven prices up and we see comparable prices to London at times. Student accommodation could be a lot better but I'm okay with the status quo as long as prices don't inexplicably rise. Campus is located depressingly far from towns/cities."
"It's a campus university near to Coventry and Leamington Spa. The facilities are good (though it would be better if the library was open 24 hours). The student accommodation was okay with a wide range to choose from."
"Perfect – a central location with transport from Coventry to anywhere. London is just an hour away. Facilities are good and always satisfactory. Accommodation varies but is always at least adequate. The only problem is with the allocation of accommodation: it's very random and people often don't get their preferences."
"It is a campus university and takes 20 minutes to get to Coventry and between 20-40 mins to Leamington Spa. Leamington Spa has the better student life by far. Accommodation on campus is great but the library facilities are lacking. There is only one library and materials aren't sufficient."
"It's just the campus by itself and the nearest city is a half hour bus ride away. Campus is of a decent size but not very big. Facilities are running out because the university is accepting more and more freshers yearly. It could do with having more and I think they are building more. Student accommodation is in a good location and of high quality but prices are going up."
"Student accommodation has been very good. The campus is a nice, open, safe and friendly space. The library is full of great resources but is stretched for study space at peak periods. The gym is sufficient but slightly costly. Coventry is a relatively large city with good shopping opportunities. Leamington Spa is a very nice town with many bars, restaurants and shopping facilities."
"The university is quite isolated and you have to take the bus or drive to get into either Coventry or Leamington Spa. The bus services aren't great: they cost quite a bit of money, can be quite unreliable and are often too packed at certain times. The student accommodation is not of great quality compared to other university rooms I have seen, yet we pay the same amount."
"It's a campus uni. Coventry city or Leamington Spa are a 20 minute bus ride away but campus has a lot on it (supermarket with post office inside, restaurants, cafes, hairdressers, two banks with ATMs, cinema and theatre in the arts centre)."
"If you wanted to, you could live within a square mile of the university and never leave. A 24-hour Tesco, health and nutrition store, three hairdressers and Wilkos are located ten minutes away via walking. There are also two banks (Santander and Barclays), a cinema, musical theatre, a grocery store and multiple restaurants on campus. The university is 50 years old, reflected in the age and state of many of its buildings. However, a visibly active effort is made to update technology and maintain current facilities. The university continues to invest in new structures, such as the Learning and Teaching Centre which is in the midst of construction. Warwick Sport, the organisation behind the campus sports centre, operates quality facilities that Warwick students can certainly take pride in, although I would argue that the gym equipment lacks some diversity. Student accommodation varies greatly. Rootes, the party accommodation, shows its age clearly in its aesthetics. Meanwhile, the recently built Bluebell is equivalent to a four-star hotel room. Towns around Warwick are easily accessible via bus or train. Leamington Spa and Coventry are about 15 minutes away by bus, Birmingham is about 45-55 minutes away by a combination of bus and train, while a bus that departs ten minutes away from campus (via walking) takes about three hours to reach London Victoria and costs only £4. London Euston can be reached in just over an hour by taking the bus to Coventry and then a train to London."
"I love the location as I didn't want to be in a city and I enjoy the campus and being close to rural areas. The accommodation is excellent and I have always found the facilities good though more space is needed for studying as there aren't enough library spaces. The humanities block needs updating/replacing but there are apparently plans for that."