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An international perspective

Contents 3 5 6 8 Why study at Warwick Higher Education Foundation Programme Undergraduate Degrees Postgraduate Degrees

10 PhD Study at Warwick 12 English Language 14 Academic and support facilities 16 Accommodation and campus 18 Social facilities 20 Warwick Sport 22 Warwick Advantage 25 A superb location 26 International Office and contacts

Welcome to the University of Warwick

For a university with an outstanding international reputation, it is a reflection on our own achievements that we are able to attract the very best students from over 120 countries. To succeed at Warwick, you must be a person of distinction, serious about your academic study and keen to experience all of the opportunities available to you at Warwick. In return, we will provide you with a degree that will equip you with the skills, attributes and experiences that the ever-changing world demands. You will learn from academic staff at forefront of their subjects and have access to innovative and modern learning spaces. Our student facilities are of the highest quality and our campus creates a supportive community environment for all our students. We have an excellent record of graduate employment and are the UK’s second most targeted university by top employers. We will also provide you with ‘the Warwick Experience’ – the opportunity to develop your intercultural skills. Whether this is through a studying abroad opportunity, participation in a major student-led event or by involvement in a volunteering project, at Warwick we want to help you to become a global citizen. Within the International Office, we are keen to provide you with the support and information that you need. This booklet will provide you with an overview of the possibilities that Warwick is able to offer you, which we hope you will find useful and informative. We have a team of staff within the International Office who have expertise in every region of the world, who can support you during the application process and throughout your studies at Warwick. Staff from the International Office will regularly travel overseas to attend exhibitions, visit schools and universities and meet with prospective students. Please feel free to contact your regional team within the International Office or contact one of our worldwide network of local representatives. All of the contact details can be found on page 27 or on our website: www.warwick.ac.uk/go/international James Kennedy Director, International Office University of Warwick

Why study at Warwick?

Choosing to study in the United Kingdom can be a daunting prospect. Selecting a university that can provide you with the very best in academic excellence, first class facilities and opportunities to gain key skills and attributes is very important. At the University of Warwick, we take pride in offering these, and much more, to every student.

Academic excellence
Warwick’s prestigious reputation for academic excellence is evident in the fact that the University has been constantly ranked in the top ten of UK universities. Warwick’s international reputation is highlighted in the prestigious agreements it holds with some of the world’s best universities.

Graduate prospects
Over 300 employers visit Warwick’s campus and five major recruitment and information fairs are held at Warwick, ensuring that our students are fully aware of opportunities for employment and internships.

Innovative resources
Warwick provides access to interviews with academics, programmes about research at the University, lectures, teaching materials and content from our student community on its iTunesU and YouTubeEdu accounts. Warwick has firmly established its position as one of the leading content providers on these services.

Academic facilities
At Warwick, there is a varied and innovative range of studying facilities, designed to help students study in a way that best suits their studying needs and helps them achieve excellent results.

Innovative programmes
Warwick is at the forefront of providing innovative degree subjects and combinations. Warwick has pioneered different approaches to many subjects and has a reputation for creative thinking and inter-disciplinary working.

International Community
With nearly 33% of the student population originating from outside of the UK, the student population at Warwick is truly international and this contributes immensely to the richness and vibrancy of student life. We encourage all students to pursue a global experience, whether this is on or off campus.

Campus experience
With a seven day a week entertainment timetable within the Students’ Union, 250 student societies, student led events, 76 sports clubs and 2,000 individual events held in the Warwick Arts Centre, the campus is always vibrant and engaging.

Research excellence
As one of the UK’s leading research universities, Warwick’s academic staff are at the forefront of their subjects, producing results of international significance. This means that you are part of a community where knowledge is being created, rather than described.

A lifelong experience
Upon graduation, you will become a member of the invaluable global network of Warwick alumni. As a member you can keep up to date with Warwick and its alumni in your country or area of interest, meet and network, seek advice or support or even provide support to students studying at Warwick.

Central location
Being in the heart of England ensures that Warwick is located in a serene environment, in between cosmopolitan cities and beautiful countryside, and minutes from major cities such as London and Birmingham.

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“I first learned about the HEFP course when a representative from Warwick University came to our school for a university conference. The minute the Warwick induction had started, I completely fell in love with the idea of being part of the foundation course. I genuinely believed that joining the course would give me a competitive advantage over other students; and in my case, it definitely did. The fact that the foundation programme was being carried out under the renowned banner of the University of Warwick gave me the extra boost I needed to apply. To put it frankly, although I had applied to other Universities for their respective foundation courses, I was overjoyed when I received my offer from the HEFP. I’ve grown so attached to the College and its location with its beauty and serenity, it’s quite heartbreaking that my stay here has come to an abrupt end. It’s funny how time flies so quickly. I think the best thing I liked about the college was the limited number of students. It was easier to remember faces and get to know one another quickly. I also learned how to converse with other friends in their native languages and a lot about their cultures too. Being a business student here, I think this experience would help me a lot later in life. There’s a lot of work to do and a lot of hard work and effort needed to be put in to achieve the best results. The teaching staff and the staff working in the International Office make a point to put the students first and help them out through each step of the way. I was impressed and to this day am very grateful for all their support. Especially the personal tutors; without their assistance, I don’t think I would have been able to achieve my level best and attend the university of my dreams. This course is great stepping stone for securing your future. I can guarantee that you will learn a lot along the way; about others and yourself too.” Sonu Tharakan, HEFP Business Studies

“With nearly 30 years teaching experience and five flexible and specialised course options, the HEFP is the Foundation for Success”

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Our Higher Education Foundation Programme is the fast-track pre-university course designed to progress you from high school to university. The programme is specifically for students whose academic qualifications do not permit direct entry to UK universities.

Higher Education Foundation Programme

Five specialist programmes are available, which lead to degrees at top rated universities in the following related areas: Accounting and Finance, Banking, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Film and Television Studies, Finance, Journalism, Law, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics & Physics, MORSE, Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Politics and International Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics. Taught in the local colleges of Warwickshire and Stratford-upon-Avon, students have a supportive community to progress them through the course, with all of the facilities that are needed. Accommodation is single study rooms and is located on the college campus. Homestay accommodation is also available. All HEFP students have full access to the facilities on their college campus, including a library, computer centre, cafe’s, sports facilities as well as a dedicated International Office Support Team. Students can also use all of the study, sport and social facilities on the University of Warwick campus.

Business Studies
The course provides a relevant framework for further studies in business-related subjects. The course introduces the basic four subject areas of Mathematics, Economics, Business Studies and Sociology that you will require at an undergraduate level. Mathematics is a very important element of this course and you will need to show ability in this area when applying.

How do I apply?
Applications can be made online at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/hefp. You need to provide with your application your High School certificate, a copy of your TOEFL/ Pearson Test certificate or your IELTS certificate number, a reference from your tutor, a personal statement and a copy of your passport photo data page. If you would prefer a paper application form, you can download this at the website above.

Law
The course provides an introduction to the study of Law itself and the techniques necessary for the study of Law at degree level. The course also includes an element of Social Studies, enabling students to consider Law in its wider social context. Students on this course attend a weekly lecture at Warwick’s School of Law.

When does the course begin?
The course is full-time and usually begins at the beginning of September. The course will continue until the completion of your examinations in May.

How much does the course cost?
The current tuition costs can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/hefp. A deposit of £1,000 is required to meet the conditions of any offer given to you.

Science and Engineering
*Guaranteed offer from the University of Warwick* The course provides a framework for further studies in Social and Engineering related subjects and students have the option of specialising their studies in either IT or Economics. This will assist students in tailoring their foundation course to their future studies.

How does the course prepare me for University?
Your studies on the HEFP programme will allow you to prepare for admission to a high quality undergraduate degree course in two ways: it will allow you to develop both the subject knowledge required for degree study and the skills you require such as critical thinking, note-taking, listening to academic tutors, individual study & research and essaywriting. If you have any questions you can contact the HEFP Team at hefp@warwick.ac.uk or you can visit the website at www.warwick.ac.uk/ go/hefp

Biomedical Science
*Guaranteed offer from Warwick’s School of Life Sciences or Department of Chemistry* The course enables students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to progress to Biomedical Science, Biomedical Chemistry and other related degrees. This course is also suitable for prospective medicine students. Biology is an important element with this course and you will need to show ability in this area when applying. Students on this course attend lectures at Warwick’s School of Life Sciences.

Social Science
The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the four disciplines of Social Science: Economics, Politics, Psychology and Sociology. Students wishing to progress to a degree which requires a qualification in Mathematics have the option of taking an additional GCSE Mathematics course.

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Undergraduate Degrees
Undergraduate courses at the University of Warwick offer a flexible, innovative and relevant approach to degree level study. The core of the Warwick degree is the in-depth study of a particular subject or subjects, from which you will build up a mass of specialised knowledge. With these courses, you will have the flexibility to specialise in aspects of your subject, or to broaden your academic experience by learning a new language, taking a module in another academic department or expanding your horizons through studying abroad opportunities. We have partnerships with prestigious universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
Warwick Business School
Management; Accounting and Finance; International Business*; International Management*

German Studies
German Studies*; English and German Literature*; French and German Studies*; German and Business Studies*; German and History*; German with French*; German with Italian*; German with Spanish*; German with International Studies*

History
History (Renaissance/Modern and Modern)*; History and Politics; History and Sociology;

Education
Childhood, Education and Society*

History of Art
History of Art*; History of Art and French Studies*; History of Art with Italian*

Engineering
Automotive Engineering**; Civil Engineering**; Electronic Engineering**; Engineering**; Engineering and Business Studies; Engineering Business Management; Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering**; Mechanical Engineering**; Systems Engineering**

Italian
Italian*; Italian with French*; Italian with German*; Italian and European Literature*; Italian with Theatre Studies*; Italian with International Studies*; Italian with Film Studies*; English and Italian Literature*; Comparative Italian and European Studies*; French and Italian Studies*; German Studies and Italian*; History and Italian*; Italian and Classics*; Italian and History of Art*

Chemistry
Chemistry **; Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry; Biomedical Chemistry; Chemical Biology; Chemistry with Management

Comparative American Studies
History, Literature and Cultures of the Americas

Computer Science
Computer Science**; Computing Systems**; Computer and Business Studies; Computer and Management; Discrete Mathematics

English and Comparative Literary Studies
English Literature; English Literature and Creative Writing; English and Theatre Studies

Law
Law*; Law study abroad in English*; European Law*; Law and Sociology*; Law and Business Studies*

Film and Television Studies
Film and Literature; Film Studies; Film with Television Studies

Classics and Ancient History
Classical Civilisation; Ancient History and Classical Archaeology; Classics; English and Latin Literature; Classical Civilisation with Philosophy; Classical Civilisation with study in Europe*

Life Sciences
Biological Sciences*; Biochemistry*; Biomedical Science*; Environmental Biology*; Medical Microbiology and Virology/ Microbiology and Virology/ Virology*

French Studies
French Studies*; English and French*; French and History*; French with Film Studies*; French with International Studies*; French with Sociology*; French with Theatre Studies*; French Studies with German*; French Studies with Italian*

Economics
Economics; Economics and Industrial Organization; Economics and Economic History; Economics, Politics and International Studies

Mathematics
Mathematics**; Mathematics and Economics; Mathematics and Business Studies; Mathematics and Philosophy

Warwick Medical School
MBChB – graduate entry only

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“Studying at Warwick has been a life-changing and humbling experience. The cosmopolitan atmosphere empowers you to believe that you can make a difference and have a good time while you are at it”
How do I apply?
All applications are made through a centralised application system, UCAS. Applicants can choose up to five individual degree courses, either at one institution or spread over a number of universities. The same application form is sent to each course that you apply for and applications are considered on the information that is provided within. Occasionally we may ask for additional information and the University will contact you if this is necessary.

Is there an English language requirement?
All applicants are required to show that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high. Many applicants demonstrate this through their GCSE or International Baccalaureate achievement. Applicants, whose English language qualifications are not sufficient, may be asked to provide an English language qualification such as IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English.

MORSE
MORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics)**

How should I write my personal statement?
When completing your personal statement, it is important to remember that the University is looking to see a well written statement, which demonstrates interest in the subject that you are applying to. It is important to refer to past achievements; any wider reading around your subject; what you are hoping to achieve throughout your studies; what career you hope to enter; and to refer to the relationship between two subjects if you have applied to a dual course. Don’t forget to mention what your skills, attributes and abilities are, and how these can be used and built upon during your studies.

When will I hear from Warwick?
The University of Warwick is committed to considering all applications as quickly as possible, but in the interests of fairness some decisions may be delayed until the University has received all applications that are submitted by January 15th.

Philosophy
Philosophy; Philosophy with Classical Civilisation; Philosophy with Computer Science; Philosophy with Psychology; Philosophy and Literature

How much will it cost?
Fees for international applicants are set annually, and you can find the most up to date costs on our website www.warwick. ac.uk/study. Course fee amounts will be detailed in any offer that you receive, and we will provide you with detailed information on how you can pay your tuition fees prior to your course starting.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Politics and International Studies
Politics; Politics with International Studies; Politics with French; Politics and Sociology

Physics
Physics**; Mathematics and Physics; Physics and Business Studies;

Do I meet Warwick’s requirements?
The University of Warwick is committed to giving full and fair consideration to all entry qualifications presented by applicants. We welcome applications from candidates offering many different qualifications. The main entry requirements are listed within the Undergraduate Prospectus or at www. warwick.ac.uk/study. If your qualifications are not listed here, please contact the Regional Teams for further advice.

Are there scholarships available?
The University of Warwick does not offer specific scholarships for undergraduate applicants. However, there may be external funding opportunities available to you and you should certainly research this in advance. Helpful advice on this can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/international If you have further questions, our Regional Teams at Warwick and Overseas will be happy to help. You can find their contact details at the end of this brochure.

Psychology
Psychology

Sociology
Social; Sociology with Specialism

Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics

Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies
Theatre and Performance Studies * Study Abroad or intercalated year ** Four year integrated Masters also available

Is there a deadline for applications?
We recommend that all applications to our undergraduate courses are made before January 15th. This is the deadline for Home/ EU applicants. International applicants do have until June 30th to submit their application through UCAS, however, the University of Warwick may not be able to consider new applications received after this date for many courses.

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Postgraduate Degrees
As one of the UK’s leading research Universities, Warwick is an excellent choice for postgraduate work. Whether you are studying for a taught Master’s course, or embarking on a research degree, you will find a supportive academic environment, well structured programmes and extensive specialist resources. All of Warwick’s postgraduate degrees are carefully structured, developed and delivered by experts in their fields, often drawing on individual research experience. Many are interdisciplinary, drawing on the research from academics within departments.
Applied Linguistics
English Language Teaching (with Specialisms); English Language Teaching (Studies & Methods); Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions

Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Systems; Energy Power Electronic Systems; Electronic Systems with Sensor Technology; Electronic Systems; Electronic Systems with Communications; Biomedical Engineering; Engineering Systems; Tunnelling and Underground Space

English and Comparative Literary Studies
Writing; Pan-Romanticisms; Translation and Transcultural Studies; English Literature

Classics & Ancient History
Visual and Material Culture; Ancient Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome

Film and Television Studies
Film and Television Studies

Complexity Science
Complexity Science; Erasmus Mundus Complex Systems Science

Warwick Business School
Warwick Executive MBA; Warwick MBA by Distance Learning; Warwick MBA by full-time study; Warwick Global Energy MBA; Industrial Relations and Managing Human Resources; International Employment Relations; Business; Management and Organisational Analysis; Marketing and Strategy; Finance and IT; Management; Business Analytics and Consulting; Finance; Accounting and Finance; Finance and Economics; Finance with Behavioural Science; Financial Mathematics; Information Systems Management and Innovation; Management Science and Operational Research; Public Leadership and Management

French Studies
Research in French and Francophone Studies; Translation, Writing and Cultural Differences

Computer Science
Computer Science and Applications; Cognitive Systems

German Studies
German Cultural Studies

Cultural Policy Studies
Creative and Media Enterprises; Global Media and Communication; International Cultural Policy and Management

Health and Social Studies
Applied Social Research with specialism’s in Health Studies, Social Work or Islam in Contemporary Societies; Social Work

Economics
Economics; Economics and International and Financial Economics; Economics of Development; Economics of Industrial Organisation; Behavioural and Economics Science (Science Track); Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics Track); Finance and Economics

History
History; Global History; History of Medicine; Modern History; Eighteenth-Century History; Religious, Social and Cultural History, 15001750; Comparative American Studies

Careers Studies Unit
Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education; Management of Student Work Experience

History of Art
History of Art; History and Business of Art and Collecting

Education
Educational Assessment; Religious Education by Distance Learning; Educational Studies; Educational Research Methods; Educational Leadership and Management; Drama and Theatre Education; Childhood in Society; Education Innovation; Mathematics Education; International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Years/Primary/Secondary)/ Educational Innovation; PGCE Secondary

Italian Studies
Italian Studies, Culture and Communication

Chemistry
AS:MIT Analytical Science: Methods and Instrumental Techniques; Chemistry with Scientific Writing; Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry; Scientific Research and Communication; Communication Multidisciplinary Science

Law
International Economic Law; International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation; International Development Law and Human Rights; Advanced Legal Studies

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Psychology
Clinical Applications of Psychology; Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track); Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics Track)

Do I meet Warwick’s requirements?
The University of Warwick is committed to giving full and fair consideration to all entry qualifications presented by applicants. We welcome applications from candidates offering many different qualifications. The main entry requirements are listed within the Postgraduate Prospectus or at www.warwick. ac.uk/study. If your qualifications are not listed here, please contact the Regional Teams for further advice.

Scientific Computing
Scientific Computing

Sociology
Sociology; Social Research; Social and Political Thought; Gender and International Development; Science, Media and Public Policy

Life Sciences
Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management; Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate; Food Security; Plant Bioscience or Crop Production; Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century

Is there a deadline for applications?
Although there is no deadline for applications, courses will close when full and early application is recommended.

Statistics
Statistics; Financial Mathematics

Study of the Renaissance
Culture of the European Renaissance

Mathematics
Interdisciplinary Mathematics; Mathematics

Is there an English language requirement?
Any applicants who are non-native English speakers will be required to provide an English Language proficiency test to study at the University of Warwick. This test result must not be more than two years old by the time of commencing studies. If you have been taught in English within the last two years, then an English test may not be necessary.

Mathematics and Statistics Centre for Doctoral Training
MASDOC Mathematics and Statistics

Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies
Erasmus Mundus in International Performance Research; International Cultural Policy Management; Creative and Media Enterprises; Global Media and Communication; Theatre Consultancy

MOAC Doctoral Training Centre
Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry; Chemistry with Scientific Writing; Scientific Research and Communication; Communicating Multidisciplinary Science; Scientific Research and Communication

Warwick Systems Biology Centre
Systems Biology

When will I hear from Warwick?
You should expect to hear from Warwick 6 to 8 weeks after confirmation of receipt of your application.

WMG
Enterprise Integration Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Supply Chain & Logistics Management; Programme and Project Management; Manufacturing Systems Engineering; International Technology Management; Engineering Business Management; Management for Business Excellence; e-Business Management; Process Business Management; Cybersecurity and Management; Engineering Business Management for Defence and Security

Warwick Medical School
Child Health; Diabetes; Diabetes (Paediatrics); Endodontics; Health Sciences; Health Sciences with Specialism; Health Services Management; Implant Dentistry; Lingual Orthodontics; Medical Education; Medical Leadership; Oral Surgery; Orthodontics; Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health; Public Health; Research Methods in Health Services; Restorative Dentistry; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Primary Medical Qualification (MBChB)

Are there scholarships available?
The University of Warwick does have a variety of scholarships for Postgraduate Taught applicants. Further information can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/scholarships and at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/graduateschool

How much will it cost?
You can find the most up to date costs on our website www.warwick.ac.uk/study. Course fee amounts will be detailed in any offer that you receive, and we will provide you with detailed information on how you can pay your tuition fees prior to your course starting. If you have further questions, our Regional Teams at Warwick and Overseas will be happy to help. You can find their contact details at the end of this brochure.

How do I apply?
All applications are made directly to the University of Warwick. For some applications to Warwick Business School, applications are made directly to them. The University will expect to receive in addition to your application, two academic references. By providing an email address for your referees, Warwick will request these on your behalf. We will also require transcripts from your University-level study. We will provide you with a link to which you can upload these documents.

Philosophy
Philosophy; Continental Philosophy; Philosophy and Literature

Politics and International Studies
Globalisation and Development; International Political Economy; International Politics and East Asia; International Politics and Europe; International Relations; International Security; Politics; Public Policy; Double Master’s Programme with NTU Singapore; Double Master’s Programme with the University of Konstanz

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PhD Study at Warwick
Departments
• Applied Linguistics • Warwick Business School • Chemistry • Classics and Ancient History • Complexity Science • Computer Science • Economics • Education • Employment Research • Engineering • English and Comparative Literary Studies • Film and Television Studies • French Studies • German Studies • Health and Social Studies • History • History of Art • Italian Studies • Law • Life Sciences • Mathematics Institute • Warwick Medical School • Philosophy • Physics • Politics and International Studies • Psychology • Study of the Renaissance • Scientific Computing • Sociology • Statistics • Warwick Systems Biology Centre • Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies • WMG

Doctoral Training Centres
• Complexity Science • Economic and Social Research Centre • Life Sciences • Mathematics and Statistics Centre • Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells • Warwick Systems Biology Centre

How do I apply?
You will need to identify a general area in which you would like to work and present a well thought-out research proposal. This may be done once you have selected a supervisor within a Warwick department that matches your chosen field of study. Once you have finalised your research proposal, you can attach this to your online application form to study at Warwick. Please note that for certain departments, a proposal is not required at this stage, and you will be advised if this is not required from you.

Specialist Research Centres
• Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy • Comparative Labour Studies • Economics Research Unit • Educational Research Development, Appraisal and Research • Ethics, Law and Public Affairs • Finance Econometrics • Financial Options • Fusion, Space and Astrophysics • Humanities Research Centre • Industrial Relations Research Unit • Legal Research Institute • Magnetic Research • East Roman Studies • Economic Theory and its Applications • Philosophy, Literature and the Arts • Statistical Methodology • Risk Initiative and Statistical Consultancy Unit • Small and Medium Sized Enterprises • Social Theory Centre • Studies in Democratisation • Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation • Study of Innovation, Knowledge and Organisational Networks • Study of Women and Gender • Warwick Finance Research Institute • Warwick Innovative Manufacturing

Do I meet Warwick’s requirements?
To be accepted for a research degree in all subjects at Warwick, a good honours degree (at least an upper second or equivalent) is essential. Further information on qualification equivalences is available at www.warwick. ac.uk/go/international

Is there an English Language requirement?
Any applicants who are non-native English speakers will be required to provide an English Language proficiency test to study at the University of Warwick. This test result must not be more than two years old by the time of commencing studies. If you have been taught in English within the last two years, then an English test may not be necessary.

How much will it cost?
You can find the most up to date costs on our website www.warwick.ac.uk/study. Course fee amounts will be detailed in any offer that you receive, and we will provide you with detailed information on how you can pay your tuition fees prior to your course starting.

Are there scholarships available?
The University of Warwick does have a variety of scholarships for Postgraduate Research applicants. Further information can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/scholarships and at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/graduateschool

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“The University of Warwick offered a variety of flexible and highly specialised postgraduate programs that provided rigorous academic training invaluable to prospective industry professionals and future academics alike.”
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English Language
Warwick’s Centre for Applied Linguistics offers a range of English Language courses that are designed to improve your understanding and knowledge of the language. These courses will develop key skills for personal and academic English Language. The Centre for Applied Linguistics has a large Learning Resources Centre, where students can study and work in groups.

Pre-Requisite English Programme
The Pre-Requisite English Programme at Warwick, organised by the Centre for Applied Linguistics, is accredited by the British Council. It is an ideal language improvement programme for graduates who wish to prepare for further academic study, either at Warwick or at another university, and who need to improve their academic English to a high standard. The Pre-Requisite English Programme (PREP) is designed to allow you to become a more independent and confident user of English in an academic context. You will develop the skills to self-correct and self-audit your own writing and speaking, as well as to listen and to read English with the accuracy and ease needed for intensive study. We teach you in small groups with a maximum of 17 students per group to ensure you have the maximum opportunity to practice and improve your English language skills. The course will also introduce you to relevant aspects of British life, culture and institutions, and prepares you for work in your subject field.

Which level should I apply for?
PREP A – requires 4.5 - 5.0 IELTS/50-65 TOEFL/30-40 PTE (Lower B2 Level) PREP B – requires 5.0 – 5.5 IELTS /60-85 TOEFL/40-50 PTE (Intermediate B2 Level) PREP C – requires 5.5 – 6.0 IELTS / 80-90 TOEFL /50-60 PTE (Upper B2 Level) PREP D - aimed at students with a B2 or lower C1 level. Entry dependent upon department where you will complete your degree. Applications and further information can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/prep

Learning English online
Through the Centre’s website, you can access a range of specified online lessons and training material, designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of the English Language. With sections including Academic Listening/Speaking, Grammar, Academic Writing, Study Skills, this information will prove invaluable for all students whose first language is not English. Take a look at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/leap

In-sessional English Language
Throughout your studies at Warwick, there will be opportunities to develop and enhance your understanding of the English Language and develop key skills in writing academically. Information on how to sign up for these courses can be found on the Centre for Applied Linguistics website www.warwick. ac.uk/go/cal

Pre-sessional English Language
The Pre-Sessional Course is for you if your first language is not English and you have an offer of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Warwick. The course gives you the option of studying for up to two Phases, each lasting five weeks, and will give you the opportunity to develop your study skills in English Language for academic purposes. By the end of the course you will be fully prepared to continue your studies at the University of Warwick. Throughout both Phases of the course, there will be opportunities to take part in social and cultural events. For applications and further information, please see www.warwick.ac.uk/go/ presessional

Language Centre
If during your studies, you wish to learn a new language, for academic or personal reasons, the Language Centre is here to help. The Centre is fully equipped with the latest technology, an multi-media open access suite, satellite TV and computer based learning packages to assist learning any of the thirteen languages available. For more information please see www.warwick.ac.uk/ go/languagecentre

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Academic and support facilities

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Support Services
At Warwick, there is a comprehensive network of support and welfare services available to all students. Every student has a personal tutor – a member of the academic staff in your department who is there to offer both academic and pastoral support. The Senior Tutor and his team of professional counsellors provide confidential help and advice on all kinds of issues. Students talk to them about academic matters, personal social and financial issues. Counselling usually takes place on a one-to-one basis but there are also some group sessions covering subjects like study skills or personal development. Students living on campus will have access to the Residential Life Team, who live alongside students within the Halls of Residence. Disability Services offers confidential advice, guidance and support to students with disabilities, learning difficulties and long term conditions. More information on all support services available can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/supportservices

At Warwick, we are committed to providing learning resources that are modern, accessible and technology-rich.
Library Services
The Library Services offers a flexible and practical range of study environments, which support independent and group working. Further information on the services available can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/ library

Biomed Grid
Located on the Gibbet Hill campus, the Biomed Grid is a dedicated replica of the ‘Learning Grid’ for our Life Sciences and Medical School students. With access to multimedia technology, reference use textbooks and wireless network, the Biomed Grid provides a focused and relaxed ambiance for users.

Chaplaincy
Situated at the heart of campus, the Chaplaincy is home to many of the university’s religious groups and societies. The Chaplains are delighted to welcome students of all religions – or of none. There are regular sessions of public worship and private prayer for all denominations as well as many social events. Located next to the Chaplaincy, the campus has one of the best resourced Islamic Prayer centres in any UK university. Visit the Chaplaincy’s website at www.warwick.ac.uk/ go/chaplaincy

Library
Spread over five floors, the Library offers over 1.2 million printed volumes and 13 kilometres of archives, located in its main building and the Modern Records Centre. The main Library is the key facility on campus. There is a mixture of quiet and informal study space, as well as access to print, digital and multimedia technology.

Wolfson Research Exchange
Located within the main Library, postgraduate research students and researchers can benefit from the technologyrich open-plan Wolfson Research Exchange. The environment enhances opportunities for mutual support and knowledge exchange, as well as hosting study, collaboration and conferences.

Students’ Union
The Students’ Union Advice Centre is run by professional staff offering free, confidential and impartial advice on a wide range of issues. Visit their website at www.warwicksu.com/advice

Learning Grid
Located within University House, the Learning Grid is a flexible and innovative space, providing 24/7 access, only closing on Christmas Day. It supports individual study, group problem-solving activities, team working and presentation work, including an emphasis on facilitating the development and delivery of student presentations and supporting students in the use of digital multi-media for their assignments. It provides a wireless network, reference use student texts, and careers resources. The Learning Grid facilitates independent learning in new and changing ways.

IT
The IT Services Team provides core technical services including email, hotspots, networks and technical support. They also offer a range of IT training courses for staff and students. Further information on the support available can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/its

International Office
The International Office offers advice and support through the application process, preparation for arrival at Warwick and throughout your studies. More information can be found on page 26 and at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/international

Centre for Careers and Skills
The Centre for Careers and Skills provides a wide range of skills programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. This includes workshops, advice and academic coaching. Further information on the careers guidance offered by the Centre can be found on page 22 or www.warwick.ac.uk/ go/careers

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As well as the lakes, woods and wildlife you’ll find all the essentials for modern living, including shops, banks, restaurants, bars, a sports centre and arts centre. Situated on the border of the busy city of Coventry and Shakespeare’s county, Warwickshire, the campus offers the perfect blend of city and countryside.

Accommodation and campus

Arthur Vick – three blocks, 396 single en-suite rooms for first year undergraduate students, located next to the Health Centre Benefactors – one hall, 22 en-suite and 24 twin en-suite rooms for first year undergraduate students, located next to the Students’ Union Bluebell – four blocks, 500 en-suite rooms for first year undergraduate students, located next to the Students’ Union Claycroft – three blocks, single study bedroom of 8 person flats for final year undergraduates and postgraduate students, located next to the Sports Centre Cryfield – three blocks, 258 single study bedrooms for first year undergraduate students, located next to the Cryfield Sports Pavilion Heronbank – three blocks, 701 single study bedrooms of eight person flats for final year undergraduates and postgraduate students, located next to the Business School Hurst – eight blocks, 49 six person flats for final year undergraduate students, located next to the Cryfield Sports Pavilion Jack Martin – four blocks, 425 single ensuite bedrooms for first year undergraduate students, located next to the Health Centre Lakeside – four blocks, 596 single en-suite rooms of eight person flats for first year undergraduates and postgraduate students, located next to the Business School

Redfern – seven blocks, 225 single study bedrooms of 5 person flats for final year undergraduate students, located next to the Cryfield Sports Pavilion Rootes – five blocks, 924 single study bedrooms for first year undergraduate students, located next to the Students’ Union Tocil – ten blocks, 60 six, nine and twelve person flats for first and final year undergraduates and postgraduate students, located next the Sports Centre Westwood – eight blocks, 460 single study bedrooms for first year undergraduate students, located close to University House Whitefields – 17 houses of 9 or 12 single study bedrooms for first year undergraduate students, located close to the Students’ Union All campus bedrooms are furnished to a high standard and come equipped with a network point which allows fast, free access to the internet 24 hours a day. A hard-working team of domestic assistants ensure all campus accommodation is clean and comfortable. Our resident tutors are on hand to facilitate harmonious living and provide pastoral care. All rooms have access to a kitchen and living area. Launderette facilities can be found centrally on campus and in some residences.

Living on campus brings people from all over the world together in one community and allows you to adapt to your new way of life in a stimulating and friendly environment. Warwick has one of the largest and widest ranges of campus accommodation in the UK, with something to suit everyone’s needs and budget. You can live in flats or halls of residence; have en suite or shared bathroom facilities. A limited amount of same-sex accommodation is also available.

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“Warwick has the whole package as a University – it is a self-contained campus with top facilities from a theatre to banks, shops and cinemas. It makes student life very convenient”

Off campus
If you prefer to live off-campus, the University manages around 2,000 rooms in nearby Coventry, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa. All properties are accredited to ensure they meet high standards of health, safety and maintenance and that rents are suitable for your budget. All properties are located within 5 minutes walk of transport links. All properties will have access to kitchens and living areas and will be furnished. You can read more about the local areas of Coventry, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa on page 25. You can find further information on the on campus accommodation, including 360 degree views from the residences, on the Warwick Accommodation website: www.warwick.ac.uk/accommodation

Cafe’s and restaurants
Across campus, there are ten cafe’s, four restaurants, three bars, two pubs and a baguette bar. All offer a relaxed and friendly environment for all students. A range of special offers are available throughout the year, with Halal and/or vegetarian options are available across all outlets.

Shops
The Warwick campus has all of the provisions for every day living. As well as the many restaurants and eating outlets, there are two banks, a building society, bookshop, travel agent, post office, supermarket, hairdressers, pharmacy and on-campus recruitment agency.

Local Area
10 minutes walk from most areas of campus, you will find a large shopping centre, with a supermarket which is open 24 hours a day (apart from Sunday). You will also find a frozen food store, hardware/general store, Asian food store, pharmacy, post office, travel agents, hairdressers and a café, amongst others.

Health Centre
The campus based Health Centre provides the highest quality health care to patients living on campus and in the local area. The website provides helpful advice and guidance, as well as registration information in 20 languages. More information is available at www.uwhc. org.uk A pharmacy is located on campus within the Students’ Union building.

Eating on campus
Although Warwick does not offer any meal plans and all residences are self catered, there is the option of using the ‘Eating at Warwick’ card, which provides a discount on food or drink purchased in on-campus outlets. Further information can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/foodanddrink

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Social facilities
At Warwick, being able to provide a rich and varied range of activities and events for our students is very important. You will find excellent opportunities to develop your talents in drama and music, and have access to over 250 societies through the Students’ Union.
There is also Warwick’s award winning radio station and student newspaper and even a student-run TV channel! With so many different societies to choose from, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you! The Union is run by students for students with elected sabbatical officers and an elected Union Council. There’s lots of scope to get involved at this level, and to help ensure the Union functions with the best interests of students in mind. The Students’ Union also represents students within University meetings – from staff-student liaison right through to the University’s key decisionmaking body, the Senate.

Students’ Union
Most universities in the UK have a Students’ Union – the very heart and soul of the student social scene. Warwick is no exception. Warwick Students’ Union is one of the biggest and best in the country with bars, food and drink outlets, dance venues and an Advice and Welfare Office. The Union has a seven day-a-week entertainment programme and a wide mixture of events so that there is something for everybody to enjoy. Famous guests and bands visit the Union throughout the year. The alcohol-free lounge and bistro-style restaurant offer quieter ways of relaxing on your own or with friends. The Students’ Union also supports over 250 societies. Joining a Students’ Union is one of the best ways of meeting new and like-minded people when you first arrive at Warwick. Getting involved in running a society also means that you gain training in skills and knowledge that will be invaluable after you leave university. Union societies include: • • • • • • • • • • Academic Games Film & media Food & drink Cultural Religious & belief Campaigning Halls Music appreciation Performance

Student drama
There’s a great tradition of student drama at Warwick. You can act, direct or produce; try your hand at stand up comedy or cabaret; work backstage or write a play. And, of course, all the facilities and expertise of the Arts Centre are close at hand. There are several student drama societies available for students to join, including Warwick University Drama Society, an award winning drama society devoted to producing excellence in student theatre, and Warwick Drama Collective, an amalgamation of Warwick’s diverse drama societies.

Music Centre
Warwick is an extremely musical place. Although we don’t offer a formal degree in music, we have some of the best student music in the UK, with our choirs and ensembles regularly winning prizes in national and international competitions. So whatever your degree subject, you’ll find opportunities in our Music Centre to exercise and develop your musical talents, along with a host of equally enthusiastic student musicians from across the University.

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“I’m very impressed with the amount of activities that I can be involved with – there is so much to do at Warwick because the campus is so vast and the Students’ Union is so active... ”

There are opportunities for everybody, at all standards, from beginners to accomplished musicians. Some of our groups are auditioned, but the majority are not. You can join over 500 other music making students in a wide range of ensembles including Symphony, Chamber, String and Wind Orchestras, 250 voice Chorus, Chamber Choir, Rock Gospel Choir, Early Music Consort, Brass Band and Big Band as well as an expanding Chamber Music scene. There is subsidised music tuition from a team of visiting professional musicians.

Campaigning Amnesty; Medsin; Oxfam Outreach; Unicef on Campus; Warwick STAR Cultural African & Caribbean; Asian; Brunei; Kazakh; Latin American; This is Africa; Warwick Hong Kong Film & Media Anime & Magna; New Writing; Photographic; RAW; The Boar; Warwick Student Cinema; Warwick TV Food & Drink Cheese & Chocolate; Curry; Good Food; Real Ale; Wine and Whisky Appreciation Halls Arthur Vick; Claycroft; Heronbank; Redfern; Rootes; Tocil; Westwood Music Electroculture; Offbeat; Punk Soc; Rock Soc; Warwick Brass Other Bhangra; Book Club; Jazz; North American Sports; Pottery; Speak; Theatre for All Performance Argentine Tango; Bollywood Dance; Codpiece Theatre; Opera Warwick; Street Vibe Religious & Belief Buddhist; Cathsoc; Christian Focus; Hindu; Islamic; Krishna Consciousness; Sikh

Warwick Arts Centre
Warwick Arts Centre is located in the heart of campus, and is one of the most exciting cultural venues in the country. With two theatres, a newly refurbished concert hall, a cinema and art gallery, as well as bars, restaurants and a book shop, the Arts Centre provides a wide range of events for students and the local community to enjoy. Over 2,000 events are held each year, including theatre, film, music, classical music, comedy, dance, visual arts, family and spoken word/literature.

Cinema
Located within Warwick Arts Centre, the Cinema stages the best blockbuster and independent films 364 days a year.

Warwick Student Societies
The Students’ Union have over 250 societies for you to join. Here is a sample of them. Academic Computing; Engineers; Financial Forum; historySoc; Psychology; WMS Journal Club Activities & Games Board Games; Comedy; FlashMob; Mah Jong; Paintball; Shisha; Warwick Illusion

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Warwick Sport
Whether your preference is for traditional outdoor sports or the challenge of our indoor climbing centre, you’ll find that Warwick has some of the best sports facilities of any university in the UK, along with a team of professional coaches and instructors on hand to help out whatever your previous experience and ability. Full information on the facilities and opportunities available to all students can be found on the Warwick Sports website www.warwick.ac.uk/go/sport
Sport membership
Membership entitles you to unlimited use of all facilities as well as access to sports development advice, subsidised courses, access to exercise classes and sports Physiotherapy and includes insurance for all members. The current price of membership for university students is £45.00 per year. If you would prefer to pay per visit, students can purchase a ‘Pay and Play’ day pass. This is automatically upgraded to full Warwick Sport membership for that year upon purchasing more than 20 ‘Pay and Play’ day passes.

Sports provision over campus
There are 3 main sites on campus, and the sports facilities are situated all within easy walking distance of halls of residence. The Cryfield Pavilion services over 60 acres of playing fields including 9 grass football pitches, 3 rugby pitches, 2 lacrosse pitches, 2 grass cricket squares with 1 Nottingham Artificial Strip. The Westwood area of campus is designed as a mini sports village and has a 3 court sports hall with lecture facilities, changing rooms and physiotherapy areas, 3 artificial pitches, a 400m all weather athletics track, an indoor tennis centre plus floodlit outdoor courts and a grass American Football Pitch. The Main Sports Centre is situated in the centre of the campus and has a 25 metre, 6 lane swimming pool plus sauna, 5 squash courts, the Bear Rock Indoor Climbing Centre and specialist ‘bouldering room’, the Running Bear Fitness Suite and performance weight training area, two 4 court sports halls, an aerobics studio and physiotherapy clinic.

Sports development
There is a Sports Development Programme, open to all Warwick Sport members and the aim of the programme is to “provide the opportunity for anyone and everyone who wants to take part in, or improve at any sport at any level”. At Warwick we want to allow all members of Warwick Sport, whether an elite athlete or a beginner, to be able to take part and advance in whatever sport or number of sports they wish.

Sports clubs
Warwick Sport works alongside the Students’ Union to provide support and development to the 76 sports clubs. This collaboration allows all students to play their sport at their chosen level. Warwick sports clubs regularly compete in BUCS competitions, leagues and events and Warwick Students have had great success in representing their University.

Sports classes and courses
Warwick Sport provides a wide range of exercise and fitness classes throughout the academic term for students to join. These include yoga, pilates, bodybalance, boxercise, spinning, pop mobility and body pump. Sports courses include racketball, squash, swimming, bootcamp, golf and climbing lessons. For further information on the individual costs and timetables of these classes and courses, please see the Warwick Sport website www.warwick.ac.uk/go/sport

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Sport at Warwick includes
• Aerobics • Aikido • American Football • Archery • Athletics and CC • Badminton • Basketball • Canoe Polo • Canoe • Cheer Leaders • Classical & Modern Dance • Climbing • Cricket (Men’s) • Cricket (Womens) • Staff & Graduate Cricket Club • Dodgeball • Fencing • Five-A-Side Football • Floorball • Football (Men’s) • Football (Women’s) • Gliding • Golf • Handball • Hockey (Womens) • Hockey (Men’s) • Hockey (Mixed) • Ice Hockey • Jitsu • Judo • Kali-Jeet Kune Do • Kempo Ju-Jitsu • Kung Fu • Lacrosse • Latin & Ballroom Dance • Lifesaving • Motorsport • Mountain Bike

• Warwick Mountains • Netball • Netball (Mixed) • Orienteering • Pick ‘n’ Mix • Polo • Pool • Riding • Rifle • Roller Hockey • Rowing • Rugby League • Rugby (Men’s) • Rugby (Women’s) • Sailing • Shotokan Karate • Skydive • Snooker and Billiards • Warwick Snow • Squash • Sub Aqua • Surf • Swimming & Waterpolo • Table Tennis • Taekwondo • T’ai Chi • Tennis • Ten Pin Bowling • Thai Boxing • Trampolining • Triathlon & Road Cycling • Ultimate Frisbee • Volleyball • Weight Training • Windsurf • Yoga • Zsk Kickboxing • Medics Sport

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Warwick Advantage
We know that it is not just the Warwick degree that employers look for. It is the ‘Warwick Advantage’ that will help you to stand out from the crowd.
Centre for Careers and Skills
The Centre for Student Careers and Skills provides a wealth of opportunities for you to develop skills and experiences to help you make the most of your time at Warwick, and prepare effectively for your future career. There is a wide range of services available to you, regardless of your study level. Warwick is particularly targeted by employers who are keen to recruit Warwick graduates and over 300 employers visit campus each year. There are seven major recruitment and information fairs at Warwick each year, aimed at both undergraduates and postgraduates. Employers also visit to deliver presentations and skills training sessions to students. Warwick students are also fortunate in that they are backed by an excellent Student Careers and Skills Centre, recently voted by employers as one of the top four University careers centres in the UK. There is an excellent information resource available to students 24/7, and our vacancy service covers opportunities for work experience, graduate jobs, internships and sponsorship for further study. You can work with a Careers Consultant to help you to decide which direction is best for you. Also on offer is a vast programme of workshops covering job seeking skills, mock interviews, and applying for work experience, to name but a few. Find out more at www.warwick. ac.uk/go/careers

Work experience
The opportunity to experience working during your studies can provide the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills desired by future employers. Whether it is part-time work, internships or an intercalated year within your studies, the experience provides the opportunity to apply what you have learnt within your studies to the workplace and vice versa. If you are looking for part-time work on campus or in the local community, Unitemps, our on campus recruitment agency are available to assist you.

Warwick Advantage
The Warwick Advantage is about making the most of your time at Warwick. It provides a portal to hundreds of opportunities and activities available to Warwick students. There are also fantastic resources to help you to demonstrate the learning, development and skills you gain through your experiences at Warwick. More information can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/advantage

Volunteering
Volunteering in campus and community projects can be a beneficial and memorable achievement to add to your Warwick experience. It is a fantastic opportunity to gain new skills and experiences, enhance your personal development, make new friends and meet new and interesting people. Projects do vary in commitment and time, further information is available at www.warwick. ac.uk/go/volunteers

Global Advantage Award
The Global Advantage Award is a way of formally recognising students who invest time and effort in developing global competencies through extra-curricular activities. The award focuses on openness and flexibility, building relationships, communicating across cultures and personal growth. This award creates a great opportunity to reflect on and capture skills in preparation for employer application forms and interviews. More information can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/ advantage/award/global

Studying abroad
Studying abroad is an opportunity to gain new friendships, experiences and perspectives on your course, whilst living in another country for a term or more. Not only will it give you a new outlook on your studies, but the cultural experience and life skills gained will improve your CV and show future employers that you are able to approach issues from different cultural perspectives. More information can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/studyabroad

Student led events
Throughout the year on campus, you will be able to participate in a wide range of events which are student organised and led. The highlight of these is the world’s largest student-run international event, One World Week. OWW is an amazing celebration of culture, diversity and internationalism. The opportunity to be involved in the organisation and participation of these can be an impressive asset to your CV. Other events include the Warwick Student Art Festival, TEDx, Warwick Economics Summit and the Warwick International Development Summit. These events and more can be found on the Students’ Union website www.warwicksu.com

Warwick Alumni
With graduates in over 140 countries, the Warwick Alumni network is an invaluable tool that will help you to gain advice, make contact with people working in the same field or in the same country, and find out about internships and events. Take a look at their website www.warwick.ac.uk/go/alumni

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“Arriving in the UK for the first time was quite daunting and I thought it would be hard to adapt without my old friends and all of my family around me. The Orientation programme run by the International Office was an amazing distraction from any home-sickness or sadness you may feel – it is well run and there is no time to stop – you meet so many people and I had a great time. So much so that I decided to help out at this year’s Orientation for the new students! When I arrived my first impressions were that the University is not only beautiful, but modern, well-run and huge. The best thing about Warwick is the international student community. There are students from over 120 countries and I seem to have friends from everywhere, which means that I get a global outlook. I also think that the location of the University is a strength: I can get anywhere in the UK with relative ease from here. I am a member of AIESEC, the world’s largest student society and am currently managing outgoing exchanges for students going to volunteer in 110 countries. I market exchange opportunities on campus to our students. In the Mauritian Society I took part in the “Warwick Games” where we invite hundreds of other Mauritian students from around the country to come to Warwick and do sports. I was also the first year representative last year. There are so many societies and groups to get involved in (over 250 in the Students Union) from rock climbing to pole dancing, so you are sure to find something that interests you. I’ve seen a lot of the UK since I arrived and been to some great cities – Nottingham , Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge and really enjoyed a visit to Stratford, the birthplace of Shakespeare which is not far from the University. For anyone thinking of coming to study at Warwick, my words of advice are that if you want a campus university with independent living, ranked amongst the best in the UK with loads of opportunity then you have chosen the right place.” Keiran Mulleegadoo, MMORSE, Mauritius
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A superb location
One of the things that attract many students to the University of Warwick is our campus and the surrounding areas. With fantastic social and sporting facilities, great access to major towns and cities and excellent outdoor space, students are rarely short of things to do.
Further afield, you will find the cities of Manchester, London and Edinburgh. All are well known for their cultural attractions, shopping centres and historical importance. These places and much more are easily accessible from the campus by public transport. Each term the International Office offer a range of trips to different tourist attractions and important cities in the UK; ensuring that you make the most of your time in the UK.

Coventry
A beautiful cosmopolitan city with a modern ambience but historical charisma that provides Coventry with the charm that has attracted visitors for a thousand years. Located only 3 miles from campus, and easily accessible with good transport links, Coventry is home to shops, cafe’s, restaurants, cinema complex, sports centre, ice rink, theatre, museums, art galleries, as well as parks and open spaces. Coventry’s most famous resident, Lady Godiva, can also be seen, alongside the infamous Peeping Tom, in the Broadgate area of the city centre. Being a historic city, there is a vast amount of attractions that you can visit, such as Coventry Cathedral and Cathedral Ruins and St Mary’s Guildhall. There is also the worldclass Coventry Transport Museum, as well as the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Closer to campus, you can find fantastic open spaces, such as the War Memorial Park. Times by train from Coventry to: Birmingham – 20 minutes Manchester – 2 hours Oxford – 50 minutes London – 1 hour Exeter – 3 hours Edinburgh – 4.5 hours

Kenilworth
An idyllic town whose history began with the building of the castle in the 12th century. Kenilworth today is an enchanting town with shops, cafe’s and restaurants, while one of the UK’s greatest castle ruins provides a perfect place to attend an event or visit for the day. At Abbey Fields you can spend an afternoon relaxing by the lakes, or use the sporting facilities.

Europe
With direct train journeys from Coventry to London taking less than 60 minutes, and Birmingham International Airport only 15 minutes, major European cities are easily accessible from the Warwick campus. Whether you are visiting for a conference, study abroad opportunity or on vacation, you are only a couple of hours from all that Europe has to offer.

Leamington Spa
A beautiful regency town with independent shops as well as high street chains, cafe’s, restaurants, cinema, sports centre and the Pump Rooms. There are also open spaces such as Jephson Gardens for you to enjoy a cream tea or a walk around the gardens.

Transportation
Getting to and from the campus is very convenient, with regular public transport services. The local buses offer a frequent and convenient way of travelling from Coventry City Centre, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa to and from the campus. The local Railway Stations in Coventry and Leamington Spa provide opportunities to travel easily to different areas of the local area and the UK generally.

Warwick
The small town of Warwick is picturesque and steeped in history. Best known for its castle, Warwick is easily accessible from the campus and a great destination for a historical day out.

Stratford-upon-Avon
Known world wide for its connections with William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is only 16 miles from Warwick’s campus and is a perfect destination for a literature inspired day.

Birmingham
The UK’s second city, Birmingham is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city located approximately 20 minutes by train from Coventry. A major shopping haven, Birmingham is home to the Bull Ring Shopping Centre, as well as cinema’s (including IMAX), theatres, tourist attractions, parks, open spaces and much more.

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International Office and contacts International Office
The International Office provides a personal contact at the University of Warwick who will be able to help you through the application process, arrival at the University and throughout your time at Warwick. Information on the range of services available can be found below, or please do not hesitate to contact your Regional Team for help or advice.
Coming to visit
You are welcome to visit the campus whilst you are deciding where to study or before you begin your studies. The best way to visit the campus is through the weekly campus tours on Wednesday afternoons. Current students show you around the highlights of the university and answer any questions that you may have about studying at the University or life on campus. You can find further information on how to book your place on the tour at www.warwick.ac.uk/study

iTunesU
This free service allows you to access interviews with academics, programmes about research at the University, lectures, teaching materials and content from our student community. You can find out more at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/iTunesU

In-country events
During the year, Representatives from the University of Warwick will attend fairs, visit schools and universities, and hold receptions for offer holders. For details on the events held in your country, please see www.warwick.ac.uk/go/international

Orientation
An exciting and interactive residential programme is held each year in the week leading up to the start of term. The four day programme is packed full of activities, trips, social events and information sessions to welcome students and help them adjust to living and studying in the UK. More information is available at www.warwick. ac.uk/go/orientation

iTour
You can take an online tour of the main buildings found on the University of Warwick campus including the Library, accommodation, Sports Centre, Students Union and Arts Centre. You can find this at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/itour

Immigration advice
The Immigration Service within the International Office provides free, confidential advice and assistance to international students before and during their studies. Information and advice on the latest Immigration guidance can be found on their website www.warwick.ac.uk/go/ immigration

Live Chats
Each week, representatives from the International Office will be available to answer questions about studying at the University of Warwick. There will also be dedicated departmental and information chats, such as Immigration or Orientation. Find out more at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/ livechat

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The International Office has a dedicated team, both in the UK and globally, who are able to provide you with assistance and support throughout your application to Warwick and throughout your studies.

Shirley Xu (Shanghai) t 008621 6218 5183 e shanghai@warwick.org.cn Hong Kong Manita So t 00852 2525 4604 e info@warwick.com.hk India (New Delhi) Kanika Marwaha t 0091 11 2669 2059 e delhioffice@warwick.ac.uk

Abuja t 09-8729252 e daveabionabj@yahoo.com Pakistan (Lahore) Saima Riaz t 0092 423 588 8029 e warwick.pakistan@gmail.com Russia (St Petersburg) Nadia Golenischeva t 007 812 995 9584 e n.golenischeva@warwick.ac.ru Singapore Mavis Ow t 0065 6696 7027 e sgoffice@warwick.ac.uk Syria (Damascus) Sada Ahmad Daoud t 00963 11 613 0869 e tutorsada@yahoo.com Taiwan (Taipei) UK Star t 00 886 22 357 9505 e info@ukstar.com.tw Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) Uniserv t 00 255 22 212 9036 e tz@uniserveducation.com Thailand (Bangkok) Consortium UK t 0066 2653 2384 e info@consortiumuk.net Turkey ATEC (Istanbul) t 0090 216 550 1213 e atec@atec.com.tr ATEC (Ankara) t 0312 4195151 e atec@atec.com.tr EDCON (Istanbul) t 0090 212 234 4899 e edcon@edcon.com.tr EDCON (Izmir) t 0090 232 425 2556 e edcon@edcon.com.tr Uganda (Kampala) Uniserv Uganda t 00256 414 259220 e ug@uniserveducation.com United Arab Emirates (Dubai) Knowledge Horizon t 00971 4 2980994 e jerry@knowledgehorizon.com

Regional teams
Africa t +44 (0)24 7652 4982 e MENA@warwick.ac.uk e Africa@warwick.ac.uk Australasia t +44 (0)24 7657 2686 e Australasia@warwick.ac.uk East Asia t +44 (0)24 7652 8300 e EastAsia@warwick.ac.uk Europe, Russia and Central Asia t +44 (0)24 7652 4982 e EURUSCA@warwick.ac.uk Latin America t +44 (0)24 7652 8300 e Latinamerica@warwick.ac.uk Middle East t +44 (0)24 7652 8299 e MENA@warwick.ac.uk North America and Caribbean t +44 (0)24 7652 3717 e Northamerica@warwick.ac.uk e Caribbean@warwick.ac.uk South Asia t +44 (0)24 7657 2686 e SouthAsia@warwick.ac.uk South East Asia t +44 (0)24 7652 8299 e SEAsia@warwick.ac.uk

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Overseas Representatives
Bahrain (Mahooz) Education Links t 00973 172 55909 e educationlinks@live.com China Alan Zheng (Beijing) t 008610 8525 1111 ext 320 e beijing@warwick.org.cn

The International Office The University of Warwick Coventry CV4 8UW United Kingdom t +44 (0)24 7652 3706 f +44 (0)24 7652 4337 e int.office@warwick.ac.uk w www.warwick.ac.uk/go/international

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