The University of Warwick

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Anonymous

I am doing a master by Research in Classics and Ancient History. I am satisfied with some opportunities that I had as a student and with the knowledge I gained throughout the course. However, the library does not offer me sufficient resources to conduct my research appropriately. The course is quite disorganized and some of the staff are not approachable at all.

Anonymous

The campus is nice and there seems to be a friendly atmosphere so far. I enjoy the events the get put on and there are so many clubs to join. However, there seems the be a number of administration problems going on. The universities response to events such as involving the group chat punishments, burglaries on campus and the release of the exam timetable are just to name a few. Other than this I really enjoy my course, most of the staff and the facilities on offer.

Anonymous

The English department at Warwick is very good when it comes to things like organisation, inclusivity, etc. The rest of the university is less consistent. The business school is on central campus but remains very separate from Warwick as a whole (in terms of which students can access the building, how merchandising works, etc.) The campus is always being expanded and lots of new buildings are being built, but these are almost entirely for engineering or maths students, or for people outside of the university (e.g. for conferences, which for some reason then take place in the older faculty buildings). Humanities students are all placed in one building (so English students get one corridor, History students get another corridor, etc.) though a new Humanities building will be built in the next few years (in comparison, STEM students get new individual subject buildings regularly and Engineering pretty much has its own village at this point). Money is therefore not split equally between subjects despite us all paying the same tuition fees (English students are also expected to pay for four books a week, for example, because the library cannot afford more than five copies of the same book, whilst STEM students have lab equipment included in their fees). The careers service for English is very, very useful but the more general, university-wide careers service (for things like CV checks) have been known to be quite useless and not up to scratch. Mental health services are getting worse (longer waiting times, new counsellors who aren't always as good as the previous ones). The Students' Union is quite useless overall. You get lots of people doing nothing all year around and then a massive surge of people turning up during election time, telling you everything that they're supposedly going to fix (e.g. every year someone always says they'll run a bus campaign, but representatives of the SU have also said they can't do anything about buses because it's up to the individual companies). So overall, the English department is good, the city is quite gray and not very nice looking, its permanent citizens don't like having students around and the university itself is quite inconsistent in the way it treats students from different subject areas. I'd stay for the English department though.

Anonymous

The campus is quite good but the only problem is that the campus is all there is because it's so so far from the town Leamington Spa so it's a pain to get onto campus every day.

Anonymous

Love the campus and my department. However parking is a nightmare and very expensive, food on campus is pricey and can be difficult to get a seat in the library during exam season.

Anonymous

The campus and facilities available are brilliant as they should be when your campus is in the middle of nowhere. The student union is also a very active part of the university but I haven't seen much of them. Most societies are focused around academic and careers as well as sports. At least for my course (economics) there are a lot of career events.

Anonymous

great to live on campus but can be isolating. Living out is crap in coventry as its a depressing town but slowly getting there. wouldnt say theres much support in terms of my course. Studying a lot of the time and high expectations leave students feeling stressed. no history to it but also needs a good refurb, especially the library.

Anonymous

Overall not a bad uni. I’m on my second degree now at Warwick and so I compare everything to my previous degree at Manchester. I think Manchester pretty much beats Warwick in most categories mentioned above.

Anonymous

-campus: known as the Warwick bubble due to it being an actual campus -facilities: not London by any means, not much to do in Coventry but Leamington gives me Kensington vibes when I feel nostalgic -course: PAIS is underfunded in my opinion, but the tutors are well educated and the department has some great names working for them -careers service: really isn't that great and it is very hard to get an appointment with the non-law student advisors -student union: really big and very resourceful but run by white males, and I think there is one girl on the board and she is also white (not very multicultural)