The University of Warwick

2016 League Table Ranking 7
2016 Overall Score 909
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Entry Standards 480 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 12.6 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Quality 3.22 Help
Research Quality
A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 1,760 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 4.12 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 619 Help
Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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Graduate Prospects 77.6 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 96.7 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 82.3 Help
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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Green Score 28.0 Help
Green Score
This environmental & ethical ranking of the University is provided courtesy of the People & Planet Green League - the only comprehensive and independent green ranking of every UK university. Choosing a greener university can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your job prospects in a global low-carbon economy.

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History

  • The university was given its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1965.
  • It has 29 academic departments and over 50 research centres and institutes, in four Faculties: Arts, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences.
  • The University has sought through its activities to play a significant role in the economic and social life of its region. It has considerable links with local business and enterprise through the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and Warwick Business School, works closely with local schools and FE Colleges and has attracted significant new investment to the Coventry area.
  • Since the inception of the league tables Warwick has never been outside of the top ten universities in the UK.

Location and Transport

  • Located in Coventry and close to the Warwickshire towns of Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Warwick.
  • London is just an hour’s train ride from Coventry, and Birmingham International Airport is a 20-minute drive from campus.
  • Easy links to the M40, M42, M45 and M6 motorways.
  • There are bus stops across the campus to Coventry, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa, with train stations a short distance away and a national coach service operating close to the campus.

Entry Standards

  • Entry requirements vary from course to course. See www.warwick.ac.uk/ugoffers for the latest information.
  • The undergraduate prospectus can be ordered online at https://your.warwick.ac.uk/form/ugprospectus

Student Mix

The 25,245 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of study
Undergraduate
58%
Postgraduate
42%
Mode of study
Full Time
70%
Part Time
30%
Domicile
UK
66%
EU
9%
Other
25%
Student gender
Male
51%
Female
49%

Course Flexibility

  • The Warwick Skills Portfolio Award offers all students accredited training in professional and employability skills.
  • All courses are built around core and optional modules. Some courses allow students to take additional modules to add breadth and depth to their studies.
  • Some undergraduate degrees offer an integrated industrial/work experience or the opportunity to take a year out for work experience or study abroad. In addition, there are a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities to develop your skills.

Teaching Standards

  • Excellent teaching recognised in audits and inspections.
  • Recently established Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning to promote innovation and new ideas in teaching and learning activities.
  • Strong student feedback arrangements including long-standing Student-Staff Liaison Committee system for students to say what they think about courses and facilities.

Research Standards

  • In the latest Research Excellence Framework in 2014, Warwick was ranked 7th in the UK (among multi-faculty institutions) for research having 19 Warwick departments in the top 10 in the UK in their unit of assessment based on outputs.
  • Four of Warwick's departments were ranked as the leading academic department for research outputs (publications) in the country.
  • 87% of Warwick's research is 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (Quality level of either 3* or 4*).
  • A well-established Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) provides a bursary and skills training for you to work alongside academics on a research project outside your course.
  • Warwick is one of the five universities to lead the Alan Turing Institute which will help position the UK as a world leader in the analysis and application of big data and algorithm research.

Academic Strengths

  • The Regius Professor of Mathematics at Warwick has recently been awarded the Fields Medal, the world’s most prestigious mathematics award.
  • Business collaborations with world-leading international businesses such as Jaguar Landrover and Tata.
  • Warwick’s Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) facilitates bringing learning to life outside the traditional classroom space.

Student Facilities

  • The University offers a wide range of services and facilities for students including Counselling Service, Student Support Team, Mental Health and Wellbeing Team, Disability Services, University Health Centre, Multifaith Chaplaincy and Induction Team.
  • Warwick invests significant resources in providing open access computer workstations – currently around 1,500 open access workstations exist.
  • Warwick houses the biggest Arts Centre of its kind outside of London on campus, housing two theatres, a concert hall – which recently underwent a £7million makeover and can seat up to 1,850 people – a cinema and an art gallery.

Disability Services

  • Find out about disability services at the University of Warwick online.
  • Telephone the Disability Co-ordinator Despina Weber on 02476 573734 or email disability@warwick.ac.uk.

Students' Union

  • One of the largest in the UK, the main building has been recently redeveloped at a cost of £11 million.
  • Has a pub, a cocktail bar, a restaurant, tea shop and a 'food to go' outlet with several bars in the Venue.
  • Has a live music venue and club with events throughout the week organised by the Ents team as well as student societies.
  • Extensive range of sports clubs and societies.
  • Runs one of the largest international student arts festivals in the world.

Sport

The opportunities to engage in sport and physical activity are Warwick are endless with a hugely varied and distinct offer to cater for the needs of all our students. The sporting programme includes:
  • 67 Sports Clubs and the opportunity to represent the University on a weekly basis in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Leagues and Competitions
  • A Lifestyle Programme including classes, courses, personal training and a newly refurbished Technogym facility with functional training facilities
  • An Active Programme encouraging participation through casual and social leagues, ladders, events and volunteering
There are excellent sporting facilities across 3 sites including 25m swimming pool, sports halls, squash courts and studios, Indoor Climbing and Bouldering Centre, Indoor Tennis Centre, athletics track, artificial pitches and exceptional grass pitches and pavilion, which have been home to many national and international events.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • £300 million capital investment programme over next four years.
  • Construction of the new National Automotive Innovation Centre started.
  • New academic building projects include dedicated teaching and learning building, interdisciplinary research labs, an extension to the mathematical sciences building, and a new Humanities Building.
  • New student residences and sports facilities, and additional investment in Warwick Arts Centre planned.
  • Significant enhancements to campus infrastructure, including a new plaza and bus interchange.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Unitemps, Warwick’s own temporary staffing service, provides students with opportunities both on campus and in local commercial businesses.
  • All students can sign up to Warwick’s ‘My Advantage’ service which details a variety of job opportunities in the local area.

Careers Guidance

We aim to enable every student to become a successful scholar and employable graduate through:

  • Support from careers professionals embedded within academic departments, including 1:1 advice and practical help with the graduate application process
  • Access to a wide range of recruiter and alumni events on campus (typically 170 events + per year)
  • Personal, professional and academic skills support through 1:1 advice and workshops
  • Encouraging students to make the most of their Warwick journey, reflect on their unique experiences and become more employable
  • Continued free careers support post-graduation

Notable Alumni

  • Valerie Amos (BA Sociology 1973-76) - Labour politician, life peer, former Leader of the House of Lords and Secretary of State for International Development. First black woman to sit in the Cabinet.
  • Simon Mayo (BA History and Politics 1977-80) - Award-winning radio broadcaster.
  • Stephen Merchant (BA Film and Literature 1993–96) - BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe-award winning writer, director, radio presenter, and comic actor.
  • Gus O'Donnell (BA Economics 1970-73) - Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service and now Baron O'Donnell of Clapham.
  • Anne Fine (BA History 1965-68) - Former Children's Laureate and author of Goggle-Eyes, Flour Babies and Madame Doubtfire (filmed as Mrs Doubtfire).

For further information

Email
Phone
  • +44 (0)24 7652 3723
Address
  • University of Warwick
    Coventry
    CV4 7AL
UCAS Code W20

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