The University of Warwick2014 League Table Ranking 8
2014 Overall Score 854
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- The university was given its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1965. It is situated on a campus which straddles the boundary between the Coventry and the County of Warwickshire.
- The idea for a university in Coventry was mooted after the Second World War but it was a partnership of the city and the county which brought the university into being.
- The university initially admitted graduate students in 1964 and took its first 450 undergraduates in October 1965. In October 2011 the university had over 24,600 students.
Location and transport
- Located in the heart of England, adjacent to the city of Coventry – 5 km (3 miles) from the city centre – and on the border with Warwickshire.
- The campus lies within a few miles of the M40, M45 and M6 motorways and is a 20 minute drive from Birmingham International Airport.
- Find out about entry requirements at the University of Warwick online.
- 51% male, 49% female.
- Home/EU 80%, overseas 20%.
- Applications to places ratio 9:1.
- Warwick Skills Certificate 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.
- All undergraduate degrees offer either an integrated industrial/work experience year or the opportunity to take a year out for work experience.
- 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.
- Warwick is ranked 7th in the UK for research having 19 departments in the top ten in the UK in their unit of assessment.
- 65% of Warwick’s research is 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (quality level 3* or 4*.
- Strong research-teaching links including opportunities for undergraduates to carry out cutting-edge research projects.
Student facilities, including library and computing
- The university invests significant resources in providing open access computer workstations – currently around 1,500 open access workstations exist.
- Find out about disability services at the University of Warwick online.
- Telephone the Disability Co-ordinator Despina Weber on 02476 573734 or email email@example.com.
- 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.
- Sporting life is vibrant and ranges from ‘traditional’ outdoor sports to an indoor climbing centre and a four court, indoor tennis centre.
- 75 sports clubs are available to students with a sports’organisation with 10,000 members.
- The sports centre includes a 25m, 6-lane swimming pool, squash courts, fitness centre, two sports halls, dance and aerobics studios and the ‘Bear Rock’ climbing and bouldering centre.
- Major links with high profile external governing bodies of sport and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.
Recent/prospective new builds
- £95-million investment in new buildings and redevelopments over the next 4–5 years, including, £24-million new student residences under construction, with more residences planned; £24-million Materials and Analytical Sciences building; £8-million International Institute for Product and Service Innovation.
Availability of part-time work
- The university runs a recruitment agency Unitemps which offers temporary employment opportunities to students.
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