Shops and Services
Warwick University has everything you need, with a range of shops peppered across the Students’ Union and surrounding area.
For cooking essentials, Costcutter supermarket has everything from the stereotypical student ready meals, snacks and drinks to a variety of foods from across the globe. Costcutter also sells a range of indispensable stationary, gift cards, magazines and newspapers, as well as housing a Post Office.
There is a hairdressers on campus: Thompson and Murray Hairdressers can be found in the Students’ Union building, and operates an affordable and friendly service, next door is Dhaliwal Pharmacy, which also runs a 24-hour photo processing service. Nearby is Endsleigh, to help you sort out your contents, car or travel insurance while on campus and finally, STA Travel can be found upstairs in the SU Headquarters to help book that dream summer holiday to Australia or that affordable post-exam tour around Europe.
Inside the Students' Union’s Atrium, there are daily market stalls selling plants, posters, CDs, DVDs and clothes, all at cut prices.
To assist you in your on-campus shopping, three major banks (Barclays, NatWest and Santander) are close at hand to help you manage your student finances.
Across the road in the Arts Centre, the University Bookshop is a great resource for titles of all kinds. Stocking all the recommended textbooks, they will order in anything else that you request, and also has the latest fiction, non-fiction and children's books on sale too. The Bookshop is also home to WarwickGifts, the University’s own range of clothing, mugs, and accessories. You will also find the independent music store Rise has a small outlet in the Arts Centre, selling a range of popular and underground DVDs and CDs.
A 10-minute walk from central campus takes you to a 24-hour Tesco, a sizeable Boots and Iceland, all in the Cannon Park Shopping Centre a few metres from the edge of campus. As well as this, Coventry's busy high-street is just a bus-ride away, as is Leamington Spa's popular shop-strewn Parade.
If you are in need of some serious retail therapy, Birmingham’s impressive new shopping centre, the Bullring, is only 20 minutes by train from Coventry station. The campus is also easily accessible from London, with the fast Coventry-London Euston connection taking just an hour and a half while a train from Leamington Spa will take you directly to London Marylebone in just under two hours. These times will be set to decrease even more if the High-Speed Rail link between Birmingham and London goes ahead.
Next on the tour is the Rootes Social Building.