The Welcome to Warwick programme is the perfect way to introduce yourself to life in the UK and Warwick. This is an orientation programme designed to help you adjust to life at the University of Warwick and in the UK. Our programme is designed to make the transition from airport to classroom as smooth as possible. The timetable will include a number of information sessions, events and activities designed to help you settle in to life at Warwick as smoothly as possible.
Welcome to Warwick is an integrated programme for international/EU undergraduates and all postgraduate students. There is also the option to choose which elements of the programme you would like to pay for, giving you the freedom to build your programme to suit your individual needs.
This is an optional programme open to all new International, EU and Postgraduate students. There is a mixture of events to suit different needs. We strongly recommend that you attend this programme if you are going to be new to studying in the UK.
There are several University departments working together to deliver the Welcome to Warwick Programme; including the Library, the Graduate School, the International Student Office, Student Careers and Skills and the Students' Union. Our programme is greatly supported by a large team of student helpers who voluntarily assist in the running of the programme, many of whom have attended the Welcome to Warwick Programme in previous years.
For Postgraduate students the programme will run from Saturday 23rd September 2017, with the International and EU undergraduates joining the programme on Tuesday 26th September. The integrated timetable of events will run until Friday 29th September. This programme is held the week before the start of the new academic year, to give you the time and space to settle in to life at Warwick.
You have the option to choose which elements of the programme you would like to pay for, giving you the freedom to build your programme to suit your individual needs. On the online booking form for the programme, you will be able to select paid elements of the programme that you wish to use and see the breakdown of costs before processing an online payment.
While attendance on the Welcome to Warwick programme is not compulsory, we recommend that you try and attend as many of the programme events as you can on your own, as they are designed to help you make friends and give you the best possible introduction to independent University life.
Certain academic departments do offer their own induction programmes which clash with the dates of this programme. The relevant departments will inform you separately of their arrangements nearer the time.
Erasmus and Visiting or Exchange students must attend the module selection briefing, the date of which you will be made aware of by the Study Abroad team. You are welcome to book a place to attend the full programme or you may choose to arrive independently for the briefing. The Study Abroad team will inform you separately of arrangements for the beginning of your programme of study.
If you are attending one of the Centre for Applied Linguistics pre-sessional English language courses during the summer, you will receive a full induction including social events, trips and information sessions. This programme is therefore not relevant to you and we will not allocate you a place.
Once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer to study at Warwick you will be able to apply to take part in this programme through our online booking form.
When you have submitted your online application and processed an online payment, you will see an automatic message screen confirming we have received your application. In early September 2017, you will receive an additional confirmation email and e-ticket, which you will need to print out as evidence of your booking.
Please refer to the following immigration service web pages:
Registrations for the paid elements of the Welcome to Warwick Programme (airport transfers and 3-night accommodation package) will close on Sunday 10 September at 23:00 (UK time). You will still be able to register to join the free programme of events after this date.
If you intend to book an airport transfer, only do this once you have booked your flight. If you intend to book the 3-night accommodation package, only do this once you are sure you require it.
If you have already signed up for the programme and one of the paid services but decide to add another paid service, you can do so, subject to availability, via the online booking form until Sunday 10 September at 23:00.
Please note: if you choose to pay for temporary accommodation on campus for Welcome to Warwick, the start date for temporary on-campus accommodation will be Tuesday 26 September 2017.
When using our airport transfer services you are allowed to bring the following luggage with you, free of charge:
- one suitcase per person (maximum 20kg)
- one small item of hand luggage per person (standard airline carry-on bag size and weight)
- one small handheld item/handbag/laptop bag per person
It is likely that you will benefit most from the programme if you come by yourself as the programme is designed to help you get used to living in the UK and integrate with other new students.
For more information regarding accommodation during the programme please see the Accommodation page.
Yes. Please indicate on the booking form (in section 1) if you require extra support, so that arrangements can be made.