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Frequently Asked Questions

About the Programme

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.
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.
In previous years, international students had the chance to attend Orientation. There is a now an integrated programme for international 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.
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      If you decide not to attend this programme, you will still be able to benefit from all the other induction events organized by the University and Warwick Students Union over Arrivals Weekend and the first week of term.
        Please note that some students will be expected to attend departmental induction programmes for the entire week, and should therefore not register to attend the Welcome to Warwick programme.
        There are several University departments working together to deliver the Welcome to Warwick programme; including the Library, the Graduate School, the Office for Global Engagement, 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.
        You have the option to choose which elements of the programme you would like to pay for, such as an accommodation package for example, giving you the freedom to build your programme to suit your individual needs. On the booking form for the programme (available from mid-July 2017, 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.
          Please note, no refunds are permitted once an online transaction has been made.
            You should also note that while there is no charge for attending the basic programme of events, you should budget for the costs associated with being in the UK for an extra few days, e.g. additional accommodation, meals throughout the day, travel and transport costs as you explore the local area and any shopping or social activities that you may wish to do when you first arrive.

            Do I need to attend?

            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.
              IMPORTANT: You will need to check your course start date before you book a place with us.
              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.
              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.

              Applications & Bookings

              You can pay for any optional paid packages via the online booking form, which will open in mid-July 2017.
                Once you have accepted an offer to study at Warwick (either conditional or unconditional) you will be able to apply to take part in this programme through our online booking form when it opens in mid-July.
                  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. We will email you within seven days to confirm your place on the programme. Please print out the email confirmation you receive as evidence of your booking.
                  Please refer to the following immigration service web pages:
                    If you receive a refusal for a Tier 4 visa then please follow the process detailed here:
                      For information regarding which documents to travel with please refer here:
                      Registrations for the Welcome to Warwick programme will close in mid-September.
                        Due to high demand for places on the programme we strongly suggest you apply as soon as you can once bookings are opened, to avoid possible disappointment at a later date.


                        Further information about accommodation during the programme will be made available here before bookings open in mid-July - check back soon for more details.
                        Yes. Please indicate on the application form if you require extra support, so that arrangements can be made.


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