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. This year, there is a new integrated programme for international undergraduates and all postgraduate students. We’ve also listened to your feedback about the cost of the previous Orientation programme, and introduced 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 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 international Orientation in previous years.
For Postgraduate students the programme will run from Saturday 24th September, with the Internatioanl and EU undergraduates joining the programme on Tuesday 27th September. The integrated timetable of events will run until Friday 30th 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.
In previous years there was an overall charge for the 'orientation' programme, which included the cost of meals, accommodation and airport transfer, as well as attendance on the programme.
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 which is held on the Friday 30th September. 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 thus not relevant to you and we will not allocate you a place.
Once you have accepted an offer to study at Warwick (either conditional or unconditional) you can 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. 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:
Registrations for the Welcome to Warwick programme will close on Thursday 15 September 2016.
Please note: if you choose to pay for temporary accommodation on campus for Welcome to Warwick, the contract start date for temporary on-campus accommodation will be Tuesday 27 September 2016.
Each passenger on the Welcome to Warwick Airport Transfer service is allowed to stow no more than one large suitcase in the hold and take one small item of hand luggage on board a coach, so please remember to pack appropriately.
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 application form if you require extra support, so that arrangements can be made.
Throughout the week we cater for vegetarians and all the meat we use is Halal. If you have any special requirements, please indicate this on the booking form.