A home from home
Coming to university may be the first time you’ve moved away from home. We work hard to help you settle in quickly so you can enjoy the student experience.
Living on campus
Most of our first year students apply to live on campus. We have over 6,400 campus rooms, which we allocate taking into account your preferences. Living on campus means you’re never more than 20 minutes’ walk from your lectures and all of our fantastic facilities. It’s also a great way to meet new people.
Our campus accommodation consists of self-catering halls of residence and flats, some with en-suite bathroom facilities and others with shared bathrooms. All have Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can easily access the internet from your room. Costs range from £81 to £167 per week and let lengths differ between halls. Shorter lets mean that you’re not paying for accommodation during vacations, whereas if you want the flexibility to stay on campus or to leave your belongings in your room over the holidays you might choose a longer let.
Support close by
Our highly experienced team has your best interests at heart, aiming to take the hassle out of finding somewhere to live. Once you’ve been assigned to a residence, the Residential Life team will look closely at your accommodation application to match you with people who have similar interests or lifestyles before allocating rooms. This means that you should have plenty in common with the people living near you, making settling in that bit easier.
The Residential Life team is made up of staff and postgraduate students living in separate flats within each hall. They will welcome you when you first arrive and will be in regular contact with you throughout your time living on campus.
All our campus accommodation is self-catering, with well-equipped shared kitchens, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to develop your culinary expertise. There’s a supermarket close by and Rootes Grocery Store on campus, so you don’t have far to go to stock up on food. Or, if you don’t feel like cooking, there’s no shortage of restaurants and cafes around campus. Check out some of those run by Warwick Retail and Warwick SU. There are also regular food markets in the Piazza, where you can sample cosmopolitan treats such as Thai street food, local jams and cheeses, freshly-cooked samosas and speciality breads.
Cars on campus
We don’t want our campus to become a huge car park, so we ask students living in campus accommodation to leave their cars at home. (We have a limited number of parking spaces for students who need a car for medical, academic or compassionate reasons.)
On your bike
Every student residence has somewhere secure to lock up bikes – and there are bike stands outside many of our larger academic departments. Cycle paths between the university, Kenilworth and Coventry make it easy to get around on two wheels. And if you don’t already have a bike, you can hop on one of our UniCycles to get across campus or buy one at the charity auction that takes place at the start of each academic year.
Living off campus
In your second year, you will probably move off campus. Most of our students choose to share a house or flat in nearby Coventry, Leamington Spa or Kenilworth. This is a great opportunity to establish your independence and to strengthen relationships with the people you choose to live with. Final year students can apply for campus accommodation via a ballot or continue to live off campus.
Warwick Accommodation is a dedicated professional off-campus lettings agency and manages more than 2,000 rooms in over 400 properties across Coventry, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth. For each student house, we provide a dedicated property manager to ensure that landlords maintain high standards relating to health and safety, furnishings and maintenance, and that rents remain affordable. You won’t be charged a fee for any Warwick Accommodation services.
Warwick Accommodation works closely with the Students’ Union (SU), which can offer advice about house-hunting in the private sector, checking tenancy agreements and security, ensuring repairs are carried out, and helping to recover deposits. The Off-Campus Housing Day for first-year students in the autumn term will give you useful information about making living arrangements for your second year.
Accommodation for families
If you want to live on campus with your children, we have a range of options ranging from one bedroom flats to four bedroom houses. You can also rent accommodation off campus, either privately or through the university.
Applying for Accommodation
If you’ve accepted an offer from Warwick as your firm choice and you apply online for accommodation by 31 July in the year you’re due to start your course, we guarantee you a place in University managed accommodation.
Living in halls has to be one of the best experiences of my life so far. Feeling completely immersed in university life and the sense of community that radiates from the campus makes the transition from home to independence an exciting rather than daunting experience.
Hannah Forster, German Studies