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What is KIS?

This information is part of the “Key Information Set” that universities are required to provide for Undergraduate courses. KIS enables you to compare official course data from universities and colleges to help inform your decision about which course is best for you. KIS information is displayed on the Unistats website as well as individual University websites.

What information does it include?

The KIS covers areas such as student satisfaction, graduate employability, financial costs and support, and course information such as learning and assessment methods.

KIS does not include all of the information you will need to make the right choice for you, so we would encourage you to consider advice and information from a variety of sources including that provided by the University, the department you are interested in, and any other trusted sources such as family, friends and teachers.

Student Satisfaction

Each year, final year undergraduates are asked to provide feedback on their courses in the National Student Survey. The survey asks students to provide feedback on areas such as teaching, assessment, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development, Students’ Union and overall satisfaction. The “satisfaction” data in the KIS is taken from this survey.

Graduate Employability

Warwick graduates are highly employable. This is partly due to the high academic content of our degrees, but also the opportunities the University offers for you to develop your skills, and the support we provide to help you find a graduate job or postgraduate course that’s right for you.

Warwick graduates go into all sorts of areas of work, from major finance, manufacturing and business organisations, to the not-for-profit sector and the creative industries. The salary that you achieve as a graduate will depend to some extent on the career you choose. Not all graduates go straight into employment – some choose further study, part-time employment or travel.

The employability information in KIS is taken from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the DLHE (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education) survey.

Finance and Funding

Tuition fees and financial support

Our fees for full time undergraduate courses for UK and EU students in 2016/17 will be £9,000. There are no upfront tuition costs and every new student is entitled to a tuition fee loan for each year of their course. Living cost loans are available for UK students to help with living and study expenses such as rent, food and books. The University has a generous programme of scholarships and bursaries. Loans are repaid gradually only once you have a job and are earning more than £21,000 a year.

Find out more about fees and funding

Accommodation costs

The cost of on-campus accommodation varies depending on which hall of residence you live in, and whether you live on or off campus.
Most students live on campus during their first year and Warwick Accommodation provide over 6,200 rooms for both undergraduates and postgraduates all within ten minutes’ walk of our academic and social spaces. Rent is split into termly amounts and is paid at the beginning of each term.

Find out more about campus accommodation

Off campus accommodation is also provided by Warwick Accommodation, but some students choose to rent with private landlords. The University manages around 450 houses (about 1700 rooms) in Coventry, Kenilworth and Leamington. The cost of this accommodation varies by property, and doesn’t always include utilities such as gas, electricity and telephone/internet.

Find out more about off-campus accommodation

Learning and Assessment

Teaching and learning at University will be different from your experience at school. At Warwick, depending on your subject, you may learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory or language classes, performance, independent study and assessment. The balance between these different types of learning will depend on the nature of the course of study. Some subjects will require students to undertake a significant amount of reading in preparation for classes, for instance, whilst others will require more time in a laboratory.

Between studying, you also have the opportunity to further develop your personal interests and skills through participating in student societies, enhancing your employability through the Student Careers and Skills service, taking advantage of the social facilities on campus, or finding part-time work to support your studies.

Find out more about Teaching and Learning at the University of Warwick