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Deciding - firm and insurance choices

Deciding on your firm and insurance choices is important and we know it isn't always easy. However, careful consideration should be made because once you've made your decision, you can't change it.

That is why we have put together some information to help you find which is right for you. Some information you may already know, but there might just be things you hadn't thought about too. If you have any questions, please contact us. We will be happy to answer any queries you have.

  • YOUR COURSE: Make sure you have had a thorough look at the course. Do you like the style and tone of it? Our students study general engineering for the first year before deciding on their specialism - it will give you a great grounding for the future, but not all universities do this. To help with this our current students have helped us to create some short videos talking about being an engineering student at Warwick. You can view these here.
  • FREE BOOKS: Take a look at the book list for your course. This can be quite a long list and the cost of books can soon add up. We recognise that this is yet another additional expenditure, so we will provide you with the first year books for all core modules completely free of charge.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: We will have up to 40 merit scholarships of £1,000 for our top 1st year students who held us as their firm choice, some new scholarships for overseas fees payers and there are also scholarships from some of the Institutes of Engineering that you may be eligible for. Read a little more about these here.
  • GROUP PROJECTS: Ask what group projects you can get involved with. One of the advantages of coming to Warwick is that our group work can involve engineers from many different engineering courses, just as engineers in industry would work. Read more about our multi-disciplinary group projects here.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Check where you might live. There is a guarantee of University Accommodation for all firm choice offer holders and we welcome applications from insurance choice offer holders as well. Remember if you want to live at home during the Christmas and Easter vacations you can apply for a 30 week let and save 9 weeks rent but if you want to stay all year choose a 39 week let. See our latest information on accommodation here.

Firm acceptances

When you accept an offer as your firm choice, this is your preferred choice of course and university. Accepting an unconditional offer as your firm choice then binds you to going to that university only for the course you have been offered a place on.

Accepting a conditional offer as your firm choice enables you to state your preference of the University and course you want to go to out of any offers you may have received.

Insurance acceptances

If you are made a conditional offer, you can also accept a second offer as an insurance choice. You’re not obliged to accept an offer as an insurance choice, but doing so provides you with the opportunity to have a back-up in case you don’t meet the conditions of offer for your firm choice.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We will be happy to answer any queries you have.