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.
Welcome to Warwick is an integrated programme for international/EU 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.
There are several University departments working together to deliver the Welcome to Warwick Programme; including the Library, the Graduate School, the International Student Office, 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.
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 events of the programme run throughout the whole day and are optional, so you can arrive on campus at any point during the daytime.
Please take a look at our programme timetable.
Most of the programme events are free of charge, but you may find you wish to carry some money with you for things like drink and food. Events with some optional paid elements are marked and tagged on the timetable.
While attendance on the Welcome to Warwick programme is not compulsory, we recommend that you try and attend as many of the programme events as you can on your own, as they are designed to help you make friends and give you the best possible introduction to independent University life.
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.
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 of study.
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.
Once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer to study at Warwick you will be able to apply to take part in this programme through our online registration form.
When you have submitted your online application and processed an online payment (online payments are now no longer available), you will have seen an automatic message screen confirming we have received your application. During the week before the programme (approximately four days before your arrival date), you will receive an e-ticket, which you will need to print out as evidence of your booking.
Please refer to the following immigration service web pages:
You can still register to join the free programme of events right up until the start of the programme.
If you need to amend your booking, please use our contact form. we cannot amend your booking once an eticket has been issued or where availability does not allow.
Please note: if you have paid for temporary accommodation on campus for Welcome to Warwick (bookings now closed), the start date for temporary on-campus accommodation will be Tuesday 26 September 2017. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you on-campus accommodation before your accommodation start date, so we advise you against arriving early.
Please note that bookings for Airport Transfers have now closed.
If you are booked on our airport transfer services (bookings are now closed) you are allowed to bring the following luggage with you, free of charge:
- one suitcase per person (maximum 20kg)
- one small item of hand luggage per person (standard airline carry-on bag size and weight)
- one small handheld item/handbag/laptop bag per person
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.Please note that bookings for the accommodation package are now closed.
Unfortunately, the temporary accommodation is only available for booking through Welcome to Warwick as a fixed package including 3 nights from 26th to 28th of September, and no refunds can be given.
Yes. Please indicate on the registration form (in section 1) if you require extra support, so that arrangements can be made.