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Studying at Warwick

Hermela Gebrekiros : Teaching atUniversity is completely different to school. You are more independent, you have lectures where there are like one hundred or two hundred of you in one theatre and you listen to the lecturer. You have seminars which are more personalised and there are smaller groups of you, like 20, 15 to a class.

Peter Thomas : so the lecture will cover the whole topic you are going to look at that week. You go away do your additional reading and then study that topic in detail in the seminar.

Jack Davies : I'm finding the course really interesting, the lecturers here are brilliant. All down to the seminar teachers, also they also giving us positive feedback, and like really good information, like vast information.

Laura Maxwell-Bernier : We do get a lot of support in our course. All the lecturers have their office hours, so if you have a problem with anything, it doesn't matter how small you think it is, they're always really happy to go through it with you and explain it in more detail.

Shazad Gitay : Whether you've got a problem or you just want a reference, they'll help you out.

Kate Meadows : There's a lot of support for PhD students and excellent research facilities, which is the library which has separate postgraduate study space.

Andrew King : The facilities, the support and the research staff they have here are second to none in the country and I'm so glad I came here.

Lola Akinyinka : I've loved being a postgrad student at Warwick, it's been very different from my undergrad experience. You learn a lot of skills, such as being critical and you have a lot of opportunity to develop yourself as an individual and also professionally.

Matthieu Baril : At the moment I am finishing off my undergraduate degree and my plan is to go forward with a Master's degree here at the University of Warwick.

Laura Maxwell-Bernier : Even though I came into university not really knowing what I wanted to do, I've now come out with quite a clear idea of the direction I want to go in.

Matthieu Baril : I think with continuing with a Master's degree it really provides an opportunity for me to get an even better insight into what I'm studying

Jack Davies : I chose Warwick purely down to its reputation, that's how I feel, constantly inspired.

Living at Warwick

Laura Maxwell-Bernier: The Warwick Campus is actually one of the reasons why I chose to come to this Uni. It’s such a nice environment to be in. There’s always students milling around and it’s really, really green. You’re never far away from a field or somewhere to revise or just chill out.

Lola Akinyinca: There are loads of facilities available to students on campus. It has everything you would need in a major city. We have pubs, cinemas, restaurants…

Peter Thomas: I use the Library a lot and there’s also the Learning Grid which is an additional Library which is open 24 hours a day.

Andrew King: It’s really interesting to be on this campus because you’ve got people from so many different nationalities. There’s so many different ways to meet people through societies, extracurricular activities, sports clubs…

Burton Li: I think that it would be fair to say that the University of Warwick has the largest amount of student societies and our sports society in the UK as well.

Hermela Gebrikiros: I signed up for many, many different things, but the ones that I kept to are trampolining, salsa and belly dancing.

Kate Meadows: I’m involved with the symphony orchestra, the wind orchestra, the big band and the music theatre society.

Andrew King: I’ve really enjoyed becoming an active member of the climbing club. Not only has it given me the chance to learn a new skill but I’ve also been given the opportunity to socialise, go on trips and try new things that I would never have done before.

Jack Davies: I’m living in Westwood. Being into sport myself, with all of the facilities in Westwood. We have the brand new tennis centre and the football pitches right next to me which can be so convenient when I can just go back from a lecture, pop out the door and then I’m playing a match then I can go back in and do my work.

Lola Akinyinca: I’m currently a Resident Tutor. It’s a really important job because coming away from home with a lot of 18 year olds is a very difficult transition.

Andrew King: We’re here to help support students in times of need but also make sure they acclimatise to University life.

Getting a Job

Peter Thomas : There's lots of opportunities on campus in terms of part-time work or summer internships or careers services for when you leave university.

Lola Akinyinka : One of the major opportunities that I'm currently part of is being a student caller. It's helped me develop my communication skills, It's made me a lot more confident because you have to call CEOs of major companies so it's definately helped me develop how I speak to people, my mannerisms. And it's also just helped me get links within the industry.

Laura Maxwell-Bernier : Warwick Volunteers is a great way of getting involved in the local community. They have so many different projects that you can get involved in. In my second year I taught French in a school in Leamington with a couple of other students. And it was really really good fun but also you could tell that you, it was quite nice to make a difference.

Peter Thomas : For me I got involved in the International Gateway for Gifted Youth and particularly worked for two summers in residential summer school which one year was held at the University and the year after was held at an accountancy college in Botswana.

Hermela Gebrekiros : Through Unitemps I was able to get a job with Warwick Welcome Service and through that I help out at Open Days, I can chose to work at schools and there are different opportunities just to take work every week and it is more flexible, it does cater for student lifestyle.

Shazad Gitay : One thing I've been impressed with at Warwick is its Careers Service, and the Careers Service has really helped me to understand different areas of industries out there, that I'm interested in. And also has given me support in interview practice and also application workshop.

Burton Li : I was given tremendous support by the Warwick Skills and Careers Services. There's many careers workshop sessions and skills sessions and networking sessions. So this is one experience that you don't generally get in many other universities.