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First year Engineering student
From Oxford

“I really like the campus and all the new buildings, it’s quite a modern campus and as well the engineering course is really good here with a lot of good lab work. I joined the hockey and Lacrosse team when I got here and joined in with societies and the social life is really good here too. I’m in the Engineering society and I help out with the RAG which is why I’m here now; we’re raising money for an event for a couple of people to go to Machu Pichu, so that they can go and raise even more money for locals while they’re there.”

“I’d say join in with as much stuff as possible at the start because that’s where you meet everyone, all the societies, otherwise you only meet the people in your flat. They’re constantly building new stuff here, every year I came, there was a new building, they’ve just built the Oculus Building and also all the sports facilities are really close, it’s all inclusive in the campus.”

“I’m moving to Leamington to a house in September, Leamington’s quite nice because it’s got all the parks but it’s also in the town centre and you’ve got all the nice area round you but you’re also near the clubs and the shops.”

Final year Mechanical Engineering student
From Beaconsfield

“I knew that Warwick was quite a good institution and I quite liked the mechanical engineering side of it, I’d come on the tour when I had to do my interview and I was quite interested in fluid dynamics because the guy who was showing us around, he’s quite a crazy guy in all honesty, with crazy hair and a leather jacket and he goes by this alter ego called Eddy DeCay which is a fluid dynamics term, this guy really interested me in studying here and so I really liked all the facilities here because I felt like there was a lot going on, they’re building a lot of new things and I quite wanted to be a part of it because I felt like it was just going places. I liked the campus, being from the city I wanted to move away from that. ”

“I’d say more than any other universities, there’s so many societies so that means there’s always so much more choice to get involved in what you want to get involved in, people here are so ambitious and there’s a lot of spirit really. ”

“The best thing I’ve done is a module called African Field Course where we went to Uganda and basically we got to look at feasibility plans for building a power plant and we ended up going into a rainforest, trekking up mountains to see where we can out this plant so I’d say that was definitely a highlight for me.”

1st year Engineering student
From Birmingham

“I like the vibe here, I came for one of the open days and I liked the vibe because it’s a campus university so everything’s here, it’s also a good distance away from Birmingham so just enough that your parents won’t bug you 24-7 but it’s just close enough that I can go back quite easily. I even do my own washing, it’s too much effort to take it home. ”

“At the moment I’m getting a taste in to different parts of engineering; electrical, mechanical, chemical so it’s general for now, it’s fun seeing different aspects of engineering unlike other universities where you’d specialise in the first year, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to go into when I was applying so this definitely did help. ”

“Moving from home to coming to uni, the first few weeks I was just living on frozen pizzas consistently, you don’t notice how much you have to do day to day just to get through; doing your own washing, cleaning your room, it was a change from just having your parents doing more or less everything beforehand – it was fun being independent though, doing things for myself, going shopping and trying to focus on what I need and not overspending, it’s given me a lot of life experience.”

From Coventry

“I came to England eleven years ago, I’m originally from Poland I work as a video and digital communications officer for IGGY on campus. Prior to IGGY I was studying an MA in arts, enterprise and development at the centre for cultural policy studies where I then led creative projects myself and did several projects and mentored students on various modules.”

“I decided to study at Warwick because of its academic excellence as well as the opportunities, experience and resources that my course had to offer.”

“The campus is great because it’s a micro city in its own right with many different people from different backgrounds who share different stories and experiences. It's hugely culturally diverse and safe as well as being a very vibrant place. It's continually developing, offering opportunities both for students and staff and has many great food places with vegans in mind.”

1st year Engineering student
From Milton Keynes

“There’s people from loads of different backgrounds and international students that I’ve met that broaden your horizons a little bit really, just talking to them day to day is really cool. The different backgrounds people come from actually kind of surprised me a bit because Warwick has a reputation for being all one type of student if that makes sense but that’s really not true, there’s loads of different people here and loads of people I know who are different but have settled in really well as well.”

“A lot of the stuff on my course I’ve done before which did help me settle in and wasn’t sort of a worry but I’m sure in future years it should get more challenging. I do some acting so I did a show last term but that takes up so much time, I couldn’t really commit to it this term, that’s really fun, there’s loads of different societies for that kind of thing; acting and writing plays and being in things like that; so I want to get involved with more of that kind of thing.”

“Definitely consider coming here, it’s great, I really like it here but it might not be for everyone. It’s a little more isolated because it’s on a campus, but Leamington’s really nice and really easy to get to, other people might prefer a city so that’s the one main difference I’d say.”

Psychology 1st Year
From Romania

“The UK is the UK, it doesn’t compare to Romania for Psychology as well because in Romania psychology as a subject is quite new and there’s not much research or like people that know how to teach it to you so that’s why I came her and think it’s the best choice I could make.”

“It’s a huge difference here in terms of people and in the environment as well, in Romania I felt a bit stuck, here I feel like I know people from all around the world and I feel like I can do more than I could do back there. Basically that’s it, it’s a huge thing, travelling from a small village to a huge town, something like that.”

“What made me feel welcome here? Everybody. I came to the Piazza and there were hundreds of people and I just felt like I could go up to somebody and be like “How are you? My name is Maria” and could just start talking to everybody, and going to party’s as well because here at Warwick I don’t know how it is at other Universities, but here it is very social and it’s very International and I think that’s what, the International vibe of the place made me feel better here, more welcome.”

Economics 1st Year
From Spain

“I came to the UK two years ago to improve my language skills, to learn the language and to work and save some money and then I decided that I wanted to get a good education. In my country, the higher education is good but probably not as good as in the UK and that is why I decided to come to Warwick.”

“The campus here is so multicultural, there are people from Asia, there are people from South America, from Europe, from Africa, it’s just crazy, I am coming from Spain you don’t have the chance of meeting people from so many different places.”

“Advice for anyone who comes to study here is try to meet as many people as possible, I’m only in my first year but I think that when I get to my third year people might ask me what the best part of the university is, I might say the teaching, I might say the sports, but I will say the people I met here. So meet as many people as you can and try to think of the University as a whole and not just as the academic part.”

MsC in Economics
From Hong Kong

“I have to say that the campus is a lot prettier than where I went to study for my undergrad. The other thing I like about Warwick is that you get to meet loads of people, that’s either by yourself or the course organising events for you to help you settle into your new life. I’ve been enjoying it so far, it’s interesting”

"The main reason I chose to come to Warwick was because being brought up in London I kind of to escape the city and the fact that Warwick had a campus university really attracted me”

Studying PPE
From London but parents are originally from Hong Kong

“I’ve only been her for around two or three days and I really like how international Warwick is and the amount of different people you meet”

“To anyone considering studying here, I would say Warwick is one of the best unis in the Uk and if you’re doing economics like I am it’s been in the top three for a few years now, it’s definitely a good choice”

Studying European Law
From Romania

“I came to Warwick because I heard it’s a great school, I have many friends who studied here and they only have good words about this University. I think it’s quite a cultural shock for me which I want to experience because it’s a new country, new people, a new language”

2nd Year management student
From Germany

“I love that Warwick university opens you so many doors, either career wise, or you can get involved here, follow your passions, your hobbies, and how diverse the culture actually is and that everyone around is motivated, that it just makes you a better person.”

Studying Law
From Ghana

“What I like about Warwick is the campus is really beautiful, the people are really, really friendly, there are always new things to try and new hobbies to get into. It’s really good here. I’m really excited about what my future at Warwick brings.”

PhD student studying politics, Masters in International Security
From Italy

“I chose to study at Warwick because of its great reputation in the politics department.”

“Since arriving on campus I have been pleased by the friendly and welcoming students and staff here, it’s a great place to be right now.”

3rd year, Studying Philosophy, politics and Economics
From Spain

“What I love about Warwick is that it’s very international, my friend Savia is from Germany, I am from Spain but I grew up in Switzerland so we have many common interests, I think it’s great because you meet people from all over the world, and that’s what I love about it.”

Studying Film making
From Melbourne, Australia

“I love Warwick, my dad grew up around the corner, I’m here, I love it here, the people are super friendly and it’s just a great vibe around here. Everyone is happy and smiling and learning and doing amazing things.”

“I love learning, getting out there, being creative and being able to tell a story in a visual format and trying to get people thinking about different issues in the world. I like finding happiness and finding the happy story amongst the grim stuff that’s out in the world, which is amazing.”

Studying Psychology
From London

“What I love about Warwick is that you can pretty much just go up to anyone and speak to them, no one makes you feel like you’re really weird or different or anything, you can just be yourself and dress how you want.”

“Psychology kind of touches on lots of different things, so literally learning about humans. So for me personally, people are the most important thing about life, if we’re getting really deep. So learning more about people, learning more about what we did in the past and using it to kind of anticipate what we’ll do in the future and what we do now and how we interact with each other is really interesting.”

“Any advice I would give to someone coming to Warwick; really embrace the time because I’m in my second year and it’s really flying by. As well, Warwick is a really prestigious University so obviously focus on your books but on large scale just make sure you have lots and lots of fun.”