A review of Term 2 a taster of what has been happening around Campus so far
As a prospective offer holder, you might be wondering what it’s like to be a student at Warwick. We’re coming into the final weeks of second term, and when I reflect I realise it’s been a fast and furious but seriously fun blur. Here are some of the things that have been happening around Campus over the last few weeks, and what some of our students thought about it!
Pancake day was a cute occasion that brought people together all around campus. Whilst our favourite little outlets such as Curiositea, Xananas and the Dirty Duck all had little pancake specials, the Chaplaincy put on a free pancake lunch time event which everyone was welcome to. I love the fact that Warwick celebrates opportunities to have fun with days like this, and I know the students appreciate it too.
39 Real Ale Festival
The Real Ale Society hosted its annual Real Ale Festival in the Student Union’s Copper Rooms – the 39 one, to be exact. With 120+ beers, as well as a number of ciders, wines, soft drinks and delicious foods to choose from, it was an exciting event which brought in a lot of staff, students and ale lovers alike. Events like this are a great way to spend time with friends and try out lots of different things in a relaxed setting – even if you are a non-drinker, there’s plenty for everyone J
Mental Health Awareness Week at Warwick
With exams, deadlines, society commitments, personal development and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle – university can be a lot of stress. Mind Aware Society at Warwick are constantly putting on an array of events for staff and students. These help to break the stigma regarding mental health and increase awareness for those who may not understand what it means to have a mental illness, or what it means to look after your mental health. It also puts on these events to help students who may need the support.
This week was Mental Health Awareness week and it was lovely to see so many things happening for students. This included (but were not limited to) free yoga and exercise classes, talks, discussions and campaigns. More information can be found on the Warwick Mind Aware page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WarwickMindAware/posts/?ref=notif
I particularly liked this poster that they shared as it’s easy to overlook the little things that make a great difference to your general happiness:
Disgraced – A Warwick Drama Society Student Play
Getting involved with Warwick Drama Society is a great way to either watch or participate in cool student productions. I recently watched a student group’s production of the 2012 play ‘Disgraced’ by Ayan Akhtar, which was funded by a bursary that the team had pitched in for. It was hard-hitting and touched on very pertinent and topical issues; in particular, the underlying prejudices that exist in seemingly distinguished social circles. Though it sometimes made for uncomfortable viewing, I understand that was the intention of the playwright. The production left you thinking about race issues that are prevalent in our society; and the Warwick group’s performance was fantastic and believable.
The great thing is that there are constantly events happening, and it’s important to keep an eye out. This is just a taster of some of the events that have been going on. From environmentally conscious societies such as Climate Change society and RAWKUS, to different cultural food societies to sports clubs and academic groups – there’s never a shortage of something to do. I hope this gives you a little taste of what it’s like to be around campus, and gets you excited about all of the different things that will be happening if you decide to come to Warwick !
As always, thanks for reading!