An in-depth review of: Sherbourne – OurWarwick
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An in-depth review of: Sherbourne

Hi everyone! 

First of all, many congratulations for your A-Level results! We look forward to welcoming you here in Warwick! 2 years ago, I was in your position so I would like to share my experience living in Sherbourne, one of the on-campus accommodation in Warwick University.

In first year, everyone who is confirmed a place in the university will be offered a campus accommodation based on your accommodation forms. Note that when you apply, you will have 5 choices to choose from, so they will try their best allocate you based on your preference and what you write when you describe yourself in the form. 

I got placed in Sherbourne! In this post, I will give the pros and cons of living in this accommodation (Disclaimer: everyone’s pros and cons are different, it could be that distance could be something I put in my ‘cons’, but to some people who like walking may think it’s a pro)

Pros: 

1) It has en-suite bathrooms

If you prefer having your own bathroom, then Sherbourne is the perfect place for you! And you know what’s nice about on-campus accommodation? There are cleaners who will clean it up for you! Yay to getting pampered! But in all honesty though, if you really want to keep a healthy relationship with your cleaner, you should really keep your bathroom clean. 

2) It has a MASSIVE kitchen

When I mean massive, I really do mean it. Here are some pictures of the kitchen I found on Google.

Credits: Warwick Accommodation

This is a nice place for you to eat, chat with your flatmates and even rest after a long day. All appliances such as kettle, toaster, microwave etc are available so all you need to buy is your utensils. You can even study here and get the perfect view of ducks and geese waddling around Sherbourne.

3) It’s really near the bus stop that takes you to the city

Sherbourne is near Scarman Road where there is a bus stop that takes you to Coventry and Leamington. Hence, if you are in a hurry to go to the Coventry bus or train station, you don’t have to do a 10-minute sprint to the main bus interchange at the main campus, and instead take the 11 bus at Scarman Road. 

4) *new* It is near the Sports Centre

Fellow athletes and gym-goers rejoice! The new Sports Centre is now located in Cryfield Village, and this is good news for Sherbourne residents as it now takes a shorter time to get to the sports centre. All you have to do is go walk past Heronbank, an accommodation opposite Sherbourne and the sports centre is right there. 

Cons:

1) The distance to the main campus

To some, it may be something to worry about, but as a person who does not favour walking, I solved this issue, in the best triathlete-way possible: buying a bicycle.

Look at how beautiful my baby is! I had to give it away at the end of first year since I upgraded to a road bike, unfortunately. Normally, if you have short legs like me, it takes 15 minutes to walk to lectures, especially if its at the Oculus. But thanks to the bicycle, it only takes me 2 to 3 minutes to arrive to lectures! So my recommendation is that, if you’re not a cyclist; I would suggest setting up a walking playlist on Spotify or walk with a friend to avoid boredom.

That’s it from me today! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment below or send me a message. All the best in adjusting to Warwick. We hope to see you this September!

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