Living in Student Accommodation on a Campus
Hey everyone! It’s coming up to the UCAS deadline for firm and insurance offers, and some of you may be choosing between a campus university such as Warwick, or a city university. I thought I’d give you a bit of insight into why I chose a campus if that will help you decide!
Warwick’s campus really appealed to me. Having visited before, I knew I was familiar with it. Even in general, campuses were much more preferable to me. Firstly, the proximity that you get with Warwick is so useful. In my current accommodation, it takes me no more than 5 minutes to walk to my lectures. It means that I can run back to my flat if I’ve left something, can head back to make lunch, or can just go and see friends really quickly as we live so close by!
The campus itself also has all the facilities needed within a short distance. Within the SU itself there’s a sandwich shop, two banks, a coffee shop, a hairdressers, a pharmacy, and even a travel agents! If there’s other things needed, Cannon Park shopping centre has a large tesco and variety of other shops and cafes to cater for you. It’s all within walking distance, and there are not too many needs I’ve found that will take me off campus unnecessarily.
There’s even a grocery store on campus! Albeit smaller than the tesco, it stocks a variety of food and is great if you realise you’ve accidentally forgotten something from your weekly shop, or fancy lunch on campus instead for once. And speaking of lunch, there’s so many different places to eat and drink that you don’t get so sick of one place! From Bar Fusion, to the Duck or Cafe Library, there’s places to suit all budgets and styles of food. Plus with the wide variety of coffee bars going from Curiositea and Costa, to the Humanities Cafe or WBS cafe, there’s never one too far from you.
Having the library so centralised has made a big difference too. It’s so easy to change from lectures into studying without having to break your mindset, making for more efficient work time!
I hope this helps you and gives you an idea of what life is like at Warwick on campus! Please feel free to leave any questions and I’ll make sure to get back to you as soon as I can – and good luck in your deadlines for UCAS or work!