Which accommodation suits you?
As the deadline grows near for the Accommodation application form for first years, I thought a breakdown of the types of halls from a student who has lived on campus might be insightful!
Firstly I thought I would provide two links to important information regarding accommodation for 22/23…
Secondly, try not to worry about which accommodation you will be allocated, I received my first choice, yet if not and you are unhappy, you are able to get in contact with the accommodation team to find alternative solutions. However, everything happens for a reason, and you may end up preferring your given halls.
My personal summaries of the on-campus halls of residence:
- This is the accommodation I lived in during my 1 year.
- I shared the kitchen with 12 students – this meant I was never lonely because there was always someone in our kitchen, yet you do have to consider it can be noisy/messy at times.
- We also had sofas in our kitchen which also added to the social aspect of our halls.
- For me, this was an ideal location as although it was near the central campus (approx. 5 min walk) we had a lovely green picnic area nearby.
- I also loved having my own ensuite.
- Very central to campus – less than 2 min walk to the Piazza.
- Ideal accommodation if you are bubbly and love to get to know people as it is always very busy.
- Everyone knows everyone – less likely to be homesick.
- Very modern spacey kitchen with a breakfast bar and table/chairs.
- Ideal location if you would like to be close to the Warwick gym! – also not too far from central Piazza (approx. 12 min walk).
- Car park nearby if you are planning on bringing your vehicle to university.
- Although this is less central to campus (approx. 25 min walk), the placement of the buildings has a lovely scenic atmosphere with a lake and lots of greenery.
- Very spacey rooms with a large desk.
- The kitchen has a large round table ideal for dinner parties and socialising!
- Shared bathroom with one other individual – makes it easier to get to know individuals in your flat
- The kitchen is quite cosy with a rounded table with shared up to 8 students – you tend to get to know them better because there are less students in one flat.
- The closest accommodation to Cannon Park Shopping Centre – ideal for carrying your shopping bags home!
These are the main accommodations I have heard, seen or experienced; as my first year was impacted by covid, I was not able to enter many halls.
However, feel free to message me with any questions on any hall type, and I will happily retrieve further information for you!
Finally, if you are indecisive, I recommend a walk around the campus to get an idea of the location and feel of each building, as this may influence your decisions.
Until next time, Kaitlyn x