Why did I choose Warwick University?
Why did I choose Warwick?
The university of Warwick has an excellent academic reputation across the world, although it being a relatively young university compared to others. Not only is it one of the top universities in the UK, also internationally, people from all over the globe come all the way to England to study at this university. The Warwick Business School is infamous among employers, and one of the UK’s most well known and respected business school. However, the WBS is only one of the example of successful courses. Even a course as young as mine, “Language, Culture and Communication”, is already within the top 10 linguistics rankings in the UK.
Furthermore, this reputation enhances the motivation of students. There is a (very friendly) competitive atmosphere that initiate the desire to excel in students. All the students here have gotten very good, if not excellent high school grades. This creates a very active and passionate community among the students on campus.
University of Warwick has an absolutely beautiful campus. This was really an overarching reason for me to come here, as it immediately creates a very close knit community compared to, for example, London universities. A lot of my friends who when to London have told me that they felt quite lost because London is huge. Here, we have absolutely everything we need on campus. We have various food outlets, a supermarket, a library, various study places, great accommodation…
I especially appreciate the fact that first year is necessary campus accommodation. It facilitates meeting people so much, and really acts as a base to creating extremely close friendships.
Other than the practical commodities on campus, we also have amazing scenery whether it is the woods, a lake, or fields. The campus naturally radiates a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Even if you are not on campus, the location is absolutely brilliant. All around the campus there a several small, and convivial little towns. This is typically where all the 2nd/3rd year students live. A popular one is, for example, Leamington Spa, which is an adorable town close to university. Like most of the others, Leamington Spa is about 20 minutes away from the campus by bus, although you can find closer or further away, according to your needs.
Another great aspect of the location is something I have hinted to earlier. The University of Warwick really has a great community compared to other universities in London. However, the train to London is 1 hour long, and you can get a round trip for less than 10 pounds ! So you can spend the week in Warwick, then drive out to London for the weekend, spend a night or two there, and then drive back! This results in the ultimate situation of having the best of both worlds.
The last benefit I would like to mention in this blog is the very wide range of extracurricular activities on campus. There is an absolutely endless list of societies, and each of them organises their own events, parties, talks… there’s something for everyone, and in the very rare case that there isn’t, you can create your own !
You additionally have a bar, a club, a cinema, and the biggest art centre of the UK on the Warwick University campus.
Warwick is ideal for all students, whether you are an active participant within the community, or more introverted and calm.