Why I chose Warwick…
There’s probably going to be a number of these blogs popping up on this website over the coming weeks. It is, after all, that tricky time of year where you need to decide which Universities to put as your firm and insurance choices. And unfortunately, no one but you can answer that question.
I chose Warwick because it felt right and I felt the most positive at Warwick’s open day out of all of those that I went to (even if i was in a bit of a daze from tiredness).
That’s it. I chose Warwick because of a gut feeling.
Now, whilst I strongly believe that you should listen to any similar feelings you may have, this blog post so far won’t be very useful if you have conflicting feelings, or don’t seem to have any at all. Don’t worry if this is the case, that’s perfectly natural. University is a big step and it’s very difficult to know what to look for when visiting.
So, I’m going to talk about why I’m glad I chose Warwick. Which in some regards might be more useful as it’s based on a year’s worth of experience, rather than just 1 or 2 days.
Firstly, Warwick is a campus University and is sometimes known as a “bubble”. I love this! Being able to walk around and know that almost everyone around is here for the same purpose makes me feel safe and adds an element of belonging. I don’t think I would have been very happy at a city University, especially as I’m used to quiet streets at home. A city is nice to visit for a day but, personally, I wouldn’t want to live there.
The next thing I love about Warwick are the societies. This is something that completely depends on who you are as a person, and who’s in the society when you’re at Uni, but I’ve really been able to find my place in the societies at Warwick. I found Warwick Dodge to be a super friendly and inclusive sports club and also found lots of other activities to fill my time with. Not every club will be for you but I’m sure you’ll find something that you love and a group of friends that you have a great time with.
Probably the most important thing when making a decision is the course itself. If you go to University and don’t like the course then you are going to really struggle! The good news (for me at least) is that I love the course. It’s very practical based which is nice as I much prefer learning by doing than sitting in a lecture. The academics are all lovely and will help you if you have a problem which is really encouraging. And the modules allow for you to experiment and think creatively which could easily be squashed, but hasn’t been.
Overall, I’m really glad I chose Warwick. It has provided me with a place to grow as a person both intellectually and outside of academia.