This blog is for all you offer holders out there and will be structured as follows: first I will explore the benefits of the University of Warwick in general, then focus will be placed on the Politics and International Studies department before finally addressing how the university is different compared to others in the UK. Hopefully, you will find this read a breezy and informative one; if you have any questions or comments please feel free to ask them 😀
The University of Warwick is a campus-based university located in the quieter area of Coventry, this allows for a balance between the peaceful and more countryside lifestyle and the city-based narratives of Coventry and Leamington Spa. Both these areas entwined together is highly beneficial for students in the university: if you want to study in peace, away from the hustling of the city then you can remain on campus at the many university studying facilities – if you require some essential shopping or are seeking a trip to the city then Coventry or Leamington is only a short bus ride away. Albeit, the truth is that within the Warwick campus there is everything you could need in a safe and secured area: a shopping complex, an arts center with many theatres, pharmacies, a health center, and more. As Warwick comfortably sits high on many of the UK university tables this means that entrance to study at the university is a privilege; as a result, the discussions you will have in your seminars and the quality of education in your lectures and tutorials will remain one of high excellency. As an international student myself, I can confidently say that the diverse range of nationalities present in the university is highly impressive and stimulates a culturally flourishing social life.
In terms of the Politics and International Studies department – my home department – I can say that studying under this faculty has challenged and pushed me to improve my research, writing, and reading skills. The department is made up of experienced module heads who deliver lectures to you weekly and well researched and highly educated seminar tutors who organize discussions in your weekly seminar; this combination of lectures and seminar is highly common in departments under the social sciences and at Warwick, it remains highly beneficial to have many experts who you can approach when in need of essay or comprehension help. There are 3 core modules and 2 optional modules for you to take in your first year under PAIS, this means that if you have never studied politics before university, you will be provided with the essential core knowledge while still being able to choose specific units which you are more passionate about. I have written a few detailed blogs about the department and specific modules so you can go look through those for additional information.
How the University is different and unique when compared to others:
This is a Campus university: the campus is this safe and securely monitored by campus security, anything you need can be found on campus!
The University carries out great Research: Meaning that many of your seminar tutors will be undertaking research that is beneficial and helpful to your studies.
The alumni and networking opportunities remain endlessly frequent and beneficial!