Disadvantages Apart from the commercialism!!!
My three years at the University Of Warwick were great - there was the obvious pyscho-partner issues, and the tension created by pulling numerous housemates, but on the whole it was a really wonderful time.Well, it's located near Stoneleigh, which is near Coventry, and therefore in the West Midlands. It was built in the 60s, and is therefore a mix of a modern Uni, and a red-brick one. The place is getting bigger each year, with constant building programmes, and millions of pounds of investment, so it certainly isn't resting on its reputation - in the time I was there, a new Union was built, a new pavilion, and numerous lecture theatres, which were all very posh!!
The first thing you will notice when you drive into Warwick Uni, is the sheer scale of the place - it has a very large campus, with lakes, and woods and acres of well-maintained grounds, all beautifully planted up. There is certainly a 'wow-factor' when you see it for the first time - compared with a lot of other Unis, it is a great sight. Warwick is very campus-based, which whilst appealing to most, may not be up everyone's street. There is virtually everything you could need - bars, restaurants, launderette, chemist, pub, employment agency, travel agents, library, sports centre, supermarket, post office and the biggest Arts Centre outside London!! It is very possible to spend an entire term, without needing to venture out of campus - rather sad, but certainly possible!!!Accommodation
During my three years at the University Of Warwick, I had the pleasure of coming into contact with all of the campus accommodation, as well as two houses in Leamington Spa. In my first year as an undergrad, I stayed in Whitefields, the cheapest of the campus options, before moving to Leam for my final two years. In my last year, I organised First Year Reception, so I got to have a good look around all the other campus rooms as well. And I had friends staying in different places as well, so I?ve been around a bit!!!Prices range quite dramatically really. The cheapest is Whitefields, at just over the £40 mark, going up to Jack Martin which was about £60 in my day, so probably a bit more now!! When I was there, first years could also live in Rootes (New or Old), Westwood, Benefactors and Claycroft.
I loved Whitefields. For me, they were the flats with the most character - there was a lounge area downstairs, surrounded by seven rooms, and then another five rooms upstairs, making twelve. There was a little white kitchen with an oven and hob, two fridges and two freezers, and a few cupboards. There was never enough room for everyone, so the person who arrived first on the first day normally got the best of it!! There was two toilets, a bath and a shower in separate rooms. If you were unlucky enough to have a bedroom right next to the lounge (like me!!) the sound from the TV would undoubtedly wake you up, and I always felt a bit strange walking out into a room full of people in my PJs, when I finally crawled out of bed!!
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