5 Reasons Why I’m Glad I Chose Warwick
With my graduation coming up tomorrow, it’s a really exciting time and I’ve been up and down with emotions. Graduation is a big celebration of academic achievements and friendships, some of mine I know will be life-long, but it’s also a bittersweet ending to 3, 4 or even more years of your life. As my penultimate post as a Warwick Student Blogger, I wanted to summarize 5 of the reasons why I’m glad I chose Warwick for my degree and a few of the things I’ll remember from my experience here.
1. The Campus. The Warwick campus is beautiful and green, especially in the summer. The buildings are very new and modern and the new Occulus building is a perfect space for quiet revision. There are always events going on around campus and it also made exam season a little more tolerable that we could reward ourselves post-exams with on-campus barbeques and mini festivals.
2. The Location. Although some people might worry that there isn’t much to do at a campus university, that’s not the case at Warwick. The campus is very close to cities such as Coventry and Birmingham, Birmingham International airport and it’s also not too far from London and Oxford. We may name campus the ‘Warwick bubble’ but you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to day trips.
3. Societies. Warwick offers an incredible number of societies at the Student’s Union and I was lucky to be on the exec of the Warwick German Society in my second year. Getting involved in societies is a great way to try new things and meet new people. At Warwick, we also coined the word ‘Circling’ which is a series of drinking games at the SU on a Wednesday night.
4. Career Services. The Warwick Careers Service was incredibly helpful during my final year and it was extremely easy to make appointments with experienced advisors who can guide you in the right direction to achieve your career goals.
5. Accommodation options. I’ve written about my experience living in Tocil in a previous blog post but overall I was very happy with the accommodation services at Warwick. I’d recommend the halls I lived in, Tocil and Heronbank, and I loved living in a 9 person flat in Leamington Spa in my second year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below. My final post will be about my Graduation!