The University of Warwick
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The University of Warwick is a public research university based in Coventry, England. It was founded as part of an initiative to expand higher education by the government of the time in 1965. The Warwick Business School was added in 1967 and it merged with Coventry College of Education in 1979. The medical school was founded in 2000 and the Horticulture Research International was added in 2004. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association and the Russell Group.
Around 27% of students at the university come from outside the UK and over 100 countries are represented by international students. The International Department is available to help these students with a wide range of matters. This assistance starts from before they arrive at the university with matters such as immigration paperwork and visas. They can also help with issues such as working while studying and travelling abroad from the UK while being a student here. They host Orientation Week when students first arrive to help them adapt to their new environment and can even arrange a campus visit beforehand. Their help centre is on hand to assist with practical matters as well as finding out more about student life events through the Student Union. Student life is organised into two phases with the first year, life revolving around the campus and the Studentsâ€™ Union then after this, more focus on off-campus. The Students Union is responsible for the organisation of some 260 societies and 76 sports clubs. It has two main buildings, the SUHQ including the admin offices and restaurant and the Union Building with the entertainment facilities.it also operates a number of venues including a pub, club venue and teashop. There also a number of special events held during the year on a wide range of subjects including arts, economics, climate issues and international aid. Student media includes a radio station, newspaper, magazines, student cinema and a TV station.
The main campus of the university is located on the outskirts of Coventry, around 3 miles from the city centre. The site contains all three contiguous campuses that are within walking distance of each other. There is also another site at nearby Wellesbourne where the Horticulture Research International is based. Most of the buildings on the main campus are contemporary 1960s structures to deliberately contrast with the classic character of the older universities. All but four residence halls are on the campus along with the Students Union, various shopping facilities and the Warwick Arts Centre. There are currently over 6,000 student bedrooms across different residences and all are self-catering with tutors and a warden on site. First year students are guaranteed accommodation regardless where they come from and many postgraduates choose to live on campus, with some residences being held especially for them. In second and third years, many students also choose to live in surrounding areas such as in Coventry, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa in either university-owned or private residences. Leamington Spa is particularly popular, having made a newspaper Best Places to Live list.
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