University is a fantastic experience – more freedom, choice about what you can do both academically and socially, and access to some amazing opportunities, events and places. If you’re heading to Warwick University this September, or are an existing student and want some tips, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best things to do to maximise your university experience.
Restaurants and cafés near Warwick University
If you’re looking for a central and easily accessible variety of cafés and restaurants, Warwick University has a large collection of venues to visit. From The Dirty Duck restaurant in the Rootes Building, to the fun and quirky Curiositea in the Student Union, there’s a great selection of cuisines and atmospheres to choose from, depending on your social plans and palate.
However, if you’re looking for a place to go off-campus, there are a number of great well-known chain restaurants and independent eateries dotted around the Lower Precinct and Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centres in Coventry, such as Wagamama for Japanese-inspired food, or Playwrights for an eclectic mix of European and British comfort food.
In terms of cafés off-campus, Coventry is a great destination for settling down on a warm and cosy sofa with a cup of something warm c while you study or catch up with friends. Whether you’re looking for speciality coffee from family-run Bean and Leaf Coffee House or exceptional snacks at Kahawa Cafe, there’s something for everyone. There’s even a Café Nero or a Starbucks if you’re missing the big brands.
Warwick University Nightlife
If you’re like many students coming to university, you’ll want to know what the nightlife is like. The two main destinations for students on nights out are Coventry and Leamington Spa, so we’ve included destinations from both places to give you some variety.
If you’re looking for somewhere with live music, then Kasbah in Coventry should be your first stop. With many fantastic acts lined up for the coming months, and a history of great performances, it’s definitely one for your must-visit, live music venue list.
However, if you don’t want to travel very far for live music on a night out, there’s always the option of going to The Copper Rooms, the club in the Student Union on Warwick University’s main campus.
For a contemporary nightclub with some great dance and DJ nights, Smack in Leamington Spa could be the nightclub for you. Also in Leamington Spa is Neon which, with three floors of music, offers a large variety of music styles to appeal to everyone.
Student Accommodation at Warwick University
Whether you’re discovering your first home at Warwick University through their range of halls or experiencing the local area in off-campus living after your first year, location is everything. You’ll want to make sure you choose the perfect place to help you get out and about around campus and Coventry.
There are four villages on Warwick University’s campus: Cryfield Village, Lakeside Village, Central Campus, and Westwood, all perfectly positioned to be close to the university action while still feeling like their own little micro-villages. Discover all the locations in more detail, and the halls within each village, here.
Living off campus doesn’t mean that you’ll be away from what’s happening. Whether you choose to find a place to rent with Warwick Accommodation, or a local letting agency like Lettuce Student Lettings, you’ll want to make sure you’re central by choosing to live in either Coventry, Kenilworth, or Royal Leamington Spa.
If you choose Leamington Spa, you’ll be right near our Titan Storage store, meaning you can keep all your belongings safe, whether you’ve brought too much with you or are heading home for the holidays.
Freshers week at Warwick University
For those who don’t know, Freshers at Warwick University in 2017 will start on the 2nd October and end on the 16th October. There’ll be a range of great events available, both for Freshers and returning students who also want to join in! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details. Also, for those students not as interested in the nightlife of the university, there are also a large number of clubs and societies to join!
If you’re heading to Warwick University and feel like you’re not going to have enough space in your student accommodation for everything you want to bring, why not check out Titan Storage to find out how we can cater for your student storage needs, right on your doorstep in Leamington Spa.