The University of Warwick (informally known as Warwick University or Warwick) is a public research university in Coventry, England.
It was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand access to higher education.Warwick Business School was established in 1967 and Warwick Medical School was opened in 2000. Warwick merged with Coventry College of Education in 1979 and Horticulture Research International in 2004.
Warwick is primarily based on a 290 hectare campus on the outskirts of Coventry with a satellite campus in Wellesbourne.It is organised into four faculties—Arts, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences—within which there are 32 departments. Warwick has around 23,400 full-time students and 1,390 academic and research staff and had a total income of £460 million in 2012/13, of which £84 million was from research grants and contracts.Warwick Arts Centre, a multi-venue arts complex in the university's main campus, is the largest venue of its kind in the UK outside London.
Warwick consistently ranks in the top ten of all major rankings of British universities and is the only multi-faculty institution aside from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to have never been ranked outside of the top ten. It is ranked by QS as the world's third best university under 50 years (and first in Europe) and as the world's 13th best university based on employer reputation. It was ranked 7th in the UK amongst multi-faculty institutions for the quality of its research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.Entrance is competitive, with around 8.25 applicants per place for undergraduate study.
Warwick is a member of AACSB, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs, EQUIS, the European University Association, the M5 Group, the Russell Group and Universities UK. It has strategic partnerships with Monash University and Queen Mary University of London and is the only European member of the Center for Urban Science and Progress. The university has extensive commercial activities, including the University of Warwick Science Park.
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With 73 sports clubs, more than 100 competitive teams and all kinds of classes and courses, Warwick Sport really does have something for everyone. You can carry on doing the sports you enjoyed at school like football, rugby, hockey and tennis. Or have a go at something you’ve never tried before – how about dodgeball, Thai boxing, archery or cheer leading?
Whether you’re involved in sport at a competitive level or you simply enjoy the social side, Warwick has an incredible range of facilities for you to use.
To give you an idea of just how good our sports facilities are, Warwick was picked to be an official training venue for the 2012 Olympics – so our gym, track, pool and pitches have been used by some of the best athletes in the world.
There is a medical service.
The University of Warwick Students' Union is one of the largest students' unions in the UK, and currently has over 260 societies and 76 sports clubs including basketball, rowing and ice hockey. There are new societies every year, including Jailbreak and more recently the HOMMOUS Society.The Union has an annual turnover of approximately £6 million, the profit from which is used to provide services to students and to employ its staff and sabbatical officers. The Union is divided into two buildings—SUHQ (mainly societies and administration and Restaurant Xananas) and The Union Building (entertainment facilities). The Union Building contains a 3-room club venue known as "The Copper Rooms", CAMRA-accredited "The Dirty Duck" pub, a popular bar called "The Terrace Bar", Curiositea- a tea shop famous for its hot chocolates, cakes and vintage atmosphere and The Bread Oven, a design-your-own sandwich shop. The original Union South building underwent an £11 million refurbishment in Spring 2008, which was completed in January 2010, and alongside its various outlets provides a pool room and various society spaces. The Students Union is also home to Refresh Catering, a bespoke catering provision for Warwick Campus and its surrounding areas.
The Students Union provides popular events in most of its outlets including POP!, Skool Dayz, pub quizzes and karaoke nights (the latter two held in The Dirty Duck) and film nights in Curiositea. The ents team also provide the Christmas party- which often incorporates reindeer and an ice rink, and the Summer Party. The Summer Party is an outdoor mini-festival that showcases both up-and-coming and popular acts alongside funfare rides, games and bars.
The Union has a tradition of hosting up-and-coming bands; recently it has seen bands such as Ash, Sugababes, Amerie, The Kooks, Reel Big Fish, The Departure, The Subways, Idlewild, The Rory McKenna Variety Show, Hell is for Heroes, The Automatic, The Dave Wright Experience, Boy Kill Boy, Amy Winehouse, The Killers, The Streets, Feeder, and Scouting for Girls.
The Union is a member of the National Union of Students (NUS) and National Postgraduate Committee (NPC).
Warwick hosts many major student-run events including TEDxWarwick,One World Week,Warwick Economics Summit, People & Planet's Go Green Week, Warwick Climate Forum, Warwick International Aid Forum, Warwick China Summit, Warwick Higher Education Summitt, Beyond the Bottom Line: Warwick Emerge Conference, Warwick International Development Summit, Warwick Model United Nations, RAG Week, Warwick Student Arts Festival and the PPE Society Speaker Series.
The Warwick Economics Summit is a student-run international forum. It attracts students from universities in 14 different countries, including Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and MIT, as well as domestic students from the LSE, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Oxford. Past speakers have included eminent economists and Nobel Laureates, including Professor John Nash, Alistair Darling, Professor George Akerlof, Vince Cable, and Professor Steven Landsburg.The 2013 Summit was sponsored by Bloomberg and the RBS Group.
Warwick is also home to the student-run Real Ale Festival, which takes place annually in the eighth week of second academic term. The festival is organised and staffed by the Warwick University Real Ale Society. A charity skydiving weekend, The Great Warwick Jump, was set up by the Skydiving Club in 2008 and is now the largest charity event at the University, raising £20,274.00 for charities worldwide in its first year. The second year saw a new British record for the most tandem jumps in 24 hours with 137 and a total of £57,374 raised for various charities.
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