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Warwick Students’ Union is:


A registered charity


A non-profit organisation


Run by students, for students


Independent from the University


A provider of welfare, educational, recreational, food & beverage services to the student body Here to represent YOU!


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We are student-led, member-focused and representative.


We are the independent voice of Warwick students.

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We are fair, principled, transparent and environmentally sound.


We are friendly, vibrant and entertaining.


We are supportive, knowledgeable, responsive and useful.


We help students develop, we nurture their aspirations.


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Warwick SU is a democratically-run membership organisation, with every student automatically becoming a member upon enrolling at Warwick.

YOUR VOICE We are the independent voice of students at Warwick University – although the SU receives an annual grant from the University and works closely with it, we are not a part of its formal structure, and are thus able to represent your views at a local, regional and national level. Each year, the student body elects seven student officers, all of whom take a year out from their studies to preside over the Union as your representatives. These Sabbatical Officers – or ‘Sabbs’, as you’ll commonly hear them referred to - work alongside our dedicated staff team to deliver a wealth of services for you!

YOUR SABBATICAL OFFICER TEAM 2013-14 This year’s Sabbatical Team, elected in February 2013, is as follows:

BEN SUNDELL Warwick SU President

ERIN DAVIES Education Officer

Hello there! Congratulations on making it to Warwick. We have one of the biggest and best SUs in the country, and we work for you in so many different areas. With loads of great club nights, music and bars on offer here on campus, there’s bound to be something that takes your fancy – but we are so much more than just a bar! We have over 300 sports clubs and societies that are run through us – whether you’re a pro or an absolute beginner, these are one of the best ways to meet new people, have fun and get involved to the fullest. We are also here to support you throughout your studies. We have officers who are here to develop education and welfare provision, democratic structures to represent your voice, and an independent welfare and advice centre which is completely free and confidential.


If you have any questions, my door is always open, so come and see me in SUHQ for a chat!


Ben Sundell

Democracy & Development Officer

Postgraduate Officer


Welfare & Campaigns Officer



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Societies Officer

ZOE BUCKLAND Sports Officer

Over the coming pages, we’ll be giving you an overview of our various different activities, as well as introducing you to your Sabbatical Officers!



As a Students’ Union, our primary purpose is to represent, advise and support our members. However, as you would expect, the staffing, time and resources required to deliver this come at a cost. Although the SU receives an annual grant from the University and works closely with it, this funding on its own is insufficient to sustain the day-to-day running of the SU. Consequently, we run a variety of commercial services to bridge this gap and help support our noncommercial membership services.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES Warwick SU is a charity and a not-for-profit organisation. Unlike commercial high-street venues, we do not exist to make a profit - the money we bring in through our commercial outlets (bars, restaurants, cafés and nightclubs) is directly reinvested back into other services for Warwick students, including our Clubs & Societies, Advice & Welfare services, Campaigns, Democracy and more. As a registered charity, it directly benefits you to use our services - every time you buy an event ticket for The Copper Rooms, a baguette in The Bread Oven, a pint in The Dirty Duck, a meal in Xananas or a cup of coffee in Curiositea, that money goes right back into the pot to fund student activities. Put simply, without your support and loyalty, we wouldn’t exist! Here’s a rough breakdown of where your money goes when you use any of the SU’s commercial services: How the Union works diagram 024 7657 2780


■MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Student Advice Centre Democratic Services ■ Sabbatical Officers ■ Student Activities ■

CENTRAL SERVICES Marketing Finance ■ HR & Pensions

Central Admin. Reception ■ I.T.


Contribution to training, operating costs and activities to support all that you do as students


Staff - full-time and students Stock


The Union’s total turnover is approximately £6.9 million. The surplus it makes at the end of the year is less than 1.5%.


Building rent Bills - Gas, Water, Electricity Cleaning


For reinvestment to deliver the best student experience possible at Warwick

However big or small your ideas are - whether it’s inventing a cocktail for The Terrace Bar or suggesting a new concept for a night out - it’s your Union, and we want to hear your opinions. So email or just pop in to see me if you have any suggestions! Cosmo March


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In addition to running the Union’s democratic processes, part of my job as your Democracy and Development Officer is to oversee the Union’s £6.9 million turnover. That means ensuring that the Union’s spending is solely geared towards benefiting students. It also includes making sure that the Union’s outlets (Xananas, The Dirty Duck, The Terrace Bar, Curiositea, The Copper Rooms and The Bread Oven) are delivering the services that you want at a price students agree with.

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Every time you buy a baguette from The Bread Oven or grab another pint in The Dirty Duck, you can be assured that the money will go straight back into student services that will benefit you – that’s because Warwick SU is a not-for-profit organisation.

Warwick Students’ Union is a charitable membership organisation which exists to represent the views and interests of all students at Warwick University. We also run significant commercial services whose surpluses are used to subsidise welfare, representational and developmental activities for our members.

The Trustees of Warwick SU are fundamental to the success of the charity and are responsible for its financial sustainability and strategic direction.

We are looking for one additional volunteer Student trustee who can commit 4 to 6 hours per month, largely in early evenings. To be a Student Trustee, you MUST be a student at Warwick University, be over 18 years old when you take up appointment and have no unspent criminal onvictions.

We would really like to maintain a wide variety of experiences and skills on our Trustee Board and welcome applications from all students in any of the demographic groups that make up the student body here at Warwick.


If you think you would be interested in applying to be a student trustee, email for further information or visit the website at

You can also visit the Charities Commission website which contains good advice and guidance on being a Trustee:

If you are interested, please send a CV and covering letter detailing why you would like to be a trustee at WARWICK STUDENTS’ UNION to





There are lots of problems that you could (but hopefully won’t!) face during your time at University. It could be your course, housing, study visas, financial issues, personal worries or anything inbetween. Luckily, the Student Advice Centre is here to help! Campus’s very own Citizens’ Advice Bureau, we run a free, confidential and informal service to support your life at University. We are based on the top floor of SUHQ and receive over 6000 enquiries a year. Our three fully-trained advisors can help with issues relating to housing, immigration, money, study, consumer rights and much more. They will do all they can to ensure you make an informed decision about any difficulties you might face – and, if we can’t help, we will direct you to someone who can. 024 7657 2824 Level 2, SUHQ

During term-time, student volunteers run our reception desk. They will welcome you and help book appointments - however, it will save you time to either phone ahead or e-mail. If you’re facing a problem and don’t know who to speak to, try us!

COUNSELLING Warwick runs an invaluable and confidential counselling service, together with a faithbased alternative (if you feel this option is more appropriate). The University Counselling Service provides an opportunity for all Warwick students to access professional counselling so that they not only feel emotionally healthy, but also fulfil their personal, academic and professional potential.

DISABILITY SERVICES Disability Services work to help address barriers to study for students with hearing and visual impairments, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, mobility impairments, dysgraphia, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ‘unseen’ disabilities such as asthma, epilepsy and diabetes, plus any other conditions. Find out more at

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University House

It should be an exciting moment in your first year: the opportunity to move out of halls and in with your new friends. However, myths and misinformation surrounding off-campus accommodation mean that students often feel pressured into signing a contract. We are here to make sure you feel happy with your housing by running a campaign each year in Term 1 to let you know your options. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the rights of students as tenants, to give you more information about the area you’re moving into and to let you know that there is no need to rush! communityon how to find Wecommunity also advise students housemates, and what the house-hunting timeline should look like. We offer support and information from Term 1.


Love Community addresses Warwick’s relationship with our local community. We want you to be safe, have a great time living off-campus and have a positive and happy experience in the local area. Love Community is about doing what we can to respect the area we are living in and the people around us. It also provides better opportunities to get involved in making it a better place. The campaign encompasses all of the information in our Off-Campus MovingIn Guide, the possibility of social action projects, and continues the Leave Leam Tidy/Keep Cov Clean initiatives. These aim to ensure that at the end of the academic year students leave their houses and flats in good condition, useful or reusable possessions get reused or recycled and we leave our local area in a decent state.

Hello! I’m Cat, and I’m your Welfare & Campaigns officer this year. I am responsible for looking after the Welfare Services in the Students’ Union and lobbying for the best possible care from the University. Student life is often lots of fun, but it isn’t always easy. I will be here to offer support if things don’t go to plan - I can assist you with problems with your accommodation, developing a positive relationship with your community and can also advise you on issues surrounding sexual and mental health, immigration and student safety. A really exciting part of my job is facilitating student activism. If you have an idea for a new cause or want to be involved in activism at Warwick, I can help get you started or point you in the right direction. I have a welcoming office with lots of tea, so please come and let me know how I can be of help to you! Cat Turhan


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One of the primary purposes of Warwick SU is to represent you. Whether it’s to your academic department, to the University, the local council or nationally, we’re a great place to get support and help. This is most obvious when it comes to academic issues such as appeals and complaints, but can also cover anything from housing issues to healthcare. Remember that our collective voice is much stronger than a lone one!

Hungry for Feedback............. .? The Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) system is paramount to academic representation here in the Union: these are committees made up of students and staff which discuss specific departmental issues, and are your first port-of-call in making your opinions known. If you fancy getting involved and becoming an SSLC Rep, you’ll get the chance at the start of Term 1 when the SU runs its Autumn Elections. This is a great opportunity to really influence and shape your degree experience - for more info, head to:

Last year, the SU’s Hungry for Feedback campaign helped to bring about a 4-week turnaround on the feedback you receive on your academic work. This year, we want to use the campaign to ensure that the feedback you’re getting is of a high quality – keep a lookout for more on this later in the year. We’re particularly keen to get examples of your worst, and your best, pieces of feedback – feel free to email us via with examples of what you think makes feedback ‘good’. 024 7657 2779 Level 2, SUHQ Once a term, we bring together SSLC Reps and anyone else who’s interested to discuss ideas surrounding Higher Education and make plans to solve cross-departmental issues. We also get a panel of senior University representatives to come along and be quizzed by students directly. There will be breakaway groups throughout, some providing the opportunity to debate the issues and others offering training courses. These are a great opportunity and more information will appear on the SU homepage nearer the time, so be sure to keep a keen eye on it!

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Warwick SU loves to get involved in the wider community. One of the ways we do this is through our Inspire scheme, in which dozens of students head out to a number of schools in the local area and tell the pupils all about their University experiences. This is a great way to give something back while potentially inspiring a new generation of students who may not have previously considered going to University. The scheme runs all year long and we’re always looking for new volunteers - be on the lookout for information on how to apply, or drop the Education Officer an email via

With the recent increase in fees, University is getting very expensive and I know that you want value for money. For this to happen, you’ll need to get involved with your academic representation by letting them know what works and what needs improvement. Student-Staff Liaison Committees (SSLCs) offer you the chance to have your say on all aspects of your degree course, while the Education Convention will place you at the heart of the debate on education in Britain today. I’m also here to deal with any individual issues you may have, so don’t be afraid to come and talk to me. You can send me an email or drop into my office – I’m always happy to have a chat and a cuppa! Erin Davies


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Hi! I’m Erin, and I’m your Education Officer for the next year. I am your voice on all things academic-related at the University.

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Every Students’ Union in the country is run directly by its members. Each year, the student body elects 7 students as their representatives who work full-time ensuring that the Students’ Union is run and directed by its members. But they aren’t the only students who have a say in how the SU is run – any student can be involved, and every student has an equal voice.

: How does it work? If every student acted independently, the system would be highly inefficient and there would be a lot of mixed messages. Therefore, different groups of students are able to elect their own representatives to sit on a decision-making body known as Student Council. If a student wants to enact change or raise an issue, they can do so through the support of their elected Councillors. There are two different types of change, which in turn can be brought about by two key decision-making bodies: 024 7657 2788 Level 2, SUHQ

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Once a term we hold an All Student Meeting. Any student can attend these meetings, raise issues and debate the Union’s priorities in the form of Union Policy. Students hold campus-wide campaigns in favour of, or against, a motion put to an All Student Meeting. After the meeting, any student can vote online and a decision is made. This is where Policy is set.

After decisions have been made, it’s up to Student Council to make sure things happen. Policies and Regulations & Principles mandate an Officer to do something or change the way the Union operates, and it’s Student Council’s job to ensure this occurs. They hold Officers to account. Unlike with Policy, Student Council can amend Regulations & Principles on your behalf.

We use Union Policy to lobby external organisations (the University, government, local businesses). Policy represents the ‘collective voice’ of the student body on big issues (like our stance on free education). Since these Union policies represent the student voice, they must be voted upon by students at an All Student Meeting to be passed.

Union Regulations & Principles are essentially the rules governing how the Union operates on a day-to-day basis (for example, what we sell, when we open, how we support students). Whereas Union Policy mandates the Union to campaign on an issue, Regulations & Principles are not able to do this and are purely operational.

The issue…

Imagine you are a second-year student. After a year at Warwick, you have noticed there aren’t enough water fountains across campus and you and your classmates often have no choice but to buy bottled water.

Speak to your Representatives… You get in touch with the Second-Year Councillors through the Students’ Union website. They agree and inform you that they will bring this up at Student Council.

Raised at Student Council… The Second-Year Councillors raise the issue at the next meeting. Other Councillors and Officers agree that there is a lack of fountains. The Welfare & Campaigns Officer agrees to speak to the University about this issue. This task is added to the Action List, meaning the Welfare & Campaigns Officer must report their progress back at the next meeting.

Officer meets with the University… Students’ Union Welfare and Campaigns Officer meets with the Director of Campus Services to discuss the issue. The Director informs the Officer that there simply isn’t enough money in the budget to install these additional fountains.

Creating Union Policy… At the next Student Council, the Welfare & Campaigns Officer explains that they were unsuccessful. Instead, the Officer brings a motion forward to make it Union Policy that students want more water fountains. Student Council agrees and the motion is sent to the next All Student Meeting.

Using our ‘collective voice’… Since a Policy represents the voice of all students, it must be voted upon by all students. Several days are given to debate, discuss and vote on the issue.The results are announced and the motion passes. The Students’ Union launches a small campaign on the website and social media explaining the need for more fountains on campus. The Welfare & Campaigns Officer goes back to the Director of Campus Services - together with the pressure of an online campaign and the fact that all students have voted on this issue, the University has no choice but to reallocate funds to provide more water for students.

This is an example of Democracy in action and how any student can use the system to bring about change!

NUS The NUS is an organisation made up of SUs from across the UK. Being part of the NUS provides Warwick with resources and support throughout the year, along with national campaigns for students on fees, funding, housing, social welfare and more. Furthermore, anyone can run to be an NUS delegate at one of their conferences.

Run to be an Officer Each year, students run to hold Officer positions in the Union. Any student can stand to be an Officer (if they are within the group they’d be representing) and any student can vote in the elections. Officers are all current or former students, and are here to represent you and your interests. Past Officers have done amazing things for students, so it’s really important that the right people are elected! Officer Elections are held in Term 2. There are three types of Officers: Sabbatical Officers Faculty Representatives Liberation Officers For more info about this year’s Officer Team, visit

Vote! Voting takes just seconds and is all done online. It’s really important that your voice is heard, whether that’s in an election or through voting at an All Student Meeting.Warwick SU has the genuine ability to improve your time here at Warwick, but only if you help us to make a difference!

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As a Councillor, you represent a large cohort of students who rely on you. It is your responsibility to ensure their voice is heard, as well as holding Union Officers to account and ensuring they direct the Union appropriately. Elections for Student Council take place early in Term 1.



It can often be forgotten in amongst the rush of feverish Undergraduate activity that Postgraduate students make up nearly 50% of the student body here at Warwick. Upon enrolling, Postgraduates automatically become members of the Students’ Union, and we are here to represent your needs and interests just as passionately as we do any other group. Each year, students elect a Postgraduate Officer to the Sabbatical Team. Their role is to address concerns about all aspects of postgraduate life and study here at the University – if you have any comments or suggestions as to how we can improve the Warwick experience for you and your fellow Postgrads, feel free to get in touch!


The PGA is a representative body specifically for Postgrads that meets regularly to discuss concerns on issues such as postgraduate funding and support for Postgrads who teach. The PGA is a fully elected body, and can send representatives to Student Council to represent the opinions of the postgrad community. It will also provide support for any academic issues you may have and can lead on postgrad campaigns. The PGA meets regularly through the year – keep an eye on for details about our meetings and how to get involved!

POSTGRADUATE HUB The Postgraduate Hub, situated in Senate House next to the Arts Centre, is a study space designed especially for Postgraduates. As well as providing spaces for individual and collaborative study, the Hub also hosts regular events and social activities where you can meet fellow Postgrads. They also offer academic support services such as the Dissertation Station and funding mentoring scheme. You can keep up to date with what’s going on at the Hub via their website or by following their Twitter account. @WarwickPgHub

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Democracy is at the heart of the Union and whether you want to make a difference to your Union, the University or at a national level, our representative structures are here to help you effect change. There are lots of ways in which the Union can help you to get your voice heard. Each Faculty has its own Postgraduate Representative who will sit on University committees and provide a student perspective on academic issues. We also have 6 Postgraduate Councillors who represent postgrad interests on Student Council, which debates a wide variety of issues relating to students. Each course also has an SSLC (StudentStaff Liaison Committee), which provides a forum for students, staff and senior academics to discuss concerns at specific course and University levels. These committees give you the chance to have a direct say in how your department is run. Elections are organised at a departmental level, so watch out for more information during your induction if you’d like to get involved! If you want to find out more about Union Democracy, how the Union is run or how you can run in the Autumn Elections, head over to or email your Democracy and Development Officer via

Undertaking postgraduate study can be a hectic experience, but taking a break from your work is important too. If you’re looking to meet other postgrads and get involved in Warwick’s vibrant student community but our traditional club nights in The Copper Rooms aren’t for you, then we’ve still got plenty to offer: Whether you fancy the Pub Quiz, performing at Un-Plucked, our weekly acoustic night in The Dirty Duck, or a laid-back evening at Saturday Session in The Terrace Bar, we host various events with a more relaxed vibe. Societies are a great way to meet new people and try new activities, and we’ve got over 240 for you to choose from. If you don’t have the time to commit to joining a society, be sure to keep an eye out for the wide range of events our societies run - from the annual Real Ale Festival to Warwick Student Arts Festival and the international feel of Go Global’s fortnightly events, there’s plenty to keep you busy outside of working hours. We also host regular REx Fest events in partnership with the Wolfson Research Exchange. An open-mic night run exclusively by and for Postgrads and held outside of Undergrad term times, REx Fest is a great chance to perform in front of a postgrad-only crowd and enjoy a relaxed night of music and socialising.

Hi, I’m Lucy and I’m your Postgraduate Officer this year. Postgrads make up nearly 50% of the student population here at Warwick, and I’m here to make sure that your needs are taken into account. I’ll be meeting regularly with the University to improve the quality of both Taught and Research courses at Warwick, and will ensure that those of you who teach are fully supported by your departments. I’ll also be involved in running the Postgraduate Hub and Wolfson Research Exchange to make sure your study needs are met. The Union is here to help with all aspects of your life at Warwick, and we recognise that you have distinct needs from our Undergraduate students. If you have any problems with your course or you’d like find out how to get involved with your Union, then feel free to pop into my office for a chat and I’ll do my best to help you out! Lucy Gill


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Remember to keep an eye on the website at for more information about events and socials. If you’ve got an idea for an event or any suggestions as to how we can improve, please get in touch by popping into SUHQ or emailing!



From Warwick Student Cinema to the Good Food Society, there really is something for everyone here at Warwick SU. Societies bring together students who are interested in or care about a certain issue or activity, or simply want to try something new. The Union supports these societies by providing funding, training and facilities for their activities - we have more societies than any other Students’ Union in the country, so you’ve made the right choice by coming to Warwick! To see what we can offer you, visit or check out the directory at the back of this guide.

SO - WHAT DO SOCIETIES DO, EXACTLY? Our societies cover just about every area of interest or activity you could imagine. If there isn’t a society for something you’re interested in, you’re more than welcome to get a few people together and start one up! 024 7657 2781 Level 2, SUHQ

Joining a society is a great way to try something completely new, make new friends or simply have a lot of fun. There are also opportunities to run societies, which will get you dealing with budgets, organising trips and picking up skills that you won’t get from just doing your degree.

HOW DO I JOIN? Join the Societies Federation via the Societies tab on the SU website. It’s only £14 for one year’s membership and, once paid, you can join any societies you like. This money goes straight back to societies in the budget, helping to fund all the wild and wonderful events that they put on, as well as funding SU services that societies need to support them. Societies usually charge around £3 for membership - an absolute bargain considering the amazing experiences you’ll have all year! Even better, many of our societies are free to join. You can join any of the societies online at or at the Societies Fair.

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SOCIETIES FAIR The Societies Fair happens during Week 1 at the start of the year, and is spread over two days. Each society will have a stall at the fair. You can chat to the people running the society and get a taste of what each of them involves. Make sure you join your Hall Society for free (e.g. Jack Martin Society if you are living in Jack Martin), as these are a great way to get to know people living in your halls who aren’t sharing your kitchen. Hall societies raise money for charity, run trips, organise socials and often enter our sports leagues. If you’re feeling really eager to get involved and fancy running your Hall Society this year, elections will be taking place towards the start of term. When you find societies you like, you can grab a barcode from them and buy your memberships there and then. Alternatively, you can join at any time online at

SOCIETIES AWARDS Societies make such a valuable contribution to student life that we hold an awards ceremony in Term 3 to honour their achievements. We also single out several individuals for special recognition and pay tribute to their outstanding input into society activities. All the award-winners from the 2012-2013 academic year are marked in this directory.

Running a society can be a tough job, so a huge part of my time will be given to supporting the amazing students who run the activities that’ll be so meaningful to your University experience. Alongside that I’ll also be working hard to campaign on changes within the SU, University and wider community to ensure that the extra-curricular interests of students are well-represented. Make sure you come along to Socs Fair at the start of term to see the full range of societies that we have to offer, and get involved with as much as you can – you won’t be disappointed! Ant Scott


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Hey, I’m Ant and I’m your Societies Officer for 2013-14! Whether you want to climb a mountain for charity, volunteer in the local community, host your own radio show, perform on stage, learn a new skill, make new friends or simply boost your CV, joining societies will give you the opportunity to do all this and more!

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A professional design service is also available. If you have other requirements please get in touch and we will provide a quote. A full price list is available to download online via: FOR ANY ENQUIRIES: 024 765 72777 SUHQ Reception 1st floor of SUHQ



The University of Warwick offers a huge variety of sporting opportunities - with exceptional facilities all over campus, there’s sure to be something that takes your fancy! With such a range of choice, Warwick enables both experienced athletes to compete at International level and complete beginners to learn from scratch. We have seen novices start a new sport at Warwick and become coaches, black-belts and national-level competitors during their time here! But our clubs are not just about playing sport – each club has its own character and active social scene where you’ll really feel part of a friendly community.

WHAT IS WARWICK SPORT? WARWICK ACTIVE Warwick Sport is a partnership between the Students’ Union and the University which oversees all sport on campus. The key idea behind the collaboration is to increase opportunities for every University member to engage in sport at whatever level suits them. It also means sport at Warwick is much more cost-effective. 024 7657 2776 Level 2, SUHQ

A small membership fee of only £55 to join Warwick Sport for the entire year gives you unlimited access to a vast range of sports facilities. This includes halls, courts, tracks and the swimming pool, plus sports insurance, subsidised coaching, umpiring, first aid courses and even a free sports physiotherapy consultation, as well as the ability to join as many of our 72 sports clubs as you wish for only £6 each!

There are also many events throughout the year to get involved in such as the Zombie Run, UV Sports and various tournaments. These are predominantly run by our Activators, who are constantly leading and shaping our Warwick Active Programme. If you would like to become an Activator, please email Jen via



Like most UK Universities, Wednesday afternoon is set aside for sport at Warwick. Almost every single course keeps this time free from academic activity so that you are able to go and represent Warwick across the country at any sport imaginable! Warwick has a strong reputation across all the BUCS (British Universities & College Sports) leagues, and it’s only getting stronger.

Focus Teams are selected by Warwick Sport to receive extra assistance as a result of excellent performances in recent years. 11 teams were selected for the 2013 -14 Focus Team Programme, where they’ll benefit from a mentoring scheme, fitness classes, top coaches, strength and conditioning training sessions with the fitness suite staff and nutrition and psychology sessions with experts.

Don’t worry if you haven’t reached national standards yet and just want a run-about! Every club offers beginners’ courses and are open to all abilities, while our active programme always has something to offer!

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Warwick Active is a brand new programme available to all Warwick Sport members. It offers a broad range of opportunities, from Hall Sports (where you can represent your hall in various sports each week) to intramural leagues and even short coaching courses in golf, self-defence and many more. Warwick Active provides a great way to socialise, boost confidence and meet new people, as well as get fit and active!

These 11 teams are: Women’s Netball, Men’s Cricket, Women’s Football, Men’s Rugby Union, Men’s Squash, Swimming, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Tennis, Judo, Men’s Volleyball and Women’s Lacrosse.

LEAGUES & LADDERS If club sport isn’t your thing, then our leagues and ladders are the perfect way to keep active, stay social and have loads of fun. One of our players said the leagues are “the heart of University life”. They are designed to cater for all levels of ability, so there’s no excuse not to get involved! Be sure to join your hall, department or society teams, or just get some friends together and start your own team!

Playing a sport and representing your University will not only keep you fit and healthy, it’s awesome fun - you’ll meet so many amazing people and even enhance your employability for graduate recruiters. Having such a diverse range of sports on offer here makes it hard to decide what to do – from Netball and Thai Boxing to Archery and Classical & Modern Dance, there’s definitely something for everyone! We want you to get involved in the way you want– be it at high-level competitions, adrenaline-fuelled weekend trips, occasional keep-fit sessions or just a kick-about with your flatmates on a sunny day. Please do email me or come see me in SUHQ with any suggestions or ideas you have - I’ll always try my best to deliver what you want. Happy sporting! Zoë Buckland SPORTS OFFICER

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Hi everyone – I’m Zoë, your Sports Officer this year, and I am really passionate about getting everyone participating in sport.

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Warwick SU runs and helps to facilitate campaigning here on campus. If you are passionate about making a positive difference for people, communities or the environment, please get involved. We have officers specifically elected to represent Liberation groups, as well as the work of our campaigning societies, so there is sure to be something for everybody. There are plenty of campaigns to get involved with – these are some of our most prominent: International Women’s Week, Love Community, Black History Month, Warwick Uni Food Co-op, Blood & Bone Marrow Donations and more. If you have any ideas or want to start campaigning on an issue you’re passionate about, check out the “Start a Campaign” link at – here you’ll also find the latest news, videos and a calendar of campaigning events which might interest you!

WELLBEING CAMPAIGNS Much of the work of Welfare comes through campaigning. We’re here to make sure that you stay healthy and safe, and have the best possible time at Warwick.

FEEL GOOD Feel Good is focused on ensuring we take care of our bodies in order to keep our brains healthy. It happens around exam time, and offers advice about revision, stress, mental wellbeing, and the effects of our sleeping and consumption patterns on our productivity. 024 7657 2788 Level 2, SUHQ

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GUM CLINICS GUM (Genito Urinary Medicine) Clinics are available in the Students’ Union twice a term to provide free and confidential sexual health checks for transmitted infections. They also encourage safe sex practice. There’s no need to make an appointment – all you need to do is turn up on the day.

DRINK RESPONSIBLY Our ‘What If?’ campaign exists to help ensure that students know the full effects of alcohol, and encourage us all to enjoy our drink safely. We want you to have nights to remember here, not nights you forget. Check out

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Much of the campaigning here at Warwick comes through the great work that our societies do. Societies campaign on a huge range of different issues such as the environment, ethics and social justice, personal wellbeing, or liberation. You will see societies running themed weeks and events at certain points throughout the year. If there is an issue that is important to you that you think one of our campaigning societies should be focusing on, get in touch and let them know or consider joining and getting a new campaign going. You can also get advice from staff in the Student Resources Room in SUHQ, who can put you in touch with existing campaigns. For the full list of campaigning societies that you can get involved with, check out Fundraising is conducted through RAG – for the latest totals, visit

Campaigns Convention

We know how enthusiastic our members are to get involved with meaningful and vital campaigning work, and we wanted to make it easier for both seasoned campaigners and students who are just starting out in this exciting and often lifechanging activity to come together. The Campaigns Convention is an exciting development for us and takes place each term. It enables coordination between the various campaigning societies, liberation groups and campaigns the Union runs throughout the year. We provide training and support to help ensure all our campaigning is effective. It is a great place to exchange ideas and to get involved in the areas you feel passionate about.

USEFUL CAMPAIGNING CONTACTS This contact list is made up of full-time Sabbatical Officers, SU Staff and the part-time Liberation and Representation officers. These roles exist to ensure direct representation from the Union on a vast array of issues. If you are thinking of starting a campaign or looking to get involved, you can contact your 2013-14 representatives via: DISABLED STUDENTS OFFICER Sam Fry


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There’s always something exciting going on at Warwick SU, as any stroll through the Union will show you. Every week you’ll find society performances in the Atrium and Piazza, be able to get bargains at our regular indoor markets and find freebies being handed out left, right and centre – we really are non-stop! We’ve got a small taste of what to expect below, but remember, this really is just the basics. If you want to start your own student-run event – be it a themed week or a one-off show, pop into SUHQ Reception and someone will be able to give you a hand. Check out throughout the year to make sure you don’t miss out!

One of the largest studentrun international festivals in the UK, OWW is a vivid explosion of colour and energy which celebrates the incredible diversity of students at Warwick. 024 7657 2777 Level 2, SUHQ

Stimulating personal development and inspiring an ethos based on acceptance & appreciation of the world’s cultures, One World Week is comprised of various elements: the Forums attract high-profile speakers and stimulate debate on key topics facing the world today; the Festival takes place in and around the Union building and features activities and performances; the Arts bring every creative element in the world to campus, while Sports gets students of all nationalities together to enjoy competitions and new activities.

Warwick Entrepreneurs exists to develop future entrepreneurs by encouraging a culture of innovation and collaboration. This year will see the return of ‘The Apprentice’ challenge and the new Incubator, which aims to support students throughout the process of taking their ideas to successful businesses. Membership is open to all at Warwick. 22 22

play your part... Warwick Student Arts Festival (WSAF) takes place across campus in the final week of the academic year, and showcases all the amazing talent and skills which our students possess. Highlights each year range from concerts and dance performances to theatre and community projects!

Billed as one of the most bizarre weeks in the campus calendar, RAG Week descends in Term 1. Various items can be delivered to lectures (including chocolates, pints or even a single red rose), giant animals appear round campus and a whole plethora of events grace the evenings at the Union. There’s even time for some mischief. ‘Gnomings’ (involving a target being cling-filmed to a tree and covered in flour, water and baked beans) offer some cheeky opportunities for revenge - perfect for that flatmate who hasn’t been doing their share of the washing-up. The best bit? The whole thing’s for charity!

The annual flagship event of the Economics Society at Warwick, the summit is held over a weekend in February. Entirely student-run, it doesn’t just cover economics: sessions also touch on many other relevant topics in the sphere of social studies such as development, politics, globalisation & international relations.

The Real Ale Society hosts the biggest and best student beer festival in the country. With over 120 beers plus ciders, fruit wines and meads to try, there is guaranteed to be a drink that will suit everyone’s palate!

Every year in Term 2 we take on our archrivals, Coventry University, to see who can claim the title of the greatest sporting institution this side of the A46. Spanning the entire spectrum of sporting activities with over 40 fixtures, our teams compete for Varsity points. Thus far, Warwick remains the undefeated Varsity Champion for 23 years and this is the one event of the year that gets the whole of campus involved to support TEAM WARWICK, so it’s definitely not something to miss!

The Real Ale Festival is all about introducing people to beer in its cask-conditioned form. Many people have never tasted a good pint of bitter before, and still more are unaware of the huge variety that is available under the ‘ale’ heading.

At the end of the summer term is the annual sporting social highlight, the Sports Ball. At the end of each year, we also honour the incredible work of our student societies at a glittering awards ceremony in the Arts Centre. Make sure you come along and celebrate with us at an amazing evening of dining, dancing and spectacular society performances!

It is an event not to be missed and tickets are much sought-after, often selling out in less than a day! Giving clubs and individuals the chance to celebrate their achievements over the year, the Sports Ball is the perfect way to end the sporting season.


Check out When it comes to entertainment on campus, Warwick SU covers everything from big-name DJs and established acts to student bands, theatre, comedy, sport and dance. Whether it’s a club night, gig or society event, there’s always something interesting going on that’s sure to appeal to even the most wayward tastes - and, if not, you or your society can book out the venue to put on your own nights! Pop up to the Entertainments Department in SUHQ to find out more, and look out for our termly wallplanners for details of upcoming events. If clubbing isn’t your thing, don’t worry – we also run a series of evening events in The Terrace Bar, The Dirty Duck and Curiositea which are designed to provide a more relaxed atmosphere for socialising. Highlights include our weekly acoustic night Un-Plucked, the Cleverducks Pub Quiz, Quackstar Karaoke, MiTunes, a fortnightly Saturday Session and more. We also regularly show key big-screen sport fixtures which always generate the best communal atmosphere on campus! In addition to various seasonal spectaculars, we run a series of massive events at the end of Term 3, including the Graduation Ball, Sports Ball and our very own mini-festival, the Summer Party. Don’t forget that, as with all Warwick SU’s commercial services, any money you spend in our venues is directly reinvested for your benefit – with that in mind, here’s a taste of what to expect this year from your SU!


The Copper Rooms is Warwick SU’s nightclub, home to some of the best student events anywhere around – whether that’s a massive Room 1 event like Pop! on a Wednesday, the infamous Skool Dayz or one of our specialist events in Room 2. If the pace gets too much, you can also head into Rouge bar or Room 2’s chill-out space!

Our thrice-termly salute to the noisier end of the spectrum – come and join in the fun as we unleash a barrage of rock, metal, punk, ska and alternative bangers!

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A world of guilty pleasures for a wild Wednesday night out as resident DJ Disco Dave brings the cheese and massive chart bangers every week!

Jump in our musical DeLorean and take a trip back with us as we pay tribute to the decades that time and taste forgot: the 70s and 80s.

Act your shoe-size, not your age as we relive the best (and worst) tunes of the 90s & noughties. Upstairs there’s hip-hop and breakbeats upstairs for those who consider themselves ‘too cool for school’!

Brand new for 2013, get ready to experience the full force of our new fortnightly excursion to the absolute cutting-edge of house and electronic music.


events The Terrace Bar is the perfect location for socialising on campus, and is home to a regular series of music-based nights throughout the term. Whether you prefer the eclectic ambience of the Saturday Session or something a little more vibrant, we pride ourselves on offering the best soundtrack to the most relaxing location. If you think there’s something we’re missing, there’s even the chance to step up and be the DJ yourself at our interactive spectacular, MiTunes!

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Join Captain Funkwash on his mission to find the perfect groove as he kickstarts your weekend with a jumping selection of hip-hop, funk, soul and breakbeat cuts.

Expertly-mixed cocktails provide the perfect lip-smacking accompaniment as student DJs take you on a journey through Funky, Soulful and Progressive House.

At MiTunes, YOU are the DJ. From death metal to K-Pop, it’s up to you what you want to hear - simply bring along your phone, pod or pad, plug in and play!

An eclectic mix of soulful weekend sounds and tasty musical swerve-balls make up our diverse Saturday evening social. Expect Electro and Disco along with unexpected remixes and covers.

Events The ONLY traditional pub on campus, ‘The Duck’ is the ideal location for an informal series of weekly events designed to cater to those of you who perhaps prefer more traditional forms of entertainment. Grab a pint and a snack from the bar, load up the jukebox and come join us for the following evening events throughout the term…

The Mighty Duck is our cosy ‘snug’, located off to the side of the Duck’s main bar area. With a dartboard, standalone bar, seating and big screen, it’s great for enjoying key sports fixtures or just kicking back at a society event. It’s also available to hire out for small-scale socials or parties!

UN-PLUCKED Join us for a stripped-back evening of acoustic music on a Tuesday night as we bring you the very best local artists, all interspersed with an ever-changing line-up of top student talent. Contact if you’re interested in performing!

CLEVERDUCKS PUB QUIZ Get your fix of weekly trivia while taking on your fellow students every Thursday during term-time – it’s just £2 entry per team, with bar vouchers up for grabs. For the truly hardcore, make sure you get involved with our League Table!

QUACKSTAR KARAOKE Voice of an angel or honk of a duck? There’s only one way to find out as we invite you up onstage to warble along to your favourite hits every Wednesday night!

COFFEE HOUSE SESSIONS Brand new for 2013, the Coffee House Sessions is a joint collaboration between the UK’s top talent agencies and Radio 1’s new music guru, Huw Stephens. Bringing the very best up-and-coming talent direct to your doorstep, don’t miss out on your chance to catch the next big thing up close and personal in an intimate live setting. The aim is to find and showcase the next Ed Sheerans, Adeles and Ben Howards. The cream of the up-andcoming crop will be hand-selected by national tastemakers and presented in this relaxed and laid-back setting.


But that’s not all! In addition to our regular programme of events, we’ll also be bringing you Paint Parties, Foam Parties, Hall Wars, occasional live gigs (including Bandsoc’s annual Battle of the Bands competition in Term 2) and other one-off shows throughout the year. Don’t forget that we also help to facilitate a wide range of studentled events in the various different parts of the venue. Whether it is Warwick Snow bringing you their annual night of carnage, Avalanche, a student DJ showcase from one of our music appreciation societies, Latin Nights or dance society performance evenings, the Warwick SU Entertainments Department is here to help make it happen. No term at Warwick is also complete without our seasonal extravaganzas! The Halloween Ball and Christmas Ball see the venue transformed for the evening in Term 1, while the end of Term 3 sees us mount an epic, open-to-all-students outdoor minifestival in the form of the Summer Party. With live bands, an inflatable playground, a free fairground, an after-party and much more running throughout the day, it’s truly the centrepiece of our Ents programme – make sure you keep your ears to the ground at the start of Term 3 for full details when they’re announced!


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Warwick SU boasts some of the best places to eat and drink on campus. Whether you’re after a tea or coffee between lectures or a slap-up three-course meal, there’s something to suit all price tags and appetites at all times! Don’t forget that all the money you spend in our outlets is directly reinvested back into the student experience here at Warwick – head to for menus and more info!

R E S TA U R A N T Newley-refurbished, Xananas is the Union’s stylish restaurant. 024 7657 3049 Level 2, SUHQ

From ea rly m o rn i n g un ti l la te eve n i n g , X a n a n a s of fe r s a n imagin at i ve m en u of brea k fa sts, fre sh ly p repa red m ea ls, sea so n a l specials, light bites and a tempting array of deli ci o us desserts. Our c h ef speci a li ses i n sea fo o d d i s h e s , s o u rc i n g d e l i c i o u s f re s h fi s h d a i ly . H oweve r t h e m e n u c a n be ad apte d to ca ter fo r a ll ta stes an d d i eta ry req ui rem en ts. You can a lso ch o o se fro m a n impre ssive selecti o n of fi n e w i n es, pre mium beers, fresh coffees a n d h ot a n d co ld dri n k s.

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The Terrace Bar is the perfect place on campus in which to relax and unwind. Its prime location, overlooking the entire Piazza, means that the view from the terrace balcony is spectacular, day and night. A buzzing atmosphere, combined with the expertly-stocked bar, makes The Terrace Bar the ideal space to spend your evenings. Check out the range of niche events with talented DJs and free entry, sample something new from the cocktail menu, or simply wrap up in a blanket on the balcony as the lights go down.

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The home of real ale on campus, The Dirty Duck stocks a variety of wines, fruit beers, ciders and soft drinks. It offers a tasty, traditional pub menu all week including a traditional roast on Sundays.

Nestling next door, The Mighty Duck hosts its own bar and is available for private hires or simply open to all. It’s a great corner of the Students’ Union to eat, drink and be merry!

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Curiositea is the Union’s very own independent vintage tea shop and, as the name suggests, we love tea! We also love cake, crumpets and milkshakes.We pride ourselves on serving really fantastic coffees too! We bring a quirky medley of traditional refreshments into a more modern environment and our aim is simple - to spread a bit of teatime love and get a great big ‘thumbs up’ from every customer we meet! Treat yourself to freshly-ground coffees, refreshing teas, decadent creamy hot chocolates and even hot Ribena as our friendly staff serve up tasty mugs of the good stuff. Of course, no hot drink is complete without something naughty to eat, and we also offer some of the finest fresh food, from fluffy muffins to scrumptious Danish pastries.

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The Bread Oven is our bespoke baguette bar, and the best place on campus for a tasty, great value lunch. We serve freshlybaked bread with your choice of f illings from a vast deli, & delicious made-to-order salad boxes for the healthconscious amongst you. Providing an ever-changing selection of hot fillings & specials, such as our popular spicy meatball sandwich, we also serve delicious soups & weekly vegetarian options. All of these savoury delights can be included in the excellent value meal deals along with chocolate, crisps, cookies, yoghurts and fresh fruit.

Situated in the centre of campus between Warwick SU and SUHQ, The Dirty Duck is the Union’s traditional pub and all-round student favourite. With its warm, friendly atmosphere and hearty food choice, it is the perfect place to meet friends and relax.

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GoGlobal Every student can have a truly global experience while studying at Warwick. To help make this happen, Go Global is a Students’ Union and University-based initiative designed to get students thinking and acting globally. Remember, over 36% of Warwick’s student population comes from outside of the UK, representing 145 different nationalities – meaning that international and EU students contribute incalculably to the pulse and vibe of campus! Studying abroad is the ultimate international experience Warwick provides and there are plenty of potential destinations to suit your interests listed on the next page. If studying abroad isn’t for you, don’t worry – there are still several opportunities to Go Global on campus by joining societies and sports clubs or learning languages. Globalising your education will not only improve your time at university, but also make you more attractive to employers once you’ve graduated!

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As a leading international University, Warwick has partner institutions throughout Europe. In a globalised economy, language and intercultural skills have never been more important. Warwick students have the opportunity to take up a work or study placement in Europe which is taken as part of your degree.

Exchanges Exchange agreements are between academic departments at Warwick and the equivalent departments or faculties at partner Universities across the globe. Warwick’s exchange destinations for 2013-14 are: Argentina Australia Austria Barbados Belgium Brazil Canada Chile China Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Germany Greece Finland France Hong Kong Hungary India Ireland

Israel Italy Japan Malta Mexico Netherlands Norway Portugal Puerto Rico Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey USA

Monash – Warwick Alliance In 2011 Warwick signed an agreement with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia to create a strategic alliance which establishes both institutions as globally connected Universities.

There are many ways to get involved: you can take part in the Exchange scheme and apply to spend part of your third year of study at Monash University (contact or apply to the Student Engagement Fund to help create a new project between Warwick and Monash students aimed at developing global citizens through cultural and academic pursuits. The deadline for applications to the £20,000 fund is 31st October. Another round of applications will open in Term 2.

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World@Warwick, the ‘Best Cultural Society’ award winner last year, is at the heart of the international experience at Warwick. It is here to help home students discover the international community on campus and runs free language classes, trips and social events for both home and international students alike. World@Warwick’s main aim is to provide a place for the integration of home and international communities on campus. From international evenings to tours around the UK and free language classes, World@Warwick really has something to offer everyone.

Warwick has core strengths and an international reputation in several key areas of International Development. Through Warwick in Africa, students can volunteer to support learners and their teachers with Maths and English education in South Africa, Tanzania and Ghana. You are eligible to apply for this hugely rewarding scheme if you have teaching experience and a good subject knowledge of Maths or English.

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Study Abroad Opportunities

One World Week, Warwick’s very own student-run international festival, will take place in January 2014. It unites students from around the globe and celebrates diversity through performances, music, food festivals, academic forums and conferences.


There are hundreds of ways for you to have an active role in Warwick life, from joining clubs and societies, becoming involved in Union politics, or helping develop your course. You could even be one of the seven elected officers representing students in your Union when you’ve finished your degree! Starting anywhere new can be daunting, and coming to a new country can be even harder. If you have any concerns, visit the Student Union Advice Centre in SUHQ, or have a chat with your elected officers. No question is too small and all advice is confidential.


World@Warwick is a society making the most out of our multi-cultural campus – they run a buddy scheme, partnering international students with an established UK student on the same course. 024 7657 2777 Level 1, SUHQ

JOIN A SOCIETY With over 240 societies at Warwick, it’s the best way to meet people who having similar interests. From Bellydancing to Wind Orchestra, there’s always something new to try! START A NEW SPORT We have over 70 sports clubs, so it’s really easy to get involved. You can always start one yourself! Clubs like Floorball and Handball were established by international students in recent years.

IMMIGRATION ADVICE AVAILABLE TO YOU WHILST AT WARWICK Student Advice Centre (Warwick SU) We have a dedicated member of staff in our independent and confidential Advice Centre who advises on immigration matters. See the Welfare pages in this guide (page 8-9) or feel free to get in touch with them via: 024 7657 2824 Level 2, SUHQ

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The University’s International Office is also a useful resource to be aware of. Dedicated staff provide support and assistance to international/EU and exchange students including information on the HOST homestay scheme, Study Abroad opportunities and RUN FOR STUDENT COUNCIL confidential visa advice through the Impact on your Students’ Union! Council Immigration Service. Get in touch with helps inform decision-making at all levels. them via: Elections for Council are in Week 3. VOLUNTEER +44 (0)24 7652 3706 Warwick Volunteers offers loads of University House opportunities to get involved in your local community.

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JOBS AT WARWICK SU Here in the Union we employ around 350 part-time student staff. We have a whole host of different roles available, from Bar Staff and Technical Services crew to our student Street Team. Working for the SU part-time is a great opportunity to meet people, have fun and – most importantly – earn a bit of extra cash. As a Union, we understand that students are under a lot of pressure at specific points during the year – particularly during exam season. We always try our best to be flexible with our part-time staff, and accommodate any requests for fewer shifts. This is a lot easier for us than for other organisations, as when everyone is busy with exams we are always a little quieter than usual! For details on how to apply for any of our roles within the SU, check out the jobs section of our website at We always take on new staff during the Freshers period, but roles also crop up throughout the year so keep checking the SU website for details. Warwick SU Jobs 024 7657 2757 Level 2, SUHQ Warwick Volunteers 024 7657 2763 Level 1, SUHQ

VOLUNTEERING AT WARWICK SU From being on a club or society exec to visiting local schools, Warwick SU has plenty of volunteering opportunities available which can greatly boost your employability. There are many to choose from, but we’ve highlighted two below: Student Advice Centre Receptionists Volunteer a few hours a week to handle appointments and welcome people to the Advice Centre. Elections Assistants Making sure all our elections and referenda run smoothly. You have to be impartial, but get a great CV boost.

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Maybe you have a special talent for art, music or sport that you would enjoy sharing with others? Or, perhaps you could help tutor children in local schools to improve literacy, numeracy or their grasp of a foreign language. Whatever your interests, Warwick Volunteers can find an opportunity for you. Even if you’re short on time, you can still join in! Many one-off and short-term projects take place throughout the year, giving you the chance to volunteer without having to make a big commitment. It’s a chance to try something new or simply squeeze some volunteering into your busy student schedule. Many Sports Clubs and Societies also choose to volunteer as a group - why not encourage yours to get involved? Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills, acquire vital work experience and increase your overall employability, whatever career path you want to pursue. You can create and manage your own project, increase your knowledge of a particular career area and hone your transferable skills in a productive and enjoyable way. For more info, see the Warwick Volunteers website: and make sure you visit our Volunteering Fair in the Panorama Suite of the Rootes Building on Friday 4th October (Week 1).

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Warwick Volunteers offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the local community. From working in local schools to helping with conservation projects or befriending adults with learning disabilities, there’s a staggering range of opportunities to get involved with.


STUDENTS’ UNION If you’re looking to pick up some much-needed extra cash and would relish the ‘buzz’ of working as part of a lively and dynamic team then look no further than the Students’ Union. We have a number of positions available throughout 2013/14 and can offer you competitive rates of pay. Future vacancies are likely to include:

STREET TEAM Working for the Marketing Department in the distribution of promotional materials and acting as an ‘ambassador’ for the Union’s entertainment, membership and commercial services.

RECEPTION ASSISTANTS You will provide assistance and information to students and visitors, including operating the switchboard (training provided) and other office duties.

FOOD & BEVERAGE ASSISTANTS You will offer high standards of service in any one of the Union’s busy food outlets or bars.

TECH SERVICES CREW You will assist in the preparation and maintenance of stage, technical equipment and décor for the successful production of Union events.

ENTS REPS Are you a tastemaker, trendsetter or the ‘go-to’ person for new sounds amongst your friends? The Ents department wants YOU to inspire, influence and engage your peers with all the action at the Union. You will promote the Union’s Entertainments Programme via print distribution, word of mouth, online media channels and other relevant marketing activity. For up-to-date information on all of the vacancies available at Warwick SU and how to apply, visit: If you are interested in applying for a job whilst at Warwick University, please be sure to bring your current passport and any relevant documents with you as proof of eligibility to work in the United Kingdom under The Asylum and Immigration Act 1996. 39


While the Union is fully directed by its members, we also employ a large staff team to support our students in all their various projects, as well as ensuring our long-term sustainability.



Ask these people any questions about your SU.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES The Student Activities Team co-ordinate and support each of the Union’s hundreds of Societies and Sports Clubs. See them if you’re on the exec of a society, would like some help setting up a new society or have questions about the Union’s extra-curricular activities. 024 7657 2818 Level 2, SUHQ


Co-ordinating and administering every Union Democratic process, the Student Resources Room is the place to find out how you can get involved in the running of your Union. Whether you’re interested in standing for a position or proposing policy to be debated at an All Student Meeting, they’ll have the answers. 024 7657 2788 Level 2, SUHQ

MARKETING All marketing activity for outlets, departments and Sabbatical Officers is developed and delivered by the Union’s Marketing Department. The department also offers support and advice to clubs and societies who want to market an event, order clothing or enhance their web pages. Warwick SU Print Shop is run from here. 024 7657 2803 Level 2, SUHQ 40 40

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STUDENT ADVICE CENTRE Handling over 6,000 enquiries each year, our free and impartial advice service can support you in every area of being a student. Whether it’s advice about housing, immigration, money or your course, they’ll be able to help you out. 024 7657 2824 Level 2, SUHQ

FINANCE OFFICE Whether you’re returning a cheque from a club or society event, getting a float for your stall in the Piazza or co-ordinating the entire One World Week budget, the Finance Office will support you on all money matters. 024 7657 2808 Level 2, SUHQ

VENUE & ENTERTAINMENTS Ents are responsible for the running and development of every single night at the Union. If you’ve got an idea for a night or want some advice on how to set up your own, these are the people to see. Email your suggestions to and we’ll include your thoughts when planning the programme. 024 7657 2768 Level 2, SUHQ

Contrary to popular belief, the SU is not just here to provide a good social life for Undergrads. We are here to support, represent, entertain and develop you. The experiences you have whilst at Warwick will shape your life, and maybe even transform it. Immerse yourself in everything that University & Union life has to offer and you cannot fail to find something that will enrich your time here! Jacqui Clements


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Warwick SU is a charity whose sole aim is to ensure you have a great University experience - whatever that may be and whatever stage of your academic career you are at. YOU decide what you want to help with, how you want to spend your time and which issues are important to you.

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Hi, I’m Jacqui Clements, the SU’s Chief Executive. I am responsible for managing the 350 dedicated staff who work alongside your elected officers at Warwick SU. We are the independent voice of students here at Warwick, and we work hard to understand your perspective and take your views to key decision-makers at the University and beyond.


If you have a question about your SU, we are the people to ask. A veritable fountain of knowledge about Union activities, we will have the answer or be able to point you in the direction of whoever will. As well as offering help with your queries, you probably don’t realise that we offer you all these other services...

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For more information on the different services we offer, or to simply get in touch, call us on 024 7857 2777 or visit: 41


YOUR SABBATICAL OFFICERS These seven individuals are elected to work full-time for you, with offices based upstairs in SUHQ. They each look after different areas of the Union.

PRESIDENT Ben Sundell 02476 572 784 024 7657 2788 Level 2, SUHQ


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WELFARE & CAMPAIGNS Cat Turhan 02476 572 778

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SOCIETIES OFFICER Ant Scott 02476 572 781

POSTGRADUATE OFFICER Lucy Gill 02476 572 780

SPORTS OFFICER ZoĂŤ Buckland 02476 572 776

These officers are current students who concentrate on your academic experience and sit on various University Committees to ensure that the student voice gets heard. Get in touch with your Faculty Rep to raise any issues about your course.

These four officers work to ensure that the voices of minority groups are heard on campus. They each run campaigns and themed weeks designed to raise awareness of issues affecting Warwick students’ lives.

UNDERGRADUATE ARTS FACULTY REP. To be elected in Autumn Elections 2013





MEDICAL FACULTY REP. 2 Representatives to be elected in the Autumn Elections, October 2013


WOMEN’S OFFICER Louisa Ackermann


ENVIRONMENT & ETHICS CAMPAIGNS OFFICER To be elected in Autumn Elections 2013

PG ARTS FACULTY REP. To be elected in Autumn Elections 2013

PG SCIENCE FACULTY REP. To be elected in Autumn Elections 2013

PG SOCIAL SCIENCE FACULTY REP. To be elected in Autumn Elections 2013

Want to find out how to become an elected officer or simply want to get involved in Union Democracy? Get in touch with the Union’s Democracy team:

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WARWICK SU ROOM BOOKING RATE CARD If you’re organising an event for your club or society, need somewhere to rehearse or simply want to hire somewhere for a social, we have the space for you.



Meetings | Debates Small Classes | Rehearsals


Exhibitions | Fairs (restricted use) Contact Central Admin for availability


Birthday Parties | Quizzes Socials (exclusive access)


Birthday Parties | Socials (non-exclusive access)




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Rehearsal Space | Large Soc Socials

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To book one of our SU venues for your next social, please contact Central Admin: 024 7657 3057 Level 1, SUHQ






We provide a platform for our members to discuss international affairs with a focus on accounting. We also provide networking opportunities between our older and newer members so that they can share knowledge and experiences.


UN-recognized international student exchange organization. Provides the opportunity to work abroad, develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and develop a broader understanding of cultural, socioeconomic and business management issues.


Everything creative! Painting, drawing, craft and design workshops, plus twice-weekly life-drawing classes with a range of models. Alongside this, we hold exhibitions of your work, plus trips to galleries, regular socials and a tour abroad during Easter!

BIOLOGY SOCIETY 024 7657 2781 Level 2, SUHQ For more information on joining one of our clubs, head to

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Focal point for Biology and Biochemistry students. Regular socials, sports events and trips. Aim to assist academic progress with support through chat rooms and forums.


Skills events with graduate recruiters covering topics such as team building, interview techniques and presentation skills. Regular socials and trips abroad!


WINNER 2012-13

Very active and social society open to Chemists and Non-Chemists. We provide academic help in our ChemCafĂŠ while also running regular socials, sport events and a tour, topped off with the end-of-year ball.


China in Focus aims to provide an unbiased platform for the discussion of Chinese domestic and international issues. The annual China Forum event brings together prominent speakers involved in China.

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CPASS aims to empower the thinking ability of our society members, which consist of international students from China and local students who are interested in the Middle Kingdom.


The Classics Society promotes Classics within the University, bringing together students from the Classics Department and others interested in Ancient Greece and Rome in a relaxed and friendly environment.


For anyone interested in the society, politics and culture of the Americas. We attend special lectures and film screenings and organise socials based around American events, such as Thanksgiving.


We like video-games. And computers. If you like these things too, consider joining Computing Society! We hold regular academic talks, programming competitions, LAN events and weekly social gaming.


We run the annual Warwick Economics Summit, a weekend of talks and entertainment for Warwick students and other students from around the globe.


WINNER 2012-13

ELS promotes networking between current students and alumni enrolled on the European Law LLB (inclusive of Year-Abroad in English) by organising social/career events and supporting students during their year abroad.


A society for Film Studies students and those who enjoy watching/talking about films! We run film-related socials.


Interested in Finance? Interested in Investment Banking? Come learn about the stock exchange...engage in discussions and play financial games as well!


Socials include wine and cheese evenings, film nights, a yearly trip to Paris etc. You don’t need to speak French, you just need to have a passion for anything French!


For students of German or anybody with an interest in German culture. Regular trips include the Birmingham Christmas Market and an annual tour to somewhere in the German-speaking world.


The Warwick History society provides a way to meet new people with a similar interest, open to anyone who has a slight fascination for the events of the past.


Promotes awareness of public affairs and enhances knowledge of historical and contemporary Hong Kong-related issues to students. We also contribute to the community and provide platforms for students to discuss related issues.


A society dedicated to providing a platform for debating all international issues, from terrorism to global warming. We hold regular informal discussions and talks.


The Warwick International Venture provides a group of members with the chance to travel to an emerging market. It is a competitive programme with applications screened by leading financial institutions, thus enabling students from diverse disciplines to gain exposure to the exhilarating pace of financial growth within the chosen city. WIV provides the opportunity for individuals to further their understanding of financial practices within international emerging markets.


Our society aims to provide students with exposure to renowned professionals and academics within the sphere of investment banking and financial markets through a series of workshops and talks.


A society dedicated to spreading Italian culture around campus for all those who are Italian, are studying Italian or who are simply interested in ‘La dolce vita’!


First point of contact for law career and educational information, provides a support network for law students, actively promotes mooting, pro bono volunteer work, team sports, socials, and a comprehensive mentoring scheme. Publishes own termly magazine and hosts the renowned Law Ball in Term 2.


We focus on creating and promoting strong cohesion among the Law and Business student body, facilitating academic cooperation and networking for people interested in city or corporate careers - and, most importantly, making life easier for first year Law and Business students.


We aim to provide academic, career and social support for Law and Sociology students at Warwick, encourage inter-disciplinary academic events, and strive to close the gap between the Law and Sociology departments.


Lit.Soc is a society that aims to provide fun socials and interesting, thought-provoking events for literary students from any course to meet and connect. Not just for literature geeks!


We support not only the Joint Honours degree students throughout the entirety of their course but also students from both respective departments. Regular socials, revision sessions plus as many other events help to create a community atmosphere.


MUN helps you get involved with global issues by discussing and debating solutions to problems. It simulates real UN conferences, as well as teaching you the art of diplomacy and helping you master the skills of resolution-writing. Our society prepares you for national and international conferences.


Events for members beyond the scope of the course, including socials, careers events, options evenings and revision notes.


We aim to explore Philosophy and Literature and bring them together via discussions, talks and regular socials throughout the year. We are an active and friendly society catering to a wide range of our members’ interests.


A society for anyone in the University with an interest in philosophy. We organise talks and socials, and offer academic support with help from the Philosophy dept.


Promotes physics throughout the department and all over campus. We offer academic and social events, sports, trips to CERN, mentoring, revision guides and exam support to anyone who enjoys physics!


An impartial and politically-neutral forum for all things political in Warwick Universty.



Warwick PPE Society hosts a range of events related to Philosophy, Politics and Economics. We aim to bring together anyone with an interest in the economic and social world around us.


Academic or casual interest? Join for talks and events with topics ranging from mental health to business. Cutting-edge research presented by field experts, relaxed socials and friendly academic support!


We promote understanding and discussion concerning all aspects of the subject Risk, as well as to extend understandings of Risk Management to all students of Warwick University.



Provides a wider social circle for all years of the Sociology Department. Regular socials, events and guest lectures.


We want to promote and celebrate Spanish and Spanish-speaking culture and society, giving everyone an opportunity to practise their language, to get a feel for true culture, and meet others who share this interest.


TEDxWarwick is an annual conference that brings together inspiring speakers and ground-breaking ideas, held every spring at the University of Warwick.


As one of biggest societies on campus, we are developing and enriching the next generation of great Economic minds. A must-have support network for studies and social life.


We cover topical issues in the emerging markets such as economics, investment, politics, development and energy through events including a distinguished speaker series and an exciting conference in early November.


An essential part of all Engineering students’ university experience. We provide great experiences such as industrial visits, guest lectures, networking events, competitions and, of course, massive socials.


Warwick Entrepreneurs exists to inspire and develop the future generation of entrepreneurs by encouraging a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration. #WarwickApprenticeCompetition, #BeYourOwnBoss, #GlobalEntrepreneurshipWeek, #StartUp.


Warwick Finance Societies is the leading finance society, as seen at and is looking to bring you an even better experience this coming year. It is your first step to the financial world and is key in your development.


Providing academic help to students in order to develop their skills in the field of Management, expand their knowledge and help them achieve higher results in Management-related degrees.


Represents students of the Warwick Manufacturing Group, holds regular socials and events.


WMS consolidates all the extra stimulation you’ll need for your time at Warwick into one unmissable society package. We offer weekly help-sessions, talks on extracurricular topics and big socials.


We provide social and sporting opportunities for medics, and raise money for charities. We also organise lectures on topics of interest to our members.


Warwick Speakers is a fun-filled society that combines exciting public speaking with even more exciting socials. We are all about building confidence and even provide you with a shiny award to put on your CV.


For those interested in career management, engineering, strategy and IT consultancy. Presentations, case study workshops, meetings and events.


We promote critical discussions on contemporary political issues, holding regular seminars and conferences. There are opportunities for members to become involved in publications and work experience.



Paintball without the paint and less pain! A fun, outdoor team-based combat activity where opposing teams work towards objectives while shooting at each other using harmless yet realistic-looking guns.


Competitions using a variant of the game known as ‘Killer’, including games against other Universities.


An active society for people of all abilities - our main session is Sunday afternoon. We have two teams in the local Coventry League and the Portland Bowl (InterUniversity competition), with local events all year.


Weekly opportunities for relaxed social play as well as competitive matches. Tuesdays are league nights, Thursdays are club nights. Players of all levels welcome.


Warwick’s (officially) funniest society. We seek to serve those who embrace the lighter side of life, namely those who can openly laugh in the face of life within two miles of Coventry...


Revamped for this year, Craft offers new creative activities such as using recycled material for jewellery-making. For all who like to make things, come by and try out our taster sessions!


Darts, ale and great bants. We meet regularly at The Mighty Duck for beers and darts, and also tour to other Unis for competitions and nights out. All welcome!


We aim to help students rid themselves of stress that is commonly associated with university life and help them express themselves through activities and trips.


The traditional board game of GO trains your abstract thinking and concentration. Join us to try out the game and have fun!


Our society brings together all those with a love for the Harry Potter franchise, whether it’s the films, books or both. We offer a chance to meet like-minded people during movie nights, quizzes, debates, treasure hunts and Harry Potter-related trips.


Learn, practice or perform juggling, poi, diablo and many other circus tricks. We’re in the Atrium on Fridays from 4-6pm - join our Facebook group or come along to find out more! Everyone is welcome!


We hold regular meetings for members to play mah-jong in a social and competitive environment. We’ve got all the equipment; you just need to turn up!


If you’re a budding investor, want to learn the basics or are simply interested in finance and want to know more, My Millions Investing Society is for you!


Regular paintball events at the UK’s top sites, providing transport, discounts and adrenaline-filled fun!


Monday evening tournaments, prizes up for grabs, national tournaments with other Universities, trips abroad.


Warwick Quiz Society combines the high-octane excitement of competitive quizzing with fortnightly pub quizzes at The Mighty Duck. With socials, national competitions and excellent company, Quizsoc is the only choice for lovers of trivia.


We run weekly board game, CCG, Role-Playing and War Game sessions, totalling over 30 hours each week. We also have an extensive Science Fiction and Fantasy library.


Weekly group playing sessions, tournaments and matches against other Universities. All abilities welcome.


We teach qigong and neigong derived from ancient Taoist health practices designed to cultivate health, relaxation and longevity.


We meet twice a week to debate the key issues of the day. We are active and friendly, catering to all abilities and training you as you go - arguably the best society on campus!


We make games and hold competitions to test our skills. No prior knowledge is required, and we are happy to teach people how to make games.



Warwick LARPs provides equipment and a dedicated system for all interested in LARP-ing (live action role playing), new or experienced. Find out more on our website!


Creating a warm/welcoming environment for everyone to learn, watch and perform magic. All levels welcome!


FreeRunning involves flips and jumping over walls with confidence and precision. This non-competitive sport is addictive and anyone who tries it will find themselves defying gravity and doing the “impossible”!


Warwick Amnesty is a campaigning society whose purpose is to draw attention to human rights issues and concerns, work within the community and to stand in solidarity with victims of injustice.


Provides a forum for understanding Palestine and its people, who have long harboured a yearning for peace, justice and freedom. Educational talks, films and documentaries, campaigning via ISM and charity work.


The Israeli-Palestinian forum is a project between Israelis and Palestinians as well as those who are interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At our meetings, each side presents the topic from its opposite viewpoint.


The home of the Liberal Democrats on campus. Help us fight for a stronger economy in a fairer society, and to help everyone to get on in life.


Medsin is a network of students with an interest in health. We aim to promote health as well as to act upon and educate students about health inequalities in our local and global communities. Future projects may include: Fair Trade, Malaria, PharmAware, StopAIDS and more.


We hold campaigns on different issues and fundraise for Oxfam GB (together with other charitable causes) through petition stalls, money collections, music events, guest speakers, film screenings and street performances!


P&P organises actions and campaigns aimed at ending world poverty, defending human rights and protecting the environment.



STAC is dedicated to removing the ills and wrongs overwhelming the Congo. We aim to raise awareness through fundraising and campaigns. The Conflict-Free Campus initiative is a campaign aimed at getting the University to take steps towards purchasing electronics which do not support the conflict’s minerals trade and its attendant violence.


We support UNICEF and their efforts to protect the rights of children around the world through fundraising and campaigning events.


A lively and active political society, promoting conservatism within the University, local area and nationwide. Regular media appearances, excellent speakers, weekly socials. Twitter: @WarwickUniCons Website:


Campaigning and discussing issues surrounding gender, feminism, masculinities and postmodernism. Inclusive society that strives to bring men and women together to put an end to sexist attitudes and practices in society.


Promote and spread awareness of the Green Party through speakers, campaigns (local and national) and showing the opportunities available through the Young Green division of the party.


WIDS primarily organises the WIDS summit every year. Last year saw 30 high-profile speakers from the UN, DfID, the OECD and the Commonwealth among others. Trips to International Development Courses at Oxford and Cambridge, as well as to the annual international U8 summit.


Represents Labour values on campus - regular campaigns, socials and events with fellow students passionate about social justice.



We aim to unite all the students on campus who are interested in the promotion of civil, social or economic liberties through speaker and social events.


Our aim is to increase awareness of mental health issues on campus through campaigns and talks. We focus on issues that are likely to affect students such as eating disorders, depression and self-harm, and aim to reduce stigma by providing facts about these disorders to the student population.


Warwick Pride is a social, campaigning and welfare society for LGBTUA (lesbian, gay, bi, trans*, undefined and asexual) members of the University community. Advice and support are available, along with campaigns for issues affecting the LGBTUA community and a range of socials including our spectacular Glitterball.



Part of a national network, raising awareness of refugee and asylum issues, campaigning for the rights of refugees, practically supporting refugees and asylum seekers through volunteering in the local community and fundraising.


We aim to provide students with information on world poverty and hunger in order to raise awareness. We also host charity events to raise money for WFP project in developing countries to eradicate hunger.


Promotes diversity and heritage of both cultures. Regular dance, sport, singing, cooking, debating and partying and charity events. Also provides career information.


Our aim is to bring the Arabs, and all those interested in our rich Arabic culture, together in a series of social and cultural events.


We promote Austrian culture to the international student body, connect Austrian students at Warwick and give them a platform to establish a private network. We also hold informal social evenings for members, talks/ discussions, presentations with external speakers and arrange trips.


We bring together individuals who are part of or interested in Bengali culture and celebrate the Bengali festivities. We also aim to share the Bengali culture with the local community.


We promote Bruneian culture to members of the University, and provide a platform for social interaction and integration amongst Brunei students.


We organise cultural trips and activities to promote Bulgarian culture among the student body.


The Czech and Slovak Society is engaged in numerous activities which promote the traditions and learning about the Czech and the Slovak Republic. However, the society is NOT aimed only at Czech and Slovak students, but also encourages any other students who wish to learn more about Czech and Slovak culture, the traditions, the people or just to have fun, to join the society!


Represents and provides a voice for Chinese students. Aims to improve the understanding between Chinese students and other students. Regular socials.


Represents Cypriot students and anyone who wants to learn more about Cypriot culture through many fun activities and events.


We organise social and cultural events for French speakers studying at the University. We also support students on years abroad in French-speaking countries.


Social events and parties including some with live Greek music. Annual Hellenic Cultural Festival. The chance to meet people and get acquainted with Greek culture. For Greeks and non-Greeks alike.


Aims to increase understanding of Indian culture at Warwick and to provide a social environment for Indian students to meet.


We promote Indonesian culture to members of the University, and provide a platform for social interaction and integration amongst Indonesian students.


Promotes understanding of Japan as a nation. Provides a forum for Japanese students and all others to meet.


Countless social events including Shabbat Dinners, Israeli Movie Nights and BAGE-Lunch! Discussions and talks by guest speakers. Close ties with B’ham’s JSoc.


Meet Kazakhstani students and celebrate our culture!


For anyone with an interest in Korean or Asian culture. Film nights, socials, participation in OWW and Soul Asia.


Promotes the values of Latin American culture. Organises cultural, social and sporting activities.


We aim to unite Lithuanian students at Warwick, along with others interested in our cultural heritage.


Provides support for members; regular socials including Malaysia Night; the largest of its kind in the country.


Promotes Mauritian culture, regular socials and events.


We are Warwick University’s community of students interested in Nigerian culture and issues. We are dedicated to holding events which generate interest, stimulate expression, empower our members and encourage interaction.


Fun-loving society which aims to give Warwick a taste of Nordic food and culture. Provides support, information and wild nights out, hosts the Nordic Ball.


Everybody is north of somewhere - whether you’re from the North or the South, come down for a few drinks and some relaxed events. Socials include going to the pub, eating pies and trips to the North.


One World Week’s primary objective is to celebrate the beauty of our world’s diversity. It is entirely dedicated to an inspiring exploration of cultures, of the human being and of our world. Over the years it has come to be the most important international student festival.


We bring Pakistani culture to Warwick and give you a chance to celebrate this rich and diverse culture with the broad range of events and activities we organise.


We provide activities ranging from socials and conferences to debates on current affairs in Poland, film screenings, cooking and participation in One World Week. For Polish and non-Polish students alike!


The Warwick Portuguese-Speaking Society aims to enhance and promote different aspects of the cultures of such a diverse ethnic mix. To this effect, we are a small, driven community which organises events around linguistic, musical and festive themes.


Are you Romanian, speak Romanian, have a Romanian friend or simply have an interest in all things Romanian? If so, join us!


The Russian-Speaking Society is a big, multi-national community consisting of mainly people from CIS countries and all other people speaking or willing to communicate in Russian. All our events are based on Russian culture and traditions, such as 8th of March, 9th of May and Maslenitsa.


A society for Singaporeans to feel at home and introduce our unique culture to the Warwick community.


To support students from the region to adapt to a new environment, preserve cultural heritage and organise social events for members. Hosting lectures given by speakers from the area on current topics.


WSL Soc is a close-knit cultural society which holds events all-year round such as the Cricket Tournament, which had 12 universities participating.



The Warwick Tamil society unites the Tamil diaspora and celebrates the rich culture heritage of the Tamilspeaking community in our home away from home. The Tamil community spans across countries such as Sri Lanka, India and Malaysia to name a few, meaning there are a variety of histories, religions, festivals and beliefs that we unite. We actively encourage nonTamil students to become a part of our community and learn about Tamil culture.

THAI SOCIETY Activities, events and socials for Thai and non-Thai students alike.


Our society aims to unite those that are part of a Third Culture; one that is neither yours nor your parents, but a third one. It is often hard to be thrown into a world where not everyone has a third culture, like university, and this society hopes to create some sort of a familiar base for those making that transition.


T.I.A Warwick is the new re-branded Baobab society. This has occurred in an attempt to expand out of being an East African Society and include all people with a passion and interest in Africa.


We aim to create a platform for anyone who holds an interest in Turkish culture, and to advocate for the awareness and understanding of Turkey’s historical and social aspects.


Activities, excursions, Vietnamese food, socials and a cultural night. Fun and supportive society which welcomes anyone who wants to find out more about Vietnam, the people and the culture.


Promotes diversity of Asian culture through food, music, dance and talks. Regular social events, trips to Birmingham and Nottingham, the Asian BBQ and the Asian Ball. Career advice also provided.




Promotes understanding of the culture, plus regular socials, sight-seeing trips, sports tournaments, singing competition and Chinese Festivals.



Welsh Society brings together everyone from different nations and backgrounds who are interested in the heritage and language of Wales.


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Not just for Erasmus or international students, we run socials, trips, cultural events and language classes, while our buddy scheme gives home students the opportunity to pair up with Erasmus students to help them get to know the UK.


At Warwick Advertising we create the big ideas on campus, organising mixed media campaigns. If you’re enthusiastic about bringing your own creative ideas to life, or are interested in a career in marketing or advertising, we want you! WINNER 2012-13


Our society meets every week to discuss and enjoy the Japanese media formats Anime and Manga. We have a video and book library open to members showcasing everything from romantic comedies to dark psychological thrillers.


A society for discussion of and sharing of Comic Books and comic-related things. Because they are awesome.

We enable students to gain hands-on experience in International Journalism by showcasing their work to a global audience. We aim to connect students to a network of the most elite Universities in the world through International Affairs Journalism.


Largest society on campus, one of the top 3 UK student cinemas, variety of films shown every week ranging from large Hollywood blockbusters to independent films. Tickets from just £2, opportunities to get involved in running the cinema from Projection & IT to Publicity & Front of House.



Love taking photos? So do we! Socials, training sessions, exhibitions, tours, darkroom, free kit rental and disposable cameras. We do it all, so come and check us out!

Poetry, prose, screenplays - labels are labels. Words are everywhere. Words are everyone: the original secret code. Hieroglyph highways. Return to the source, and let the mind play.




The Boar is the University of Warwick editoriallyindependent student newspaper, published fortnightly on Wednesday. The paper is run by students, for students and all editorial board positions are voluntary.

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Warwick University’s only student-run campus radio station, broadcasting on 1251am and online 24 hours a day. Presenting, engineering, production, publicity and behind-the-scenes opportunities all available. Winner of many national Student Radio Awards!

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Warwick University’s very own NaSTA Award-winning television station. We make everything from short films to live broadcasts, and you can get involved in every stage of production. No experience is necessary - you’ll be shooting in no time!


A space on campus designed to demonstrate the benefits and accessibility of low-impact agriculture.


A community of members engaged and committed to the cause of cheese and chocolate.


Trips to restaurants in Coventry, Leamington and Birmingham, frequent discounts, relaxed social environment.


Good Food society is for all lovers of food, whether you cook or just enjoy tasting. We organise restaurant trips, bake-offs and give you easy-to-make recipes, so come along for a great foodie experience.


Promotes the drinking of Real Ale and cider. Regular socials, trips abroad, trips to nearby breweries to sample the local ales, CAMRA festivals, organises the largest student beer festival in the country in Term 2.


We are a sociable group of wine and whisky enthusiasts who aim to promote the discovery and enjoyment of these interesting drinks. We organise a variety of events for our members including regular beginners’ classes, advanced tastings, regional tastings and seminars on food-matching in collaboration with local wine merchants and professional wine consultants. Prior knowledge is not assumed, as our society aims to teach members all they need to appreciate wine and whisky.


The home of independent and alternative music at Warwick - join us for regular socials, quizzes, compilation-swaps and more!


We are a society for fans of punk, hardcore and ska. Members can meet like-minded music fans, appear on our radio show and get involved with the local music scene.


Warwick Bass is for fans of bass-centric music such as Drum’n’Bass, Dubstep and House. We organise socials, minibuses to clubs, DJ lessons, house parties, Q-jumps and DJ opportunities.


Interested in anything from blues to death metal? Then we are the society for you. We hold weekly socials, as well as trips to gigs further afield and DJ opportunities.


A fun dance society specialising in Argentine Tango, with weekly lessons and socials plus a special Milonga every term.


For anyone making music or looking to get started in a band for all genres. Discounted practice facilities, help arranging gigs, advice on recording, promotion and equipment. Cheap lessons on guitar, bass and drum for any standard. Annual Battle of the Bands!


We provide weekly classes teaching traditional Bhangra dance moves, open to all abilities. You will have the chance to compete in competitions and perform in shows.


Learn a new skill! We ring both handbells and tower bells, followed by a visit to a local country pub for a pint and a game of bar billiards. All are welcome!


Get involved in a stunning artform and join a community of dancers who enjoy working together to create beautiful shows. Classes are run by professionals and exec, with performances and socials. All abilities welcome!


Non-auditioned and award-winning ensemble playing swing, jazz, latin, funk and blues. Regular gigs, socials and overseas tours. Rehearsals are 7:30pm on Thursdays in the Ensemble Room of the Music Centre.


Do you wanna jhoom barabar jhoom? Bollywood Dance Society is a great way to get rid of the stress, have fun and make new friends! We welcome all abilities from beginners to masters. Mind-blowing dances including performances in One World Week and WSAF. Aaja nachle!



Award-winning and non-auditioned Brass Band and Symphonic Brass Ensemble for players of all standards. Regular concerts, contests, tours and socials! You can also learn to play a brass instrument from scratch in beginner and intermediate sessions.


Lessons from one of the most respected UK breakers plus performances and club visits from European Crews. Regular practices are open for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced veterans.


Warwick Chinese Orchestra Society welcomes people who are interested in playing Chinese instruments or wish to learn or develop their skills while performing as part of our orchestra.


The society for new devised work, community projects and workshops. We create adaptations, devise from any stimulus, and start from tiny ideas to build them into epics. Come and play…


The dance hub of campus! We organise large dance events such as Pizazz and provide info to everyone.


The amalgamation of Warwick’s diverse drama societies, bringing together the unique qualities of each society to create a drama community.


Bringing people together to enjoy making music in its simplest form. Learn about rhythm and play together. Join us to nurture your passion for drumming!


Perform, teach, compete and develop dance styles while raising money for charity. Our main genre is hip-hop and street, plus other contemporary styles. We offer the chance to perform at One World Week, WSAF and externally.



Society for student-written and produced theatre, music and many other art projects. Includes actors, writers, singers, designers and directors. Regular shows including dramas, comedies, musicals and cabaret nights!


Irish Dancing is a friendly and active society which provides weekly lessons catering for all ability-levels. Classes are open to all, with performances every term and regular socials!


Musicals, concerts and showcases directed, produced, designed & choreographed by members. We offer many opportunities for performing, playing in bands or becoming a member of a production team – there’s something for everyone!


We bring together people who have a passion for oriental culture and provide a platform for diverse performances, focusing on dance, fashion and music.


Exec-led classes and regular socials. All abilities, fitness levels and even guys are welcome! Our aim is to get fitter, more flexible and have fun in a group of friends.


Friendly Christian-based rock-gospel choir who welcomes anyone with any belief or talent. Weekly rehearsals, no auditions, songs taught with emphasis on having as much fun as possible.


Offering a large and vibrant social scene built around a legendary activity: Salsa Dancing! Being the ultimate way to meet people, Salsa attracts the happiest people from a sweeping cross-section of nationalities!


A performance and educational society focusing on all things Shakespearian: from organising trips to staging his plays and exploring his legacy through workshops.


We are a dance group which encourages any type and level of performer. Our aim is to have fun by learning exciting new routines and taking part in shows. All our lessons are student-taught.


A classical, unauditioned, friendly string ensemble which performs a wide range of classical music in and outside of the university. We are conducted by Roger Coull of the Coull quartet.


Symphony Orchestra has up to a hundred students and staff who rehearse once a week and perform up to three concerts a term. Auditioned Wind and Brass only.


A society for anyone interested in Technical Theatre. Working mainly in the professional touring venue Warwick Arts Centre, we offer opportunities to work on a range of student productions - from lighting and sound design right through to stage and technical management.


Traditional music, song and dance. Weekly band and dance practices, fortnightly Ceilidh clubs and sessions, plus Ceilidhs twice a term and trips to nearby events.


An informal grouping of students aiming to achieve a professional level as a show choir. We engage in singing, dancing, acting and the ability to play musical instruments. All levels welcome!



WITS is a relatively new drama group which focuses on fast-paced improvisation work through a combination of both short and long-form drama, providing a unique theatrical experience.

WARWICK INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE SOCIETY Performing dances such as Kathak, Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi, we participate in Warwick’s cultural events and were finalists in Faceoff 2013, the London inter-university dance competition. Beginners wanted and experienced dancers welcome!

CathSoc combines the spiritual and social aspect of the Catholic faith at Warwick. We aim to build community through the celebration of mass and spiritual, social and fundraising events.

Our aim is to educate people on Sikh philosophy and provide an insight into the beauty of Sikhi. We have numerous events, including socials and trips to Leamington Gurdwara.


Society catering for faithless students wishing to make the most out of their self-defined morality. Stance of atheism but all views welcome. Socials and fun events promoting understanding and discussion of atheism.



An ensemble of piano enthusiasts fostered and unified through a voluntary mentoring scheme, free professional workshops on techniques, group trips to concerts, socials, informal laid-back recitals, termly public concerts and more. WINNER 2012-13

A performance society for singers, actors, musicians and creative teams, producing exciting full-scale operas and smaller projects throughout the year.


We welcome tap dancers of all levels from complete beginners to advanced and have lessons from ex-‘Tap Dog’, Stuart. Join and perform in a dance spectacular, Pizazz, along with various competitions.


Completely non-auditioned ensemble welcoming players (wind, brass and percussion) of any ability. Weekly rehearsals, regular concerts in the local area, annual competition, annual tour, workshops and socials.



From practicing Buddhists to complete beginners. Weekly meditation sessions, discussions, festival and exhibition visits, members’ library, socials.





A friendly, all-welcoming Christian society with theological and social justice talks and discussions on Thursdays at 7:30pm, plus weekly socials with a two-course meal Sunday 7pm (both in the Chaplaincy).


The Christian Union meets every week to study the Bible and holds regular events for anyone interested in exploring or discussing the Christian Faith.


Affiliated with the NHSF, Hindu Society’s aim is to promote ideas of peace, harmony and acceptance. Regular Aartis, involvement in national sports tournaments and cultural celebrations.


ISoc’s aim is to unite Muslims from around the world, to be compassionate about their welfare and to maintain a good relationship with fellow faith groups.


A society where everyone is welcome to share the platform on which we discuss topics affecting all our lives, with a firm basis in spiritual awakening.

WUDS is an award-winning society that stages published plays, encouraging students to take works by everyone from Shakespeare to Simon Stephens and do exactly what they want with them.



Against animal testing, hunting and other forms of cruelty? Want to be involved in campaigns, or just to find out more? We’re a new and friendly society, open to absolutely anyone.


From complete beginners to those who have completed Bronze, Silver or Gold. We promote and assist participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.


We are an international development organisation that removes barriers to development through engineering. This is accomplished through talks, practical workshops and international projects.


Our aim is to facilitate a student-led widening participation scheme while building on the existing relationship between the Students’ Union and local schools. Members will be able to go into local schools and talk to children about the benefits of Higher Education. The society will also have the opportunity to be involved in TeachFirst fundraising events.


As the UK’s largest student charity, Jailbreak participants raise over £30,000 annually fleeing campus and seeing how far they can get in just 36 hours without spending a penny on transport!

KENYAN ORPHAN PROJECT (KOP) KOP is a UK charity committed to supporting the health and education of orphans and vulnerable children in Africa. Our projects and partners are currently focused in Western Kenya. University groups provide direct support for the projects.




Nightline is here to provide a non-judgmental and confidential peer-to-peer support service for all students, as well as providing condoms, pregnancy tests, attack alarms and various other useful information upon request.


Last year we raised over £300,000 for great causes by organising crazy events, including our award-winning RAG week, animal costumes, pints in lectures, having the time of your life and bagging a bit of good karma along the way.



Global non-profit organisation, offering students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.


WINNER 2012-13

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading First Aid charity. Warwick LINKS is the student branch of SJA at Warwick University, providing free first aid courses to all its members.


Have you ever been involved in Scouts or Guides? Want to stay involved? Warwick SSAGO is part of a national organisation of student Scouts and Guides which organises camps and other events throughout the year.


Warwick Enable is a society for disabled students, their friends, allies, enablers and carers at the University. Our aim is to create a community that can help provide and support disabled students here at Warwick.

Promotes, fundraises for and assists the Morocco Hitch and other hitches across Europe, assists hitches by organising fundraising events. Hitching the entire 1,200 mile journey to the coast of an entirely different continent, Africa, is an incredible achievement, and an amazing experience that you will never forget. Around 100 students from Warwick are expected to take part in the hitch, so join us on this incredible journey!


Opportunities to make a positive contribution to the local community. Over 40 student-run projects including work with refugees, people with disabilities, educational and environmental projects and overseas charity work. Regular socials.


Our aim is to raise awareness around campus and the Warwick area so that more people can understand the real situations faced by war-torn communities across the world and we can try to do something about it! Our fundraising focuses on sponsorship, so that female survivors of war can enrol in Women for Women International’s programs.

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Aerobics! Zumba! Boxercise! Bums ‘n’ Tums! Step! (All with highly qualified instructors)... Very regular classes (cheapest on campus); less commitment needed than the ‘big boy’ societies (but with all the team spirit/banter); amazing (infamous) socials. Don your leotard.

AIKIDO Aikido is a Japanese martial art which is distinctly non-competitive. Techniques use the attacker’s strength and weight against them and include empty hand, sword, stick and knife defences.


American Football is a competitive team sport that suits players of all shapes and sizes. The Warwick Wolves are a rapidly expanding club coming off their best season in 6 years, so why not come down and give us a try to be part of something great!

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Archery is an enjoyable and interesting sport. We are open to all levels from beginner to expert, and provide free coaching and equipment for beginners. We host and attend many competitions, both regional and national. We also have weekly socials and a strong social atmosphere in the club.


Road runs, cross-country, intervals, women’s jogging, circuits, track & field… from beginners to the elite, we really have something for everyone! Our flexible training, encouraging atmosphere and buzzing social side will always leave you wanting more! Get fit, be social, do athletics.


We organise 6 club sessions a week, where players of any standard meet up and play Badminton, get fit and socialise. Racquets available to borrow.


Three competitive teams, an intra-university 3-on-3 Swish League, open fundamental sessions and lively socials - all catering for both men and women.

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We have weekly practice sessions in the campus pool and brave white water on weekend trips every 2- 3 weeks. We run four tours a year (including Slovenia and the Alps), enter BUCS competitions and hold friendly socials. All equipment provided.


Likened to Basketball in a boat, Canoe Polo is a high tempo, wet ‘n’ wild team sport which mixes canoeing skills with competitive sporting rules. No canoe or polo experience is required, all equipment provided.


From hip-hop to ballet, lyrical to jazz, classical to modern dance we aim to cater to ALL levels of dancers. We offer many opportunities to perform, teach and compete.


We run regular trips to all parts of Britain, including the Peak District, Wales and the South West - sign up early to avoid disappointment! University members gain access to the climbing wall at a discounted price if term/year passes are purchased.


Most Improved Club 2002, Club of the Year 2003 and now one of the most popular clubs at Warwick with 4 BUCS sides and a friendly squad. We also have an indoor tournament and an international tour that has included travelling to Sri Lanka and Barbados.


Ladies’ Cricket is one of the few sports to be played at Warwick in the summer term – so, if you fancy getting out in the sun and having a break from exams, Cricket is for you!


Warwick Dodge is the biggest and most successful Dodgeball club in the UK, offering both men and women the chance to play the sport where you are the target! Play competitively or just for fun and get involved with one of the most active clubs socially on campus.


Fencing is a sport which demands a unique combination of reactions, control, physical fitness and intelligence. We can provide you with all the equipment you need. Members of all abilities are given opportunities to compete at a suitable level.


Last year we had over 180 teams with over 1200 members of all abilities. The club runs a series of competitions at the end of the year so that while the Lionel Messis compete together, the Accrington Stanley wannabes do battle as well.


Floorball (also known as unihockey, innebandy and salibandy) is a fast-paced, exhilarating sport which is easy to pick up and safe to play. The club caters for all abilities and welcomes males and females. Join us for the taster session!


Men’s Football is one of the most competitive sports clubs within the University, with four teams competing in BUCS, an Easter tour and a great social side. We regularly hold tournaments open to all Warwick students.


UWWFC caters for all abilities, and everyone’s welcome. Along with 2 University teams, we have a Sunday League team and a Futsal League. Alternatively, you can just come along for fitness and fun – with 2 training sessions, a fitness session and socials each week, you’ll gain that team spirit in no time.


Gliding is a fantastic (and cheap!) way for you budding pilots to gain valuable flying experience. We aim to run trips every weekend, as well as weeklong residential courses for members who want to ‘go solo.’


The Golf Society offers opportunities for every standard of golfer. With weekly range trips catering for all standards and equipment provided, to the scratch BUCS league matches for the 1st team, everyone has vast chances to improve their golf.


Handball is a team sport with seven players who pass and bounce a ball, aiming to throw it into the goal of the opposing team. The club trains and competes in matches, and welcomes anyone.


UWLHC is one of the most established and popular clubs on campus. With something for everyone, we have successful and hardworking teams, from the very competitive 1st XI to Development Squads for newcomers, alongside a packed social schedule.


Men’s Hockey is one of the most diverse, dynamic and active sports clubs, with 4 teams competing across the Midlands. The all-inclusive attitude of the club ensures that players of all levels settle in quickly. We offer 3 tours a year, coaching opportunities, and our regular socials are among the best on campus. Visit for more.


Warwick Mixed Hockey Club (or UWMXDHC) is the club for anyone, of any ability, to come and play hockey and a have a great time to boot. With our fun-filled training sessions, matches and socials, UWMXDHC represents all that is best about relaxed and sociable sports. We encourage all members to get involved for a fun sports club without all the pressure.


We make Ice Hockey accessible to everyone - beginners and advanced players alike. We are able to provide most of the necessary protective equipment and opportunities to play games throughout the year against other universities. Both women and men welcome.


Warwick Jitsu is a member of the Jitsu Foundation, who have clubs all over the country and even a few abroad. We teach Jiu Jitsu, a martial art based on locks and throws. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve done martial arts before or not.


The university Judo Club aims to provide a safe and relaxing environment in which to practice the popular martial art of Judo that allows all skill levels to develop their skills whilst still maintaining a social ethos.


Kali (or Eskrima) is a Filipino Martial Art that teaches the use of both weapons and empty-handed skills. Our club places emphasis on learning effective techniques, and upon creating a friendly atmosphere. We also learn to apply the philosophy of Jeet Kune Do, the martial art founded by Bruce Lee.


Lacrosse is a unique sport and officially the fastest game on two feet. We have both Premiership and beginner teams, and welcome men and women of all standards. We also have regular socials and at least one annual tour. All equipment provided. Lacrosse won Club of the Year in 2009-10.


We provide a variety of classes for any skill and commitment levels in a fun and friendly atmosphere, taught by nationally renowned teachers. We take part in several competitions and performances.


We offer a range of activities to suit everyone from qualifications in Lifesaving, CPR and First Aid, competing in international, national and regional competitions, and training to become a lifeguard as well as excellent socials.


Warwick Medics run Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Football and Cricket teams - all of which are active and social both on and off the pitch. Join Medics Sport to gain access to all of them!


Do you want to do scary speeds inches from the floor? We run regular social karting trips and have two teams in the British University Karting Championship. If not, just join us at the national races, motorsport exhibitions and for frequent socials.



Our club organises around three very popular weekend trips a term to areas including Snowdonia and the Lake District. There are a variety of walks and scrambles to accommodate all abilities.


We have three teams playing in BUCS & a developmental 4th team that plays regular friendlies. We hold an annual inter-university challenge tournament and also pride ourselves on our participation in internal sports events.


Mixed Netball prides itself on being a friendly and approachable club at all times and our membership and attendance reflects this - it’s not just for girls!


Pick and Mix is a great way to try different sports at a fun and basic level each week, with sessions run by a variety of University sports clubs - so far including Rock Climbing, American Football, Breakdancing and Lacrosse. Something for everyone - and free to join!


At Warwick Polo Club, we try to make Polo as accessible as possible. Our members come from all walks of life and most start with us with no experience of riding, let alone Polo. We have regular socials, trips and lessons, so why not have a go?!


The Pool Club is a long running sports club that, as the name suggests, aims to improve standards of Pool, as well as providing a social atmosphere between members. There is a ladder and weekly tournaments.


Warwick Riders are fun, friendly, sociable, competitive and always up for some good old horsing around! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we run riding lessons, provide University Equestrian League squads and hold outstanding socials. Check out



We shoot small-bore rifles (.22) from 25 yards. Anyone who is permitted and able to use a weapon safely is encouraged to join. Two character references must be completed to shoot - download these from our website.


We are a large and highly active club with substantial ambitions. Our club gives experienced athletes the chance to compete on a national and international level, as well as offering the opportunity to learn.


Running 3 competitive BUCS teams as well as a dedicated Freshers side at weekends, Men’s Rugby Union is the best club on campus. It is one of the biggest and has a playing and social life that is rivalled by no other.


All are welcome, no matter what your ability or size. We participate in the BUCS Leagues and also arrange friendly and more ‘Fresher’ orientated games. We also have a thriving social scene and are involved in the local community and charity events.


Warwick University Rugby League runs two teams playing weekly matches and, whatever your standard or experience in Rugby, even if none at all, come to training and enjoy a quality game with a great bunch of lads. We also have a strong social side with regular socials each Wednesday.


The Sailing Club has a very active sporting and social calendar throughout the year. Weekly socials are coupled with regular sailing, usually twice a week, and competitions. All levels of experience are catered for.


The Shotokan Karate Club is an excellent introduction to martial arts, both as a means of self-defence and for general fitness. All abilities practice together three times a week, with gradings once a term. The club competes five times a year in regional, student and national competitions.


Imagine standing in the door of a plane full of your mates, you take one last look as you climb out, breathe in, let go, jump into the blue...We’ll take you to 12,000ft, open the door of a perfectly good aircraft and launch you into the sky. Beginners welcome!


The club has two full-sized Snooker tables. We welcome players of all ages and abilities. We hold regular internal tournaments, have an ongoing weekly ladder competition and enter 3 teams in local competition + BUCS nationals.


Club Nights run on a Tuesday and Thursday night, are free to attend and open to all members. There are also three teams (two mens’ and one women’s) which compete in both BUCS and Warwickshire leagues.


We offer all levels of BSAC training, run regular trips all around the UK coastline and train in a local inland dive centre - and then there’s our annual Red Sea holiday! We also have a rapidly growing Octopush (think underwater hockey) side - come give it a try!


Whether you’re a hardened surfbum or a complete beginner, WarwickSurf guarantees to get you WET! We run 2+ trips per term to Cornwall’s best beaches and offer professional tuition from a top surf school, hiring all the equipment you need!


The Warwick University Staff and Postgraduate Cricket Club plays matches against both local and touring sides throughout the summer. Net sessions are held through the winter in the Sports Centre.


Swimming training is available every day with first class coaching for both recreational and competitive swimmers. The Swimming team competes in the top national BUCS division and other national events. The Waterpolo teams compete in Midlands, Warwickshire and BUCS leagues.


We run three club sessions a week for players of any standard, with one or two additional sessions for more advanced players wanting to represent the university in the BUCS Leagues.


Taekwondo originated as the Korean military martial art of self-defence. The club encourages beginners by providing an initial 8-week introductory course, catering for experienced members in separate training sessions.


Both new and experienced bowlers play for the University in various national competitions. Our Wednesday afternoon tournament is handicapped so that every team has a chance of winning, and there are also singles, doubles and knockout tournaments as well as fun bowling and great socials.


Warwick Tennis club is one of the biggest sports clubs on campus. We have three Mens’ teams and two Women’s teams who successfully compete against other universities in weekly BUCS matches. There is also a popular social play for less serious players.


The art of eight limbs, Muay Thai combines kicks and punches with elbows and knees in a straightforward yet effective way. Sessions are run with an experienced instructor and everyone is welcome, from absolute beginners to the more experienced.


Warwick Tai Chi offers unique and fascinating training methods of the internal arts, which teach you how to develop an exceptionally and effortlessly strong body and an open and deeply relaxed nervous system that is naturally powerful and strain-free.


The club caters for all abilities and maintains an enjoyable and sociable environment. We have six trampolines and run three sessions a week in the Sports Centre. We are one of the friendliest clubs on campus and as well as sessions we hold weekly socials that are always epic, so come along!


Triathlon and Road Cycling is an experienced, social and friendly club that aims to cater for all abilities. We take part in BUCS & local races, and have a qualified coach.


Ultimate Frisbee is a fast-paced sport that requires speed, skill and agility. Played throughout the year indoors and outdoors by both single sex and mixed teams, it is an enjoyable sport for people of all abilities. Often described as mixture of American Football and Netball, it is a sport growing in popularity throughout the UK.


The atmosphere at the club is relaxed and friendly, welcoming players of all standards. The club runs two mens’ and two womens’ teams. Regular training and matches improve abilities.


The club windsurfs at nearby Draycote water every Wednesday. With reaches up to ¾ mile, it’s perfect for some flat water blasting, while also being safe for beginners. We have our own instructors who offer very cheap RYA qualifications, and are highly social.


Physically it helps to improve your strength, flexibility, posture, balance and aerobic fitness. Mentally it improves your concentration, gives you greater selfconfidence, increases your stamina and improves your ability to relax (always useful around exam time!)


The broad syllabus of Zhuan Shu Kuan (Fist Art Association) means that lessons incorporate techniques from jumping kicks through boxing to wrestling and incorporate strikes, locks and throws. It is a practical approach to modern self-defence.

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Warwick Devils Cheerleading Squad are 5-time UK National Champions and one of the most successful, social and inviting clubs on campus. Cheerleading is a co-ed sport combining stunting, dancing and gymnastics: we have a variety of different squads open to all levels to cover all disciplines and abilities.


The highlights of our year are the two excellent-value tours at Christmas and Easter. We also hold lessons for beginners, recreational skiing/boarding and Jump Nights at local Snowdomes (real snow indoors!) and enter race teams in the Midlands Uni League.


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Warwick SU Guide 2013-14  
Warwick SU Guide 2013-14