Introduction to the University

Introduction to
the University
Ant Scott
Societies Officer
• 23,631 students from over 140 countries in 12/13
• Over 5000 staff, including 1500 academic and
research staff
• 30 academic departments in four Faculties: Arts,
Social Sciences, Science and Medicine
• £440m turnover 11/12
• 533 hectare campus
“In barely 40 years, Warwick has established itself
as a leading alternative to Oxford and
Cambridge. It recruits some of the brightest
students who are taught by staff often working at
the cutting edge of their subjects”
Sunday Times, September 2006
Consistently ranked in the top ten of UK universities in national
league tables including The Time and The Sunday Times,
September 2013
Number one target for graduate employers according to The
Graduate Market in 2013, by High Flyer Research
Ranked 3rd in the world in the QS Top 50 under 50
WBS ranked 3rd in the UK by the Guardian
Forbes ranked the Warwick MBA 7th in the world and 3rd in the UK
for schools outside the USA
Film and TV Studies ranked 1st in the UK by the 2008 Research
Assessment Exercise
Warwick Campus
Recent Capital
and Major
Refurb Projects
Diversity of income streams
University of Warwick total income 2012/13:
*Figures approximate and
represent Q1 forecast only
But what’s the point?
• Impossible to understand your role in the University
unless you have a grasp of the context in which you
• In a better bargaining position with the University if
you understand their ideology and agenda
An exciting moment
• The Student Experience
• What does it mean?
Excellent facilities
Excellent teaching and learning
Sports clubs and facilities …
But most importantly …
• An incredibly exciting moment to be on a society
exec as the University is listening!
Famous faces
The nitty gritty
• Facilities
• University Rooms
o Centrally Timetabled Rooms go to
o Woods-Scawen Room (ACCR) controlled by Arts Centre after 5pm  Box
o The weekend starts on Friday at 5pm! Some rooms are run through
Warwick Conferences for the weekend, and you may be charged.
o Music Societies (but not individuls) can book the Ensemble Room and
Practice Rooms in the Music Centre  or 024
765 23799
• Remember, if you don’t need it, don’t book it!
• Facilities
Westwood Dance Studio (Warwick Sport)
Westwood Games Hall (Warwick Sport)
Sports Centre Activity Room
Sports Centre Aerobics Studio
The nitty gritty
Contact or ext. 24993 for ad hoc bookings
Drama Studio
Performance Space at Milburn House
Humanities Studio
Reinvention Centre
o Contact, or ext. 50377, or book online
• Facilities
The nitty gritty
• The Piazza (a University space – not SU!)
o Download and complete booking form and email it to (they ask for 7 days notice).
• The Chaplaincy
Contact or on ext. 23519
• Science Concourse
• The Street in Zeeman Building (Maths & Stats)
o Contact, or on ext. 51380
• Outdoor bookings (e.g. Tocil field)
o Complete form and email to and (28 days notice!)
The nitty gritty
• Facilities
IKEA Membership Space
Copper Rooms 2 and Portable Mirrors
SUHQ Meeting Rooms
Mighty Duck/Terrace Bar/Copper Rooms 1
o or 024 765 73057 or “Bookings” in Exec
• Rootes Cafeteria Space
o or book online
Big Screen and Digital Screens
• Big Screen
o Complete this form, or email
o Think interactive, not just videos/pictures
o Also rights-free music or “Sync license” from the owners of the intellectual
• Chaplaincy walkway
o Portrait orientation
o Ideal size 1080px x 1527px @ 72dpi (RGB) (proportionate to A4).
o Send to
• Library screens
o Create powerpoint slide and email it to
Introduction to University
End of session
Note down any questions you may have now, and we’ll have
time to go through them during and after lunch.