Introduction to the University Ant Scott Societies Officer 2013 • 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 Rankings • 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 1960s Warwick Campus Recent Capital and Major Refurb Projects Diversity of income streams University of Warwick total income 2012/13: £464m* *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 function • 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? o o o o o Excellent facilities Excellent teaching and learning Sports clubs and facilities … But most importantly … Societies! • 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 www.go.warwick.ac.uk/roombooking o Woods-Scawen Room (ACCR) controlled by Arts Centre after 5pm Box Office 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 Lucy.Griffiths@warwick.ac.uk 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 o • • • • The nitty gritty Contact G.P.Shuttleworth@warwick.ac.uk or ext. 24993 for ad hoc bookings Drama Studio Performance Space at Milburn House Humanities Studio Reinvention Centre o Contact Amy.Clarke@warwick.ac.uk, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (they ask for 7 days notice). • The Chaplaincy o Contact S.M.Hope@warwick.ac.uk or on ext. 23519 • Science Concourse • The Street in Zeeman Building (Maths & Stats) o Contact A.Rahman@warwick.ac.uk, or on ext. 51380 • Outdoor bookings (e.g. Tocil field) o Complete form and email to J.D.Pitman@warwick.ac.uk and K.A.Clarke@warwick.ac.uk (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 Lesley.Shortland@warwicksu.com or 024 765 73057 or “Bookings” in Exec Resources • Rootes Cafeteria Space o Societies@warwicksu.com or book online Big Screen and Digital Screens • Big Screen o Complete this form, or email email@example.com o Think interactive, not just videos/pictures o Also rights-free music or “Sync license” from the owners of the intellectual property • Chaplaincy walkway o Portrait orientation o Ideal size 1080px x 1527px @ 72dpi (RGB) (proportionate to A4). o Send to firstname.lastname@example.org • Library screens o Create powerpoint slide and email it to email@example.com 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.