University of Warwick Halls of Residence

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The University of Warwick provides the majority of accommodation to first-year undergraduate and first-year postgraduate students in purpose-built halls of residence. As of the 2014/2015 academic year, there are 6,380 student bedrooms on campus.[1]

Internet service[edit]

All bedrooms in campus accommodation are outfitted with a network port of up to 20/10 Mbit/s (Download/Upload). The majority of campus also has WiFi access for students and staff.[2]

List of Residences[edit]

Arthur Vick[edit]

'Arthur Vick' residences

Three halls, 396 single en suite rooms, undergraduates, high speed network/internet access, shared kitchen and lounge facilities, 30 week lets. The hall is named after Sir Arthur Vick, former Vice-Chancellor of Queens University, Belfast and Pro-Chancellor of Warwick.


Four 4-storey blocks of eight-person flats for first year undergraduates only. The 2011/2012 academic year will see the first intake of students in the 505 single en suite bedrooms.


Three blocks of eight-person flats, final year undergraduates and postgraduates allocated to separate blocks by type.


Three blocks: Cryfield 1, 2 and 3. 258 single study bedrooms (86 in each block). 4 Floors in a pyramidal shape. Common room on the ground floor making Cryfield a very sociable halls of residence. Bathroom facilities on each floor including toilet cubicles, shower cubicles, baths with a shower over it and sinks. 3 kitchens on ground floor, 2 kitchens on first floor and 2 kitchens on second floor. 30 week let. Typical room size 3.75m x 2.3m. Rooms consist of a camp bed and mattress, bedside cabinet, wardrobe with top box, shelving, desk and chest of draws. Every room has a sink. Very narrow corridors. The cheapest of all first year undergraduate accommodation at £76 per week in 2011/2012. £2280 annual. Named after the adjacent Cryfield Farm.


701 single en suite study bedrooms of eight person flats for final year undergraduates and postgraduates. The name was selected from an 1834 Ordnance Survey map of Warwickshire.[3]

Jack Martin[edit]

Four halls, 428 single en suite rooms, undergraduates. Jack Martin was owner of Heublein, producer of Smirnoff, and the source of his sister, Helen Martin's wealth that enabled her to be the university's anonymous benefactor.


574 single en suite study bedrooms in four blocks of eight-person flats, first year undergraduates and postgraduates allocated to separate blocks by type.

Lakeside Apartments[edit]

There are number of flats available for postgraduate students with families. These flats are part of the Lakeside Apartments which is occupied by staff and postgraduate students. The flat consists of one or two bedrooms, Kitchen, Living room and bathroom. They are located near the main Lakeside residence.


45 five-person flats in five blocks, final year undergraduates.


921 single rooms in blocks A-F and J-P, undergraduates. These residences, amongst the oldest in the university, were named after Lord Rootes. Rootes was chairman of the promotion committee which founded the University of Warwick.

International House[edit]

Referred to as 'I block' or 'I house', this building is the smallest hall of the Rootes residences, and was originally founded by Milfred Weedcrops, "So that brotherhood may prevail".[citation needed] Originally set up exclusively for the use of international students, the unimaginatively named 'International House' is now open to students of all nationalities. It comprises 51 single rooms on 3 floors, with a large common room.


This is the newest accommodation, opened in September 2012. It consists of six blocks, with 492 single en suite rooms and 35 twin en suite rooms.[4] It is in close proximity to Lakeside and Heronbank and is with 10 minutes walking distance of central campus.


60 six-, nine- and twelve-person flats in ten blocks, first year undergraduates and final year undergraduates and postgraduates, students are allocated separate blocks by type. Named after the nearby Tocil Woods.

Hampton hall at Westwood


Eight halls, 460 single study bedrooms (in most instances), undergraduates.


17 houses of 12 single rooms, kitchen and bathroom facilities in each house, ground floor lounge in each house.

Future residences[edit]

The University capital investment programme has embarked upon a strategy of building new halls with the ultimate aim of retaining all students on campus throughout their studies. Planning permission and land acquisition for this ambitious undertaking is currently being sought.[citation needed] [5]

Off-campus accommodation[edit]

The University of Warwick's Accommodation Service acts as landlord on a large number of properties in Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Earlsdon in Coventry. It also acts as an agent for Union Court in Leamington Spa and Liberty Park in Coventry.


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