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 2015/2016 academic year, there are over 6,400 student bedrooms, across 13 halls of residence on campus.[1]

Internet service[edit]

All bedrooms in the 13 on campus halls of residence are provided with both wired and wireless access to the Residential Network "ResNet" service. ResNet provides 20/10 Mbit/s (Down/Up) throughout the academic year. The service is shared with other customers on ResNet at a contention ratio of 50:1 as it is intended to replicate a home-style internet connection [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.

Bluebell[edit]

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

Claycroft[edit]

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

Cryfield[edit]

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.

Heronbank[edit]

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.

Lakeside[edit]

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 residences.

Redfern[edit]

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

Rootes[edit]

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 amongst which it is situated. It 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. International House recently saw refurbishment works take place prior to the start of the 2015/2016 academic year.

Sherbourne[edit]

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. A further 3 blocks are due for completion ready for the start of 2017/2018 academic year, providing an additional 267 ensuite rooms.

Tocil[edit]

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

Hampton hall at Westwood

Westwood[edit]

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

Whitefields[edit]

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

Future residences[edit]

Sherbourne, Phase 2. Additional 267 ensuite rooms across 3 new blocks.[5]

Cryfield Village, townhouse style accommodation for mature/graduate/final year students. They will include 664 student bedrooms, Residential Life accommodation and a central village hall.[6]

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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