Warwick was awarded the University of the year 2014/15 by The Times and The Sunday Times. The Times acknowledged that: “Warwick has been an ever-present in our top 10 over the past two decades. A place to study here is highly prized.” In addition to this, the University rose two places to eighth in the Good University Guide league table.
The University of Warwick was revealed as the 6th most expensive UK university for first-year student living costs, according to a study of the 20 largest British institutions. The research, conducted by HSBC, revealed that the average weekly expenditure for Warwick freshers was £255.23.
Students who booked trips to climb Kilimanjaro, Inca, and Everest as part of a fundraising effort with Raising and Giving (RAG) had their trips cancelled due to the liquidation of travel firm Student Adventures (GBCE Ltd). Around 40 students were to due to participate in the expeditions.
Arrangements have been made for literature Professor Thomas Docherty’s suspension to be lifted and he will be expected to return to work at Warwick. Professor Docherty was originally suspended by the University due to his outspoken critical views of higher education leadership and policy.
After being banned for two days, the Warwick Rowing’s women’s naked calendar page was restored on Facebook. The Facebook page was banned on the basis it contained “explicitly sexual content” on Wednesday 16 July. It was reinstated on Friday 18 after the rowers took to Twitter to publicise their cause which reached national attention.
Early in July, around eight hundred members of staff at the Warwick Medical School and School of Life Sciences werewarned that their departments are under-performing and that the University will be initiating cost efficiency plans.