With the end of term two, what are some of the ‘must-dos’ for Warwick students as we head into the final term?
Firstly, I would recommend going to the Warwick Student Cinema. There are screenings almost every day, showing a mixture of classics and more recent films. I would especially recommend going if you’re a first year because not only is it convenient, but it is also not as costly as a regular cinema. Even though the screenings take place in a lecture theatre, the huge screen and the high quality sound are perfect to provide the feel of a cinema. Even better than regular cinemas, the desk you usually use to rest your laptop or notepad, can now be used to place your drinks and snacks. The vending machines just outside are also super convenient if you feel hungry, although you are free to take your own snacks, without being pressured into buying overpriced products usually sold at cinemas.
Even though the screenings take place in a lecture theatre, the huge screen and the high quality sound are perfect to provide the feel of a cinema
Similar to my first suggestion, you should definitely watch a performance before the end of the year. The university offers so many performances all the time, and there are often shows going on in Coventry too. I’ve already ticked this one off my list, having recently watched an amazing performance of Grounded, at the Avon Drama Studio, by Westwood.
It might be Term 3, but don’t think that this means you can’t make new friends anymore
It might be Term 3, but don’t think that this means you can’t make new friends anymore. A perfect way to do so is to attend the various meet-ups organised on campus. For example, there is the Study Happy Language Exchange, which takes place in the Rootes Learning Grid, as well as the Creative Chillout sessions at the library, which are both brilliant opportunities to mix with different people.
A lovely summery activity with which to end the year is a picnic. This is a great way to embrace the outdoors and spend time with friends, either between revision or after your exams. However, a picnic will obviously require food, so why not do some baking with your flatmates? If you’re a first year, you might not be seeing everyone as often next year, so this is a chance to make some memories whilst you can. If you’re not a first year, baking is still a great bonding experience and a way to head down memory lane to those easier times!
If you’re a first year, you might not be seeing everyone as often next year, so this is a chance to make some memories whilst you can. If you’re not a first year, baking is still a great bonding experience and a way to head down memory lane to those easier times
Are you thinking about finally hitting the gym in the final term? Well, the new Sports Centre will be opening up near Sherbourne, so this is the perfect opportunity to get moving!
Another place that I’m eager to try before the end of the year is Coffee Architects in Leamington Spa, which I’ve heard is very good – the photos online are certainly tempting! I’ve recently ticked Curiositea off my list of cafés to try and would definitely recommend going there if you haven’t already. It’s quite busy, but the atmosphere is nice and the décor of the café is very cute – a good place to take visiting friends.
Another café I’d recommend trying is the new Arts Centre Café. Even if you don’t get anything to eat, the place has a really nice vibe and is good for studying if the library gets a bit too much. The café serves hot food, sandwiches and cakes so you won’t go hungry! While we’re at it, why not try all the other eateries on and around campus? I recently went to WBS café and discovered that they sell dim sum there, which is a nice alternative to the usual sandwiches, despite being a little pricey. I’ve heard that the desserts at The Dirty Duck and Varsity are good, so I’m interested in trying both of those places next term as well. I’m also yet to try the kebab van on the piazza, adding another thing on to my end of term bucket list as well as the food market which will be coming to the piazza on April 24 – something else to try if you haven’t already done so!
Whatever you do plan, make the most of Term 3 despite the pressures of exam season, and enjoy university life while you’re there!