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Editor’s Letter: Brave New Warwick Revisited

To those of you who are new and just starting their journey through university life, congratulations and welcome to Warwick! To all returning students, who are continuing the hazed stumble through post-Fresher university life, welcome back.

To those new, your experience at Warwick is one that is bound to be both unique and eventful. A particularly warm welcome goes out to you from the Comment section of your student newspaper.

The section you’re reading is the place for discussions and debates. Our writers here look beyond the facts of a story and offer opinion, debate and even solutions. What makes the Comment section so brilliant is that you can write about absolutely anything you like, from Venezuelan politics to the state of the local buses.

We may all be on the same campus, but every single experience here will be a different one. Treat people like you’re living with them in one big concrete house 

To be able to articulate your opinion clearly is a skill not just crucial for journalism, but generally in life. So, if you have any opinion to share, please do get in touch, you’ve found not just a fantastic platform to write, but an equally great society to be a part of.

But, as we start another year at Warwick, many of you reading this will be anticipating what this fresh start holds. A time of new beginnings, new endeavours, and new reasons to procrastinate. And so, like my predecessor before me, it is only fair to ask the same question once again: what does the future hold?

The entire university campus will be re-located to somewhere in Warwick, so people from outside the university can stop saying the same line “you know we’re not actually in Warwick” whenever they visit.

The SU will foster the finest relationship it has had with its student body. It will continue to prioritise its major problems and place microwaves at every conceivable corner of campus. All students will be able to hear is the sweet droning of hundreds of microwaves being simultaneously used in harmony and the thick blend of home-cooked meals being re-heated.

The Canopy will be renamed once again to The Croft. This change will be welcomed with open arms by the student community after complaints that the previous name did not resemble anything to do with Warwick. At the same time, all students will suddenly stop looking for irrelevant things to complain about and actually put that effort into their struggling degree.

The university’s administration system will be updated, and a provisional exam timetable will be released over six months in advance with pinpoint accuracy. Students will be almost too prepared for their examinations, as Warwick flies up the league tables.

The Canopy will be renamed once again to The Croft. This change will be welcomed with open arms by the student community after complaints that the previous name did not resemble anything to do with Warwick

The Arts Centre, promptly finished on time, will be the cultural hub of the university’s campus. It’s complex architecture and colourful exterior will continue to attract huge theatrical names and remove the strange garlic aroma that lingers inside it. I’ve even heard plans to introduce a Nando’s in there once it has opened.

Costa and Pret a Manger will join forces to create the U.K.’s first Pret a Costa, a touchstone of Warwick’s tourist pulling sights. People determined enough to actually find the new Sports Centre will be given a lifetime free membership.

Fire extinguishers will be positioned every five metres around campus, so no bus or market stall can ever catch on fire again. Speaking of buses, Warwick will unveil their plans for a complimentary monorail service from campus to Leamington Spa, removing any wait for buses and spiralling Stagecoach into liquidation.

All in all, it looks like a bright year for Warwick’s future. I suppose if I could give any genuine advice beyond satirical quips, it would be that every single person here is different. We may all be on the same campus, but every single experience here will be a different one. Treat people like you’re living with them in one big concrete house.

Spend your university year as you want to, whether it be working hard, joining that society you’re passionate about, or becoming a “Top Fan” on WarwickLove. As scary as it is, get as involved as you can – the pay-off is truly worth it. Things won’t always go how you want them, but like a Comment article, it’s your choice to write the year how you please.

I hope you have a fantastic year with us here, and enjoy reading the wonderful content that the Comment section has to offer.

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