Cecily Morgan

QS Rankings put 10 Warwick degrees amongst best in the world

A new rankings by QS  has named 10 University of Warwick degree courses as amongst the top 50 worldwide. The list was released last Wednesday 8 March. The rankings was compiled using both research citations and employer reputation. It drew on 40,643 survey responses from graduate employers worldwide and evaluated academic reputation...
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Posted Mar. 17, 2017

Kasbah ranked one of the worst nightclubs in the UK

Kasbah Nightclub has been voted amongst the most tragic in the country, according to a new ranking by the Tab. The results come from the votes of over 28,000 clubbers around the UK. Kasbah came in at 7th place, with 2,107 votes. The Kasbah is one of the oldest entertainment...
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Posted Mar. 8, 2017

HS2 set to cut close to campus

Part of a new high-speed railway network, HS2, is set to be built very close to Warwick campus, with the line cutting between Coventry and Kenilworth, new plans have revealed. The HS2 is a new and controversial high-speed railway network that the government has been planning for several years. Its...
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Posted Mar. 1, 2017

OFFA – Universities should do more to help disadvantaged students

The UK’s top universities should do more to help pupils in poor areas of the country obtain places at their institutions, according to Professor Les Ebdon, the Director of the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). Despite a continued increase in the number of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds gaining places at...
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Posted Feb. 23, 2017

Warwick to be one of the worst hit by new business rates

The University of Warwick is set to be hit hard by the government’s new increase in business rates taking effect in April, new analysis has shown. Business rates are taxes on business properties, and experts have predicted that a dramatic increase in the value of university buildings will mean that...
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Posted Feb. 16, 2017

New data highlights issue of elitism in top UK universities

New data from HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency) shows that whilst an average of 89.9% of students at British universities are state-educated, Warwick admits fewer students from state schools than the average, at 77.1%. This is despite the University’s statement that it: “encourages applications from applicants from all backgrounds...
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Posted Feb. 13, 2017

Campus Sports Hub in the works for Autumn 2018

Plans for a new Sports Hub on campus have been revealed, with the the University recently requesting planning permission to build the new multi-million pound sports centre, currently awaiting approval from Warwick District Council. If given the go-ahead, the Hub will be situated in the Cryfield Village area of campus...
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Posted Feb. 2, 2017

Coventry named the most dangerous city in the UK

Coventry is the most dangerous city in the UK and the 7th most dangerous in Europe according to a new ranking by the US-based geography website World Atlas. The ranking is based on crime levels as well as a range of factors such as “perceived threat of being annoyed, harassed,...
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Posted Jan. 14, 2017

New student accommodation to open by canal in Leamington

Plans for new student accommodation in Leamington Spa on Wise Street have been revealed, with another development along the Grand Union Canal set to be available for the 2017/18 academic year. The new development on Wise Street will consist of 198 rooms, including apartments, studio apartments and penthouses, all of...
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Posted Jan. 3, 2017

Warwick fails to rank in top 150 of Global University Employability Ranking

Warwick University has failed to feature in the top 150 of this year’s Global University Employability Ranking, released 16 November 2016. This is despite the university’s claim that: “Among UK universities, Warwick is the second most targeted by graduate employers for graduate recruitment programmes.” The ranking is designed by French...
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Posted Nov. 29, 2016

Warwick’s women rowers bare all for charity

The Warwick Rowing Women’s Naked Calendar for 2017 was released on Monday 14 November. The calendar is once again raising money to support Macmillan Cancer Support. Eleven women rowers from the University of Warwick’s Boat Club feature in this year’s calendar. It sees the rowers posing naked around their boat...
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Posted Nov. 22, 2016