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Student Accommodation in Warwick

Written by Sam | April 6, 2021

When I say student accommodation in Warwick, there isn’t actually a university in Warwick. Despite it being called the University of Warwick, it is actually in fact Coventry.

The university is actually a fair way outside of the city centre of Coventry and this can be a bit of a dilemma because do you want to live closer to university for lectures or closer to the city centre for ease of life.

Saying that, it is actually ranked 77th in the world by the Times Higher Education and has as many as 21,000 students. In 2012 it was ranked 157 which shows the journey is on.

With that many students, they all need somewhere to live and we will explore that below!

If you want to read in more detail what it is like to live in Coventry as a student, then this article will help you: Life as a student in Coventry

If you want to read more about the universities that are based in Coventry and what they are like, then these articles below will help you:

As proof, please see the picture below!

Location of Warwick university.

Private Student Accommodation in Warwick

In this section, I look at the purpose-built student accommodation in Coventry for Warwick students and what there is on offer. These are accommodations that are owned or managed by companies that aren’t the university.

These types of student accommodation come with a lot of added extras designed to make your life easier! Some of these added extras are:

  • Free breakfasts
  • Extra security – CCTV
  • On-site maintenance
  • Cinema, gym, study and games room
  • En-Suite in flats
  • All bills included
  • Accommodation manager
  • Social events
  • Contents Insurance

On the flip side, however, this type of student accommodation does cost more than student housing. It depends on what you want as a student.

The average rent for student accommodation in the area is around £150 per week!

Some good student accommodation providers for Warwick university are:

If you are searching for student accommodation and want to make sure you find good quality and the place that fits you best, here are my tips:

  • Check the bedrooms en-suite
  • Make sure there is plenty of storage
  • Make sure that the communal areas are fit for purpose – More than one person can fit in the gym
  • Look at the social calendar
  • Read the tenancy agreement – rent and cancellation policy
  • See how they reacted to COVID

If you want to see more detail on how to find your student accommodation, this article will help you: How To Find Your Next Student Accommodation

Student Housing in Warwick

Because it is close to Coventry and a few other areas students have more options of where they want to live, usually it would be closer to university, however, these are slightly further out and use bus or cycle routes.

Coventry, Leamington Spa, and Kenilworth are local areas that are popular with Warwick students and are well connected by bus routes or within walking or cycling distance of campus.

A lot of students will gravitate towards Coventry because it has the most amenities in it and are most likely to spend a lot of time outside of university.

Good places to live as a student going to Warwick university:

  • Earlsdon
  • Canley and Canon Park

These areas aren’t in the centre of Coventry but they are in the middle of Coventry city centre and Warwick University. It is about 15-20 minutes in either direction for both destinations which is why they are popular with Warwick uni students.

Average rent for a student in this area is around £100 per week including bills. You will likely have it slightly cheaper due to being further out of Coventry and it will be more expensive.

Some good student housing providers in Coventry for both universities are:

If you are searching for student housing and want to make sure that you find a good house to live in, here are our quick tips:

  • Always view the property
  • View all the bedrooms – You don’t know which one is yours
  • Is it designed well and functional?
  • Can everyone fit in the communal areas
  • Is there a lot of storage
  • Check the inventory
  • Read their tenancy agreement
  • Check accreditations and deposit schemes

For more detail, here is a more in-depth article: How to find your next student accommodation.

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