Your Student Newsletter - Week 1
The Student Communications Team
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Welcome to the first week of Term 2! We hope you enjoyed the holidays and are feeling well rested. We have lots of opportunities and events to help brighten up this January! Find our You Can-Can booths across campus, check out the exhibition at Warwick Arts Centre, play board games and eat pizza, and much more. Don't forget that the SU's Spring Officer Elections are now open...

Keeping our community safe

With colds, flus and other respiratory illnesses being more common in winter months, please read the Infectious Diseases Guidance (including Covid-19) for this term including on what to do if you’re unwell and wearing a face covering.  

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Student Opportunity and Events

Warwick Presents: You Can-Can! By Ludic Rooms

Why not kickstart the New Year with something a bit different? Join us between Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 January to find our You Can-Can booth in a new location on central campus each day, between 11:30am-2:30pm, and upload your best (or worst!) dancing skills into our never ending line of dancers, showcased on the big screen in the Piazza. Find out more.

Warwick Arts Centre events

Join Workshop Wednesdays which are held every Wednesday from 1:30pm-4pm in the Foyer. Meet new people and take part in activities including arts and crafts, textiles, poetry, and music. Free snacks and drinks available! You can also join us for the opening of our spring exhibition, Katrina Palmer 'What's Already Going On' on Thursday 12 January 6pm-8pm, featuring sculptures, drawings, and moving images. The Gallery is open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-8pm, until 12 March.

Global Connections: Board games and pizza afternoon

Do you think that you're an expert in Monopoly? Or are you looking for someone new to play your favourite card game with? Join us in OC0.02 this Wednesday between 1pm-4pm to meet new people and unwind. Games and snacks will be provided. We'd recommend coming as soon as possible if you'd like pizza! Find out more, book your place, and discover more events here.

Litter Picks - Wednesday Warwick Wombles

Wednesday Warwick Wombles is launching this January and will involve monthly lunchtime litter picks across campus. Sessions will normally take place on the third Wednesday of every month from midday for approximately one hour. Bags, gloves and pickers will all be provided. Sign up for 18 January here and check out the other dates. You will be contacted with meeting point details nearer the time.

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Support and Safety

Steps to Wellbeing: Managing stress and anxiety

It's a new year, and while this can bring a lot of positivity and excitement, it is also normal to feel stressed and anxious about what's ahead. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself to do everything or rush your achievements, ease yourself back into your routine. To learn about tools to help you manage stress and anxiety, you can sign up for our next Steps to Wellbeing module on Wednesday 12 January. Please register by midnight 11 January.

6 month student sport memberships on sale

Looking for a cost-effective way to stay active during your studies? Buy your discounted 6 month student sport membership now and get the rest of the year free! Offer ends 31 January.

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Let's keep the dialogue going

Spring Officer elections

The wait is finally over! Nominations for Warwick SU’s Spring Officer Elections are now open and will close 7 February at midday. Nominate yourself or a friend for a Full-Time or Part-Time Officer position. Click here to view all the roles available.

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Campus and Community

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) accreditation

We are delighted that Warwick has been accredited by TASS! The Scheme allows athletes to reach their potential in education alongside achieving success in their sport, with a dedicated performance team at the Sports and Wellness Hub. Find out more.

Scholar athlete archery wins for Warwick

Warwick scholarship athlete, James Woodgate, has reclaimed his national title to win a gold medal in the Senior Men’s Recurve at the National Indoor Archery GB Championships. The silver medal was won by Warwick alumni, Tom Hall.

Esports Awards

Our Esports Centre attended the Esports Awards in Las Vegas. They were second in the world in the Esports Collegiate Program of the Year, and third for Esports Collegiate Ambassador of the Year for our Head of Esports, Jack Fenton. We're thrilled to be the first education institution in the UK to be nominated for these global awards and the first ever non-US university to be nominated for the Esports Collegiate Programme of the Year! Congratulations to everyone involved. Find out more about the Esports Centre.

Best wishes,

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and the Student Communications Team