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An overview of the University of Warwick for 2011.


  • essential warwickThe UniversiTy of WarWick Profile 2011

  • mission







  • qualitiesExcellence in research and teaching

    Ambition and drive

    Entrepreneurial flair

    Cosmopolitanism and commitment to solving global problems

    Service to the Universitys surrounding area, the UK and internationally


    Community lively, welcoming and challenging for staff and students

    Independence the University is an independent entity, autonomous in its governance, subscribing to the principles of unfettered rational enquiry


    To become a universally acknowledged world centre of higher education by 2015, firmly in the top 50 of world universities


  • people

    Total Number of Students 22,648

    including Undergraduate 12,823 Postgraduate 9,825 International Students (undergraduate and postgraduate) 6,088

    Undergraduate Admissions, October 2010

    Applicants 35,131 Intake 4,142

    Faculty Populations (as % of total student numbers)

    Arts 84% undergraduates, 16% postgraduates 12% Science 67% undergraduates, 33% postgraduates 32% Social Sciences 44% undergraduates, 56% postgraduates 48% Medicine 50% undergraduates, 50% postgraduates 8%

    Total Number of Staff 4,962

    including Academics 979 Researchers 692


  • finance

    Turnover (200910) 408.48 million

    Academic fees and support grants 133 million


    Full-time UK/EU student fees 43.35 million Full-time international student fees 55.77 million Part-time student fees 17.87 million Other course fees and suppport grants 16.27 million

    HEFCE grant

    Teaching 42.47 million Research 32.58 million Training and Development Agency for Schools 2.66 million

    Research grants and contracts 79.8 million

    Other operating income 105.67 million

    (including residences, catering, conferences and management training centres)

    Other government grants 12.24 million


  • widening participation, improving access191 students on 2+2 Degrees (offered in conjunction with local colleges)

    134 students studying for Foundation Degrees

    190 students on the Part-Time Degree programme

    A flourishing Open Studies programme attracting around 3,000 registrations from the local region

    Continuing Professional Development programmes in education, medicine, health, law, business and engineering

    WUAP (Warwick Undergraduate Aid Programme) financial support through Warwick Scholarships and Individual Donor Scholarships

    Goal programme A national scheme supporting over 800 disadvantaged gifted and talented students aged 1418 in achieving their potential and entering the most selective higher education courses

    Pathways to Law Programme Year 1113 pupils and their families receive guidance on the study of law and careers in law, including work shadowing and mentoring

    Trust Schools Warwick is developing partnerships with 5 local schools to encourage pupils to aspire to higher education.


  • researchThe Institute for Advanced Study promotes collaborative research projects of international calibre and enhances opportunities for international scholars to work with Warwick researchers and postgraduates

    New, 10 million Industrial Doctorate Centre in High Value, Low Environmental Impact Manufacturing for WMG with Jaguar Land Rover as the major industrial partner

    Research infrastructure

    3.7 million NMR Centre the worlds leading NMR facility enabling advances in materials science, chemistry, earth science, biology and physics

    The Warwick Digital Laboratory a pioneering facility housing digital equipment for multidisciplinary teams researching manufacturing, cognitive systems, medical informatics, electronics fabrication and nanotechnology

    in the 2008 research assessment exercise, Warwick was ranked seventh overall in the Uk, with 65% of the Universitys research rated as 3* (internationally excellent) or 4* (world-leading). among departments achieving very high ranking in their units of assessment were film studies (1st), Warwick hri (1st), history (2nd), Pure Mathematics (2nd), french (2nd), economics (3rd), and italian (3rd). almost 90% of the academic staff were submitted in rae 2008.


  • New Clinical Trials Unit Building at Warwick Medical School, to develop rapidly growing work on performance of new drugs and physical therapies aided by 1 million donation from the Wolfson Foundation

    New, five floor Science Building under construction, to house material and analytical science research encouraging interdisciplinary science projects

    Warwick Ventures Ltd creates and nurtures spin-off companies based on University research 50 companies created since 2000, supported by 30 million of venture capital

    Warwick is collaborating with the University of Birmingham, under the auspices of the governments Science City initiative, to promote interdisciplinary research on energy futures, advanced materials and translational medicine.


  • regional and community engagement


    More than 10,000 of our graduates live and work in Coventry and Warwickshire

    The University is the third biggest employer in Coventry

    Wide range of services offered to local and regional businesses, from research and development to consultancy, training and conference facilities

    The University of Warwick Science Park has around 145 tenant companies employing 1,800 staff. It delivers business support to new companies, SMEs and international companies


    Hundreds of teachers are trained every year more than 65% obtain jobs in West Midlands schools

    Partnership with around 250 schools across the region, and strong links with local colleges

    Five local schools are supported as part of the Trust Schools Programme

    Last year, over 21,500 children from Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull participated in activities run by the Education Department of Warwick Arts Centre

    The Centre for Lifelong Learning provides a wide variety of courses for mature students short courses, day schools and professional development


  • Warwick Arts Centre is the largest arts centre in the Midlands, attracting around 250,000 visitors a year to over 1,700 individual events. 2009 saw the completion of the 8 million refurbishment of the Butterworth Hall and the construction of the Helen Martin Studio, a flexible creative space for rehearsals and educational activities.

    Many of the junior doctors trained in the Medical School stay on to work in local hospitals or GP surgeries


    Every year, over 2,000 members of Warwick Volunteers, the Universitys student volunteering society, give their time to support over 70 local schools and community groups

    World class sports facilities used by many local clubs


  • international profileOverseas students 6,088 Including undergraduates 2,457 graduates 3,613 overseas alumni 44,194

    International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY) designed to meet the needs of the top 5% of 1119 year olds around the world, by building a collaborative international learning and social community. Over 3,000 members from more than 30 countries

    Collaboration with overseas institutions Warwick has developed strategic alliances through formal agreements with five core partners: Boston and Vanderbilt Universities(USA); Jawaharlal Nehru University (India); Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and Monash University (Australia)

    Warwick in Africa An educational programme, funded philanthropically; Warwick students spend part of their summer vacations teaching Mathematics and English in Johannesburg, Dar Es Salaam and Accra; a parallel scheme enables African teachers to enhance their classroom skills

    Warwick in Venice Warwick undergraduates and postgraduates experience a unique programme of insitustudy in Venice, using the Universitys full-time base in Venice, the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava. This offers a unique European location, encouraging collaborative projects with international partners. In 2010, Warwick won the Venice Prize for Cultural Communication.


  • environmentThe University acknowledges a responsibility for, and a commitment to, the protection of the environment at all levels, and is determined to make the campus into a genuine green icon. steps taken towards the greening of the campus include:

    Continued progress of Carbon Management Implementation Plan, now in its 5th year

    Installation of thermal storage, providing over 10MW of thermal demand and saving over 200 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum

    Autumn term 2010 an extended environmental awareness campaign,

    Lets Make It Happen, aimed at reducing energy consumption across the University

    Establishment of a tax efficient cycle to work scheme for University staff

    Continued management of the campus in an environmentally sensitive manner, seeking to protect and enhance local natural habitats and biodiversity.


  • governance

    Chancellor Sir Richard Lambert

    Pro-Chancellors Mr John Leighfield (Chair of Council) Sir George Cox

    Treasurer Mr BrianWoods-Scawen CBE

    Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor


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