"Absolutely superb; helpful, informative and highly enjoyable."
Headstart at Warwick is an opportunity to explore a range of engineering disciplines via lectures, hands on individual and team-based practical projects to give you a real taste of academic undergraduate life. Your stay in one of our halls of residence will ensure you also experience student life at one of the UK's top Universities.
What’s it all about?
Warwick is a modern self-contained, campus-based university on the outskirts of Coventry. You will take part in lectures and practical activities to give you a chance to meet our academic members of staff and postgraduate students. You will stay in one of Warwick's halls of residence with some of our MEng or BEng graduating students. Their role is to be there 24-7 to support you and tell you what life as an undergraduate engineer is really like.
What will I be doing?
Activities to find out about engineering include: • Half day sessions to learn about the different types of engineering. Each laboratory session will start with a little bit of theory in a similar style to an undergraduate engineering lecture. You will then take part in a practical laboratory session to apply this theory. Some laboratories involve individual work and some involve team-based activities. To learn about civil engineering you will work in teams to see who can design, make and test a civil structure. To learn more about mechanical engineering and aerodynamics you will help launch a rocket and to experience electronic engineering you will build your own electronic dice. • A chance to meet engineers working in both industry and research to learn more about career opportunities • A presentation and discussion about higher education options and the applications process
Activities to find out about student life include: • Just living in student halls of residence with our recent graduates will help to introduce you to student life • You will also take part in a sports evening to show you some of the facilities available at a typical university
Would this course suit me?
Warwick University is invariably listed in the top 10 UK universities and has an especially strong reputation for engineering. In industry engineers work in multi-disciplinary teams to design and build complex electro-mechanical systems and civil structures. To equip our graduates to work in this environment all students study the same first and second year to build the foundations common to all engineering disciplines and to learn how to communicate effectively with other technical and business specialists. Hence both our Headstart and undergraduate courses are ideal for those who value taking a broad, multi-disciplinary approach before specialising and our courses are also ideal for those who are still deciding what type of engineering is right for them. Warwick offers courses in the following disciplines and will suit you if you are interested: