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Most supermarkets offer online shopping and delivery services. Remember to plan ahead when you'll need your next shop, and book a slot in good time. You can save on delivery costs by combining your shopping as a household.
Morrisons is also offering food boxes, including options if you're vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free.
Coventry and Warwickshire have networks of community support services and mutual aid groups, which can assist with a range of practical tasks including shopping and access to food.
If you're struggling to afford food, the SU Advice Centre and Wellbeing Support Services can help you to access a local foodbank. In Coventry you can also call 08085 834 333 for an urgent referral to a foodbank.
Social supermarkets (or 'grub hubs') also offer heavily discounted food, and you don't require a foodbank voucher to access them. If you're in Coventry, find your nearest food hub here.
You can also make what you have stretch further with these leftover recipes, and by understanding the difference between 'best before' and 'use by'.
If you need some inspiration, BBC GoodFood, Tesco, and SaveTheStudent all have student recipe collections.
If you are not registered with a GP, you can use the NHS GP locator tool and find out how to register with a GP here.
The campus pharmacy, located in the SU Atrium, is currently open Tuesdays & Thursdays (11am-5pm).
The nearest alternative pharmacy from campus is located within Boots at Cannon Park. It is open daily.
You can find pharmacies near you using the NHS pharmacy locator tool. If you are unable to travel, check the 'departments and services' tab in each entry to determine if they offer a prescription delivery service.
There are still lots of virtual events being organised by the SU and its clubs & societies, where you can have fun or learn something new whilst connecting with others.
Outside of the house, there are plenty of walking, running, and cycling routes on campus and in its surrounding areas, as well as in Coventry and Leamington Spa.
As a bonus, here's 101 ideas for things to do at home, either by yourself or with your hallmates/housemates!
The SU's Advice Centre is a free, confidential, impartial and non-judgemental service. They provide advice, information, guidance and representation.
The University's Wellbeing Support Services offer practical advice and emotional support for your wellbeing, and help accessing other services. WSS also organise wellbeing masterclasses have an online library of self-help resources.
The university chaplains are also available to support you, regardless of faith background or tradition (or complete lack thereof).
Coventry and Warwickshire have networks of community support services and mutual aid groups, which can assist with a range of practical tasks such as shopping and access to food.
Local support is available on a range of issues, from substance misuse/addiction to homelessness, via local support services listed in this directory.
The University has hardship funds available to students who are experiencing financial hardship.
Support for budgeting as a student can be found via
- Warwick's budget calculator
- Save The Student (including calculators and trackers)
- UCAS (including a budget calculator)
Student Space is a new student service making it easier to find the support you need during the coronavirus pandemic. It includes information and support by phone, webchat, text message and email.
As a Warwick student you have free access to TogetherAll, an online community supporting your mental health. Trained professionals are available 24/7 to keep the community safe.
The SU's Are You OK? portal includes tips for when you're feeling lonely or isolated, a weekly chill-out lounge, and guidance for recognising and talking about poor mental health.
The NHS has produced guidance on supporting your mental wellbeing while staying at home, ten tips-style.
If you're concerned someone may be experiencing thoughts of suicide, our Stop Suicide portal can help. PAPYRUS' helpline offers support to those experiencing thoughts of suicide, and those supporting them.
Warwick Nightline and Samaritans offer listening services. If you need someone to talk to, they'll listen, and they won't judge.
MindLine Trans+ is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline for trans people and those supporting them.
In an emergency (including a mental health crisis), contact Campus Security.
If you are not registered with a GP, you can use the NHS GP locator tool and find out how to register with a GP here. See also the medication section if you need help with access to medication.
Coventry is currently in line with national Covid-19 restrictions. You can find more about the national restrictions here.
The University operates a campus-based Test and Trace service. If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms, you should book a test.
- If you are able to travel to the campus testing facility without using public transport, taxis, or private hire cars, you should book an appointment with Warwick's Test and Trace service.
- If you are not able to travel to the campus testing facliity, you should book a test via testing facility near you, or order a postal test.
- If you are tested off-campus and receive a positive test result, you should inform the University immediately.
All asymptomatic staff and students living, studying, or working regularly on campus are encouraged to book two lateral flow tests per week. Twice weekly testing helps break chains of Coronavirus transmission by identifying asymptomatic infestions.
The University's coronavirus safety portal explains steps you can take to stay safer during the coronavirus pandemic, including your responsibilities on and off campus. This includes wearing a face covering on campus, unless you are exempt, frequent hand-washing and good hygiene practices, and maintaining social distancing.
If you do not follow safety guidelines, the COVID-19 escalation and disciplinary framework sets out what you can expect.
If you are the victim of a hate crime or hate incident, the SU Advice Centre is a third party hate crime reporting centre, and can support you in reporting the incident and accessing support. Alternatively, you can report it online via TrueVision or via the University's Report & Support service.
You can report sexual violence, hate crime/incidents, bullying and discrimination via the University's Report & Support service. You can choose to report anonymously, or request to speak with an adviser.
Many burglaries of student houses are a result of homes left insecure, via unlocked doors and windows. Make sure you lock up (and set any alarms) when you're the last one to leave. For further tips, check out the Safer Students campaign.
There are many walking, running, and cycling routes on campus and in its surrounding areas, as well as in Coventry and Leamington Spa.
Warwick Sport are offer fitness classes, and you can swim, use the gym, and book courts to play on. Find out more about what's available here.
Warwick Sport's content core discusses all things active, including everyday items to use in your home workouts, and exercises to help counteract screen-time.
The SU's sports clubs are always open to new members too!
Double-check what can go in your general waste green bins in Coventry or grey bins in Leamington Spa, and make best use of your collection dates.
Double-check what can go in your blue-lidded recycling bins in Coventry or red recycling boxes and bags in Leamington, and make best use of your collection dates.
If you have access to a car, you can take any surplus waste to Coventry Reuse and Recycling Centre (the tip) or the Princes Drive Recycling Centre (the tip) in Leamington. You must book a slot in advance.
Book a bulky waste collection from Coventry City Council or Warwick District Council for any large items you need to dispose of like furniture or fridge/freezers.
There are many volunteering opportunities available. We would encourage you to reach out to one of the following groups to explore the options in your local area.
- Warwick Volunteers, the university's department for volunteering opportunities.
- Coventry COVID-19 community response volunteers
- Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action