Conference Arrangements

International Manufacturing Centre

International Manufacturing Centre (IMC)

RAMS 2015 was held at the University of Warwick. Conference sessions were held in the International Manufacturing Centre (IMC) which is part of the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). Oral presentations were given in a tiered lecture theatre (IMC.004), and poster sessions and lunches were in an adjacent room (IMC.006). Accommodation was available on the night of 16th September 2015 in Bluebell, which is a modern student residence situated a short walk from the conference venue. For those staying in Bluebell, breakfast on 17th September 2015 was available in the Rootes Restaurant (included in the registration fee).


Bluebell Hall of Residence

A map showing the campus can be downloaded from here. The International Manufacturing Centre (conference venue) is marked “28”. Bluebell (accommodation) is marked “7” and the Rootes Building (breakfast) is marked “55”.

Getting to the University of Warwick

Firstly, please note that the University of Warwick is located on the outskirts of Coventry (it is not in the town of Warwick). For those arriving by public transport, we recommend taking the train to Coventry Station. A taxi from Coventry Station to the campus will cost about £12. Alternatively public buses run from the station to the campus. Details of the buses are available from here. The nearest bus stop to the conference venue is by the Sports Centre. Note the National Express local buses do not give change (the cost at time of writing was £2 for a single).

The nearest major airport is Birmingham (BHX). Regular trains run from Birmingham International Station (which is within walking distance of the terminal) to Coventry Station, from where the directions above can be followed. Taxis from BHX to the campus are likely to cost around £35.

More information about getting to the University’s campus can be accessed via the University’s site here.

Parking on Campus

Secure car parking is available free of charge in Car Park 7, 8, 8a, 9, 10. Parking permits must be displayed in your cars for the duration of your stay. Permits was available for all delegates, if required – please contact us to request one.


Accommodation was available on campus in the Bluebell residences, just a short walk to the International Manufacturing Centre (location of talks and poster sessions). Accommodation on the night of 16th September and breakfast on 17th September in the Rootes Restaurant is included in the price of accommodation. If you require accommodation for any other evening before/after the conference, please contact Warwick Conferences directly.

Check-in: from 3 pm

Check-out: before 9.30 am

Conference Banquet

The conference dinner on Wednesday 16th September was held at the historic Warwick Castle. A coach took delegates to and from the Castle on Wednesday evening. Dinner, drinks and transportation were included in Registration costs.