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Training and Development

Departmental Postgraduate Induction

Incoming students:

PhD and MAR:

The department will hold an online welcome session via Teams on Wednesday, 30 September, 9-10am, which will be accessible to all our offer-holders, including those based abroad. There will be also be online library induction during the proceeding week which will appear on your Welcome week timetable. New PG student can arrive up to five weeks after the start of term in the case of international travel issues. COVID situation permitting, this will be followed by an informal reception on campus in Week 1 (time tbc) for those present. For more information about the practicalities of starting at Warwick this October see this page.

For more information on registering and other useful tips, see the University's Welcome Pages. For our Taught MA programmes, please contact Prof Suzanne Frey-Kupper or (from September 2020) Dr Eris Williams Reed (Ancient Visual and Material Culture) or Prof Victoria Rimell (Ancient Literature and Thought) to discuss your options. For research degrees, please contact your supervisor (if you don't know who this is, email the Director of Graduate Studies: Dr Caroline Petit).

The Department provides a full induction into subject-specific research methods and techniques to all research students in the course of their first year. The programme below also incorporates the sessions provided by CADRE, which are compulsory for all new PhD students. The programme for 2020-21 will be posted below when it is finalised.

Attendance at Induction sessions (as appropriate for year of study) and Work-in-Progress seminars is required for all Research Postgrads. Please note that certain sessions are formal attendance monitoring points.

Skills Sessions:
Academic German Class (Dr Daniel Hall) TBC

For other language training needs, please contact your supervisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.

Please see also the University’s Skills Programme:

Work in progress seminars:


Training for PhD students beyond their 1st year:
CADRE Workshops 2020/21 TBC

Other Skills training:

Academic Writing Programme

A series of sessions are held by the University to support academic writing skills. See the webpage for details.

Masters Skills Programme

ITS training sessions

IATL postgraduate interdisciplinary modules
The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance will be holding courses on

Italian palaeography
English palaeography
Latin for research

If any of these are of interest to you, please get in touch with Dr Marco Nievergelt to find out more details.

Arts Faculty PG Work-in-progress seminar:
Further Postgraduate Training Opportunities

Students are also encouraged to attend the extensive programmes laid on by the Faculty and University: