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Resources and Guidance

Academic Advice


Recommendations for how to prepare, plan, write, and present your essays and dissertations, with specific details of marking criteria.


Guidance on how to identify and contextualise source 'gobbets' in your exams.

Departmental Resources

A list of books available within the department.


First year students can find a glossary (in progress!) of key terms to aid your understanding of how we talk about the ancient world.


Plagiarism, defined as ‘the attempt to pass off someone else’s work as one’s own’ is a variety of cheating or fraud. It is taken very seriously by the University and students who are caught can suffer penalties which are extremely detrimental to their career. If in doubt about what constitutes plagiarism, please consult the online tutorial at 

Develop your Skills

Library Induction and Searching Skills

Warwick Advantage

The University's main portal for finding new ways to work on your skills and acquire new experiences.

Undergraduate Skills Programme

The USP hosts workshops on e.g. essay-writing and exam revision, as well as helping you to develop personal and professional skills.

The Classics Society Mentoring Scheme

Mentoring occurs through a series of conversations in which one person (Mentor) draws on their experience, expertise and knowledge to advise and guide a less experienced person (Mentee) in order to enhance their performance and support their development.

Applications to become a mentor open in term 3.

All first year students within the Classics Department are allocated two student mentors for the duration of the academic year.

Mentoring Resources

Mentoring Contracts

Mentor Contract

Mentee Contract