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Student Engagement at the WCN

Public Engagement in Classics Module
Prof Michael Scott

In 2022 Dr Paul Grigsby and Prof Michael Scott of the WCN are introducing a brand new module for Undergraduates here at Warwick on Public Engagement in Classics. This module is for anyone with an interest in what good Public Engagement in Classics looks like and wants to develop these skills themselves. Picturing Public Engagement as a kind of storytelling, this module will focus on the practical application of Engagement, looking at what good engagement is, how engagement can be assessed, different methods of engagement for different audiences, and why engagement is a crucial skill for any Classicist.

Blogs and vlogs from our students will appear on these pages, along with details of the group Public Engagement projects they are developing as part of this module. So watch this space.

Stories of Objects

Throughout an object’s life and, in some cases, afterlife, the stories it tells are underwritten by social, political, economic, and religious factors. The stories of objects therefore reflect upon and interact with the communities who craft them, both in antiquity and in more recent history.

Our Stories of Objects module trains our students in the close analysis of different types of objects from the ancient world, with the aim of being able to recognise and assess how different communities have engaged with objects in different contexts. Our students develop the ability to think critically about how and why the stories told by and about objects change throughout their lives and afterlives.


The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme enables undergraduate students to carry out an interdisciplinary summer research public engagement project. For advice and support on public engagement initiatives please go to the WIE web page.

The scheme is open to any UG student at Warwick of a full-time or part-time course, in any year including first and final year students. Erasmus and exchange students are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must get the support of academic supervisor and can apply for a URSS bursary to undertake their research project, either in the UK or abroad, for between 6-10 weeks.

Follow the link to find out about our Classics students who took part in URSS projects in 2021.

WCN Student Blogs

Welcome to our WCN student blogs created by our Warwick Classics and Ancient History students.

Our new blogger is mature student Emma who will take you on a journey, from the beginning of her interest in the ancient world through to what she is studying now and her experience of returning to education.

These blogs offer an insight into study at Warwick and the interests of our bloggers, so check them out.