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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.

URSS

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 taking part in this year's URSS projects.

WCN Student Blog

Welcome to our WCN student blog created by our second year Classical Civilisation student, Áine.

If you are looking to learn something new or find out more about Classics as a subject, you're on the right site! Áine will be posting about what it's like as a student studying Classics at Warwick, along with some more academic (but easy to follow) aspects of the ancient world that she finds interesting, such as the Augustan Age and the Achaemenid Empire (ancient Persia).

If you have any questions or would like to reach out, please don't hesitate to contact Áine at: Aine.Nikookam@warwick.ac.uk