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Teaching 2021-22

We're looking forward to seeing all our students in the new term. This page will guide you through our teaching plans for 2021-22 and be updated as we know more: at all stages we will follow both the Government and University guidance on safe teaching and continue to prioritise your health and wellbeing.

You can continue to keep up to date with the University's Stay Safe at Warwick pages.

How will teaching be organised in term 1?  

As of 1 August 2021, our current plans are to deliver most of your seminars in-person on campus (with the exception of week 6 and week 10, which will be taught online); and to deliver lectures online as directed by the University. We will only change these plans if directed to by the University or due to Government guidance. We expect further updates from the University in mid-September.

MA/PhD Dissertation supervision

Please liaise with your supervisor to arrange Dissertation supervision. We expect most of this to take place in person on campus, but you can arrange to have some meetings online if both you and your supervisor agree.

Will there be any help with assessment deadlines?

If you need further time with any of your work, please refer to the PGT handbook on how to apply for extensions or periods of self certification. Extension requests are reviewed by your Course Convenor so if you have any queries, please contact them cc'ing in If you're a PGR student and require an extension, please contact for further information.

We understand that many of you continue to be affected by the challenging circumstances of the pandemic. For those with formal mitigating circumstances, we encourage you to apply for Mitigating Circumstances by submitting a form via the Personal Circumstances tab on Tabula. You will need to submit evidence in the form of screenshots of doctor's or hospital appointments, medication records, counselling or therapy, or other evidence of unexpected problems or emergencies. However, you should not compromise your safety or the safety of others in order to obtain evidence. If you don't have access to evidence please explain why in as much detail as possible by linking dates and periods affected to specific assignments you feel have been affected. It is also important that you speak to your personal tutor about your situation, and, if you need further support, the Senior Tutor, Dr Liz Barry.


Your personal tutor will meet you at the start of term 1. You can also contact the Senior Tutor, Liz Barry, who will help if you have any issues with personal tutoring or need more information about pastoral care and wellbeing.

Library resources

We expect the Library to remain open this term. The Library has extensive access to online archives and resources, and you can view the list here. It may be reassuring to know that more than 50% of the Library's books, and 75% of its journals, are available digitally.

If you have any questions about the library's collections or provision you can contact the English Academic Support Librarian, Kate Courage, for advice and guidance. 

What happens if there is a change in national restrictions? 

Please look out for communications from Emma Mason, the Head of Department, who will update you on the implications for your course as the national situation develops.

    What happens if I have to self-isolate?

    Self-isolating rules are constantly changing so please check here for updates.

    Please contact your personal tutor if you're unwell so we can support you. If you miss any work because you're self-isolating we'll do our best to help you catch up.

    Just as when you fall ill under normal circumstances, you can put forward evidence on the mitigating circumstances portal explaining how you have been affected and apply for extensions to your assessments.

    What about safety on campus?

    The university is continually revising its plans for safety on campus. Some buildings are already open and detailed risk assessments have been carried out to ensure the campus is safe. For full details, see the Safety on Campus pages. You can also read the Risk Assessment documents for the buildings in which in-person meetings will take place.