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19 June 2020

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Sent: 19 June 2020 17:02
To: EnglishHoD, Resource <>
Cc: Moore, Sian <>; PGEnglish, Resource <>; PGREnglish, Resource <>
Subject: Update from HoD for PG students

Dear all,

I hope you're keeping well. I know you've all been busy trying to finish essays, write Dissertations, and get on with research wherever possible, and I also know it's been really difficult to do this. Thanks so much for being in touch with myself, your tutors and our office team as you continue with your work: we really appreciate it. Those of you who will be with us next year might be interested in the University's update on what returning to campus will look like here: We'll send out more details specific to the department as soon as we have them.

More pressing than this, however, is our continued commitment to the BLM issue. The following page on the departmental website has been updated with a few further statements of support for BLM from some of the associations with which we're all involved. If there's anything you'd like me to post here just let me know: We will also be meeting online to discuss our ongoing decolonising the curriculum process over the summer, and you're more than welcome to be involved: please do email me.

The English and Creative Writing undergraduate, Beatriz Torres, President of RAG, has also organized an amazing array of BLM talks on Monday 22 June from 11.00 on Facebook. Please do support this and come along:

While term is ongoing this year because of covid, next week would normally be the last week of term, and I'm sure many of you are ready for a break. I hope you can take one. Stay safe.

Best wishes,


Professor Emma Mason | Head of Department | English and Comparative Literary Studies | University of Warwick | | @whypoets