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Joint Honours

This information is not for QW34 English and Theatre or VQ32 English and History students, but is for any student doing a joint hons degree with English, where their home department is elsewhere.

That is those on English and Creative Writing; English and French; English and German; English and Italian; English and Latin; Film and Literature; Philosophy and Literature; Philosophy, Literature and Classics; English and Hispanic Studies, and modules as part of the Liberal Arts English Pathway, or Centre for Lifelong Learning.

Here's a summary checklist of things you need to do in the first weeks:

1. Enrol 
2. Attend the Joint Honours Induction
3. Meet your personal tutor
4. Attend the optional ECLS "Hidden Curriculum" talks
5. Find the Library
6. Register for your modules (see induction sheet for instructions)
7. Buy your books.
8. Wellbeing

Finally, if you need help in the first week with the "English" aspect of your degree, contact the Undergraduate Office or contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for first years, Dr Jen Baker (


The Autumn term officially begins on Monday 4th October 2021 (week 1). You should already have enrolled on-line before this date, but if not, please make sure that you do so as soon as possible.

If you have been unable to enrol from home or elsewhere before arrival at the University, you can get access to the internet to enrol from the suite of PCs in the Student Computer Centre. Please see University enrolment information for full details.

Induction Meetings

All Joint honours students should attend the ECLS induction taking place Via MS Teams (links are in the event details found on the University central Welcome Programme and your personalised timetable):

Wednesday 29thth September, 14.00 – 15.30pm

Hidden Curriculum Talks

These talks are optional and take place online as meetings in the ECLS FY 2021-22 Teams space - you should have already been added to that space but if not you can add yourself by following the link to the Teams, selecting the ellipses next to the Teams title, and adding.

  • SESSION 1: (1 hour online) Monday 4th October, 2-3pm, "Navigating enrolment, digital spaces and organisation"

This session will provide and introduction and overview to various online systems we use: such as Tabula/Moodle/sitebuilder/Teams/TalisAspire/Stream/outlook and how to use them effectively. I will also cover aspects such as finding staff profiles, email etiquette, a reminder of the UG handbook and what is in it, tips for protecting your work, and the UG English Office will be on hand to help with any enrolment or administrative queries.

  • SESSION 2: (1 hour online) Monday 4th October, 3-4pm, "Academics, Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials - what they are and how to use them"

In this session I will cover aspects such as what an Academic does and how to use them; what a lecture is and how to use them effectively for class and for essays; what a seminar is and how to prepare for it and what to do when you get there; using Office Hours, using your Personal Tutor effectively.

  • SESSION 3: (1 hour online) Friday 8th October, 11-12pm "Resources and Time Management"

In part 1 of this session, Kate Courage from the Library and some of our ECLS Student Library Associates will talk you through spaces and methods of working in the library, tips for resource finding.
In part 2 we will look at managing your Time(table) effectively by going through the syllabi and deadlines to get you ready for term 1. You will need to come with a paper-diary/wall-chart, phone/email calendar (whatever you prefer to use)

The Bookshop

Course books are available for purchase from Blackwells.
All course book lists should be available by the beginning of term but you don't need to purchase them all at the same time and you may find specific editions and price comparisons here. Pay attention to whether modules specify certain editions.

There is also a collection of free pre-owned books and journals donated by staff and former students who were keen to pass these on to current undergraduates - especially those who find it challenging to purchase all the required texts. We have a range of books from first and honours years modules, as well as texts that may support your wider reading.

You should check the module reading list by typing in the module code or module name on Talis Aspire to see if the library has hard/e-copies available.

If you have trouble locating a text, inform your module convenor immediately.

Social Announcements

Look out for notices inviting you to join the huge range of the university's social clubs – including the Lit.Soc, Freshblood, and Warwick University Drama Society.


Your wellbeing is supported by the university and the department throughout your time at Warwick. See HERE.