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Joint Honours


This information is not for Q300 English, 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 Classics; 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.

In the lead up to welcome week you will find links on the right-hand side of the page (or at the bottom of page on some mobile devices) are induction handouts to help you navigate your English modules and sign-up. These will also be available at the induction itself.

Here's a summary checklist of things you need to do in the first weeks relating to the English side of your degree:

1. Enrol 
2. Attend the Joint Honours Induction - Wednesday 27th September, 14.00 – 15.00pm in FAB 0.08
3. Find the Library
4. Register for your modules (see induction sheet for instructions)
5. Buy your books.
6. Wellbeing
7. Later in term, use the ECLS Academic Writing moodle (link on right) for help with essays.

Finally, if you need help in the first week with the "English" aspect of your degree, contact the Undergraduate OfficeLink opens in a new window or contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for first years, Dr Sarah Wood.


The Autumn term officially begins on Monday 2nd October 2023 (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

Wednesday 27th September, 14.00 – 15.00pm in FAB 0.08

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 booksLink opens in a new window 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 AspireLink opens in a new window 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. Your first port of call will be your Personal Tutor and for particularly serious issues your Home department Senior Tutor and they will inform us of anything you wish to share / we need to know. See HERE.