Welcome! These pages are designed to provide you with the information you need to ensure a smooth integration into the activities of the department for students joining us for 2023/24. Please see module information details to the right if you are joining us for 2023/24.
The Departmental Liaison Officer for international students in 2023-24 is Prof Liz Barry.
Please ensure that you attend the Induction Meeting for 2023/24 students. This will take place on the afternoon of 28th September 2023 - scheduled to take place in room FAB5.03 (The Faculty of Arts Building where the department is based), at 1:00 - 2:00pm. See below to find this room on the interactive campus map. Further information regarding the department, your assessments and your timetable will be explained to you at this meeting.
You are also invited to a Departmental Social Event which will be held on 27th September at 5:00pm– more information will be forthcoming before you arrive. Details of all meetings and events taking place in Welcome Week will appear on your personalised timetable when you have officially registered.
Note that the Office of Student Mobility has an updated list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) available for you to consult.
Here, for reference, is a link to the campus map:
University of Warwick’s 2023 Orientation Programme
This Welcome to Warwick programme is run by the International Office and is for international students (undergraduate and postgraduate) who are new to living and studying in the UK.
The four-day programme includes information sessions, seminars, social events and tours. It also provides opportunities and support for practical issues such as enrolment, using the health centre, police registration and academic skills workshops. There is also a wide range of social activities provided for participants. There are approximately 1,000 attendees and a team of 100 helpers.
Important details to note
A list of useful tips and reminders is available here.
Confused about what tutors expect in an English essay? Read 'Elements of the Academic Essay' by Gordon Harvey for an overview of the basic issues. You are welcome to attend sessions run by the Academic Writing Centre for guidance on how to approach writing essays.
Please ensure you follow this link to the on-line Undergraduate Handbook for English; note especially the information on attendance, submission of essays and deadlines.
Assessment Final Deadlines for Visiting Students
• Students who attend for a full academic year follow the same published deadlines and methods of assessment as regular students following the English degree courses. For first-year modules, please see the individual module webpage, as there are differing requirements for each of the four modules open to visiting students.
• Part-year students are required to submit essays totalling 2,000 words per module for each term they attend.
• Essays for the autumn and spring terms will be due by 12 noon on Tuesday of week 12. Essays for the summer term will be due by 12 noon on Tuesday of Week 7; see your tutor for essay titles before the Easter vacation.
• Earlier due dates may be negotiated by tutors and students as they wish, but ALL essays must be submitted directly to the online system (Tabula - see below). Do not hand in essays directly to your tutors, even if you have agreed on an earlier submission date with them.
• We require all students to submit their essays electronically.
Additional support for international students
English language support classes for international students (including courses on grammar, academic writing and critical reading skills) are available free of charge from the Centre for Applied Linguistics (CAL).