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Departmental Open Days - English Literature Q300

Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies Offer Holder Open Days

This year, for entry in October 2018, we will be holding four Open Days for those holding offers to study the English Literature Degree at Warwick. Please see all the details below and decide which day to attend, please ensure you register so we can prepare for your arrival! The days you can attend are:

  • Wednesday 31st January 2018
  • Wednesday 7th February 2018
  • Wednesday 14th March 2018
  • Wednesday 25th April 2018

This is a great chance for you to get to know us a little better, and for you to learn what it’s like to be an English student at Warwick, not least by talking to the real experts, our current students.

The afternoon begins with a Welcome to English talk where you will be greeted by the Head of Department, Professor Maureen Freely, and hear a sample lecture from one of our many world-renowned academics. After this talk, you will proceed to our English ‘Fair’ where you’ll have the chance for informal chats with staff, students, and representatives from a range of Societies.

During the afternoon, you will also have a scheduled one-to-one conversation with a member of staff – this is a brilliant opportunity to ask questions about the course and about Warwick, or simply to enjoy talking about books with someone who shares your passion about Literature and can help it grow in new directions. Throughout the day you’ll also learn about our English Literature pathways in greater depth, as well all the opportunities – social, intellectual and professional – that will be available to you during your time at Warwick. The day will end with tea and cake.

The events planned for the four afternoons differ very slightly in their offerings, so you should consult the different schedules for the day on which you choose to attend. We only ask that you sign up for one day. When you arrive at the welcome lecture, we will give you the chance to sign up for the individual sessions that interest you.
Warwick Offer-Holder Mornings

In addition, you also have the option to book onto our Warwick Offer Holder Mornings, which are run exclusively for offer-holders on the mornings of our Department Open Days. These are designed for those who would like to receive general information about the University, our accommodation and finance & funding and have not previously had a chance to visit campus. The Warwick Offer Holder Mornings will also include a campus tour and a visit into two halls of residence.


The schedule for the events, including Offer Holder Morning activities, is below.

Time Activity Location
8.30am - 9.15am Arrival on campus via public transport or our Park & Ride service from Stoneleigh Park. Warwick Arts Centre - Foyer
9.15am - 10am Registration Warwick Arts Centre - Foyer
10am - 10.45am The Warwick Experience talk: A team of staff and student speakers present an overview of living and studying at the University of Warwick, including information on accommodation and social life in the local area, career opportunities and the qualities that make the Warwick experience distinct. Warwick Arts Centre - Butterworth Hall
10.45am- 12.30pm Campus Tours, to include visits to some of our student accommodation. Main campus
12.30pm - 1.15pm Break
1.15pm/1.30pm - 2.30pm English Offer Holder Open Day - Welcome plenary session and mini lecture.
Start time and location varies by date, please check your booking confirmation email for details.
2.30pm - 4.30pm English Fair and tea/1:1 meetings with English academics. Varies by date, please check your booking confirmation email for details.


You will receive an invitation to book for an Offer Holder Open Day, which contains a link for you to book. If you haven't received this email or have deleted it, please contact opendays at warwick dot ac dot uk. On the booking form , you will have the option to book the Warwick Offer Holder Morning as well as the activities in the Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies. You can select one or both of these activities.


Our Park and Ride facility will be offered at Stoneleigh Park on certain dates because campus parking is limited during the week. You can find further information here, including the list of Park and Ride dates.

See You Soon

We very much hope that you will take advantage of our invitation to attend one of the Post-Offer Open Days which we believe form an essential part of your decision-making process. Please note that only exceptionally will be able to receive visits outside the Open Day events above - iIf you are not able to attend one of the Offer Holder Open Days, find out more about other opportunities to visit the campus.