Message from the Head of Department
A very warm welcome to all of our offer holders. We are aware that some of you might have reservations about Warwick given the recent press around an incident last year involving several students. Our department was the first to respond to this incident, writing an open letter to our Vice Chancellor on our Twitter feed (@EnglishWarwick). We take this issue extraordinarily seriously. You can read the Vice Chancellor's response to current events online here.
Please rest assured that our department is a friendly and safe space to study. At its heart, 'Warwick' means the staff and students who work, study, and live here, and we're committed to values of wellbeing, respect, and dignity. All of our students in English and Comparative Literary Studies have a dedicated personal tutor in addition to a departmental-level Senior Tutor who oversees pastoral care. You can find out more about the University's Wellbeing Support Services and commitment to Dignity at Warwick.
We understand this is a very difficult time for students on campus, and some of them will be protesting against the decisions made by the University about this case while you visit our campus. Many staff will be involved in these peaceful and supportive protests too, and will be happy to talk further with you if you have any concerns or questions.
I will hold special office hours on Wednesday 6 February on the fifth floor of the Humanities Building (office 503) between 14.00 and 16.00 if you or your parents have any questions you would like me to address. I'd be more than happy to talk with you either on the day, or later (you're welcome toemma dot mason at warwick dot ac dot uk or we can talk over the phone).
Professor Emma Mason