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  • Opportunities to Gain Teaching Experience
  • Student Careers and Opportunities
  • The Library
  • University Nursery
  • International Student Office
  • Language Centre


Opportunities to Gain Teaching Experience

It is one of the key features of graduate training in History at Warwick that we provide excellent opportunities for our research students to gain teaching experience on our undergraduate degrees.

Teaching requirements for the coming academic year are resolved before the end of the previous Summer Term when the Department Academic Administrator will inform all PGR students and their supervisors of what teaching will be available. Students then apply, with the support of their Supervisor.

We predominantly select students in Years 2 and 3, but students in Year 4 are also often given teaching, depending on the progress of their research. Selection of those to be given teaching is at the discretion of the Head of Department, who will be guided by the advice of Supervisors. In normal circumstances, it is our intention to give teaching experience to all students during the course of their research studies at Warwick.

Postgraduate research students who undertake teaching in the Department must complete the 'Preparing to Teach in Higher Education' course provided by the LDC prior to the start of the Autumn Term. Having completed all three sections of Preparing to Teach in Higher Education and receiving the certificate of completion you may consider progressing to the Academic Professional Pathway: PGR (APP PGR).

Preparing to Teach in Higher Education

Student Careers and Opportunities

Student Careers and Opportunities exists to enable Warwick students at all levels to devise and implement their lifelong career plans. You can access the support at any stage of your time here but would be well advised to start early!

Student Careers and Skills

You have a designated Senior Careers Consultant, Millie Tissut, who has extensive experience working with students of History. She is familiar with the range of employment opportunities open to students of your discipline and can advise you on the relevant application processes.

Millie can be contacted by email ( You may also make an appointment to see your advisor through MyAdvantage.


You might also want to look at the accounts run by Student Careers and Skills:


The Library

You’ll find more than books at the Library. You’ll find resources such as online journal articles and ebooks available wherever you are and services to help you develop your information skills or your use of multimedia. The library also has a variety of study environments to suit your study needs.

To access Warwick Library e-resources, you can either follow the links from the Library website, Encore (, or Library Catalogue ( These links will usually take you straight to the Warwick Web Sign-on or the Library Login screens where you will need to enter your Warwick username and password. You should then be taken straight to the e-resource you selected with access to Warwick subscribed content. Access will usually be the same whether you are on or off-campus.

A comprehensive list of Library resources for History students is available at

If you need help finding material for your study, please contact the Academic Support Librarian for History.

The Library

  • Floor 1: General services and the Short Loan Collection, a collection of heavy-use material
  • Floor 2: Sciences
  • Floor 3: Arts
  • Floor 4: Education, Law, Statistics and Official Publications
  • Floor 5: Social Sciences

The Modern Records Centre

As a Warwick student, you have one of the finest collections of modern archives in the country on your doorstep here at the MRC. They could help you make a genuinely original contribution to your field of study.


IT Facilities and Training

Students are expected to be computer literate. You will need to make use of computers for word processing, access to the Library catalogue and its collection of online resources. All students need to acquire these skills during the first term of their first year.

If you need any help accessing the website or registering with IT Services please contact the Help and Advisory desk in the Student Computer Centre, phone 73737, or by e-mail at

IT Services Free Training Courses

University Nursery

The University Nursery provides friendly and professional childcare for children of Warwick University members, including students. Details of the Nursery, including fees and opening hours, can be found on the University Nursery website. Enquiries can be sent by email to or by phone at 024 76523389 (internal extension 23389).

University Nursery

International Student Office

At Warwick, we place great emphasis on support for our international students. We work to make our campus a friendly and caring place in which our students can excel. Coming to study in a new country is a huge challenge, involving many difficulties and uncertainties, therefore at Warwick, we have a comprehensive range of counselling and support services available, for free, to all our international students.

The International Student Office is a friendly team of experienced staff, here to support all EU and overseas students during their studies at the University of Warwick. You are encouraged to contact them if you have queries or difficulties about anything during your stay.

International Student Office

Language Centre

The Language Centre supports the University's commitment to the increased provision of foreign language learning opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff across the University. The Language Centre is located on the ground floor of the Humanities Building and can be contacted by email at

Language Centre



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