Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Department Information and Support

Registration and Induction

The Academic Office will have sent you details of the University’s enrolment procedures, which must be completed. Please ensure that you attend the History Department PG Induction on 1st October.

Student Voice

The Department of History actively seeks feedback from our students about how we are doing and how we can improve. If you would like to give feedback, share an idea or make a complaint, there are several ways you can do this. Please see our Student Voice website for further information:

Student Staff Liaison Committees (SSLCs)

The SSLC is an elected body made up of student course representatives and academic members of staff to discuss any issues or concerns raised by students. Issues raised during SSLC meetings are reported first to the Education Committee and then to the relevant staff committee where the issues can be addressed. All responses are reported back to the SSLC. For more information about the SSLC and to find your course representative, click below:

Undergraduate SSLC Postgraduate SSLC

Personal Tutors & Senior Tutors

Personal Tutors

All students are assigned a Personal Tutor. For joint degree students the Personal Tutor may be based in either of their two departments, but students may also meet with the Joint Degree Coordinator of the other department to discuss subject-specific issues. Details of your personal Tutor may be found via your Tabula profile page.

All students should meet regularly with their Personal Tutor to discuss their academic progress. Throughout the year, the Personal Tutors are available to discuss any queries about academic, personal or general matters. If a student is experiencing any problems, their Personal Tutor is the first person they should go to. Every member of academic staff has their contact details and office hours available on their staff webpage.

It is sometimes necessary for a student's Personal Tutor to be swapped to an alternative member of staff, often due to staff taking up research leave or general staff turnover, and usually taking place during the summer vacation. In such circumstances the student will receive an e-mail from the Department confirming that their Personal Tutor has changed. Students are entitled to change their Personal Tutor at any stage and should direct their request to the Academic Administrator.

Personal Tutoring at Warwick - A Quick 3 Step Guide for Students

Senior Tutors

If you have any problems with personal tutoring or need more information, the Department has three Senior Tutors. Senior Tutors are experienced Personal Tutors, so any difficulties or questions you have can be raised with them in the first instance.

Senior Tutors


The atmosphere in the Department is friendly and informal and it is usually very easy to meet with individual members of staff. All academic staff post their ‘office hours’ on their office doors and on their staff webpages, specifying regular times when they will be available for student enquiries. You can also set up appointments at other times by emailing them.

Students should note that the University & department will ONLY contact you via your University e-mail address. Please be sure to check your e-mails on a regular basis so that you do not miss any important communications. To update your address please do so via the student record online page. Sign in to this page as usual and select ‘Student Records’ from the ‘My Data’ link on the left hand menu.

Undergraduate students have pigeonholes which are located in the foyer outside room H305 and postgraduate students have pigeonholes located in the foyer outside room H342. Personal post should NOT be sent to the department but to your term time address. Items posted to the department will be returned to the sender. Academic members of staff have clear plastic pigeonholes located outside their offices, and part-time seminar tutors have folders located with student pigeon holes. You can also keep up to date with what is happening the Department of History by following:

Facebook: Twitter:

The History Society

With over 800 members, Warwick’s History Society (HistSoc) is one of the largest and best-known societies on campus renowned for its socials, ball, tour, incredibly popular sports teams and impressive academic support! Socials are a big part of their identity with termly HistSoc nights out on and off campus. They look to support their members academically through essay workshops, module fairs, guest speakers and the newly developed mentor scheme.

Reading Weeks

Week 6 in Terms 1 and 2 is designated as a ‘Reading Week’ and no classes run in that week. The point of these weeks is to allow students more free time to research and read for their assignments and essays; and to allow academic staff to stay in touch with their own research and to conduct more intensive teaching preparation. Most academic staff will not be in the Department during these weeks and if you need to make urgent contact with them you should do this via e-mail in the first instance.

Graduate Research Forum

The Graduate Research Forum meets weekly during the Autumn and Spring Terms. Whilst the GRF is primarily aimed at PhD students, some of the sessions are open to PGT students (Part 3 in particular) and attendance is encouraged.

Graduate Research Forum