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  • Arrival
  • Doctoral College Induction Information
    • University Funded Scholarship Information
  • CADRE induction
  • IT Facilities and Training
  • Study Spaces
  • FAB History Department Lunchtime Social Space
  • The History Society
  • Reading Week
  • Term Dates


To make the start of your studies as smooth as possible, the University and Department offer a wide spectrum of general online information and personalized advice. You may have already seen the arrival webpage ( with lots of specific guidance on accommodation, enrolment and any particular needs you may have, for example, if you arrive from abroad.

Formal and informal social inductions will be held for new incoming students at the start of each academic year. Details will be communicated to new students in the run up to the new academic year.

Doctoral College Induction: online help and information

The Doctoral College has a range of useful induction videos, covering Library services, IT Services, Wellbeing and Professional Development (and more).

Doctoral College Welcome ResourcesLink opens in a new window

The Doctoral College have an additional information resource for any students in receipt of a University of Warwick scholarship

PG Scholarship New StartersLink opens in a new window

CADRE Induction

Year 1 students are encouraged to take part in CADRE's development and training workshopsLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window across the year, particularly the term 1 induction sessions.

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 IT Services Helpdesk, internal extension 73737, or by e-mailing

IT Services Free Training Courses

Study Spaces

There are student study spaces in many of the buildings across campus, for details see the facilitiesLink opens in a new window page.

FAB History Department Lunchtime Social Space

For 2022/2023, room FAB3.26 (near to the kitchen and opposite the History office) has been booked from 12:00-14:00 every week day during term time (1, 2 and 3) for PG students and staff. This will be a relaxed space for students and staff to chat and network.

This is a centrally timetabled teaching room, so must be left tidy and in a teaching layout from 14:00.

Please do make use of it! The booking may be reviewed in the year if the space is not being used.

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.

Term Dates


Autumn Term Monday 3 October 2022 – Saturday 10 December 2022
Spring Term Monday 9 January 2023 – Saturday 18 March 2023
Summer Term Monday 24 April 2023 – Saturday 1 July 2023


Autumn Term Monday 2 October 2023 – Saturday 9 December 2023
Spring Term Monday 8 January 2024 – Saturday 16 March 2024
Summer Term Monday 22 April 2024 – Saturday 29 June 2024


Autumn Term Monday 30 September 2024 – Saturday 7 December 2024
Spring Term Monday 6 January 2025 – Saturday 15 March 2025
Summer Term Monday 21 April 2025 – Saturday 28 June 2025

*Please note that some courses may have non-standard start dates. Please refer to your offer letter for confirmation of the start date of your programme.

**International student visa holders, who are subject to restrictions on the number of hours they can work each week for immigration reasons, should be aware that the official University term dates and vacation periods relate to undergraduate courses only. Student visa holders on any other type of course, including Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research courses, should refer to http://go/immigration, or contact us using this form for further information about their rights to work in the UK. Exceeding the permitted number of working hours when studying in the UK as a student visa holder is a serious breach of the conditions of your visa.



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