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  • Personal Tutor
  • Wellbeing
  • Report and Support
  • Security Team
  • Dean of Students office

Personal Tutor

Your supervisors act as your personal tutors in the first instance, giving you pastoral as well as academic advice. If there are instances when you wish to talk to someone outside your supervisory team, you should contact the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, Mark Knights in the first instance.

Your supervisor is not an expert in health and wellbeing issues - which are best discussed with your GP/healthcare provider.

The University Support Services (Disability Services, Mental Health, Counselling and Wellbeing) are available on campus, if you need professional support with any issues. Your supervisors role here is to signpost you to these specialist services and to discuss with you how to manage any impact issues are having on your academic studies and any adjustments that might be recommended. Once you have met with the specialist services, it is a good idea for you to update your supervisors so they are aware of the support you are receiving.


Wellbeing and Student Support provide a range of services that can help you to develop the personal resources and skills you need to navigate the challenges and opportunities of student life.

First step: A Brief Consultation to help you identify next steps and decide on the type of support you may need such as:

Our teams are ready to work with you:

  • The Wellbeing Team offers practical advice and emotional support for your wellbeing and help accessing other services.
  • The Disability Team offers support to manage the impact of a disability, including specific learning differences, mental health, autism spectrum and long term medical conditions.
  • The Counselling and Psychotherapy Services offers a range of therapeutic interventions for students experiencing emotional or psychological issues.

Wellbeing Services

Senior Tutor

The Department’s Senior Tutor, Prof Rebecca Earle, oversees the Personal Tutoring system in the Department.

The Senior Tutor is an experienced member of academic staff and they manage complex issues that Personal Tutors refer to them. They are also involved in absence monitoring as poor attendance is often an early indication of difficulties. Contact your Senior Tutor if you have issues affecting your studying that your supervisor has not responded to, or which you do not wish to discuss with your supervisors or the Director of Graduate Studies.

Report + Support

Everyone at the University of Warwick, whether studying, working, or visiting, has the right to feel safe. Harassment of any kind is completely unacceptable, and our community is an environment where prejudice and socially unacceptable behaviour are never tolerated.

If you feel you have been a victim of harassment, please visit Report + SupportLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window and consider either reporting it anonymously, or speaking with an advisor.

Security Team

If you need help in an emergency or have any concerns about safety on and off-campus contact the Security Team.

24-hour Control Centre (general enquiries)
Internal extension: 22083
External line: 024 7652 2083

Emergency (fire, police, ambulance)
Internal extension: 22222
External line: 024 7652 2222

Note: All calls requiring an external emergency service on campus should be made through the Control Centre on the emergency number. This enables the emergency services to get help to you faster because we will escort them to the scene quickly.

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office plays an important role in the student learning experience at Warwick. We are a dynamic team, comprising of academic and professional services staff and students working in close partnership. We have strategic leadership of academic support, through the personal tutoring system, the institution’s Inclusive Education Model (IEM) and the Community Values Education Programme (CVEP).

To contact the Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students Office



Welfare and Support

Research Course Regulations

Progression and Examination

Expected Participation

Personal Development

Funding and Travel Support

University PG Research Support

Student Voice