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

  • The Wellbeing Support 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 Psychology Interventions Team (CAPIT) offers a range of therapeutic interventions for students experiencing emotional or psychological issues.

Further information on these services and the support on offer to students please see

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 harrassment, please visit the Report + Support websiteLink 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.

Telephone: 024 765 22083 or internal extension 22083

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students at the University of Warwick is supported in the role by three Faculty Senior Tutors. Working closely with colleagues across the university, the Dean of Students provides strategic leadership for the provision of academic pastoral support for students, ensuring that practice at Warwick is sector leading and supports both academic outcomes and the wellbeing of students.

Dean of Students Office

International 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.



Welfare and Support

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Progression and Examination

Expected Participation

Personal Development

Funding and Travel Support

University PG Research Support

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