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Careers and Skills

Student Careers and Skills 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!

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:




Microsoft Teams: History Student Community Space - Careers channel

Requesting References from Staff

You are welcome to approach academic staff in the department to provide academic references for you. Usually, this is the role of the personal tutor, who should know you well as a result of your regular meetings. Your personal tutor has access to your module marks on Tabula so can speak to your whole academic profile. You may also wish to approach your module tutors for references, or your dissertation supervisor. It is best if the proposed referee knows you personally so that they can write a full reference for you.


When requesting references, it is polite to ask for a reference well in advance of you making your application, including the timescales involved. It is not appropriate to put someone down as a reference who you have not asked, nor to ask tutors to provide references at the last minute. If the tutor agrees to write the reference, send them copies of your application materials so that they have a full understanding of the job or programme to which you are applying, and can tailor their references accordingly. Make sure that you provide your referees with enough time to write a full reference.

Warwick Award

The new Warwick Award provides official recognition for the skills development activities that students take part in within and alongside their studies. The Award launches on 3rd October 2022 and students can join at any point during their course. It is optional, free to join, and includes streams for UG, PGT, exchange and degree apprenticeship students.

The Warwick Award recognises a wide range of activities including some academic modules, sports and societies, volunteering, part time work, caring responsibilities and much more. Students can select any activities they like, based on their interests, availability and skills development needs, as well as those recommended by their department.

The Award is based around 12 core employability skills that we’ve worked with a range of employers to identify as being crucial for the next step in your journey. These skills are: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Self-Awareness, Communication, Teamwork, Information Literacy, Sustainability, Ethical Values, Digital Literacy, Inter-cultural awareness, Organisational Awareness, and Professionalism.

The Award is free and can be personalised to allow you to shape your own employability skills development. Postgraduates who complete the Award will be issued with a digital certificate by the Skills Team.

How does the Award work?

For each Warwick Award-accredited activity you complete, you will earn Core Skills Points. These points help you track your progress towards the Award and your development of the different core employability skills it covers. The Core Skills Points value will be listed next to the name of all Warwick Award-accredited activities.

The Postgraduate award: 20 Core Skills Points (100 hours of activity): aimed at PGT students who are new to Warwick, as well as those who studied at Warwick as undergraduates, but who want to continue to develop their skills. This award is also applicable to students registered for a 4-year masters.



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