Applications for the Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) 2024 will open on Friday 1 December 2023, with a deadline of Sunday 4 February 2024.
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The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme enables Warwick undergraduate students to carry out a non-assessed, self-directed research project supervised by a Warwick academic. The project should take between 6-10 weeks and is usually carried out over the summer between July and September. It is possible to apply for a bursary of up to £1500 to contribute to living expenses and other associated costs whilst carrying out the project. Research can be undertaken in a different department to a student's home department, and the research topic does not have to be related to the degree course being studied.
Congratulations to Elena Giusti
Watch the announcement on video here.
Highly Commended Award for former BA Student
In a remarkable achievement, Emily Swallow has been honored with a 'Highly Commended' recognition in the Literature category at the prestigious Global Undergraduate Awards 2023. Emily's outstanding essay, titled “Holy Capitalism Batman! Exploring the Relationship Between Urban Capitalism and the Hard-Boiled Genre,” garnered well-deserved acclaim. The essay was originally crafted for the module 'Twentieth-Century American Literature'
Film and Television Studies at Warwick has been ranked top of The Guardian league table for Media and Film Studies with a score of score of 100 out of 100. We are delighted to see our success recognised and more details can be found on The Guardian website.
Undergraduates joining us in Autumn 2023
For all students joining us in Autumn 2023, we are very pleased to welcome you to the History Department.
Please visit the Undergraduate handbook for more information and a welcome message from the Head of Department, Professor Tim Lockley, MBE.
Congratulations to all of our students who are graduating this week. At our graduation ceremony we usually announce our Student Prizes. We have extended the list of prizes this year to reward group work and to acknowledge practice and research separately. As ever, we also want to acknowledge students who have contributed significantly to the Theatre and Performance Studies, the School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures, and the University during their time here. This year's prizes are as follows:
- Research Prize (Dissertation) Josh Myers
- Research Prize (Practice) Jana Azuipe
- Contribution Prizes: Hannah Khan, Lucy Chamberlain, Angelo Balagtas
- Group work prize for process: Niamh Mulcahy, Lyra Cooper, Elia Waymouth, Vishal Ratnajothy (Applying Theatre - Care Home Project)
- Group work prize for product: Adam Wilmhurst, Tabitha Collingridge, George Brown, Guillaume Massenet, and Ashwin Rupanagudi (Wired - Short Film).
At the start of term, the brand-new Warwick Award – from Student Opportunity – officially opened its doors to all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students…have you registered yet?
The Award recognises and showcases all of the employability skills you’re building across your entire Warwick experience, to help put you in a position to make the start to life after graduation that you want to. It’s free to join, can be personalised to match your own skills development and can be completed whenever works best for you during your studies here.
It’s never too early – or too late – to start reflecting on your own skills development, and the Warwick Award will make that task much easier. More than 5,000 students have already registered in the last month alone, why not join them?
Head to the Award’s website to check out their launch video and register.
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On 19th-23rd June, as part of a strategic project funded by the Warwick Innovation Fund and the Warwick International Partnership Fund, GSD organised a 5-day academic field trip to Brussels, focused on past, present and future global sustainable development challenges and responses in the city.
Nine undergraduates were selected to participate in the trip (and received a bursary for this): five students from our GSD degrees and four students from our partner degree Global Studies at UPF, in Barcelona.
Congratulations to our students for securing funding for research projects over the summer!
The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) enables undergraduate students to carry out an interdisciplinary summer research public engagement project. The scheme is open to any undergraduate student at Warwick and research can be completed in the UK or abroad.
This year, one student from the Liberal Arts Department and five students from the Global Sustainable Development (GSD) Department have successfully secured a URSS bursary. Their work will be recognised at the URSS Showcase 2022 on Wednesday 16 November between 1-4 pm in the Panorama room in the Rootes Building - all are welcome to attend!
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In 2022, Sam Matthews Boehmer won the inaugural Global History dissertation prize, awarded to the best Warwick UG dissertation in the field of global history. His winning dissertation has now been published in the International History Review,Link opens in a new window and can be found hereLink opens in a new window.