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Warwick Award - Arts Showcase - Pathways to Employability

Warwick Award provides students (UG/PGT) with a pathway to get recognition for the skills they develop as part of their course as well as other activities they can get involved with. Students can claim points by reflecting on all of these different activities through a process that helps them articulate the skills and experience they have learned. So far there are 52 students from the Faculty of Arts that have achieved their silver and gold awards. On this page we are showcasing six of our student awardees and their thoughts after participating in the scheme. In particular, they reflect on how useful they think their achievements in the Warwick Award will be to their future life and career after graduation.


Quickfire Questions with CEO Jo Todd

Earlier this year, alumna and activist Jo Todd (BA English and European Literature, 1990) received a CBE in recognition of 30+ years’ service to the victims of domestic abuse. From volunteering at a refuge in the outskirts of London, to more than 20 years as CEO of Respect - the pioneering charity tackling the root of the problem - Jo has dedicated her life to making a positive difference. And she’s not finished yet.


A Change in Direction

With nearly a decade in the British Army, Lee Kemp (Film with Television Studies, 2007) had an unusual path to his degree. But it was a simple truth that made his decision.


The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation Announces the 2023 Shortlist

Eight titles have been shortlisted for the 2023 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.

The £1000 prize was established by the University of Warwick in 2017 to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and to increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership. Now in its seventh year, the prize has received a record-breaking 153 eligible entries representing 32 languages – the largest number of submissions to date.


Five minutes with award winning author, activist and alumna Olia Hercules

If you enjoy Ukrainian cuisine, you may own a copy of Olia Hercules’ (BA Italian and International Studies, 2006) recipe books. But, you may be surprised to hear that Olia’s journey started not in the kitchen, but in the corridors of Warwick.


Art is where the heart is

Recent graduate Carolina Sagardoy Saavedra (BA History of Art, 2019) always knew she had a passion for fine art. She turned that passion into a reality – graduating from Warwick and moving to New York to study a Masters’ degree in Art Business at the world-renowned Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Today, she uses the knowledge she gained at Warwick to help art be bought and sold across the world.


Why Warwick is investing more than ever in arts and humanities

Recently, we shared more about our new home in Venice, just one of the ways Warwick is reconfirming a deep commitment to the arts.

In this article for the Times Higher Education (THE), Stuart Croft, our Vice-Chancellor, talks about the importance of backing both STEM and the arts, and why Warwick is investing more than ever in arts and humanities.

You can view the article on the THE website (first published 26 June 2023) or read it below.


Celebrating the (Extra)Ordinary

Congratulations to recent graduate Freya Rowson (BA History, 2021; MA Film and Television, 2022) who has won the [Extra]Ordinary Portraits competition. The competition, created by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in partnership with the Royal School of Drawing, asked young people to learn about someone affected by the Holocaust, genocide, or identity-based persecution and create a portrait of them.

Freya chose to paint Rudolf Brazda, the last known concentration camp survivor deported by Nazi Germany on charges of homosexuality. Hers was one of only two competition entries chosen to be exhibited and is being displayed alongside portraits of genocide survivors taken by renowned photographer and competition judge Rankin.


A World of Views

First-class Classics graduate and Senior Policy Advisor, Dillon Patel (BA Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, 2017) shares how Warwick shaped his thinking, the power of soft skills, and how the past isn’t so dissimilar from the present day.


Bank transfer checks out

First class graduate Fay Inverarity (BA German Studies, 2021; MA Translation and Cultures, 2022) is translating her academic passions into a budding career after securing a place on Barclays’ Retail Banking Graduate Scheme.


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