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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.

#FacultyofArtsatHome - Global Health: The Cuban Internationalist Solidarity Programme

In the final episode of the #FacultyofArtsatHome series, Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla gets us thinking about health and its delivery from a global perspective, by sharing her research on the Cuban Internationalist Solidarity Programme.

ListenLink opens in a new window to find out more about what healthcare means to the professionals on the programme, as well as how the programme itself has impacted Cuban society.

#FacultyofArtsatHome - Cities of Culture

Coventry's year as 'UK City of Culture 2021' draws to a close in April 2022. The University of Warwick will celebrate Coventry's magnificent tenure with a campus finale of the Resonate Festival, taking place from the 19th - 21st April 2022.

But what does it mean to be a 'City of Culture', and from where did this scheme originate? Who chooses the 'winning' city, what sorts of criteria are used to select the winner, and what is expected of a city once they have been awarded the title?

In this episode of #FacultyofArtsatHomeLink opens in a new window, PhD Researcher Emily Dunford - whose research specifically focuses on Coventry's tenure as UK City of Culture 2021 - will answer these questions and more, providing insights into the wider social, economic and political aspects of the scheme and how it shapes the places where we live.

Faculty of Arts at Home - Film 32: Amazing Women: Mapping Suffrage

This month the Resonate FestivalLink opens in a new window showcases Amazing WomenLink opens in a new window, focusing on women’s lives, women’s stories, and the work of great women who have pushed all areas of all our lives forward.

Accordingly, in this videoLink opens in a new window Professor Sarah RichardsonLink opens in a new window from the Department of History tells us about the Mapping Women's SuffrageLink opens in a new window project, which aims to identify, plot and record the everyday lives and locations of as many Votes for Women campaigners as possible across England at the height of the suffrage movement in 1911. In particular, Sarah introduces us to some local Coventry and Warwickshire women who made their mark in the suffrage effort.

Intrigued to discover the story of the suffragette who lived down your street? You can check out the interactive map database hereLink opens in a new window.

Want to hear more about the Coventry women who fought for women’s right to vote? You can walk in their footsteps as part of the Resonate Festival:

Coventry Women's Suffrage Walk

Social Mobility Research Hub - Thursday 24th February

Announcing the launch of our Social Mobility Research Hub on Thursday 24th February at 12pm to discuss an opportunity to run an exciting research project with a stipend worth over £1000.

There are twenty paid opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students from widening participation (WP) backgrounds to propose, plan and then carry out a research project over several months in areas related to WP, social mobility, inequality, diversity and/or inclusion. These projects may be carried out independently, in pairs, or as small groups. As part of the research process you will have access to a postgraduate mentor, who will offer advice, guidance and support on a regular basis. They will help supervise your project from the planning phase through to completion.

Social Mobility Student Research Award

The Widening Participation team and the Faculty of Arts have been awarded over £26,000 by the Research England Enhancing Research Culture Fund to create a Social Mobility Student Research Hub over the next six months. The principal aim of the project is to create a Hub to improve access to, and participation in, research, for students from currently underrepresented groups, including those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, care leavers, and refugees.

To achieve this aim, the project will fund up to twenty students from underrepresented backgrounds to design research projects exploring issues around social mobility, Widening Participation (WP), diversity and inclusion. Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students will be given the opportunity to design these research projects in groups or as individuals, supported by postgraduate research students who will be recruited to act as mentors.

Further details will be available towards the end of the month from Damien Homer.

Student Voice: A Widening Participation Perspective Conference

This year's annual Widening Participation conference, with the theme of Student Voice: A Widening Participation Perspective, took place on Wednesday 8th March, with contributions from staff and students from across the University of Warwick, including contributions from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and Liberal Arts.