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Undergraduate Research Support Scheme 2024

Applications for the Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) 2024 will open on Friday 1 December 2023, with a deadline of Sunday 4 February 2024.

Click here to read some recent URSS: Student StoriesLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window

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.

You can find full details at this link: and can browse previous Faculty of Arts student projects at Browse Items · URSS Showcase (

Hidden Figures in History

A look back at the hidden figures in History

As we reflect on pivotal moments throughout history, such as the suffragette movement, the Second World War, or the abolition of slavery, there is a tendency to overlook the names and stories of disabled individuals who played a critical role in shaping the course of history.

A researcher from the University of Warwick has investigated the lives of five hidden figures who deserve to be discussed and remembered. Mia Edwards, comments: “More often than not, when we look back through time, we forget to talk about historical figures who are more hidden from the traditional narratives and stories that we might tell about certain events and periods. These people have made remarkable contributions to our world throughout history.

The Secret World of Publishing

Emily Wells (BA English Literature and Creative Writing, 2013) has a job many booklovers would envy: she gets to read for a living. As Senior Editor for a division of world publishing giant Hachette, her week is spent dissecting what makes a story sell and succeed on the market.

Napoleon and Josephine: Was their great love affair a myth?

Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby star in Ridley Scott's Napoleon, which opens this week. What do we know about the real relationship between Napoleon and Josephine, writes Professor Kate Astbury from Warwick's School of Modern LanguagesLink opens in a new window.

Faculty of Arts Easter Programme - Venice - Funding Opportunities

An exclusive fully funded opportunity for 10 first year widening participation students from the Faculty of Arts to take part in an exciting pilot programme in Venice, Italy during Easter vacation 2024.

This will be an interdisciplinary programme led by academics from the Faculty of Arts to consider Resilience in Venice - past, present and future.

Information session: There will be an online MS Teams drop in information session Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowtaking place on Wednesday 29 November 2023 between 15:00-16:00. There will be a short presentation which will be recorded. This is an opportunity for students to ask questions and find out more.

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.

Co-founder of Lonely Planet funds new history of travel writing PhD’s at Warwick

The philanthropist and Co-founder of Lonely Planet Tony Wheeler is funding a new series of PhD scholarships in the history of travel writing in the University of Warwick's Department of History.

The Wheeler History of Travel Writing Programme will also allow students to take part in field trips, participate in conferences, and access valuable internships.

The changing nature of travel from early historical journeys to virtual travel will take centre stage in the research, delving into how diverse historical experiences have influenced and shaped global travel and tourism.

As part of the newly established Wheeler History of Travel Writing Programme, the Department of History is inviting applications for up to two PhD studentships, starting in October 2024, in the History of Travel and Travel Writing. The remaining PhD studentships will be available from 2025 onwards.

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