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Welcome to GSD at Warwick !

We are a multifaceted department, passionate about investigating the most pressing issues facing our world today, and eager to engage in intellectual discussions with our students. We are delighted that you will be joining us: you will be part of an international group of enthusiastic, critical, and committed students and academics.

I'm the Director of Student Experience and I look forward to meeting you in person in October during Welcome Week. Before you start your course, it might be useful for you to take a look at the information provided below. The links below provide an introduction to our department and the academic content of your degree, as well as some University pages you may want to look at. In the right column, you'll find information about what to do when you arrive at Warwick, and how you will be spending your first week.

If you have any questions before you start, please feel free to get in touch with me (

See you in September!

Find out about what's ahead

Keep an eye on the Welcome to Warwick website.

Read the University's Welcome FAQs.

Meet our staff to start getting to know the department.

Look through our Year 1 modules to see what you'll be studying.

Take a look through our 2020/21 Student Handbook.

 See what Wellbeing Support Services are available.

Get an idea of the sports clubs and societies on offer.

Welcome Week and the start of term

Please check back here closer to October 2021 for information regarding the start of the 2021/22 academic year.

Stepping up from school to university

We have two dedicated Directors of Student Experience in GSD. Our Director of Student Experience for first-year students is here to work with you and to work for you in your first year. We recognise you will be making a big change in your life as you become part of our exciting community of students and academics. We have several structured systems, processes, and spaces in place to provide you with that all-important extra support as you make the transition to life at university. This includes having your own personal tutor to meet with regularly.

Your personal tutor

You will be assigned a personal tutor in the GSD Department who will look after you right from your first few weeks at Warwick. Your personal tutor will be available to discuss your personal and academic development, as well as your future career plans. Should you encounter any issues that need further advice and guidance, your personal tutor will also be able to signpost and refer you to Warwick’s professional support services.

Student initiatives

Before term starts, you might want to have a look at the range of student initiatives on offer which you could be involved in. Below we have provided links to a number of GSD-related student initiatives.

Get in touch

If you have any queries ahead of the start of term, please get in touch with us:


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