Welcome to Liberal Arts at Warwick !
Director of Undergraduate Studies for Liberal Arts
Congratulations on your exam results and for meeting the conditions of your offer. I'm Gavin, the Director of Student Experience, and I've been the one overseeing the admissions process for Liberal Arts. I was really excited by the wonderful applications we received this year from students all over the world; your interests and experiences range across the full spectrum, and I think this will be one of our most diverse cohorts yet. Liberal Arts at Warwick is about bringing our individual strengths and interests together to create unique interventions in a complex world. With each year, it becomes more and more apparent that the diversity of our community is its key strength. We can’t wait to see what new developments this year will bring as we reconvene and move into new areas of inquiry.
You'll start to get a lot of information from us over the coming weeks about how to enrol, guidance on starting to think about module choices, and lots of advice. Please keep an eye on your inboxes, and do get in touch with any questions.
Below you will find a number of links and resources that you may find helpful. There's a link to the Student Handbook (accessible to registered students), which provides detailed guidance on your programme. You’ll also find information about modules and your course structure. We've provided links to information about student support and welfare; we take your health and wellbeing (including mental health) very seriously, and can provide a range of support options.
Find out more 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 at our Year 1 modules to get a feel for the reading lists.
Take a look through the Student Handbook (2019/20 - the new handbook for 2020/21 will be linked here soon).
Get an idea of the sports clubs and societies on offer.
Welcome Week and the start of term
- Welcome Week 2020 programme.
- See our checklist for new Liberal Arts students.
- See a record of the emails we've sent you in the run-up to the start of term.
Stepping up from school to university
Our Director of Student Experience in Liberal Arts is here to work with you and to work for you in your first year. We recognise that 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 Liberal Arts 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.
Please see our Student Handbook for more detailed information about the role of your personal tutor.
Preparing for the start of term
Find out more about what it's like to study Liberal Arts at Warwick and what to expect during your first year.
Join the Liberal Arts Society freshers chat
If you would like to be added to the Liberal Arts Society freshers chat, please request to join the Society's 2020/21 Facebook group or send them a message on Instagram. You'll then be manually added to the chat.
This chat is led by members of the Liberal Arts Society.