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Welcome

Liberal Arts students in a workshop

Welcome to Liberal Arts at Warwick !

Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper
Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper

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.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with myself (the Director of Student Experience), our administrative team, or our Student-Staff Liaison Committee members."

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).

 See what Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Support is available.

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

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

Olamide Ajisafe,
current blogger


Find out more about what it's like to study Liberal Arts at Warwick and what to expect during your first year.


Visit Olamide's blog

Read the transcript for this video.

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.

Get in touch

If you have any queries ahead of the start of term, our Liberal Arts Programmes Officer can be contacted on:

T: +44 (0) 2476 575975
E: liberalarts@warwick.ac.uk

Keep up to date with us on Facebook: @WarwickLibArts

Follow us on Twitter: @WarwickLibArts

Follow the Liberal Arts Society on Instagram: @warwickliberalartssoc