A message from our Director of Admissions
As the Director of Admissions and Director of Student Experience for Liberal Arts here at Warwick, I've been incredibly privileged to read your applications and I have been astounded with the breadth of experiences, passions, and achievements all of you will bring to us. Our offers are not the result of some formula; this is a highly personal process. I've read your personal statement, your references, and your transcripts. We thought about you as we developed new modules and adapted the existing ones. I thought about how you, with your unique skills and interests, might contribute to our perpetually-evolving understanding of Problem-Based Learning at Warwick. When we sent out your offer, we celebrated your success not just because we felt we had got to know you, but also because we are so excited to see everything that the application process couldn't reveal. But most of all, we're so thrilled because we know that you belong here.
Liberal Arts at Warwick is a small, close-knit group of faculty and students, and we know how important it is to ensure that we don't just accept students with high marks. Rather, our students represent the most ambitious, energetic, independent, and creative university entrants, eager to work collaboratively to continually reshape the programme for themselves and subsequent generations of Liberal Arts students. You will be the ambassadors of this degree--a degree that means so much to us, the Liberal Arts Department--and we have every confidence in your ability to make this experience something truly special for all of us.
I know that this can be a stressful time, especially as you weigh up various course offers and try to imagine the routes your life can take. We want to encourage you to take risks, to dream big, and to make your decision out of hope and determination, not stress or anxiety. If you have any questions, big or small, or you just want to have a chat, please don't hesitate to drop me a message via email, Twitter, or Skype (gavinsl).
Welcome to the Liberal Arts at Warwick community; we can't wait to see you on campus in September 2021."
Getting to know us
Offer Holder Open Days
Our Offer Holder Open Days are designed to help you get to know our department and give you a taste of life at Warwick.
Dates for students starting in September 2021 will be available soon. As a guide, these events usually take place between February and April.
We're holding online live chats where you can speak to our Director of Student Experience and current students in Liberal Arts.
What happens next?
1. Understand your offer
Make sure you take the time to understand all of the terms and conditions of your offer and check that you are registered for the exams that you will require to meet these. Find out more about what your offer means here.
2. Respond to your offerOnce all the courses you have applied for have responded, you will be asked to make a decision about which course will be your firm offer, and UCAS will inform you of the deadline by which you need to respond with your choice. For more information about responding to your offer, please see here.
3. Apply for accommodation
Once you have responded to UCAS and placed Warwick as either your firm or insurance choice, you will be able to apply for accommodation. Warwick will notify you when accommodation applications for the 2021/22 academic year open.
4. Results day 🎉
If you are holding a conditional offer with us and you have placed us as your firm choice, you will be guaranteed a place if you meet the conditions of your offer. For more information about receiving your results, please see here.
5. Welcome Week 2021
During Welcome Week, you'll be registering for modules, familiarising yourself with university life, and meeting new friends!
Our recommended readings
BooksThe books listed below are by no means compulsory reading and you are not required to buy these books before you begin the course. However, if you have the time to and you'd like to prepare for the course, we hope you enjoy our recommendations.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Please be aware that this book features extended and graphic descriptions of domestic violence.
Dr Bryan Brazeau offers his perspective on Liberal Arts, based on his background in classical culture during the Italian Renaissance.
Staff and students in the School for Cross-faculty Studies delve into some of the critical global challenges facing today's world.
Getting ready for your first year
It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the core Liberal Arts modules you'll be studying in your first year:
Professional development certificates
Are we right for you?
Talk to our Director of Student Experience, Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper:
Via email: g dot e dot schwartz-leeper at warwick dot ac dot uk
Email: LiberalArts at warwick dot ac dot uk
Facebook: Warwick Liberal Arts
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