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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. Booking is by email invitation only - please keep an eye on your emails for this if you have received an offer from us.

2021 Offer Holder Open Days

Our next Liberal Arts Department Offer Holder Open Day event is taking place on Saturday 8 May 2021. We'll be running the following sessions:

  • Liberal Arts Virtual Campus Tour, 11-11.45 am: Take a virtual tour of campus led by our current Liberal Arts students. You'll be able to get a feel for what our campus is like, see some of our facilities, and hear more about what it's like to be a Liberal Arts student at Warwick.
  • Overview of Liberal Arts at Warwick, 1-2 pm: In this session, our tutors will give you a detailed overview of our course structure and module offerings. You'll also hear from our current students who'll share their experiences of studying Liberal Arts and life at Warwick beyond the classroom.
  • Student life in Liberal Arts, 3-4.30 pm: What’s life like as a Liberal Arts student at Warwick? In this student-led session you’ll meet current students from the Liberal Arts Department. You’ll hear from them about why they chose Liberal Arts at Warwick, how they selected their pathway and modules, and what they get up to outside of their contact hours. This is a chance for you to speak directly to our students and discover what it’s really like to be part of the Liberal Arts community at Warwick. Find out about some of our current students who'll be joining this session here.

Find out more about Offer Holder Open Days.

Live chats

We're holding online offer holder live chats where you can speak to our Director of Student Experience and current students in Liberal Arts. Keep an eye on your emails for invites to our offer holder live chats.

Get to know our 2020-21 team of student ambassadors who often join our live chats and Offer Holder Open Days here.


If you'd like to get in touch with us at any point in time, please send an email to LiberalArts at warwick dot ac dot uk and we'll be happy to speak to you.

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 offer

Once 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


The 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.

Book cover of Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics.

Doughnut Economics
Kate Raworth

Book cover of Tara Westover's Educated


Tara Westover

Please be aware that this book features extended and graphic descriptions of domestic violence.

Book cover of Essential Readings in Problem-based Learning

Essential Readings in Problem-based Learning
Edited by Andrew Elbert Walker, Heather Leary, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Peggy A. Ertmer

Short read

Schools of Athens: Liberal Arts and Global Challenges

Dr Bryan Brazeau offers his perspective on Liberal Arts, based on his background in classical culture during the Italian Renaissance.


Global Challenges podcast episodes

Staff and students in the School for Cross-faculty Studies delve into some of the critical global challenges facing today's world.


Two must reads for people curious about Liberal Arts

"In this 'Books for Thought' episode, Allison Trulli interviews Dr Bryan Brazeau, Senior Teaching Fellow in Liberal Arts. They discuss two books in the Liberal Arts field that for sure you will want to read."

Getting ready for your first year

Core modules

It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the core Liberal Arts modules you'll be studying in your first year:

Hear from our student ambassadors

Please note, the videos above provide a personal account of our students' experiences. Elements of the modules discussed, such as assessment types, may have changed since our students studied the modules.

Professional development certificates

You might also want to take a look at the professional development certificates, usually available to you in your first year:

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
Twitter: @gavinsl
Skype: gavinsl


Email: LiberalArts at warwick dot ac dot uk

Facebook: Warwick Liberal Arts

Twitter: @WarwickLibArts

Current blogger

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