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 Liberal Arts Department Offer Holder Open Day events are taking place on Friday 19 March 2021 and Friday 7 May 2021.
We'll be running the following sessions on each of the above dates:
- 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.
- Interactive Liberal Arts Session, 3-4.30 pm: Join us for our interactive session to speak directly to staff and students in the Liberal Arts Department. Throughout this session, you'll have the opportunity to speak to us about how you can make the most of this unique degree. This session will be split into themed sections, with staff and students in Liberal Arts popping in to speak to you. Themes may include: designing your degree, modules, study abroad, employability, and student life.
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.
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.
"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
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
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
"My name is Olamide Ajisafe and I am a final-year Liberal Arts student. I hope you enjoy my posts and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in contact with me!"