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Your first few weeks

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Key contacts in the Department of Education Studies

Education Studies is a small and friendly department and you will soon have the opportunity to meet all the key people. Here is a useful summary:

Director of Postgraduate Research Programmes

Professor Olympia Palikara

A Co-director of Postgraduate Research will shortly be appointed.

To be confirmed


Course Leader for the EdD

Dr Tom Perry 


PGR Programme Officer

Donna Jay 


Student Engagement and Experience Officer

Sally Blakeman

PGR research rooms in Education Studies

There are three hotdesk rooms exclusively for PGR students in Education Studies.

Finding your way around

The Warwick Campus is like a small town and so it is easy to get a bit lost in your first few weeks, particularly as you are likely to have taught sessions in a number of different buildings. The interactive campus map is your best tool to find your way around.

Education Studies in based in the Social Sciences Building on Floor 1 of C Block. It is right in the centre of campus near to the Warwick Arts Centre, Library and Senate House, so we are quite easy to find! All the Department staff are located here, including your course and module leads, the Student Experience Team (Cheryl and Sally), and the programme officers for your course. Please take the time to find us as soon as you are on campus – come and say hello!

As a general rule, room numbers at Warwick work in a fairly logical way. Here is an example:

Room guide example

    Education Studies Community Moodle

    Moodle is a virtual learning environment (VLE). You will have access to the Education Studies Community Moodle – an important place to find out about events that are taking place, the careers support available to you, and ways to get involved in the Education Studies Department. You will receive emails via Moodle from the Student Experience Team about events that are taking place. You will also receive emails via Moodle from the Directors of Postgraduate Research.