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Welcome Week Information

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What to expect in Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a very special time for us in Education Studies. We love meeting our new students, welcoming them to the Department and helping them start to feel at home. We are a small and very friendly community and you can expect a warm welcome and the chance to meet lots of staff and find out all about your course.

You can find full timetable details of all Education Studies events during the week on the University’s Welcome webpages but here is an overview of what to expect:

Tuesday 26 September

10:00 - 12:00 - Course Leader Welcome: MA Education and MA Educational Innovation: L5, Chemistry

10:00 - 12:00 - Course Leader Welcome: Drama Courses: Room OC1.09, first floor of the Occulus Building

10:00 - 12:00 - Course Leader Welcome: MA Childhood in Society: Room OC1.03, first floor of the Occulus Building

10:00 - 12:00 - Course Leader Welcome: MA Educational Leadership and Management: Room OC1.04, first floor of the Occululs Building

10:00 -12:00 - Course Leader Welcome: MA Psychology and Education: Room OC1.01, first floor of the Occulus Building

10:00 - 12:00 - Course Leader Welcome: MA Global Education and International Development: Room OC1.06, first floor of the Occulus Building

10:00 - 12:00 - Course Leader Welcome: Islamic Education courses: Room OC1.01, first floor of the Occulus Building

There will also be chance to explore campus with your fellow students and meet Cheryl Cane and Sally Blakeman, the Student Experience Team in Education Studies.

Wednesday 27 September

09:30 - 11:30 - Postgraduate Taught Essentials: An Introduction to Studying in the Department of Education Studies by Dr Alis Wren, Director of Postgraduate Taught Study: L3 (Chemistry)

13:00 - 14:00: All students new to the UK are invited to a fun and informative session on Adapting to Life and Study in the UK: FAB0.03.

Thursday 28 September: Education Studies Community Day for all new students

This is our Education Studies Community Day, led by Cheryl and Sally (the Student Experience Team) where you will really start to get to know lots of other people, hear from some current students, and find out about everything that is happening in Education Studies. There is a social event at the end of the day so come along – there will be food and some optional fun activities.

10:00-12:00 - Finding Your Way: Knowing your Community and Environment: Arts Centre Theatre (Upper), Warwick Arts Centre

12:00-14:00 - Team Orientation Challenge

14:00-16:00 - Mapping and Celebrating Experiences: Arts Centre Theatre (Upper), Warwick Arts Centre

16:00 - 17:30 - Education Studies Social Event: come and meet fellow students and staff at this friendly social event. Refreshments provided! Chancellor's 1, Rootes Building

Please make sure that you attend all the Education Studies events – they are so important and will really help you to settle into life at Warwick and your course.

Choosing modules

You will be given all the information that you need about choosing Education Studies modules at your meeting with your course leader on Tuesday 26 September and the introductory session with Alis Wren, the Director of Postgraduate Taught Study, on Wednesday 27 September. Here is an overview though of what to expect:

1. At 09:00 on Wednesday 27 September, the module registration system, DMM, will go live and you will be able to select your modules. However, we advise you to wait to do this until after the session with Alis Wren that morning. You must select modules for both Term 1 and Term 2.

2. All students will receive an email from the University, advising them when DMM is live, and that they can select modules.

3. Full-time students will take modules totalling 180 credits. Core (compulsory modules) will have been pre-selected for you in DMM. Depending on your course, you will be able to select 1 – 3 optional modules. Please note that students taking joint degrees may be choosing their optional module(s) in a different department to Education Studies, and the process and timeframe may be different. Part-time students can take between 30 and 90 credits per academic year, depending on their length of study. If you have questions about your module choices, your course leader or the Postgraduate Taught Programme Officers will be able to help.

4. We advise you to select modules as soon as possible as there are limited numbers on some modules.

5. One of the Postgraduate Taught Programme Officers in the Department will review your module choices and then approve them.

6. Occasionally it is not possible to approve a module choice if:

  • A student has chosen a module which is not available on their course.
  • A module is already full. In this situation, the student would be asked to select an alternative.

7. Once your module choices have been approved, the Programme Officers will allocate you to seminar groups and your personal timetable will be updated. This may take two days, and we aim to do it by the end of Welcome Week where possible. Please be patient as it is a very busy time of year for everyone!

8. It is possible to change a module until Monday 16 October. However, we strongly advise you to make any changes well before this deadline (in Welcome Week or Week 1) so that you miss a maximum of one week’s teaching for your new module.

9. If you have any problems, you can email the Programme Officers at We ask you to please not contact them to check if they have received your module choices or able to confirm them. They will be very busy processing everyone’s choices and will confirm them as soon as they possibly can.

10. Students who are completing a joint degree should check with their Course Leader about the processing for choosing modules.

If you are unable to attend Welcome Week

Please do not worry as we know it is not always possible to be at Warwick in time for Welcome Week. We will be running a Welcome Week refresher session for everyone who is not able to attend Welcome Week, and for anyone who would like to hear key information again.