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Before You Arrive

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We are delighted that you will be joining us here in Education Studies very shortly and are very much looking forward to welcoming you to campus.

We have added lots of information to these webpages that we hope will prepare you for the start of your course and also be a useful guide during your first few weeks. If you have any questions, please ask us (you will see email addresses in the Your First Few Weeks section of these webpages) – we are all here to help and we understand that there is a lot to learn at the beginning of your studies and that this can be confusing.

Enrolment process

There are a few important things that you must do to complete the enrolment process – including registering for your Warwick account, uploading a photo, and enrolling on your course.

You can find all the information on the University’s Enrolment webpages here.

Warwick Welcome website

If you have not already done so, take a look at the University’s Welcome webpages. You will find lots of useful information to help you prepare for the start of your course, including the Welcome Week timetable where you will be able to add events to your personal calendar for the week. Also see the Welcome Week section of these webpages for more information about what to expect in Education Studies.


The Year 1 Term 1 timetable is available here and the Term 2 timetable here. Please note that these are still provisional and it is possible, though unlikely, that there will be some changes.

Please note that in Year 1 all modules are core (compulsory) for everyone on the BA Education Studies. In Years 2 and 3 you will be able to choose options which reflect your interests both inside and outside the Department. You will be allocated to one group for each module towards the end of Welcome Week.

The timetable for Term 3 will be released after October.

Social media

Follow us on Instagram to find out about everything that is happening in Education Studies! You will hear all about the events and activities taking place – academic skills sessions, careers events, social get togethers, and opportunities for you to get involved and meet people in the Department. X (formerly known as Twitter) is a great place to hear about the latest research being published by Education Studies staff.

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Pre-course reading list

Below are a few books you could read prior to joining us (though please note that it is not compulsory to do so!). When you enrol you will be given library access to print and electronic copies of the latest editions of these books (and many more!), so if you're considering buying any of these texts before you arrive, please note that older editions would be fine to get you started - these are so much cheaper and entirely suitable.

Pulsford, Morris, and Purves (Eds) (2023) Understanding Education Studies: Critical Issues and New Directions, Routledge Publications

Simon and Ward (Eds) (2019) A Student's Guide to Education Studies, Routledge Publications

Bartlett and Burton (2020) Introduction to Education Studies, Fifth Edition, Sage Publications

Aubrey and Riley (2022) Understanding and Using Educational Theories, Third Edition, Sage Publications


Your student handbook will be added to this webpage shortly before you arrive. We expect this to be in the week before Welcome Week (week beginning 18 September). Please take some time to read through it and refer to it throughout the year. It is a valuable resource!