Coronavirus (Covid-19): Latest updates and information
Skip to main content Skip to navigation

University Postgraduate Events and Information

Information for International Students - Orientation

Orientation is designed to help students adjust to life at Warwick and the UK, and to make the transition from airport to classroom as smooth and as fun as possible. Our Orientation volunteers, (current students at Warwick many of whom have attended Orientation in the past), welcome new postgraduate students at the airport and guide them through every step of our programme. This includes tours of the local area, early enrolment, help with opening a bank account, registering with a doctor, academic and intercultural skills sessions, and plenty of social opportunities to make new friends.


CADRE events 2015-16 for new and returning research students

PGR student induction will be led by CADRE and will be covered in the two session outlined below. All PGR students will be invited to the Welcome afternoon tea, DGS and postgraduate administrators are also warmly invited to attend this event. In addition, all new PGR students will be encouraged to attend the PhD Survival Guide session on the 21st of October.

Event    Content Details
Welcome afternoon tea.   Open to all PhD student in the Faculty of Arts. Join us for tea and cakes. This is a chance for new and existing PhD students to meet each other and members of staff in an informal environment and to find out more about what support is available throughout the Faculty. Wednesday 7th October 2016 12.30 – 2pm Graduate Bar, SU.
PhD Survival Guide Aimed at PGR students in their first term of study. This session, led by Prof. Penny Roberts (Director of CADRE), will include discussion on how to build an effective working relationship with your supervisor. You will also be encouraged to consider key milestones for your year one research, and have the chance to share some effective working practices with your peers. Wednesday 21st October 2016 11am – 1pm, Wolfson Research Exchange (Lunch included)

  • Calling all International Students. Orientation is designed to help students adjust to life at Warwick and the UK, and to make the transition from airport to classroom as smooth and as fun as possible. Our Orientation volunteers, 77 students at Warwick many of whom have attended Orientation in the past, welcome our attendees at the airport and guide them through every step of our programme. This includes tours of the local area, early enrolment, help with opening a bank account, registering with a doctor, academic and intercultural skills sessions, and plenty of social opportunities to make new friends. Much more detailed information can be found on our website at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/international/events/orientation/
  • Check out the Postgraduate Welcome Events Calendar to see what's going on during your first few weeks on campus
  • Taught masters students - explore the Masters Skills Programme
  • Research students - attend the Effective Researcher Programme a one-day introductory workshop for new postgraduate research students; and joing the Warwick research community, the Wolfson Research Exchange. Find out more about this and other related research courses here
  • Book yourself into a Get Started Session at the Library
  • Find out more about the Postgraduate Hub