Victoria Cox, Undergraduate Programmes Officer
I am the Undergraduate Programmes Officer for the Philosophy department. This means it is my role to handle most of the administrative aspects of the course, from helping you with any module and timetable queries, to organising department events such as the induction sessions you’ll be going to at the start of the year including the Welcome Party in week 1.
One of the great things about the Warwick Philosophy department is the sense of community it offers. Being quite a small course compared to the rest of the university, it means you will very quickly get to know everyone in your year group and many of the students in the years above too. When you arrive you will be allocated a mentor in their second or third year of study, who will be able to tell you what studying Philosophy at Warwick is really like and give you lots of informal advice about both the academic and social life here. You will probably also get to know lots of students on the course just by being in our common room. This is a great relaxed space where lots of students come to study or just chat and where there is always lots of free tea, coffee and hot chocolate available.
When you join the Philosophy department you will become a valued member of our community and as part of this we are always keen to hear what you have to say. One of the ways we do this is through the Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) which I very much hope to be seeing some of you at next year. In each year group several students are elected by you to present your views to the department and we then take these ideas away and make improvements where we can. For example, in 2016-17 the SSLC told us they felt the optional core modules required on some of our joint courses were too restrictive. As a result, we have gone away and amended the course regulations to allow you more choice in future.
We are greatly looking forward to welcoming you in October.