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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy!

On behalf of all the staff and students in the Department of Philosophy, it is my pleasure to welcome you. You are joining an inclusive community which supports diverse philosophical traditions and collaborates across disciplines. We are passionate about our philosophical interests and we look forward to hearing what interests you.

I am the Director of Student Experience and Progression in the Philosophy Department. I will be here to help support and advise you about getting the most from your university experience. I am also responsible for planning our departmental activities for your Welcome Week. I am very excited about the events we have planned! Updates will be added to this page, so make sure to check back as the new academic year approaches.

Have a go at our summer activity:

Write your own Philosophical Short Story!

We have designed an activity that you can do right now. We want you to write a short, philosophical story based on a scenario that will help you explore important philosophical themes including genetic enhancement, personal identity, virtual reality, and being human. There will be a chance to hear one another’s stories during welcome week and a prize for the best story submitted.

Find out more now!

We do not require that you read or study anything before you arrive. If anything, now is a good time to read and explore widely and with enthusiasm whatever you think will interest you. If you are feeling keen, however, and want some guidance for where to start, please see our list of recommended reading and resourcesLink opens in a new window.

If you're feeling unsure about any aspect of the transition to university, please consider the University Transition SupportLink opens in a new window pages for help. If you have any questions or need help, please always feel welcome to contact me.

With best wishes,


k dot d dot simecek at warwick dot ac dot uk

Director of Student Experience and Progression (Philosophy)

Dr. Karen Simecek

Director of Student Experience and Progression (Philosophy)

k dot d dot simecek at warwick dot ac dot uk