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Philosophy Welcome Week

Welcome to your Welcome Week!

How to join in:

If you are a new Philosophy student, you will find that the events below have been automatically added to your personalised Welcome Week timetableLink opens in a new window.

Philosophy Welcome Week Schedule




Every 15 mins from 14:00 - 16:00

Philosophy Common Room

Philosophy Campus Tours

Drop in for an optional campus tour led by a current Philosophy student.

Get to know your way around a university campus, get to know other people on your course, and get some tips and advice for studying Philosophy from a current Philosophy student.

Tue 27 Sep 2022


S0.21 (Social Sciences, Ground floor)

Welcome to Philosophy

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy! In this event, you will see key people in the department who will be on hand to help you settle in to the Department and your course. Students from the Department will tell you more about your Philosophy Society. We will briefly outline essential information for getting started (e.g. important University systems and how to choose your optional modules).

Wed 28 Sep 2022


S0.21 (Social Sciences, Ground floor)

Welcome to Philosophy (for History and Philosophy and GSD and Philosophy students)
Information session for students who are studying Philosophy as part of their degree, but for whom Philosophy is not their home department. We will introduce you to key contacts in the Philosophy Department as well as provide information about optional modules that are available in your first year. Information session for students who are studying Philosophy as part of their degree, but for whom Philosophy is not their home department.

Wed 28 Sep 2022


OC0.02 (The Oculus, Ground floor)

Getting Started Doing Philosophy
This session will be led by one of your lecturers, and is designed to get you started doing philosophy. Be prepared to question, discuss, and think! It will also provide you with another opportunity to start to get to know each other.
Please note this session is compulsory for all students on Philosophy (Single Honours), Philosophy with Psychology, Maths and Philosophy and Philosophy and Literature courses.
Students on History and Philosophy or Philosophy and Global Sustainable Development (GSD) courses are welcome to attend if you are free, but any sessions put on by your home Department should take priority.

Thu 29 Sep 2022


H0.51 (Humanities, Ground floor)

Philosophy Balloon Debate

Staff in the Department of Philosophy have a deep passion for their subject. Watch as experts in the history of philosophy debate who was the greatest philosopher. Vote for your favourite and ask your questions. This is a great way to get to know the lively philosophical community in the Department of Philosophy!

Current students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) who are returning for their next year of study are also welcome to attend this event. To ensure that we estimate the number of attendees correctly, we kindly request that returning students complete our expression of interest form. Link opens in a new windowNew students are not required to complete this form.


Week 1

Lectures start!

Dr. Karen Simecek

Director of Student Experience and Progression (Philosophy)

k dot d dot simecek at warwick dot ac dot uk