Your wellbeing is hugely important to us. We want you to feel safe, supported and reassured as you become part of our welcoming, international community.
Welcome to Warwick for postgraduates
We recognise that this isn’t your first experience of university, so we’ve designed an induction programme especially for postgraduate students. Our Welcome to Warwick programme ensures that you’ll arrive to a warm welcome and enables you to choose to attend as many or as few induction events as you want to.
These will include introductory sessions to find out more about the academic opportunities available at Warwick, skills sessions, and help with getting to know the local area. There are also plenty of social events planned, giving you the opportunity to meet other postgraduates from across the University.
Spaces just for you
The Postgraduate Hub at the heart of campus provides a dedicated community space for all our postgraduates. You can book work rooms for team projects, book the Grad Deck for your own social events, lunches and independent group study meetings, or just catch up with friends. The decking area is perfect for summer get-togethers, while the fully equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable seating make it a great place to relax and socialise at any time of year.
As part of our Library, we have a space reserved especially for our researchers. The Wolfson Research Exchange is open to Warwick’s community of PhD and staff researchers. It offers you a flexible and technology-rich workspace, with an outer area for study and research collaboration. By bringing researchers together, it helps you to connect with postgraduates and staff from different departments who share your research interests.
Within the Exchange, you’ll find bookable seminar rooms for your own academic events, conferences and networks. You can also access training to help you improve your academic skills and become a more effective researcher.
Wellbeing and Support
We know how important it is for you to feel safe and supported while you’re here at Warwick. Now more than ever, we’re
committed to ensuring you have easy access to many sources of advice and help throughout your time with us. We encourage you to engage with these services, as and when you need them.
Wellbeing Team — The Team offers an access point to all Wellbeing Support Services. Following a short consultation, we will refer you to the most appropriate people for support. In addition, the team offers advice and support appointments on
a wide range of issues.
These issues may be:
- practical - difficulties with accommodation
- emotional - family difficulties, homesickness, support through a disciplinary process
- wellbeing-related - concerns about your wellbeing and how you can better manage it, or that of another member of the University
- community safety-related - concerns about security, harassment or crime
Personal Tutor — Once you enrol with us, you’ll be assigned a Personal Tutor (PGT) or Supervisor (PGR), who you can talk to about your progress throughout your course, and who can help you with any academic concerns or queries you may have.
Doctoral College — Our Doctoral College offers advice on applications, academic progression and awards. If you’re looking for funding, the team also has the latest details on available scholarships.
We also have a number of specialist teams, which can offer advice and support on more specific concerns and queries. These include our: Counselling and Psychological Interventions Team, Disability Team, Chaplaincy, Student Funding Team, Health Centre, Students’ Union Advice Centre, Immigration Service, and Security Team.
Connect with us
Postgraduate student blogs
Get an authentic view of life as a Warwick postgraduate, with many of our blogs available as podcasts.
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Tel: +44 (0)24 7657 5533