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Undergraduate student perspectives

Warren James

Italian Studies with French


Studying at Warwick has given me the perfect university experience. Living with such a diverse group of people generated a tremendous sense of community, recognising that despite coming from different backgrounds, we all shared the same motivations. I soon began to appreciate just how much pride Warwick takes in its multicultural reputation. Having the opportunity to meet and converse with people from across the globe has enhanced my university experience both academically and personally. A compulsory requirement of Italian degrees is to participate in a year abroad. I spent this year in Genoa, studying at the university. I can honestly say that this was the best possible way to hone my language skills, as well as being one of the best years of my life.

Jack Mercer

2nd year, French and History


One of the great things about studying a combined honours degree in the French Studies at Warwick is the sheer range of diverse subjects you get the chance to study, especially throughout the first year ‘taster’ modules.

Being at a university where you can not only learn other languages and cultures but actually practice them is an invaluable experience. Such a culturally-rich institution also brings great benefits to students of history, as lecturers from around the world bring new perspectives to historical research. Warwick students are consistently at the cutting-edge of teaching and research.

Sophie Potter

4th year, Italian with International Studies


I chose to study at Warwick because I was impressed by the campus facilities and atmosphere when I came to an open day. I was also really drawn to the friendly staff in the Italian Department. I love my course because I've been able to choose from a very wide range of modules – from pure language modules through to modules on history, literature, international relations and even theories of foreign language teaching. I've been able to explore my very diverse interests in depth.

Warwick has allowed me to learn so much – about the world and also about myself – and has definitely shaped me into the person I am today, with some very clear goals for the future and a strong sense of the impact I would like to have in society.

Joe McCloskey

4th year, French and German

I can honestly say that I have had the most incredible time here at Warwick and have thoroughly enjoyed both the academic and social aspects of my degree. I have very approachable lecturers who have made the modules I have studied in the languages faculty both interesting and enjoyable. The Department has made every effort possible to offer a very broad range of modules as well as supporting me throughout my studies.

I have loved living in the ‘Warwick bubble’ and taking part in the extra-curricular activities that are offered on campus. I have attended many interesting talks, workshops and socials and have also been heavily involved with many of the numerous societies on campus. I was German Society President during my second year and enjoyed meeting lots of new people at our frequent socials, as well as on our trip to Munich. I am so grateful for the time I have had and the things I have learnt at Warwick, and know that I will keep in touch with many of the people I have met here for a very long time to come.