Professor David Smith
We are very sorry to report that our former colleague David Smith has passed away last month. The funeral will be on Tuesday 15 August at 10 am in St Mary's and All Saints church, Conwy. David was well known for his work on Husserl, the philosophy of perception, and the philosophy of religion.
Congratulations to Karen Simecek
Karen Simecek, our Director of Student Experience and Progression, has achieved the status of a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Congratulations, Karen!
We are delighted to announce that University of Warwick Philosophy Department has been awarded a Bronze Athena Swan award by the Equality Challenge Unit.
The Department is amongst the first Philosophy Departments in the UK be successful in achieving such an award and we look forward to working on our detailed and lengthy action plan over the coming months and years.
We are committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment in our department and to making a positive contribution to the culture of the discipline of Philosophy in the UK.
Our priorities include improving gender balance on our postgraduate programmes, proactively identifying and encouraging female applicants for academic positions, implementing a formal mentoring programme to support early- and mid-career researchers, and continuing a conversation with our undergraduate and postgraduate students about issues affecting the culture of our department and our discipline as a whole.
Our Athena swan Submission and Action Plan can be found here along with details of past and forthcoming events and activities.
The Department has also subscribed to the British Philosophical Association / Society for Women in Philosophy Good Practice Scheme more details of which can be found here
The Graduate School is delighted to announce that we are launching a second round of the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships Scheme awarding a maximum of 15 new scholarships to support eligible postgraduate students for 2017/18 entry.
Awards are set at £5,000 per student and available to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2017-18.
Applications for the second round of the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme will open on Monday 17th July 2017
Two philosophy winners of the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (PGR) 2017
Congratulations to two of our Philosophy postgraduates Shaun Stevenson and Phil Gaydon on winning the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates who teach 2017!
There were five winners in total for this university-wide award, see the WATE pages for more details: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/teaching_learning/wate/wate1617final/