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Dear <<First Name>>,

I’m writing to welcome you back to Warwick and to highlight everything that will help support you over the coming year. 

Warwick is a great community, where we champion and value our inclusivity. I hope your academic life and friendships will continue to be enriched by the international mix of people on our campus, with students and staff from across Europe and the world. Ours is a highly cosmopolitan and diverse experience in which different perspectives are essential to the generation of ideas. It is an environment in which the ability to voice those ideas is a core value, and in which staff and students should operate with mutual respect and with the confidence that equality of opportunity is accessed by all. I hope you will continue to find it a nurturing and stimulating place to be.

As you will well know, we’re always developing and improving the University campus too, and this year is no exception. We are opening the Library on a 24/7 basis, and opening the new teaching and learning building, with fantastic social learning spaces, private study zones, a video wall, a 500-seater lecture theatre and, of course, wifi throughout. Our region is also a particularly great place to be this year - we’re very pleased to work with Coventry University to partner Coventry’s bid in 2017 to become the next UK City of Culture in 2021.

There are also great services, and staff, to continue to support you throughout your time at Warwick – we have Personal Tutors, Support Services, Careers, Skills and Library teams, and the Students’ Union to name but a few.  Through membership of societies and clubs, volunteering, enterprise activities, language courses and activities available at the Sports, Arts and Music Centres, there are lots of ways to keep entertained, learn new skills, improve your CV and develop new friendships.  I’m grateful for all the time, energy and expertise you contribute already to a whole range of societies and activities for the broader community. We also continue to use our MyWarwick student portal to share news, information and developments that we hope you will find useful to settle back in to life at Warwick.

I’d particularly like to encourage you to work with us over the coming year to ensure we can continue to shape the very best future for Warwick. There are many opportunities for you to share your views and to contribute, from getting involved in Staff-Student Liaison Committees, to taking part in our surveys and snap polls, engaging with SU democracy, or helping us to innovate teaching practice with IATL. 

Welcome back and best of luck for the new academic year

Stuart
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