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Current Contributors

Amy Preston

amyI joined Warwick in 2014 as an English Literature undergraduate and am now studying for my Masters degree – I just can’t stay away! On campus I’m involved with Warwick Congress, as well as the Yoga and Figure Skating clubs. Besides a love of reading (obviously), I enjoy cooking with my friends and have an appreciation for the fine art of bullet journaling.

 

Ana Kedveš

anaAs a Community Engagement Officer in the Library, I organise events and services to support undergraduate students’ development and wellbeing during their time at Warwick. Outside of work, I am a student myself, completing a PhD in Applied Linguistics.

Chris Vernon

Photo for blogI’ve worked in various roles in the Library for the past eight years, and I’m currently an Academic Support Officer and an Academic Support Librarian. I also finished a PhD in History from Warwick back in 2013. When I’m not working I like to spend my weekends pretending to be a Viking.

Ciara Brodie

IMG_1024I am a second year undergraduate student studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics. I spent last Summer teaching Maths in South Africa with Warwick in Africa. Additionally, I am part of the Telephone Fundraising Campaign at Warwick raising money for scholarships, the cancer research centre and other projects. I also play society netball for PPE within the intramural league.

 

Daisy Richards

Daisy RichardsI am working towards my MA for Research in Film and Television Studies after working in advertising in Covent Garden for a year. I received scholarships for both my BA and my MA, and am currently in the process of applying for a PhD at Warwick, if funding applications succeed! I love animals, food and A Cinderella Story.

 

David Richardson

IMG-20170902-WA0002I work in the Library as a Community Engagement Officer. I finished my PhD in 2014, on British pressure groups and movements campaigning on European integration from the 1940s to the 1980s. Outside of work I enjoy music, architecture, photography and bike polo (it’s a real thing – google it!).

 

Francesca Cornick

Francesca photoI work in the Library as Academic Support Librarian, mainly supporting WBS. When I’m not in the Library I enjoy going to the gym, socialising with friends, a good TV boxset and the odd bit of DIY!

 

Helen Ireland

Helen IrelandI work in the Library as an Academic Support Librarian for the Physical Sciences, Engineering and Classics, ensuring that resources are in place and that staff and students are able to make the best use of them.  This wide range of subjects means I never have a chance to get bored!  Outside work I enjoy music (I sing in the University Chorus and go to as many concerts as I can) and travel (I’m just back from a study tour visiting ancient sites in Albania and Macedonia).

Helen Riley

Helen_rileyI’m the academic support librarian for Law and Economics. I like walking  in the hills or near the sea when I get the chance, and I often talk to the ducks on campus.

James Blake

JamesBlakeI’m a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group, where I’m researching exploding satellites and the debris they leave behind. I finished my undergraduate studies in physics at Warwick in 2017 and couldn’t bring myself to leave! Outside of work I enjoy outreach, writing, swimming and drinking coffee.

 

 

Julie Robinson

Julie RobinsonI’m the Library’s Academic Services Development Manager and resident Moodle whisperer. I was a late starter when it came to higher education, but enjoyed it so much I ended up doing a PhD as well!  I’ve been working in the Library since 2014 and when I’m not buidling online courses, I like visiting windmills, watching 1960s British films and (in spite of living in the landlocked Midlands) writing songs about the sea.

Kate Courage

Kate Courage photo for blog 2017I am an Academic Support Librarian, here to give targeted help to students and staff studying and researching English, Philosophy, French, Italian and Hispanic. A little while ago I was a Warwick student myself, and I remember student life here pretty well. Nowadays, I like reading ghost stories, visiting old houses, bird watching and listening to folk music… and inflicting some of these things on my small children!

Keeley Varey

Keeley VareyI have been on a third year Occupational Therapy placement at Warwick University for the past 12 weeks working with the Mental Health and Wellbeing team based on campus. I am due to complete my degree in June 2018. Outside of placement, I enjoy listening to rock music, going to gigs and I am busy training for the 2018 London Marathon.

 

 

Kumail Jaffer

Prof pic 3I am a Final year PPE student, having spent a year abroad at the University of Waterloo, Canada on exchange. Active within societies and sports on campus – Warwick Labour, Socialist Students, Athletics, Basketball and Football to be precise. Outside of Uni life, I enjoy writing (politics, hip-hop, sports and culture) as well as fitness.

 

 

Lizzie Morrison

EMI work in Resource Acquisitions and Digital Access where I enjoy unpacking the new books as they arrive in the Library.

Oriane Boulay

Oriane I work in the Library as Academic Support Officer, where I develop online training material and help with enquiries and workshops. Outside work, you’ll find me at the airport or in the Parisian metro… Visiting family and friends and stocking up on Dijon mustards, (smelly) cheese and pains au chocolat.

Rachael Davies

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I am currently in my fourth and final year of English Literature and German BA Hons, and I spent my last year studying and working as a tour guide in Munich, Germany. I’m hoping to get into a career in journalism/marketing when I graduate in the summer. If I manage to get time off from my essays, I love to spend time outside taking photos, cooking, or reading.

Richard Perkins

richard-perkins2.jpgI’m an Academic Support Librarian, responsible for looking after the glamorous departments like Film & Theatre Studies.  I’m also part of the Library Social Media Team, so if our Twitter account gets a little surreal you can probably blame me. Outside work you’ll probably never see me, unless you too are sitting in a theatre.

Sofia Rios

SRI am working on a Joint PhD through the Monash Warwick Alliance within the Film, Media and Communications HDR Program. I am the blog editor for The Study Blog and PhD Life. I have lived in Mexico, Texas and Australia and as such I live in a constant state of missing tacos, half-and-half iced tea, and tim tams.

 

Past Contributors

Carina Hart

Carina HartI have a PhD in contemporary literature and theories of beauty, and spend most of my time with my nose in a book or a cocktail. I blog at Beautiful in Theory.

(Now working at Loughborourgh Uni)

Charles Hand

Charles HandI was a postgraduate medical student at Warwick. Most of my time was spent on hospital placements around Warwickshire: trying not to get in the way. The rest was split between research, humanitarian work with Medsin, sports and all kinds of activities with friends.

Charlotte Salter

Charlotte SalterI was a part-time MA student at the University of Warwick, where I also worked as a Student Adviser for the Learning Grid. My time was usually spent feeding the campus ducks, reading fantasy and YA novels, writing, daydreaming, discovering endlessly creative ways to procrastinate, and (consequently) making/wearing elaborate fancy-dress costumes.

Eric Baron

Eric BaronI am a postgraduate student at Warwick. I like libraries. I also enjoys making art, usually in the form of short stories, poems and very rough ink drawings. However, I harbor no bias against bread sculpture or finger paints, and am currently working on a novel.

(Now working at Temple University, Philadelphia!)

Harriet Addy

Harriet AddyMy University life consists of studying Classics, which means cramming for a lot of Latin tests, and working as a student Adviser in the Learning Grids. I spend my days watching films, going out with friends and playing hockey.

(Now graduated!)

James Taylor

james.taylor I worked in the Library as a Reading Lists Project Officer, attending to all your reading list-related needs. I’m an Associate Fellow in Film and Television Studies, and recently completed my PhD on the adaptation of the superhero genre from comics to film. Wealth and fame I ignored, pursuing academia as my reward.

Karina Beck

Karina BeckI was an Academic Support Officer in the Library, where I helped with enquiries and workshops, and developed online training materials.  I love watching movies, am drawn to anything crafty or creative, and spend far too much money on pick ’n’ mix.

Lorna Khemraz

Lorna KhemrazI’m a finalist at the Law School and if I am not buried in law books or fulfilling my adviser duties at the Learning Grid, I am working with refugees at the Coventry Law Centre. If I couldn’t make it out of bed, then I love to lounge at my home in Birmingham, try new food recipes, and watch sitcoms.

(Now graduated!)

 Nick Bostock

NBostockI work as an Academic Support officer in the library.  I’ve recently returned to the UK after living in various different countries including Spain and China.  Outside of work, I enjoy watching films and spending time with my family.  I am interested in history and languages.

Nuala Clarke

Nuala ClarkeI graduated Warwick with a BA in Classical Civilisation. I worked as Community Engagement Officer at the Library. When I’m not working, you can usually find me snuggled up somewhere with a nice cup of Rooibos. I now live back in Bournemouth and miss Sofia terribly.

 Ondrej Bajgar

Ondrej BajgarMy persona is split between between being an undergraduate mathematician, a Student Adviser in the Learning Grid and a Cooper in the student Food Co-op. Other than that I’m interested in pretty much everything. When not satiating this omni-interest by reading, I’m a keen orienteer, bicycle lover and devotee of Mahler’s music.

(Graduated 2014!)

 Stephen Bagley

Stepehn BagleyI am a history finalist at the University of Warwick. You will commonly find me in the various coffee outlets around campus hungover and/or sleep-deprived. I like to spend my time travelling, cooking and blogging.

(Now graduated!)

Stephen Soanes

Stephen SoanesI am a sometime-archivist, historian and PhD who has spent more years at Warwick than seems possible. These days you’ll find me working in the Student Admissions and Recruitment Office.  Outside work you’ll often find me out walking, doodling, dancing to synthpop, playing tennis, or with my head wedged in a book.

 Thomas Bray

Tom BrayI was a PhD student and seminar tutor in the Department of History. I split my time between my flat in Kenilworth and the comfy chairs in Curiositea. When I am not blogging, I like cats, cheese, and cycling, and some other things which don’t begin with C.

 Thomas Stewart

Thomas StewartI was an MA in Writing student at Warwick and a Freelance Writer. When not writing about films, libraries and fashion, I’m working on short stories, poems and the odd novel. As well as this I enjoy suburban fiction, horror films, folk music, watches, chick-flicks and biscuits.

(Freelance writer and an Assistant Editor!)

Tracy Dix

Tracy DixI worked on the Library’s Student as Researcher project and hold BAMAPhD in English, Renaissance writing and food history. I also spend lots of time with Warwick students. We enjoy hanging off various apparatus or seeing which parts of our body we can spin on. All this helps me build on my stockpile of handy tips on what not to do at University.

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