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Welcome to the Student Handbook for Arts & Humanities

Marion ThainIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, a faculty full of talent, energy and potential. I very much look forward to working with you all.

The skills we offer in Arts and Humanities are, in my view, more necessary now than ever before, and I believe there is a pressing need for people trained in our disciplines.

Whether you are studying the wealth and diversity of culture and perspectives through literature and languages, or engaging philosophically or historically with the issues that shape our world, or furthering our understanding of the media and creative technologies – here you have the opportunity to contribute in incredibly meaningful ways. 

If we are to meet the challenges of today without repeating the mistakes of the past, society needs an understanding of the most pressing issues it faces which is informed conceptually, historically and imaginatively.

The years ahead will, I hope, be underpinned by a sense of the broader significance of the work we do together as a faculty (students and staff, apprentices and mentors) and by an ever-present consideration of how our work can best promote understanding and harmony within our broader communities.

All the best for the term ahead, and every good wish for your studies here with us!


Professor Marion Thain

Professor of Literature & Culture, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities

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