From the 3-13 July, Warwick in London played host to a group of 16-18 year-old students at our first ever Pre-University Summer School. This inaugural and pilot programme proved to be a great success and the 2019 version will launch shortly in order to recruit a larger cohort for next year.
For the last two weeks, Warwick in London has been delighted to host students from Ansal University in India. The students have spent time on the Warwick campus as part of their bespoke Academic Enhancement Programme.
‘I never dreamt we’d get Buckingham Palace’: the history of the Civil Service Awards by Siobhan Benita
The Warwick Policy Lab is co-directed by Professor Abhinay Muthoo and Siobhan Benita who was previously a Senior Civil Servant in Whitehall. The Lab, as reflected by its directors, aims to bridge the gap between academic analysis and public policymaking in order to maximise the impact and influence of rigorous research on decisions taken by politicians that will affect people’s day-to-day lives. In this article in Civil Service World, Siobhan Benita reflects on her time in the Cabinet Office when, amongst other things, she worked with the Cabinet Secretary to introduce the first national awards for Civil Servants.
Professor Abhinay Muthoo, Dean of Warwick in London was featured on page two of the Financial Times on Thursday 10 May in an article titled ‘Universities tested by Big Tech brain drain’ talking about the challenges faced by universities in keeping leading AI professors when faced with large tech companies offering attractively high salaries.
On 2 May, Professor Abhinay Muthoo and Siobhan Benita from Warwick In London (of the University of Warwick) participated in an event at City Hall, which was aimed at engaging young people and frontline workers in the on-going work of the cross-party Parliamentary Commission on Youth Violence. The event was attended by over 220 people and included an introduction from Sophie Linden, the capital’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.
Colleagues from the Warwick Policy Lab, which is based at Warwick in London, are working with Members of Parliament, experts and practitioners on a cross-party parliamentary Commission on Youth Violence. The Commission was launched in 2017 to examine the root causes of youth violence in England, Scotland and Wales. It is chaired by Lewisham MP Vicky Foxcroft and other Commissioners include Chuka Umunna (Labour), Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat) and James Cleverly (Conservative).