As a Warwick graduate, you are an integral part of our University community, and we would like to share how our community is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, including the academic researchers informing global efforts to contain the virus.
Our brand new creative Graduate Accelerator & Incubator will help graduate businesses become part of the UK’s largest creative cluster outside Greater London. Creative Futures provides an exciting opportunity for business teams to develop their entrepreneurial skills, test, launch and pitch their business ideas and get 6 months of free space and support to develop their creative enterprises in Leamington Spa.
Applications open on 3 August, but you can register your interest now.
Join us for the Ingenuity Impact 2020 Feeder Events throughout July and August. You'll be able to compete for the £20,000 prize fund, which will be awarded to the most innovative ideas, funded by Santander Universities. Hear from national experts, and collaborate with others from your region. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Interview with Thierry Cambray written by Melissa Chan-Cheape
"I never thought that I would be graduating at home along with my Mum and Dad. I never thought that my celebrations would consist of a family meal with polite conversation and a glass of wine. Nor did I ever think that I would be entering the job market during such a hard, uncertain time period as a global pandemic".
Centre for Education Studies alumna Anita Chagar offers advice to our new graduates.
"Don’t consider ‘The Class of 2020/The COVID-19 Cohort’ as a label for uncertainty, adversity or loss, but as a label for determination, resilience and a new way of achieving success."
WBS alumna Valerie Patrick offers advice to our new graduates.
"This is a time to evaluate what you have accomplished, think strategically and ask yourself what you could do to make the world a better place."
Philosophy alumnus Peter Blackman offers advice to our new graduates.
"Be Proud – you are Warwick graduates; persevere and be broad minded about the sort of future you seek."
WBS alumnus Stuart Humphreys offers advice to our new graduates.
"It may seem a little trite for me to say I feel fortunate to have graduated during one major economic downturn and to have subsequently graduated again during another."
WBS alumna Hannah Brockbank offers advice to our new graduates.
"You're just at the starting line with many more years to go!"
Centre for Lifelong Learning alumna Alison Duncanson is a Chartered Psychologist and has worked for most of her career with people, from graduates to senior business leaders, consulting on change projects, designing assessment centres and developing leaders.
Today she shares her advice to new graduates.
Warwick London Prof. Network Webinar - Lord Bilimoria, Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer Partnership
The London Professional Network is hosting on Friday afternoon at 17:30 featuring Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer Partnership, President of the Confederation of British Industry.
Want to know more about the Productivity and the Futures of Work GRP?
Hear from alumnus, Alex Toft, Head of Minerva, on the growth of Minerva Business Angels based on Warwick Science Park and their upcoming webinar series for those interested in finding out about being an angel investor.
Warwick is easing the path to postgraduate study that could prove invaluable for Warwick Alumni during these exceptional times by introducing the Alumni Discount Scheme and Warwick Graduate Award Scheme 2020.
Mark Bailey is a consultant in charge of the infectious diseases isolation ward at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. He shares a reflection on the current pandemic.
"New challenges, such as COVID-19, can tell us a lot about ourselves, others, and the organisations we work for and we all have a lot to learn from being involved in the current crisis."
Ann Caine (Divisional Manager for Biomedical Sciences) tells us about what she and the team have been working on.
"I feel very proud of our admin team members who are supporting our staff and students to the best of their abilities, and our dedicated clinicians and talented scientists who have stepped up to help fight this unseen enemy."
Jordan (MB ChB) shares his experience as a Medical Student Clinical Support at University Hospital Coventry.
"As a former historian, I feel as though we are watching history unfurl before us – a turning point as real as the world wars, the nuclear age, the bubonic plague. As before, the solution is courage in the face of adversity."
Abbie (MB ChB) reflects on her experience as a medical student during the pandemic.
"Covid-19 has truly changed our lives, and we as medical students are no different."
Anj Kang (MB ChB Phase I Secretary) signed up to the NHS Volunteer Responder initiative and tells us what her role involves.
"Both the patients and the pharmacies have been extremely grateful for the help I and lots of others are providing for those who are unable to get out at the moment."