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Student Ambassador Blog Posts

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  • These posts were written in previous years by GSD students.
  • These posts provide a personal account of our students' experiences.

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Term 3 and exams

Person reading a book

Hi everyone, this week I’d like to share a bit about the final term of the academic year (Term 3) and also, exam season.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 19:27 | Tags: Assessments, Support

How a seminar happens

Dr Marta Guerriero teaching GSD students in a workshop

Most of the teaching in GSD takes place through lectures and seminars. In second and third year, you may have modules that consist of seminars only (such as the Surviving the Apocalypse module for instance), but in first year all core GSD modules have both. While both lectures and seminars are obviously important, the latter are when you will be required to actively take part and engage with the learning.

Tue 23 Jun 2020, 14:44 | Tags: Teaching and learning

Choosing your modules

Hello, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe, given the circumstances. This week, I thought I would talk you through the process of choosing your modules when you get to Warwick University.

Mon 15 Jun 2020, 10:07 | Tags: Modules

GSD Society: Annual international tour

Hi! I’ve already written a blog post about Warwick GSD Society (you can read this here), so here is one more specifically about our annual international tour.

Wed 10 Jun 2020, 15:34 | Tags: Societies, Sustainability

Hear from our Economics and GSD student ambassador Ellie about her university experience

Wed 27 May 2020, 13:23 | Tags: Study abroad, Student stories, Societies

Learning languages at Warwick

If you’re interested in learning languages as part of your degree, Warwick has plenty of opportunities available! GSD can offer some flexibility in module choices (you can check how much for your specific degree on the page for single honours students and joint honour students), so you can take a language course as one of your optional modules.

Fri 01 May 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Modules, Languages

Unique study abroad opportunity: Part 2

Melbourne skyline, Australia

Hello there!

This week’s post continues where we left off in another post, talking to Hollie Ryan (Politics, International Studies and GSD student) about her time at Monash. If you have not seen the first part of this, be sure to read ‘Unique study abroad opportunity: Part 1’ here.

Fri 10 Apr 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Study abroad

Working part-time at university

Barista working in a cafe on the coffee machines

Hello there!

I hope everyone is doing well despite the circumstances. This week, I will be sharing some part-time job opportunities that you can get involved in at Warwick. Work experience could be valuable to your CV as it portrays good time management skills, among other transferable skills.

Fri 27 Mar 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Professional development

Sustainability on campus

Banner image with the title 'Sustainability on Campus' and an image of the reusable cups used for the Warwick Cup project

If you’re considering studying GSD, chances are you’re also interested in what the university does for sustainability. Luckily, Warwick has several projects aiming to reduce its environmental footprint, many of which GSD students have been heavily involved in!

Fri 20 Mar 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Sustainability

Budgeting at university

Two Warwick students drinking tea and chatting in one of the cafes on campus

For most of us, university would be the first taste of financial independence and that means that we are now responsible for budgeting, saving up and spending wisely. It can get pretty overwhelming when trying to balance your finances with regards to your social life and personal wellbeing so I will be providing some tips and tricks that have been helpful to me.

Fri 13 Mar 2020, 09:00

"Working in a team is an excellent skill to develop, and one that will be invaluable in your career"

GSD students working in a group


One of the great things about GSD is the variety of assessments. While many degrees are mostly assessed through traditional methods such as essays, we get a much wider variety with written work, presentations, group work, etc. Group projects are an important and valuable part of this combination.

Fri 06 Mar 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Assessments

Green Week: 2-8 March 2020

Hello all!

Next week (2-8 March 2020) is Green Week at Warwick, which is an exciting opportunity to increase awareness of and discuss environmental sustainability around the wider campus and with local communities. I thought I’d chat a bit about this event to give you an insight into the kinds of events and opportunities that are frequently taking place on our campus. Hopefully, this will spark your interest in the subject and you can investigate further.

Fri 28 Feb 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Sustainability

Unique study abroad opportunity: Part 1

Monash University campus building, with students walking through

Hello! This week we will be discussing the opportunity to take part in an integrated Study Abroad programme whilst at Warwick. In your second year, the GSD department offers you the option to spend two terms studying abroad at Monash University, either in Australia or Malaysia. This time spent abroad will contribute towards your final grade for the year. To find out more about the difference between this shorter study abroad opportunity and the year-long (intercalated) option, see our study abroad page.

I spoke to third-year Politics, International Studies and GSD student, Hollie Ryan, about her time at Monash University. This interview will be split across two posts, so look out for Part 2 soon!

Fri 21 Feb 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Study abroad

Research projects

Books stacked on a shelf

Hello again!

One of the most exciting parts of studying at university is being able to choose what you study and research projects are a great way to explore areas that you are particularly interested in.

Fri 14 Feb 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Research opportunities

Warwick GSD Society

GSD students in Copenhagen for a trip with the GSD Society

Hi all! This blog post is going to be about Warwick GSD Society, the academic society linked to the course, of which I am vice-president. As this is a rapidly growing society, it’s been a fascinating experience to be on the exec team - the group of people who run a society, for instance the president, who heads the society as a whole, the treasurer, who manages finances, or the social sec, who organises activities and socials for the members.

Mon 10 Feb 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Societies

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