Student Ambassador Blog Posts
- These posts were written in previous years by GSD students.
- These posts provide a personal account of our students' experiences.
Term 3 and exams
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.
How a seminar happens
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.
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.
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.
Hear from our Economics and GSD student ambassador Ellie about her university experience
and the dissertation is in!🌱🌻 as I near the end of my time as a @WarwickGSD student (I still have 4 exams 💔), I wanted to reflect on all the opportunities I have had. Over the next week, this will become a thread of favourite moments from my university experience 🌟🕊 pic.twitter.com/HfmC8A5HDU— ellie (@elliefayec) May 17, 2020
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.
Unique study abroad opportunity: Part 2
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.
Working part-time at university
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.
Sustainability on campus
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!
Budgeting at university
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.
"Working in a team is an excellent skill to develop, and one that will be invaluable in your career"
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.
Green Week: 2-8 March 2020
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.
Unique study abroad opportunity: Part 1
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!
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.
Warwick 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.