Resources for Current Students: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/currentstudents/
The PAIS department under ‘Careers and Opportunities’ posts a link ‘voluntary work’; after getting the page unlocked, the link turned out to be a document on Non-governmental organisations in the areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington Spa and Oxford.
Its designed as appoint of reference for students who ‘wish to add to their work portfolio’s by volunteering for NGO’s’ as the opening letter of the document reads.
They provide the details of 42 NGO’s from the local area.
Staff-Student Liason Committee: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/currentstudents/sslc/
Engagement with each other, different PAIS years and staff through SSLC.
- ‘for students and staff to meet and discuss matters relating to studying in our department. These include assesment and examinations, curriculum and teaching, student support, the library, IT and E-learning provisions, Academic Resources, Careers provision and all other things related to the department.’
- There is a list of contact details, for all members of the committee on this page as well. There are thus representatives that the student body can talk to staff through.
Links to a twitter page: http://twitter.com/WarwickPAIS
There are three routes in which students can study abroad and thereby engage in international communities.
PAIS department send at least one student every year to study in America at either Georgetown University or the University of California.
This exchange is open to first year students studying Politics; Politics with International Studies; History and Politics; Economics and PAIS; Politics and Sociology; or Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE).
The Hong Kong Exchange:http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/currentstudents/cityu/
There is also evidence of the experiences of students studying on the exchange.
The Hong Kong Experience:http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/currentstudents/cityu/experience
This page has a picture of HK city, its taken at night.
There are then three accounts from students in word documents. An extract from one of them is below:
The first thing one experiences in visiting Asia’s world city is the vastness of it. The
buzzing metropolis is a stark contrast to the small, quintessentially English town of
Leamington Spa, filled with students and older people. Coming to Hong Kong from
the University of Warwick enabled an appreciation of a different way of life.
Study in Europe:http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/currentstudents/erasmus
Politics and Politics with International Studies students may change to a degree with an Intercalated Year and study in Europe through the ERASMUS scheme.
Countries available to study in are France, Germany, Austria and Italy.
This opportunity is only available to those students who are competent in the appropriate language.