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Spring Camps

Studying a Warwick Q-Step Centre degree means that your learning continues well beyond the lecture theatre. As well as providing traditional training in specialised quantitative methods, we also provide opportunities to develop these skills collaboratively and broaden your education outside of the classroom.

Our annual Spring Camp brings students together from across the University to apply cutting-edge quantitative methods to real world problems. You will be taught by internationally-recognised academics from Warwick and other top universities, as well as non-academic professionals who are the forefront of their career in Policy and Industry. Professionally relevant, the Spring Camp is a valuable opportunity to find out more about the career trajectories that involve data analysis and enhance your employability.

Colleagues from across the social sciences, humanities and science disciplines will come together to work on methodological challenges relating to global issues, so students will be exposed to the wider university environment and have a sense of how disciplinary boundaries become blurred when working on ‘big data problems’

Dr Emma Uprichard

Director of the Warwick Q-Step Centre (2013-16)

The quantitative methods Spring Camp is a two-day event which is organised for students in their second year and takes place during the Easter vacation period at the University of Warwick.

The Spring Camps are designed to:

  • Map onto Warwick’s Global Research Priorities (GRP) themes (e.g. Cities, Food, Global Governance);
  • Embed cutting-edge quantitative methods into real world problems;
  • Enable undergraduates to have the opportunity to interact with postgraduates, to help bridge the undergraduate/postgraduate divide;
  • Provide students with a different kind of learning experience (short-term intense rather than the weekly tempo of standard modules), so students gain a taste of what real world research consultancy can be like;
  • Immerse students in applied forward-facing data challenges;
  • Provide students with practical hands-on lab-based learning;
  • Expose students to the wider University research community across the disciplines.

Students on undergraduate QM degrees are strongly encouraged to attend a spring camp at least once during their degree, Students who attend the Spring Camp will gain a certificate of attendance.



Upcoming Events

The next Spring Camp will take place on 19/20 March 2018 . The theme of this year's event is Data Visualisation and full details of the programme can be found here.

Please note that this event is now fully subscribed; if you are interested in attending, please email if you would like your name added to the waiting list.

Previous Events

Find out more about our previous Spring Camps



2018 Speakers

  • John Burn-Murdoch

Senior Data Visualisation Journalist & Baseline Columnist at the Financial Times

  • Dr Cath Sleeman

Quantitative Research Fellow at Nesta

  • Ella Worsdale

Head of Information at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

  • Loup Cellard

Designer and PhD Student at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick

  • Dr James Tripp

Academic Technologist at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick