Warwick Volunteers offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the local community. We offer a range of student-run projects, which require a regular time commitment, as well as one-off opportunities, for those of you short on time. Warwick Volunteers is free to join and you do not need a Societies Federation membership.
As an engineering student you may be interested in helping to run a technology workshop, tutoring a student in maths or physics or running a session with your sports club. If you have a talent for art, music or foreign languages, volunteering is a great opportunity to share this with others. We also encourage members to suggest their own project ideas.
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to engage with the local community whilst at university, meet new people and develop leadership skills. For more information please visit our website: www.warwick.ac.uk/volunteers
World@Warwick is a new society promoting international cultures, languages, integration and travel. Amongst many other things, World@Warwick aims to encourage home students to discover study and work opportunities abroad.
In the Engineering department in particular, we endeavour to inform students about:
The importance of learning foreign languages to stand out in the global Engineering job market
The personal rewards and transferable skills that you can acquire by going abroad
The many travel opportunities available to you, and their benefits:
Erasmus study opportunities in Europe: either 3rd year spent abroad, or as an intercalated year
Other exchange opportunities – we hope to reinstate exchanges with universities from the USA, Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand…
Work placements abroad
Our website also provides testimonies provided by former exchange students, so that you can find out more about partner institutions, and other people’s experiences.
We are pleased to announce the theme for TEDxWarwick 2013: Building Bridges. Connections between communities, disciplines and places are often made in the most unexpected of ways. The world is expanding and contracting at the same time: global networks proliferate, yet distance is no longer a barrier. At the same time, traditional boundaries in technology, science, art and academia are becoming increasingly blurred. Links are constantly being forged between everything from physics to photography and biology to computing. Discover what awaits the world of tomorrow at TEDxWarwick 2013.
Buy your ticket at www.tedxwarwick.com/2013/. Early Birds are priced at £10, with the remaining tickets priced at £15. This year, TEDxWarwick will be held in Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre on Saturday 9th March 2013.
What is TED?
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
What is TEDx?
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience (x = independently organized TED event).