Widening Participation and Outreach
We believe that access to a world-leading university should be open to people from all backgrounds. We hope to raise students' aspirations and increase their awareness of the benefits of Higher Education.
What we do and who we work with
In the Department of Economics, we run a wide range of free events and activities targeted at a diverse range of students, including young people at state school educated students, students who would be the first in their family to attend university, students from low socio-economic backgrounds and students who come from neighbourhoods where there is low progression to higher education.
Our events are often organised in partnership with associations, campaigns and institutions including the Royal Economics SocietyLink opens in a new window, Discover EconomicsLink opens in a new window, the Bank of England, as well as key Economics Student Societies at Warwick, in order to give our participants a better understanding of what economists really can do.Read a summary of our strategic objectives
Events led by the Department of Economics include:
- International Women's Day: Coffee with Economists
- Introduction to Economics
- Maths and Beyond
- Pathways to Economics: Your Journey to University and Beyond
- Women in Economics: Session for Offer Holders
We also contribute to initiatives organised by Warwick, including:
Working Group for Teachers
We have established a group of teachers who work closely with us to support our initiatives of making economics a more inclusive discipline for females, students from state schools, under-represented backgrounds and students that have not studied economics before. We welcome new teachers to join this group.Join our Working Group
We are committed to admitting the most talented students from a diverse range of backgrounds. In order to ensure that every application is treated fairly and judged on its merits, we consider an applicant’s academic potential in the context of their educational background and individual circumstances. We actively welcome and encourage applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria.
*including A in A-Level Maths for BSc Economics and BSc Economics and Industrial Organisation or A* at GCSE Maths or equivalent for BSc/BA Economics, Politics and International StudiesCheck your eligibility for a contextual offer
Please note: If you participate in and successfully complete Warwick Scholars, Realising Opportunities or Pathways to Banking and Finance, you may receive a contextual offer, or a dual offer for the programme you are on - find out more.
For more information on contextual offers, including the full eligibility criteria and how to apply, please click here.
Economics: Academic Resources Portal
We have put together an exciting portal of academic resources relevant to prospective students who may be considering studying economics at university. This includes a virtual bookshelf of readings, maths revision, audio resources, blogs and magazines that are all recommended by our academic faculty.Access our resources
Support at University
We recognise that there are times in university life when a little extra professional support may be helpful. Therefore, the Department's Widening Participation and Outreach strategy continues throughout our students' studies, where eligible students have the option of accessing additional support. Hear our students talk about the academic support they have received while studying with us.View our support
Get in touch
If you are interested in finding out more about our activities, work or strategy please get in touch with our Widening Participation and Outreach team. Whether you are a student, parent/guardian, teacher or a staff or student at Warwick, we'd love to hear from you.
Here are some quick links to further information you may find useful: