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Widening Participation and Outreach

Widening Participation and Outreach

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Do you want to receive invitations to a variety of outreach events run by the Department of Economics which are relevant to students, teachers and parents/guardians? Join our mailing lists to keep informed of upcoming events and activities.

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We believe that people from all backgrounds should be able to access a world-leading university like Warwick. Through our outreach work we hope to raise student aspirations and increase their awareness of the benefits of Higher Education in general and of economics as a subject to study.

What we do and who we work with

In the Department of Economics we run a wide range of free events and activities for a diverse range of students, including young people at state schools, students who would be the first in their family to attend university, students from less affluent 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 do.

Read a summary of our strategic objectives

Department Events

Events led by the Department of Economics include:

University Events

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

Contextual Offers

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.

BSc Economics

Typical Offer:


Contextual Offer:


BSc Economics and Industrial Organisation

Typical Offer:


Contextual Offer:


BSc/BA Economics, Politics and International Studies

Typical Offer:


Contextual Offer:


^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 Studies

Check your eligibility for a contextual offer

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.

Dr Lory Barile

Associate Professor, Widening Participation Coordinator and Discover Economics Champion

Contact Lory

Charlotte Doughty

Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer

Contact Charlotte

Bozena Beauclair

Marketing and Communications Manager

Contact Bozena

Maxine Thacker

Events and Online Communications Officer

Contact Maxine

Further Resources

Here are some quick links to further information you may find useful: