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Events to enhance your student experience

When you join the Department of Economics, you will be joining a friendly and active department with a range of both academic and social events put on each term to enhance your time at University.

We place great importance on your student experience and we put on regular activities and events which are both academically stimulating and socially enriching.

We encourage all students in the Department to get involved with as many activities as they can in order to maximise their experience of studying Economics at Warwick.

Question Time

Our Question Time event provides students and staff from across the University the opportunity to engage with politicians, policy makers and academics. Previous panelists have included Lord Gus O’Donnell, Lord Norman Lamont and Jacqui Smith.

This year's event will focus on current affairs.

Question Time 2017 will be held on Monday 1st October 2017, 6:15-7:45pm in Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre. All Economics students are strongly encouraged to attend as it is an exciting and engaging evening.

Highlights of Question Time 2017.

360 Lecture Series

Each year the department hosts an engaging lecture series which welcomes a diverse mix of speakers each year including alumni, policy makers, and academics. Our speakers give a different perspective on Economics and the series is designed to get our students thinking about issues outside of their academic modules and to give you the opportunity to hear from prominent academics and public figures about issues at the forefront of the current economic agenda, both in the UK and globally.

Past speakers include:

  • Minouche Shafik, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
  • Dr Kanayo Nwanze, President of The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Jonathon Portes, Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Economic Briefings

Economic Briefings is an opportunity for undergraduate students across all years to produce regular economic briefings on released data and the state of the economy. The project will provide particularly useful training for those who wish to go on to be economists in HMT and GES, or BOE, or a number of other economist positions, where skills in day-to-day data analysis are essential.

Find out more about Economic Briefings

Warwick Economics Society

Established in 1981, the Warwick Economics Society is one of the longest standing academic societies on campus. With a current membership of nearly 1500 members, the Society welcomes undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines, all ages and all interests. This year the society was also named top academic society at Warwick.

Its aim is to give its members a diverse range of events that helps them to progress not only academically but also along their chosen career path. With sponsors including top law, accountancy and banking firms there is something for everyone. The society hosts the most talked about socials on campus, that never fail to sell out, and also boasts some of the strongest sports teams in Warwick, providing opportunities to get involved with football and netball in the earlier terms and cricket and mixed rounders later on

Warwick Economics Society Freshers Survival Guide

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Warwick Economics Summit

The Warwick Economics Summit is one of the largest student-run academic conferences in Europe, set out from the rest by world-renowned figures, engaging debates and educational workshops. It touches on a range of global issues including politics, development, finance and psychology. The Summit is not just an engaging platform for economics students, but an opportunity for anyone with an interest in economic affairs and politics to discuss the latest worldwide developments.

Last year’s summit welcomed distinguished speakers such as Vitor Constancio, Dermot Nolan, Sir Partha Dasgupta, Henry Curr, Raoul Pal, and Simon Anholt. In the past, the summit has hosted leading academics such as George Akerlof and John Nash, along with key policy makers such as Vince Cable and Andrew Bailey. The weekend offers the chance to meet and learn from a truly diverse group of students, and to socialise with delegates from around the world at our black tie ball.

Our vision for the 2017 Economics Summit is to continue to improve on the extremely high calibre speakers that has come to be expected of the Warwick Economics Summit. Working closely with our team, we would like to ensure that each and every delegate has a great experience, making them feel welcomed to the University of Warwick.

The Summit is not just an event for delegates. We are fully student run and would encourage you to apply to join our successful and highly diverse team. Being involved is a great way to get to know people who share similar interests, whilst developing key skills. Organising the Summit is not all work, we have many social activities to develop friendships and memorable shared experiences. If you would like to join the team, then look out for more information from us in term one or visit us at the freshers fair.

Warwick Economics Summit