Opportunities and events
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.
360 Lecture SeriesEach 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:
- Tim Harford, Economist, Journalist and Broadcaster
- Dr Luisa Affuso, Chief Economist at Ofcom
- Professor Molly Scott Cato, Economist, Politician and Writer
- Martin Reeves, Chief Executive of Coventry City Council
- Angus Armstrong, Director of Rebuilding Macroeconomics and Chief Economic Adviser at Lloyds Bank Group
- Sumit Dey-Chowdhury, Senior Economist at the Office for National Statistics
- Vinay Gupta, Co-founder of Mattereum
Find out more about the 360 Lecture Series
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
Warwick Economics Society is one of the longest standing academic Students' Union societies and one of the largest on campus with more than 1700 members from 130 degree programmes. Its aim is to offer you a diverse range of events which help you to progress, not only academically but also with your chosen career path. With sponsors including top law, accountancy and banking firms, the society host some excellent careers events and talks. Warwick EconSoc put on some of the most talked about socials on campus, and also boast some of the strongest sports teams at Warwick, providing opportunities to get involved with football and netball in the earlier terms and cricket and rounders later on. They also produce Assumptions magazine, and run an annual debating competition where the winners are able to debate in a larger competition against students from other top universities.
Warwick Economics Summit
Warwick Economics Summit is one of the largest student-run academic conferences in Europe, featuring world-renowned figures, engaging debates and educational workshops. The Summit covers a range of global issues including politics, development, finance and psychology. It provides an opportunity for anyone with an interest in economic affairs and politics to discuss the latest worldwide developments. In the past, the Summit has hosted Nobel Prize-winning academics such as George Akerlof and John Nash, along with key policy makers such as Andrew Bailey. The weekend offers the chance to meet and learn from a truly diverse group of students, and to socialise and network with delegates from around the world. This year the Summit will be held virtually.
Warwick Women in Economics Society
The Warwick Women in Economics Society (WWiE Soc) was launched after the successful Women in Economics Student-led workshop was held at the University of Warwick in January 2020. WWiE Soc is the UK’s first student society dedicated to supporting female economics students at university and further down the economics career track. The society not only provides a safe and welcoming space for female students but a space in which everyone can come together to discuss important topics related to gender equality. The society welcomes all students to join them.
Warwick Women in Economics Society
Rethink Economics Warwick
The Rethink Economics Warwick student society is part of 'Rethinking Economics,' which is an international network of students, academics, and professionals aiming to build a better economics in society and in the classroom. As students, academics, and policy-makers, the society want answers to the fundamental questions of economics and of the economy itself, such as the nature of money, the role of the state, and the behaviour of households and individuals, among other such questions. The society would like to open up the discourse to different approaches, different models with different methods, making different assumptions. Whether it is different schools of thought within economics, or even fields outside of economics such as political science and anthropology, rethink economics wants to ignite debate within the discipline.