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Further Opportunities

Below are further opportunities ranging from scholarships, conferences, competitions and other events that you can get involved in during the course of your studies at Warwick. More information can be found by following the links.

Events

The events listed below may be of interest to our Undergraduate Economics, EPAIS and Joint Honours Students, as well as our Postgraduate students.

Activity Event Type Event Title Date Time and Location Details
Talk: Environment

External company (Tortoise Media)

ThinkIn: Should we stop using fossil fuels altogether? Wednesday 27 November 2019

Complimentary drinks: 18:00

Talk: 18:30-19:30

H0.51 Humanities

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Further Opportunities

British Conference of Undergraduate Research

BCUR, the British Conference of Undergraduate Research is an interdisciplinary conference which offers undergraduate students the chance to present their work at an academic conference in a supportive environment. It offers invaluable experience to meet with other researchers and network. Presenters can speak or submit a poster presentation.

More information can be found at https://www.bcur.org/.

Undergraduate Research Support Scheme

Lead your own Summer Research Project!

The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme enables undergraduate students to carry out an interdisciplinary summer research project. The scheme is open to any UG student at Warwick. Applicants must get the support of academic supervisor and can apply for a URSS bursary to undertake their research project, either in the UK or abroad, for between 6-10 weeks.

Warwick in Africa 2020

How’s your summer shaping up? Would you like to volunteer with Warwick in Africa and help transform the lives of young people in Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa?

Warwick in Africa works with some of the poorest township and rural schools, developing teachers’ skills and helping to inspire the students to work hard. We are looking for volunteers to teach English or maths for between four and seven weeks in summer 2020. Training will be given so you don’t need teaching experience, but you do need commitment, enthusiasm and the ability to think on your feet.

Could you be one of our wonderful volunteers? For further information and our online application form go to Warwick.ac.uk/warwickinafrica

Want to know more or ask some questions?

Drop in: Every Wednesday during Term Time, 2-4pm, Student Opportunity Hub

Information Meeting 1: Wednesday 27th November, 16:30, OC1.01

Information Meeting 2: Tuesday 7th January 2020, 17.30, OC0.04

Email: warwickinafrica@warwick.ac.uk

Undergraduate of the Year Awards

The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards celebrates the UK's best undergraduates. It is the only undergraduate award in the UK and is widely recognised by graduate recruiters. The final shortlist of ten from each category are invited to the exclusive awards event in Canary Wharf, London in April 2020 to network and dine with graduate recruiters before the winners are announced.

Find more information and application process here.

International Affairs Programmes at the New School (NYC)

The New School is offers MA and MSc international affairs programmes.The programmes mesh theory, policy and practice.

Master of Arts - 42 credits, no professional experience required, choose from 5 concentrations: Development, Cities & Social Justice, Governance & Rights, Media & Culture, and Conflict & Security

Master of Science - 30 credits, 3 years experience required, flexible modules that cultivate a unique combination of substantive knowledge and practical tools

Applications are now open and more information can be found at https://www.newschool.edu/international-affairs/.

Ph.D. at the European University Institute

The EUI is a well-respected international centre for doctorate and post-doctorate studies, located in Florence, Italy. The EUI offers a fully-funded four-year PhD programme in Economics. This programme includes PhD courses in macroeconomics, microeceonomics, econometrics, and a great range of advanced optional courses. Notably, there are approximately 150 PhD scholarships available for September 2020 at the EUI.

PhD applications can be submitted from November 1st 2019 to January 31st 2020 at www.eui.eu/phd.

For more information visit https://www.eui.eu/About or get in touch via applyres@eui.eu.

The European Central Bank - Traineeship Programme

The European Central Bank has launched a new traineeship campaign. They are looking for candidates in the areas of: - Banking Supervision horizontal and specialised expertise - (Computer) Sciences and Technology - Banknote Research & Development - Banknote Communications - Finance and Administration

Traineeships offer excellent opportunities to gain insights into the way the European Central Bank works, acquire hands-on experience in an area of interest, and put theoretical knowledge into practice.

Please find the full vacancy notice here.

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday, 21 October 2019.

If you would like to know more about these traineeships, please visit the European Central Bank’s Traineeship pages.

Writing Opportunity: The Warwick Tab

The Warwick Tab is now recruiting students to publish original journalism about life in Warwick. They are looking for anyone interested in writing, Instagramming and meme-making. Warwick Tab student reporters have gone on to work at BuzzFeed, The Times and The Guardian. You can sign-up here.

Cognitive Economics Workshop Call for Papers

The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Young Scholars Initiative Behavior and Society Working Group, Cognitive Economics Society and the London Behavioural Economics Network are organising a two-day workshop on the emerging field of cognitive economics from Friday 8 - Saturday 9 November 2019 at 9am - 5.30pm.

The workshop are inviting suggestions for 20-minute presentations or topics for interaction sessions (panel discussion(s) etc) on the topics relating to theoretical, empirical and applied cognitive economics.

For your presentation or interactive session idea, please send an abstract of up to 300 words, along with your contact details and a brief biographical note by midnight in any time zone on Monday 19 August.

As a joint event between Cognitive Economics Society and Young Scholars Initiative (YSI), you are welcome to apply either as a YSI member or not.

  • Non-YSI members are welcome to apply through filling in this form: https://forms.gle/dr7a6turqgv59BNL9
  • YSI Members or those wanting to join the YSI (join via their website: https://ysd.ineteconomics.org/register, please submit your application through the Young Scholars’ Directory. Please note: you can only apply for a travel or accommodation bursary via the Young Scholars’ Directory.
  • We have limited spaces for researchers who are interested in attending without presenting a paper. Please email Gerçek Çiçek, on gercekcicek@gmail.com for more details.

£15,000 Financial Times Bracken Bower Prize Award

The Financial Times Live are looking for young authors who can tackle emerging business themes or identify and analyse the trends of the future in business, economics, finance or management or even examine pressing business challenges in unique ways.

The Bracken Bower Prize will be awarded to the best proposal for a business book by an author under the age of 35 on 30 November, 2019. The proposal doesn’t need to be more than 5,000 words. You can find helpful guidelines on their website or alternatively, if you register your interest here, they will send you a guide created by one of our FT editors on how to write a winning proposal.

The Deadline for Submissions is 30 September, 2019 (5pm BST). However, they do advise that submissions be made a week early (16 September 2019). The Bracken Bower Prize will be given at the Business Book of the Year Award dinner, which will be held in New York on 3 December, 2019.

Royal Economics Society: Video Competition 2019

Undergraduate students have the chance to win £1,000 by creating a 3-minute video on a topical economic issue.

Individuals or teams of up to six students are invited to create a video exploring how economics can be used to understand current issues.

There are no set topics and your video can take whatever form you feel is appropriate (including animation, news bulletins or interviews) so long as it is clear and understandable to a wider audience.

As well as a £1,000 cash prize, the winner will receive a year’s student membership to the Royal Economic Society.

You have until Friday 26 July 2019 to submit your entry using the form on the RES website.

Barclays Summer Internship Opportunities

Barclays are calling for innovative engineers and technologists, to develop and maintain game changing technology that will reshape the future of FinTech.

Their Tech focus areas are broad ranging from Cyber & Security, Development and Engineering, Data Science and Analytics and more. Whatever direction you take, their Developer programme will provide you with the opportunity to deploy your skills and expertise into real business projects, where your work will impact the lives of millions of colleagues, customers and clients worldwide.

You can apply to join Barclay's tech communities located in Glasgow, Knutsford and Northampton. Visit their website to explore their locations, work, tech firsts and working culture.

International Student Trips and Events

Each year, the Go Global Team in the International Student Office coordinate a whole range of events and trips for out Global Student Community - for more information on these trips and events visit the webpage here.