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Opportunities and events

A combined academic and social student experience

We encourage all students in the Department to get involved with as many activities as you can in order to maximise your Warwick experience.

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

Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

The SSLC exists to provide a forum for staff and students to discuss issues relating to all undergraduate courses taught by the Department of Economics. It is an integral part of the process by which potential problems are identified and resolved, students' views are represented within the Department and a mechanism for gauging students' opinion on academic matters.

Warwick Economics Lectures

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:

  • Marc Stears, academic and Chief Executive of the Economics Foundation
  • Catherine Bearder, MEP
  • Professor Oliver Hart, Nobel Prize winner for Economics (2016)
  • 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

PhD Conference

Each year a PhD conference is organised by research students of the Warwick Economics Department, supported and attended by the Warwick Economics Department and Faculty.

PhD Conferences

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.

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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 Economics Summit

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.

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