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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.


Graduate Staff-Student Liaison Committee (GSSLC)

The GSSLC exists to provide a forum for staff and students to discuss issues relating to all graduate courses taught by the Department. It is an itegral 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.

GSSLC Nominations

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 2018 will be held on Monday 1st October 2018, 6:15-7:45pm in Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre. All students are strongly encouraged to attend as it promises to be an exciting and engaging evening!

Highlights of Question Time 2017.


Warwick Economics Exchange

The Warwick Economics Exchange is a unique student-run programme initiated to promote the spread and exchange of thoughts generated by future economists. The focus of this programme is on postgraduate and senior undergraduate students.


360 Lecture series

Each year the Department hosts an engaging lecture series which welcomes a diverse mix of speakers including alumni, policy makers, and academics.

Our speakers give a different perspective on Economics and the series is designed to broaden education and to help students interpret what they have learnt in lectures and classes to some real world, interesting and important situations and subjects.

Past speakers include:

  • Tim Harford, Financial Times journalist and Radio 4 presenter
  • Minouche Shafik, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
  • Dr Kanayo Nwanze, President of The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Faisal Islam, award-winning English journalist and economics editor for Channel 4

PhD Conference

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

Read about PhD Conference 2018

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 undergraduate and postgraduate members of all disciplines, ages and interests.

Its aim is to give members a diverse range of events that helps them to progress not only academically but also along their chosen career path. Alongside this, the society hosts socials on campus and 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 Join the Society Facebook page

Warwick Economics Summit

The Warwick Economics Summit is one of the largest student-run academic conferences in Europe, involving world-renowned figures, engaging debates and educational workshops. It touches on a range of global issues including politics, development, finance and psychology and is 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 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.

We are fully student run and 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. We have many social activities to develop friendships and memorable shared experiences, so if you would like to join the team, look out for more information from us in term one or visit us at the freshers fair.

Warwick Economics Summit