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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.

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 will be held on Wednesday 2 October 2019, 6:00 - 7:30pm 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 2018.

First Year Careers & Skills Advice

If you want to get ahead of the game before you even start at Warwick, click on the button below to have a look at the questions and suggested resources.

Get ahead

Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

The SSLC exists to provide a forum for students and staff to discuss issues relating to all undergraduate courses taught by the Department of Economics. It is an integral part of our commitment towards giving students the opportunity to shape the Department, for discussing ideas and issues, and for gauging students' opinions on academic matters.

SSLC Elections

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:

  • 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
  • David Goodhart, Journalist, Author and Think Tanker
  • Dr. Mike Walker, Chief Economist at the Competition Market Authority (CMA)
View our WPL lecture series YouTube playlist


The URSS offers undergraduate students the opportunity to:

  • take part in original research;

  • achieve substantial outcomes;

  • develop a range of research and transferrable skills;

  • work as a member of a research team or department and develop an awareness of the research environment;

  • enhance discipline-specific skills or knowledge;

  • where possible, participate in interdisciplinary work.

The URSS opens for applications in December, in preparation for projects undertaken in the summer, and is open to all undergraduates, usually non-finalists.

Find out more about URSS

Research Assistant Project Opportunities

There will be opportunities throughout the year to volunteer to assist members of the academic staff in various Research Projects. Further details of projects available and how to apply for such opportunities will be made available at the start of the Autumn Term.

Student Fund

The Department has a small fund to support students attending conferences such as BCUR (British Council of Undergraduate Research) and the Carroll Round. Further details of available funding and how to make an application for funding will be made available at the start of the Autumn term.

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

Student Ambassador Scheme

The Department has a great opportunity for students to become Economics Student Ambassadors and promote the Department and enhance their own student experience.

Become an Economics Student Ambassador

Economics Updates

Economics Update is a student newsletter published twice a term, during the academic year. It contains information about the Deaprtment's events, activities and opportunities. It comes from the email address, so please make sure you check this regularly.

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

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.

Previous summits have 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.

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