Students' Question Time 2019Tuesday 29 Jan 2019
The Department of Economics and PAIS were delighted to host our annual Student Question Time debate on Monday 28th January 2019.
Based upon the popular BBC Television show, a panel comprising of students from Economics and PAIS were selected from a pool of applicants to answer students' questions on topics relating to current affairs.
Skilfully chaired by Tatiana Coutto, a Teaching Fellow (European Studies) and Course Director for Politics, International Studies and Modern Languages, the panel which consisted of undergraduate students, Daniel Henein, (Y1 Economics), Shreya Thummar (Y2 EPAIS), Remi Trovo (Y1 PAIS) and Ellen Humphreys (Y3 PAIS) debated current affairs. The event attracted over 150 students who are currently studying a range of disciplines within the Social Sciences Department at the University of Warwick.
There were no easy answers to complex questions about the Brexit deal, the climate change as the greatest threat to humanity, the crisis of young people's emotional and mental health or inequalities in society. But the student panellists talked confidently and with passion about how we should all start taking smaller steps in everyday life to achieve a long term goal. There was also a suggestion that the main political parties should start working collaboratively to avoid a no deal Brexit.
These questions opened up interesting debates with the audience who were also given the opportunity towards the end to ask further questions relating to the topics raised at the event.
Missed the debate? Watch the full length video here
For those of you that missed the event or would like to watch the debate again, the full length video is available to watch via the link below.