I chose to study Economics at Warwick since I fell in love with the campus on the open day and also discovered after speaking to representatives that it was possible to take a module outside the department, such as History, which I was keen to continue studying in some form after A Level. This made the course at Warwick unique in comparison to other universities, and I was drawn to the chance to continue studying History beside by Economics degree.
Equally attractive was the campus, which I really felt I could belong in. I liked how it felt like a bubble which was inclusive and friendly and saw how well-equipped the campus was for absolutely everything; from the cinema in the arts centre to the numerous restaurants, I could picture myself in this environment during the open day.
Economics social events
The extra-curricular activities which the department has to offer are brilliant and inclusive of everyone. I took part in events organised directly by the department such as the Mexican-themed Quiz night, which gave us an opportunity to relax and chat with course-mates and members of the department. Our team coined the group name, ‘In my opinion, the most good-looking team’ which we found incredibly funny whenever it was read out loud during stages of the quiz. The night ended with karaoke and was definitely memorable.
In addition to this, I also snatched up the opportunity to visit the RSC and see ‘Don Quioxte’, which the department had kindly footed all bills for. This was my first time visiting Stratford-Upon-Avon and I was incredibly appreciative of the department for organising an event so full of culture and different to other events organised by societies, such as the those run by Warwick Economics Society.
I feel like the course structure is unique, and doesn’t compare to other universities. Aside from the opportunity to take an optional module in absolutely anything the first-year, the course comprises of core modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Quantitative Techniques and Economic History. This gives us the chance to apply theory and skills learnt in Macroeconomics or Mathematics, for example, to history and gain a deeper understanding about how and why policies were put in place and their effects, in addition to why some countries lag behind others in terms of growth today. In my opinion, this provides a unique and varied study of Economics which is more enriching than a purely theoretically structured course.
I feel facilitated and ready to strive for any career beyond my time at Warwick, knowing that the department is advantageously placed and connected to a number of top firms. The Maths and Stats element allows us to gain a strong foundation in skills which are transferable throughout the degree, and the opportunity to learn how to use STATA. In addition the compulsory Economic Briefings Project hones analytical skills which are desirable by employers.