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Your Development

Your Development


Develop your skills, enhance your employability and broaden your education. We offer an exciting range of opportunities that allow you to develop in a range of key areas to help improve your skills and employability, or study abroad and experience student life and culture in a foreign city.

The Personal Development Module

Develop your skills, enhance your employability and broaden your education.

Our compulsory skills module will help you address areas for development identified by employers and our students. There's a focus on developing both academic and employability skills and on broadening your education in Economics. With compulsory elements such as the Economic Briefings Project, and optional elements such as IT training courses and careers events, you can develop the skills relevant to you.

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The Economics Briefing Project

Gain an empirical awareness of macroeconomic data.

This project will help you develop the ability to understand how to interpret, present and comment on the latest economic releases from countries around the world. First year students are placed in groups and assigned older students as mentors, with the mentors providing advice and guidance towards improving your writing and data analysis skills.

Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS)

Carry out a summer research project as an addition to your undergraduate degree course.

The URSS provides living expenses of up to £1,000 and skills development training to support you to carry out a summer research project, supervised by an academic member of staff. The scheme will give you a taste of research, invaluable if you are looking to pursue postgraduate study, and also add further value to your degree.

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Undergraduate Mentor Scheme

Guidance and advice from second and third year students to help you make the most of your first year.

Starting at university can be an overwhelming experience, especially if there is no-one that you know who is already studying there. These are students who have been at the University for one or two years and are familiar with how our Department and the broader university works.

You are assigned a mentor before starting, and they will be available to pass on tips and information about the campus, surrounding area and academic life. Part of their role is to help you, as a new student, settle in more quickly and answer your questions, however big or small, to help you integrate more swiftly into the Department and university life.

Economics Student Ambassadors

Help promote the Department and enhance your own student experience and future employability.

During your time at Warwick, you can become an Economics Student Ambassador; an opportunity with numerous benefits that allows you to share your passion for economics and The University of Warwick. As an ambassador you will meet and help other students and be given further opportunities to engage with staff in the Department.

You will be provided with all the necessary training for the role and it will provide you with real work experience that will be an addition to your CV to enhance your employability.

Study Abroad

Study abroad at one of our partner universities.

We offer an exciting opportunity to spend a year studying in a higher education institution in Europe, at the University of Monash in Australia, or with our partners in China and Canada. Spending a year studying abroad can greatly enhance your CV in a way that employers find extremely valuable.

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