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Centre for Applied Linguistics Read more from Latest News

Applied Linguistics features on BBC Programme 'The 3rd Degree’

On Monday 11th July students from the University of Warwick pitted their wits against a team of Warwick academics on BBC's programme ‘The 3rd Degree’ including one of our undergraduate students Mia Harris up against Dr Matthew Voice.

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Thu 14 Jul 2022, 14:06

Centre for Education Studies Read more from Education Studies News and Events

5th Warwick Islamic Education Summer School September 2022

Educational Empowerment & Cultural, Religious Diversity of 21st Century Learners:

Unpacking Learning Experiences of Muslim Children and Young People in European Education Systems 

Convened by

Dr Abdullah Sahin

25-28 September 2022

Radcliffe House
5th Warwick Islamic Education Summer School

CEDAR Read more from CEDAR News and Events

CEDAR Seminar on Thursday 17th February 2022 (11am-12pm)

We will be joined by Dr Jo Moss from the University of Surrey, who will be speaking about “Understanding atypical patterns of autism in individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability”. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact for the joining details.

About the speaker

Dr Jo Moss is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Surrey where she runs the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Lab (Home | Mysite ( Through her research, Jo aims to better understand social, emotional and cognitive diversity in individuals with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions.

Seminar abstract

Individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability are significantly more likely to present with social-communication difficulties that are consistent with a diagnosis of autism compared to the wider intellectual disability and general populations. However, there is significantly lower recognition of autism in clinical practice within the genetic syndrome population, contributing to poorer long-term prognosis. In this talk I will discuss the factors that confound assessment and diagnosis of autism and related characteristics in these populations and consider wider implications for understanding the development and presentation of autism.

CEDAR Research seminar series (pdf)

Thu 27 Jan 2022, 16:36 | Tags: Faculty of Social Sciences

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies Read more from News

Opportunities and Limits of Experimental Social Science

Professor David Stark (CIM) and Professor Nick Chater (WBS) Event

Mon 16 May 2016, 09:59 | Tags: interdisciplinary social science news-item-1 stark

Centre for Lifelong Learning Read more from News

A message to our graduates from Head of Department Professor Ruth Hewston

Congratulations to all our Centre for Lifelong Learning students achieving their awards this Summer. We are delighted to be celebrating your success with you, your friends and family. I want to thank you all for your commitment and contribution to our CLL community. It has been a privilege to see you all flourish and grow during your time with us. You have inspired us with your motivation and commitment to your studies during the most challenging of global circumstances and my colleagues and I wish you all well as you move on in your personal and professional lives – Congratulations.

Read on to see the full message from Ruth.

Wed 13 Jul 2022, 10:03 | Tags: CLL Graduation

Economics Read more from News

Warwick Economics ranked 2nd in the UK for research excellence

Ranked 2nd in the
Research Excellence Framework.

Discover our Research Impact

99% of the Department of Economics' research has been rated world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) overall in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

The REF results, released on Thursday 12 May 2022, place the Department as 2nd in the UK for overall research quality in the discipline of Economics and Econometrics, according to rankings of institutions by Grade Point Average (GPA)* published by Times Higher Education. Submissions to the REF are made by institutions and assessed by subject-level expert panels in three key areas:

  • The quality of research outputs in terms of their originality, significance and rigour (accounting for 60% of the overall outcome)
  • The reach and significance of research impact beyond academia (25%)
  • The vitality and sustainability of the environment that supports research (15%).

The weighting of these elements forms the overall quality profile. Each area is rated as 4*, 3*, 2*, 1* or unclassified.

Key highlights from REF 2021

    • The Department ranks 3rd in the UK for quality of research output in Economics and Econometrics, according to Times Higher Education.
    • 98% of the Department’s submitted research outputs are rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent).
        • The Department ranks 2nd for impact in the UK.
        • 80% of the Department’s impact is rated 4* (outstanding) and 20% is 3* (very considerable).

        The assessment was based on the submission of impact case studies, which describe specific examples of how the Department’s research has made a positive difference to the economy, society and quality of life beyond academia.

        Read more and watch short videos about the impact of our work.

            • The Department ranks 3rd for research environment in the UK.
            • 87.5% of the Department’s environment submission is rated 4* (conducive to producing research of world-leading quality and enabling outstanding impact).

            The assessment considered a wide range of factors including:

                • How research is structured in the Department
                • Strategies for research, impact, staffing and staff development
                • Research income, infrastructure and facilities
                • Collaborations and contributions to the research base, economy and society.

                Find out more about our research.

                Learn more about our comprehensive MRes/PhD programme.

                Commenting on the results, Head of Department Professor Jeremy Smith, said: “These results reinforce our position as one of the leading departments in the UK for economics.”

                “Our strong performance in the REF reflects the incredibly hard work of staff from across the whole Department in conducting and supporting the production of innovative research that pushes the boundaries of the discipline. That this research is also shaping policy as indicated by the evaluation of the impact case studies is also very gratifying.”

                “We are extremely proud of this achievement and look forward to building on our strategy for developing research excellence in the coming years.”

                Professor Carlo Perroni, Research Director for the Department, said: “The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick is home to a vibrant and diverse research environment that produces relevant and exciting work across all major sub-fields of economics.”

                “We are proud of our researchers and of our PhD students, and we are pleased that the REF result recognises the value of what we do.”

                About the REF

                The REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. It is led by the four UK higher education funding bodies: Research England, the Scottish Funding Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland.

                REF results inform the allocation of public research funding and are used in university league tables and benchmarking. The process ensures accountability for public investment in research and provides evidence of the benefits of this investment.

                Notes on rankings

                *Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of average quality of research. It is calculated by multiplying the percentage of 4* research by four, 3* research by three, 2* research by two and 1* research by one. The totals are added together and divided by 100 to give an average overall star-rating.

                Thu 12 May 2022, 09:00 | Tags: Featured Promoted homepage-news

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                Warwick DTP Student Successes

                Details of more successes for our students

                Fri 22 Apr 2022, 09:00

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                Congratulations to all our recent PhD graduates

                Congratulations to all IER PhD students who have graduated. Many will have received their award certificates by post over the last few years but the ceremonies provided us with an opportunity to celebrate. So our very best wishes go to Dr Lorraine Johnson, Dr Jeisson Cardenas Rubio, Dr Sharon Chohan, Dr Jiang Yang, Dr Rebecca Wilde, Dr Tannis Goddard and Dr Bhaskar Chakravorty.

                We are very proud of all of students who have worked hard and are pleased that Jeisson, Rebecca and Bhaskar are continuing their careers at Warwick. Find out more about our alumni.

                Tue 26 Jul 2022, 16:28 | Tags: awards

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                Politics and International Studies Read more from News

                PAIS Graduation Reception 25th July 2022

                Professional photographs from our Graduation Reception on July 25th are now available to view from this page:

                Wed 27 Jul 2022, 14:45 | Tags: Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences

                Philosophy Read more from Philosophy News

                UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships 2022 - EOIs Invited

                UKRI have recently relaunched the Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) for 2022. The Future Leaders Fellowships scheme aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent across UK business and academia. The scheme is open to early career researchers but it should be noted that the early career eligibility criteria are reasonably broad and inclusive in terms of years since PhD and the holding of an academic contract. The Fellowships are structured as 4+3 year awards, and they include the requirement for financial contributions from departments towards salary support in the later years. There is also a commitment to offer a path towards an open-ended research position by the end of the fellowship. The limits on minimum and maximum award value have been removed for this round (however, proposals with costs over £1.5 million total require additional justification).

                In addition to inviting applications from within the department, we would also be interested in considering applications from candidates who do not currently work at UoW. We would therefore be grateful if you would forward these details to anyone who you believe may be interested in submitting an application and who has research interests which align with those of the department.

                UKRI is limiting the numbers of submissions that can be made by institution, so all applications will be subject to a two-stage selection process prior to approval. For the first stage, the department is inviting expressions of interest to include:

                • Primary area of research of the fellowship (no more than 1 page)
                • CV

                EOIs should be submitted to Clare Simpson ( by 5pm on Tuesday, 23rd August.

                Mon 01 Aug 2022, 18:05 | Tags: External Postgraduate Research Staff Funding

                Sociology Read more from Sociology News and Events

                In Memoriam: Professor Jim Beckford

                It is with sadness that we must share the death after a short illness of our colleague, Emeritus Professor, Jim Beckford. The Department and the University of Warwick more generally were an important part of Jim's career and life. He served the Department of Sociology in a number of capacities, including Head of Department, and was a valued member of our community. He was a key figure in the sociological study of religion and was an active participant in debates and discussions in this area. We mourn his loss and treasure his important role in the development of the Department of Sociology, and University.

                Jim Beckford, a Personal Reflection by Peter Ratcliffe

                Professor James (Jim) Beckford

                Following posts at the Universities of Reading and Durham, Jim joined the Department in 1989 from a Chair at Loyola University, Chicago. By this point he had already developed an international profile as one of the key figures in the Sociology of Religion and Sociology of Culture. Indeed, he had only recently been elected President of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, 1988-1989. Once at Warwick his reputation and international stature blossomed, culminating in his election as Fellow of the British Academy in 2004.

                Although rightly seen as a prominent social theorist, Jim was above all a great communicator. He had little time for 'theory for theory's sake'. That shows is his vast body of published work: from his first book based on his PhD research, 'The Trumpet of Prophesy: A Sociological Study of Jehovah's Witnesses' (1975) to his 'Social Theory and Religion' (2003) and then his groundbreaking study 'Muslims in Prison: Challenge and Change in Britain and France' (2005, with Danie`le Joly and Farhad Khosrokhavar).

                The latter work demonstrated even more clearly than previously a commitment to addressing contemporary issues faced by socially marginalised groups, not least those subjected to racism and Islamophobia. This led to his close association with the Department's Centre for Rights, Equality and Diversity.

                This provides a glimpse into his general character and moral commitments. He was above all else a thoroughly decent, caring and warm person who exuded an overriding sense of calm reassurance. Those of us who were privileged to know him cannot but feel a deep sense of emptiness. The Department has lost a colleague who gave his all to our collective endeavours. He retired, theoretically, in 2008, but in fact he never really stopped working. As Emeritus Professor, he never ceased to amaze me how active he remained on the academic scene, even talking about being involved in new transnational research projects stretching years into the future.

                If I may, by way of conclusion, be permitted a few personal thoughts, I'd like to reflect on my own sense of loss. I'll miss, deeply, evenings spent at a local hostelry in Kenilworth, where he would regale me with endless tales of all things Japan, and especially Japanese railways, a passion we shared. His characteristic tenacity, commitment and thoroughness was applied, in later life, to the study of the Japanese language. Not surprisingly, he excelled in what clearly represents no mean feat.

                He will be sadly missed by all of us

                Fri 13 May 2022, 11:31

                Centre for Teacher Education Read more from News