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Warwick in London completes a successful first year

Warwick in London (WiL) has completed its first year of operations and is now running a series of successful teaching and public engagement events from its base in the Knowledge Quarter in King’s Cross.

A highlight of this first year was the delivery of WiL’s international Summer School. The Summer School welcomed 150 students from 33 different countries for three weeks of intensive study in courses covering a range of areas, including: the Principles of Economics for Non-Economists, Game Theory, Leadership, Communication and Culture, and Public Policy. Students also enjoyed a social and cultural programme as well as a special lecture series, which included inspirational talks from Paralympic gold medallist, Kelly Gallagher and Nobel Prize winner, Professor George Akerlof.

The WiL Summer School was run in collaboration with St Mary’s University in Twickenham. This allowed WiL to provide a real “best of both worlds experience” with the students benefiting from the beautiful campus and leafy suburb location by day and easy access into the central London on evenings and weekends. Feedback from the Summer School was excellent with 100% of students saying they would recommend the experience. Planning has already started for the 2018 Summer School. It will be run from the same location and will offer a wider range of courses taught by several departments.

Professor Abhinay Muthoo, Dean of Warwick in London said “We are delighted to have delivered our first summer school in London. The feedback from students was extremely positive and we anticipate even more departments coming on board next year as we expand the courses on offer. My team and I are also looking forward to talking to staff over the coming weeks about other opportunities to engage in London.”

You can see some photos from the 2017 Summer School on WiL’s Flickr album.

The WiL team will be on campus over the autumn and spring terms to talk to staff about opportunities to engage with activities in London. Details of opportunities to meet with the team will be published on insite soon or you can contact Abhinay Muthoo at a dot muthoo at warwick dot ac dot uk or Siobhan Benita at S dot Benita at warwick dot ac dot uk for more information.