We want to help equip you to make a difference in an increasingly globalised world
Develop your intercultural skills
- Culture shock is a common and normal reaction to any transition to a new environment. Give yourself time to adjust and make sense of your surroundings, and seek support if appropriate.
- Our free intercultural training programme offers a useful framework for navigating intercultural interactions. You can access the training through a combination of workshops and online materials.
- Our academics have produced resources for multicultural group work to help you navigate the challenges of working across cultures in any group or team work scenario.
Improve your language skills
- The Language Centre offers numerous language learning opportunities, which you may be allowed to do as part of your degree or in your spare time.
- Informal Language learning opportunities at various levels, from beginners to advanced:
The World@Warwick society offer informal peer-to-peer language lessons, where you can volunteer to teach your own language or learn a new one! They also offer a language buddy scheme; and a language cafe every other week!
You can also practise your conversational skills at the Library Study Happy Language Exchange over coffee and biscuits. It’s a drop-in session, so seize the opportunity to meet new people and practice the language you’d like to learn or share one you already know with others.
Some of our many cultural societies also offer informal language learning opportunities - joining a new cultural society is a great way to meet people from a different cultural background of interest to you!
- If English is not your native language, this free online resource for developing your academic English skills, offers advice and materials online to support your language development as you study. You can also register for in-sessional English classes at the start of the academic year.
Boost your research skills
Conducting research in a cross-cultural environment can be an excellent way to broaden your horizons and challenge your perceptions.
- The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual, two-day conference featuring contributions from across the world, linked together by video-conference. It showcases the best in undergraduate research from around the world; and offers an excellent opportunity to share and exchange knowledge with your peers around the world.
- The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) offers a bursary and skills development training to support undergraduate students who wish to carry out a summer research project (possibly overseas) as an addition to a degree course.