Discover Soeren's journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for BA/BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
How did you find out about Warwick?
I was interested in studying abroad, during my research about British universities I found the University of Warwick which caught my interest.
Did you consider studying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?
The University of Warwick is one of the most international universities in the UK and PPE at Warwick is the second most international course. This enables me to get to know lots of different cultures and different points of view during discussions and debates. Moreover, the University of Warwick offers lots of opportunities to get involved in multiple societies and events which take place every week.Another important point that contributed to my decision to study at Warwick was the modern approach to topics in politics.
How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?
I was overwhelmed and full of joy when I received the email awarding me the scholarship. It was also a feeling of relief as I am now able to focus on my studies and to get involved in societies like the Warwick Congress and thereby making a contribution to life on campus. This wouldn’t be possible without the scholarship.
Who was the first person you told when you received the news about your scholarship and how did they react?
The first person I told about my scholarship was my father, he always encouraged me and was extremely happy when I told him about it.
How did you apply and did anyone help you with your application form and visa application?
I applied through UCAS and my parents, as well as my English teacher, helped me by checking my personal statement. The visa application can be done online.
What was your first impression of Warwick when you first walked around campus?
Due to the pandemic, I wasn’t able to walk around campus on one of the open days so when I arrived at Warwick, it was my first time seeing everything in person.I was amazed by all the nice spaces where you can sit down, relax, work outside or meet other people.
What is the best thing about Warwick?
Being able to combine academics and social aspects whilst being surrounded by highly interested and motivated people stuck out to me in particular.
How is your accommodation?
I am staying on campus at Tocil, which is on central campus so nearly everything can be reached within a 5 minutes walk. The flats are all quite nice, but what makes Tocil amazing is the people living there. It is such a friendly and sociable environment.
Are you a member of any societies?
What are your plans when you graduate?
PPE opens up such a broad field that I cannot tell what I want to do. But during the first weeks, I was already able to attend lots of different careers events which helped me to get to know industries and employers. Moreover, there is lots of help available from societies operating in the fields I am interested in and the Warwick careers team who can support me to make the right decision.
What would you say to someone considering applying for an Undergraduate Global Excellence scholarship at Warwick, what would it be?
Give it a try. Don’t think about whether or not you should do it. There are probably lots of aspects that make you valuable for this university. Be confident about what you have already achieved.
What one thing makes you happy about Warwick?
The amount of lovely people I meet every day and the huge number of opportunities to get involved is amazing.
BA/BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Warwick is a very successful and well-established degree programme. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics may be studied separately but, when you study PPE at Warwick, you do not study them independently. All students have formal and informal opportunities to combine insights from the different disciplines. In contrast to the traditional study of PPE, based on a "pillar" model with three independent elements, Warwick follows a "bridge" model that seeks to cross the gaps between them. PPE scholars are encouraged to look at current key issues from each of these disciplines, but also to understand how they all interact.