Upcoming Events for Students
Date: 10-12 February 2023
The Warwick Economics Summit invites a diverse range of world-renowned speakers to host talks, events and seminars over topics in economics and other social sciences.
This year, we want to expand our outreach to 16-18 year olds to develop grassroots awareness of economics to school students around the world virtually, and we would love to partner with your school for this initiative. WES is also a great opportunity to gain a deeper and diversified understanding of economics and its application in the real world, and would make an impressive addition to students’ UCAS personal statements and university applications.
With the cost of a ticket set at £8 per person, we are delighted to let you know that our partnership with the Warwick Economics Department will grant up to 1000 students free tickets upon registration.
Date: 22 February 2023
Location: On campus
The Network will convene through a series of collaborative workshops each centred around a particular theme, to facilitate networking and the exchange of ideas. A central priority will be the co-design of any outputs, so that teachers are involved in the creation of resources or interventions alongside researchers. Overall, it is our hope that this initiative will lead to mutually beneficial outcomes and long-term dialogue between both sides.
Date: Last week of April 2023
Location: In school
In 2021 in the middle of the pandemic, a group of friends working as academics in Chemistry departments in 6 different universities (Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Oxford and Warwick) created an online test. The test was designed to encourage students to try something positive and enjoyable that allowed them to demonstrate their scientific thinking skills, that even they may not know they had. Over 1,600 students took the test in 2021 which has grown to almost 4,500 this year so we are aiming to run it again in 2023!
The test is free and we aim to make it as inclusive as possible, by inviting all types of schools in the UK to take part. The National Scientific Thinking Challenge (NSTC) is open to as many schools as want to enter their pupils. The entire system, administered by the University of Warwick, is anonymous as far as the pupils go and we will never know their names. All students will take the challenge at your school at the same time and this needs to be sometime within the last week of April. We trust you to run the test fairly and we have provision to allow you to allow pupils additional time if required.
We do not rank schools in our results, only the marks of individual students, who remain anonymous throughout (although your school will retain a list of pupil codes to allow you to see your individual pupils’ results). We will create a distribution curve of marks of all students from schools in one population, and we will work out thresholds for the top 10%, 20% and 40%. We will also provide printable Gold, Silver, Bronze certificates for your pupils, so they can celebrate their success amongst pupils from a wide—range of demographics across the UK.
We have a demonstration paper and a full past paper that you can view and go through with your pupils in advance.
Date: 18-28th July 2023
Location: On campus
Our 10 night Pre-University Summer School is for enthusiastic and motivated 15-17 year old student wishing to have an inspirational summer and experience the University of Warwick first-hand.
- experience a taste of Warwick with like-minded peers at one of the UK’s highest ranked universities
- enjoy ten nights on Warwick’s beautiful self-contained campus
- spend the day in London, including a visit to the Houses of Parliament and a West End show
- choose from three courses taught by top Warwick faculty - Economics and Finance, Social Sciences or Science and Engineering
- live alongside student ambassadors (current Warwick students)
- visit the famous City of Oxford
- have a great mix of academic and personal development sessions as well as social and cultural activities
- experience a fully catered programme with no hidden costs
As teachers and advisors, you can also access our Pre-University Toolkit page which includes access to all of our brochures and materials as well as key information.