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Get Involved - PG Students

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Opportunities for postgraduates

Paid Internships

Gain work experience in public and community engagement by doing a paid internship for six weeks over the summer. You'll be hosted by an organisation in the West Midlands and funded by Warwick Institute of Engagement. Hosts will include arts and culture organisations (such as theatres, museums and galleries) and other charities and organisations working with and empowering their local communities. You will be paid at least the Real Living Wage during the internship.

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WIE Collaboration and Co-Production Fund

Awards of up to £3,000 are available to staff and students to support activities that focus on building new, or strengthening existing, relationships, with local, regional, and national community partners, groups or organisations.

Participate in an event

We have a rolling programme of events you can get involved in, from planning your own project or activity to being a helper on the day. Read about the events programme and fill in a short form to express your interest in participating.

The Flame of Friendship

In the run up to the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic games, 62 Coventry primary, secondary and special educational needs schools will be participating in a torch relay, the Flame of Friendship, leaving Coventry Cathedral on Thursday 22nd February and finishing on the University of Warwick campus on Monday 8th July.

Find out how you can support the Flame of Friendship project between February and July by joining a relay leg, creating content related to your research/teaching for an activity book, or supporting the finale parade event on 8th July.

Warwick Award

PGT students, earn points towards the Warwick Award by developing your skills and participating in a public engagement event.

Attend an event

Attend one of our Resonate events on or off campus as an audience member.


We regularly run training and bring in external experts to support you to build your skills.

Warwick Awards for Public and Community Engagement

These awards seek to recognise the vital contributions Warwick students and staff make in engaging the public. There are categories for individuals and teams and you can nominate yourself or someone else.

Online resources

Guides, templates, videos and more to help you develop your engagement practice.

Become a Fellow of WIE

  • An excellent addition to your CV
  • The chance to contribute strategically to Warwick’s vision for engagement
  • A great networking opportunity to meet colleagues from around the university from a variety of backgrounds

The most recent application window closed on 8th January; check here or sign up to our newsletter to find out when the next window opens.

WIE Personal Development Fund

Staff and students can apply for funds to put towards conference fees, course fees, or travel and subsistence related to developing their public engagement skills.

MASc in Community, Engagement and Belonging

How can we truly belong in a global community? On this innovative MASc degree students will cross disciplines to explore what it means to create purposeful change within local and global communities. Students will have the flexibility to shape the course around their own interests and career goals, while developing their research skills and expertise in community engagement.

This taught MASc is offered by the Liberal Arts Department in partnership with Warwick Institute of EngagementLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window.

Public engagement and your career

Explore how public engagement can help you develop the skills employers are looking for.

IATL Public Engagement Module

This interdisciplinary module offered by the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) is available at 15 and 20 CATS to taught postgraduates from across the University of Warwick.

Paid opportunities

Sometimes there are paid opportunities to work on public engagement for WIE. Sign up to our general newsletter. Academic departments might also offer paid opportunities from time to time; ask your department how you can find out about those.