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Opportunities for undergraduates

Learning and development

Training and online resources

We regularly run live training and bring in external experts to support you to build your skills. In your own time, explore guides, templates, videos and more to help you develop your engagement practice.

Public Engagement 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.

IATL Public Engagement Module for undergraduates

This interdisciplinary module offered by the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) is available at 12 and 15 CATS to undergraduates from across the University of Warwick who are in their second or third years of study.

You'll gain a theoretical and practical introduction to engagement and come away with a strong knowledge of complex challenges involved, and the rewards it can bring to you, universities and society.

Read about previous students' experiences.

Find the module information and register your interest on the IATL webpage.

Postgraduate study

If you are thinking about continuing on to postgraduate study at Warwick, check out these opportunities:

MASc in Community, Engagement and Belonging

Postgraduate module in public engagement

Paid work and volunteering

Participate in an event (volunteering)

We have a rolling programme of events you can get involved with, from planning your own project or activity to being a helper on the day. To explore your options, have a look at our have a look at our events programme and fill in the form to let us know that you're interested. You can earn Warwick Award points for 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 22nd February and finishing on campus on 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/studies for an activity book, or supporting the finale parade event on 8th July.

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.

Find out more and register for updates.

Other 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.

Funding to do public engagement

Apply to do a summer public engagement project with URSS

The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) enables undergraduate students to carry out a summer research or public engagement project. It's a great opportunity to lead your own project, develop valuable transferable skills, try out real life research, enhance your CV and career prospects, and build your confidence. You can either do a public engagement project or do some public engagement alongside or at the end of your research project. Find out more.

Public Engagement Events and Activities Fund

Apply for funding to support your public engagement activity or event.

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.


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.

Apply to be 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 people from around the university

Warwick Award

Earn points towards the Warwick Award by developing your skills and participating in a public engagement event.