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Build your engagement skills

Getting involved in engagement is a great opportunity for students. It's all about learning to connect better with other people, to share what you're interested in and opening yourself up to hear and understand other perspectives. It can help build useful transferable skills - making you a better communicator, a more confident presenter, and giving you the tools to help you make social change happen.

Warwick Institute of Engagement is working with groups across the University to ensure that training in Public Engagement is available for all students at Warwick. We'll be embedding advice and guidance about engagement into modules across multiple departments, and identifying key courses we can contribute to.

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Students in an engagement lecture

Online CoursesMoodle logo

We are in the process of developing online training especially for students.

Courses will include:

  • Introduction to Engagement for Postgrads - Moodle Course
  • Introduction to Engagement for Undergrads - Moodle Course

If there are particular areas you would value training in please get in touch to suggest them.

Storytelling for Research with Duncan Yellowlees

Why, how, and what you need to know to make use of one of the most powerful communication techniques around. Make sure your research talks have the impact they deserve.

Take part in an online guided course in your own time.

Contact for a log in code (limited places available)

Live Workshops (Internal and External)MS Teams Logo

We'll be putting on a programme of development workshops from the Spring term onwards. To be the first to find out about these please join the WIE Network

Engagement ModulesStudents in a lecture

You may be able to study engagement as part of your degree programme - many departments offer modules that will help you develop these skills. You can also sign up to take part in our Public Engagement module through IATL.

Public Engagement: Connecting Communities to Research

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 2nd or final years of study. It takes place in Term 1, with a final event taking place in January each year. Learn more.

Opportunities to Engage

Subscribe to the WIE Network to be the first to hear about new opportunities to engage

Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS)

The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme enables undergraduate students to carry out an interdisciplinary summer research project - which includes the option of a public engagement project. There are bursaries of up to £1,500 available to students to support them with these research projects. If you want to undertake a public engagement project through the URSS then WIE are happy to support you in identifying a potential supervisor who can help you. Visit the URSS pages for more information about the scheme, and get in touch if you'd like to discuss how WIE can support you.

Volunteer for Coventry City of Culture TrustCity of Culture Logo

For a full 12 months the Trust will co-ordinating work across the City, volunteering opportunities will exist from the 9 day opening spectacular to supporting events and being a city host, to leading other volunteers. Find out more on the Warwick Volunteers website.