Philosophy, Politics, Economics!
The PPE Society is a student-run academic society with over 800 members - and that's almost three times the number of people studying the course! We aim to engage with anyone who has an interest in any of our disciplines, bringing them together in one diverse, dynamic, and extremely active society.
We currently host:
PPE SOCIETY SPEAKER SERIES
The Warwick PPE Society Speaker Series aims to challenge today’s challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. Being one of the most renowned series of its kind on campus, the Society attracts high-hitting names and leaders in their field to deliver guest lectures on some of the most provocative, engaging and important arguments in the ever-changing world of today.
Just a few highlights from the Series so far:
Michael Woodford MBE, Ex-Oympus CEO and Whistleblower
Evan Davis, Economist and Journalist
Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School, Oxford
Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Professor of Internet Governance, Oxford
Diane Coyle, Economist and MD of Enlightenment Economics
Quassim Cassam, Former Kinghtsbridge Professor of Philosopy, Cambridge and Mind Association Senior Research Fellow
Details of all talks held by the Society can be found on the PPE Programme Webpage, here.
All talks are completely free for PPE Society members, with refreshments and book signings often included, so why not join today?
THE PPE FORUM
Last year, the Warwick PPE Forum hosted academics and policymakers from around Europe descending on Warwick to discuss 'The Automation of the Global Economy'. Students were invited to watch presentations before engaging with the speaking panel in a lively debate. This year's Forum is entitled 'Brain or Drain? International Students in the UK' and will discuss the impact of the international students in British universities.
We offer an excellent platform to network, socialise and meet current students with similar interests. We host a variety of socials from bar crawls to meals, curry nights to dinner discussions. We aim to cater to all tastes and want to get everybody involved over their three years at Warwick. For many, the highlight of their social year is the PPE BALL, held in February.
DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN TOUR
Last year we visited Rotterdam - this year will feature an equally awesome foreign destination that will be announced soon. Building on the success of the trips of the last two years we have some exciting plans for how to make this trip even bigger and better - watch this space. As for the domestic tour, get ready for Cardiff at the end of Week 7!
For the last three years we have run a successful project to engage freshers into PPE, giving each fresher a 'Parent Couple' from whom they can get support and advice from throughout the year. For the 2014/2015 year, all freshers met their parents at the Terrace Bar Mentoring Social - and are encouraged to seek their assistance throughout the year.
Last year we also set up an exciting scheme where students were matched with Warwick Alumni and business professionals to gain a real understanding of a particular industry, along with interview advice and CV guidance. Applications for this scheme will be opening in November.
The Society has an active and popular 5-a-side team which is open to all abilities. Anyone interested in football is warmly invited to get involved.
By joining our society you receive free entry to all of our events, discounts on merchandise and access to our mailing list to keep you up-to-date with all that is going on with PPE.
Access to all of this is gained through 'purchasing' a membership which is completely free! PPEists, EPAISers, and all single-subjecters, this is the society for you.
Looking forward to a fantastic year,
Your PPE Exec
Any other questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or P.Dorey@warwick.ac.uk
President: Pascale Dorey
Vice President: Yash Shah
Secretary: Alexandra Karlsson
Social Secretary: Evie Grey
Forum Co-Ordinator: Alessandro Faraguna
Talks Co-Ordinator: Simon Wilson
Events Secretary: Chloe Sellwood
Tour Secretary: Natasha Thottacherry
Marketing and Communications Secretary: Katerina Nikalexi
Charity Co-ordinator: Atousa Tahmasebi