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Warwick International Development Society is just one of over 200 societies at Warwick. Find more on the societies homepage.

      Warwick International Development Society
             Inspire. Engage. Inform.


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What we do

The Warwick International Development Society (WIDS: is an active society on campus, engaging students in various events throughout the year. We provide a platform for engagement, inspiration and learning opportunities, establishing ourselves as Warwick’s central and leading society in world affairs.

Why join us?

  • We offer exclusive, all expenses paid job and internship opportunities
  • We hold regular podcast discussions highlighting the biggest issues in international development
  • Our pinnacle event is the annual Warwick International Development Summit, the UK's largest student-led development conference, with an aim to raise awareness and inspire debate

WIDS gives students the opportunity to directly engage in a fruitful debate and network with leaders and field workers in government, international organisations, business and NGOs.


Click here for our 2014/15 Vision


Past Featured Speakers at our Summit include:

  • Bilahari Kausikan
    Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore
  • Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera
    President of Uruguay (1990-1995)
  • Patrick Low
    Chief Economist of the World Trade Organistion
  • Mahmoud Mohieldin
    Managing Director, World Bank
  • Jeffrey Sachs
    Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Meghnad Desai
    Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Alan Winters
    Professor, University of Sussex; former Chief Economist, DfID

Check out to see full list of speakers and to find out more!

To stay up to date with all of our upcoming events and to hear about some of our exciting opportunities, join our society, like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!






Some of the WIDS execs casually taking a selfie with Rt Hon Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development at her talk here at Warwick in May 2014.

Date and location of the Summit

2014/15; Term 1





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