What we do
The Warwick International Development Society (WIDS: www.wids.org.uk) 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.
Past Featured Speakers at our Summit include:
Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore
Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera
President of Uruguay (1990-1995)
Chief Economist of the World Trade Organistion
Managing Director, World Bank
Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University
Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor, University of Sussex; former Chief Economist, DfID
Check out www.wids.org.uk to see full list of speakers and to find out more!
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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