Warwick Congress is a student-run initiative enthused by the ambition to educate students from all backgrounds and interests. Our primary motive is to unite the disciplines of Finance, Economics, Law and Politics to a single platform thus allowing students to gain a holistic perspective on the issues surrounding the world today.
We have found a significant void in the market concerning events encompassing both academic and career focused elements. We aim to bridge this gap by inviting influential speakers to analyse the yearly three current affair topics from the perspectives of the four cornerstone-subjects, followed by distinctly separate networking opportunities. Through Warwick Congress, we hope to inspire and motivate students from a myriad of backgrounds to take an interest in not only how the four disciplines shape the society, but also to spark or strengthen a passion into a variety of career paths.
Our team values diversity, not by restricting the members to the students of the four disciplines but by building the enterprise with students from diverse backgrounds. With the help of our collaborating societies, we pursue our project to be diversely open to all students, professional and educative.
The Development Team
The Development Team work collaboratively with the Warwick Congress Coordinators in managing the major legal and administrative duties of the organisation. They are also in close contact with leading industry professionals to help innovate and grow the WarCon through strategic development concept whilst providing advice and support for team queries.
The Coordinators provide the overall vision of the Congress and are in charge of ensuring that all departments within Warwick Congress collaborate efficiently. They are the main representatives of the team and the individuals that meet with potential partners. They are in direct, regular contact with the head of each department and keep the team updated with the progression of the conference.
Rapha Masferrer Oliveira
Sponsorships and Corporate Relations
Responsible for the management of the packages and act as the primary contact point between the Warwick Congress team and our prospective financial partners.
Careers (Exclusive Networking Event)
The Careers team are in charge of shaping the seminars run by finance firms and law firms that are attending our Exclusive Networking Event, as well as organising the screening process which applicants must pass in order to be invited to this event.
The Events team is responsible for the operational management of opportunities to encourage the interaction, networking and socialising between delegates, speakers and sponsors throughout the year as well as during the conference weekend. In addition, the team’s role is to ensure that Warwick Congress Execs grow and become a strong and welcoming community where team members all collaborate closely.
Rachael Mintah and
Gaya Raddadi and
The Talks team work closely with the keynote speakers to comprise scripts for the main weekend. Also manage the relationship with our speakers leading up to their respective event; whether this be our corporate showcase events, panel debates, or the conference weekend.
The Press team is responsible for producing media content, sending out newsletters and publishing consistent and regular articles and blogs. Furthermore, they maintain communication with media partners, on and off campus, and aim to approach new media outlets. At the main conference, the Press team is in charge of exclusive interviews with speakers and topic-related publication.
Alessia Calcabrini and Minu Casoni
With two streams: Digital Marketing and Publicity, the team is in charge of managing Warwick Congress brand, conducting campaign management for marketing initiatives and promoting interaction through a variety of our media channels.
The Creative Design team design and create, through innovative concepts, promotional material such as videos, flyers, branded documents and designs used to promote Warwick Congress internally (on-campus) and externally.
The External Marketing team is in charge of marketing Warwick Congress to students outside the University of Warwick. They will reach out to delegates in both the UK and across Europe and provide them with information regarding events. They are also in charge of maintaining partnerships with external university partners, as well as leading the Brand Ambassador Scheme. Warwick Congress aims to reach out to the top universities across the globe, to become one of the largest student-run congresses in Europe.
The Hospitality team is responsible for hosting and looking after speakers, delegates, sponsor representatives and VIP guests during all events. They are in charge sending out invitations, as well as all relevant information to guests before events to ensure they enjoy all aspects of Warwick Congress. At the main conference, the Hospitality team organises the chaperoning service for guest speakers.
The Operations team manages the internal structure of the organisation. The team designs and implements facilitating processes as well as developing strategies to identify any existing and potential gaps in the running of all teams to achieve operational excellence. In addition, analysing and compiling different databases into one efficient system is the team’s responsibility to continuously improve the efficiency.
The main role of the Technology team is to develop and run digital platforms effectively. In addition, the team is responsible for ensuring a smooth operations of internal communication channels across teams and technical requirements of all events. Researching and implementing innovative technology are also important aspects of the team.
Soliman Eric Bentaibi
Treasury and Legal
This streamlined department takes responsibility for the administrative aspects of organising Warwick Congress. This includes the preparation and presentation of appropriate accounts, adhering to legal requirements and budget allocation for each individual team.
How to find us
All Warwick Congress events will take place on The University of Warwick campus, in the Oculus building:
The University of Warwick
Transport will be provided over the weekend from the hotel to campus for external delegates that have purchased an accommodation & transport pack.
Transport Options from London
- Trains: London Midland or Virgin Train from Euston to Coventry rail station
- Bus: (12X, 11, 11U, X16) from Coventry Rail Station to University of Warwick
- Taxi: approximately £20 from Coventry Rail Station to University of Warwick
Transport Options from Birmingham
- Normal taxis from the airport to the university are usually £35; by Uber the price is roughly £20
- Alternatively there are trains from Birmingham International to Coventry Rail Station and subsequent buses/taxis from Coventry Rail Station to University of Warwick (12X, 11, 11U, X16)