Behavioural Science students meet prospective employers

10 March 2016

  • Host of top companies meet Warwick students at WBS London
  • Wide range of career paths emerging for behavioural science graduates
  • More than 40 Warwick students meet firms looking for their skills
  • Companies praise the "high calibre" of students 

Behavioural Science students networked with the likes of Ogilvy Change, the Bank of England and the Nudge Unit at WBS London at The Shard.

The annual Behavioural Science Networking Evening offered students an unparalleled opportunity to network with the most innovative organisations utilising behavioural science and find out how research is put into practice.

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More than 15 leading organisations in behavioural science, from both the public and private spheres, attended, including the Financial Conduct Authority, insurance giant Swiss Re, consumer goods firm Unilever, Behavioural Insights Team – popularly known as the Nudge Unit – PR company Ogilvy Change, the Bank of England and pollsters Ipsos Mori.

Natalie Horne, Strategy Director at behaviour change consultancy Prime Decision, said: “This is the second year we’ve attended the Behavioural Science Networking Event and we’ve received several strong applications as a direct result.

“It’s a pleasure to meet high calibre students with a proven interest and expertise in behavioural insight. A compelling side benefit is the chance to connect with other exhibitors – our peers in this specialist, evolving space.”

MSc Behavioural and Economic Science students chat
Networking: MSc Behavioural and Economic Science students Chadrakanta (l) and Keshav Sundar (r) chat

More than 40 students attended the event hosted by the University of Warwick’s Global Research Priority in Behavioural Science and supported by Warwick Business School and the University of Warwick’s Economics and Psychology departments.

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Marius Dietsch, an MSc Behavioural and Economic Science student, said: “We are really lucky to have these networking opportunities offered to us by the University of Warwick, and I thank the students on the organising committee for making the event possible.”

Sebastiano Massaro, Assistant Professor at Warwick Business School and Deputy Lead of the Global Research Priority in Behavioural Science, said: “We are proud to have hosted such an exciting and well-received event at The Shard for the second year in a row.

“Warwick Business School and the University of Warwick continue to be some of the leading hubs for behavioural science in Europe, not just for our high level academic research and teaching programmes, but also for the close attention that we dedicate to engaging with organisations and practitioners.”

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The event was organised by Evan Fradkin and Danae Arroyos Calvera, who are part of the WBS Behavioural Science PhD programme, and Mark Millrine, Przemak Rachel, Sam Steltman and Ed Flahavan, who study the MSc Behavioural and Economic Science at the University of Warwick.

For more information on Behavioural Science at the University of Warwick, follow the Global Research Priority on Twitter at @GRPbsci.

Behavioural Science network event with stands
Well behaved: The event saw a number of firms discuss their methods of using behavioural science

 

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