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Read our stories

We are a major driver in our local economy but we also play a wider social and cultural role, positively impacting many different groups of people across communities who come into contact with our university.

Here we capture some of the stories that demonstrate the range of interactions that people in our region have with our University.

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Swapping schools and getting support: Balaaj’s Warwick Scholars story

Balaaj explains how a programme from the University of Warwick has helped him realise his dreams of a degree in Economics.

Later-life learning and a lifelong ambition: Lisa’s new beginning

Lisa tells us how she became a mature student at the age of 50 – and how it’s given her a new lease of life.

Bringing people together: Nor’s Coventry calling 

Dr Nor Aziz explains why she works tirelessly to engage the Canley community and what her role as a Regional Fellow means to her.

Taking the straight track to industry: Sabrina’s degree apprenticeship journey

Sabrina Irfan describes how she splits studying and work, how she’s getting a head start in her career and why degree apprenticeships benefit local businesses.

An a cappella adventure: Shaquira’s business blossoms

Shaquira Lue describes how she’s giving a vocal community a new platform thanks to the help of the Creative Futures Incubator.

Managing pain and feeling great: Tom’s exercise story

Former Warwick student and ex-teacher Tom explains how the University’s Sports and Wellness Hub helps keep him fighting fit.

From childhood laughs to sell-out shows: Vish’s standup story 

One of Coventry’s most popular acts, Vish Ratnajothy explains how he got started in comedy and why the Young Producers programme helped him headline a local festival. 

Passing on his passion to the next generation: Zac’s engineering journey

Zac describes how he got into engineering and why he’s now helping others break into the industry at WMG.

A stepping stone to the world of work: Mitch’s supported internship story

Mitch and his job coach Craig reflect on his progress as a supported intern on placements across the University of Warwick.