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NEST Support Scheme

At Warwick, we aim to support our students to create and innovate, and to graduate as confident, leading practitioners. To achieve this, we offer additional support through our NEST Scheme alongside what is taught on modules.

The NEST scheme comprises 3 initiatives:

Incubate - This initiative offers technical support and space to students so that they can develop their work further. Students may be at the initial Research and Design phase, or might be ready to take a piece to a festival but in need of time, space and further support.

Hatch Showcase - In previous years, we have worked with Theatre Absolute and the Shop Front Theatre in Coventry to mount a showcase of student work. The Hatch Showcase provides a platform for suitable work from modules, the Verge Festival, and new extra-curricular student work to be performed to a wider audience.

Clive Barker Award - Clive Barker was a pioneering theatre studies scholar. He worked with Arnold Wesker and Joan Littlewood and wrote influential books such as Theatre Games. He worked at Warwick from 1976 until he retired in 1993. This award provides practical and financial support for students so that they can realise a performance and present it outside of the Warwick community - for example, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival