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Writing Wrongs Schools Programme

Warwick Law School Outreach
Interested in developing your writing skills or thinking about a career as a professional writer?

Passionate about issues of injustice? Well, come to our Writing Wrongs workshops to develop your writing and research skills.

Our engaging workshops and individual support from academics and professional writers will help you to create your own piece of writing on a social issue you are passionate about. We will support you to enter your work into competitions with prizes!

The programme is run by the University of Warwick’s School of Law and Department of English in collaboration with the Orwell Youth Prize.

What is involved?

  • 3 days of workshops led by academics, professional writers and journalists.
  • Exposure to a range of writing styles and formats.
  • Support in producing your own piece of writing with extensive 1:1 feedback from an academic or professional writer.
  • Celebration event with certificates and prizes, including the opportunity for the winner of the best piece of writing to see their work published in the University of Warwick’s Lacuna Magazine and gain a paid internship with the magazine in Summer 2020.
  • All students encouraged to enter their final piece into the national Orwell Youth Prize.
  • Speak to current students about university life.
  • Make your university application for Law, English or Social Sciences stand out.

When does the programme run?

Three workshops 10am-4pm

  • Saturday 7 December
  • Saturday 18 January
  • Saturday 29 February
  • Celebration event – Thursday 2 April

How much does it cost?

There are no costs to participate

Join our waiting list

Applications have now closed, but you can join our waiting list

Places are allocated as spaces become available, based on eligibility score then application date.

Eligibility criteria

  • Currently in Year 12 in a state school/college
  • Passionate about writing and social justice issues
  • Priority will be given to student who meet at least one of the following criteria:
  1. Come from a home where neither parent attended university
  2. Eligible for free school meals
  3. Attend a school with above the national average entitlement to Free School Meals (check your school)
  4. Attend a school with below average performance at KS4 or KS5 (check your school)
  5. Live in a neighbourhood with low progression rates to university (check your home postcode)
  6. Living/lived in care


Becca Kirk, Widening Participation Officer

b dot kirk at warwick dot ac dot uk