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Writing Wrongs Schools Programme

Warwick Law School Outreach
Are you interested in developing your writing skills or thinking about a career as a professional writer? Passionate about issues of injustice?

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 writing competitions (with prizes)!

The Writing Wrongs 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 2022.
  • 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.

The programme is free to attend.

When does the programme run?

Three workshops 10am-3pm

  • Saturday 5 February
  • Sunday 13 March
  • Saturday 9 April

Celebration event – Thursday 28 April (evening)

All activities are planned to take place in person at the University of Warwick, subject to Government guidance.

Apply now!

Applications have now closed

Places are allocated based on eligibility score

Eligibility criteria

  • Currently in Year 12 or 13 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. Eligible for free school meals
  2. Attend a school with a lower than average progression to Higher Education, or a higher than average proportion of students who qualify for Free School Meals*
  3. Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education or a high level of socio-economic deprivation*
  4. Have been looked after, in care or a young carer
  5. Come from a home where neither parent attended university

*check your school and postcode on our eligibility checker (this is used for contextual offers, the Writing Wrongs programme uses the same data)


Becca Kirk, Widening Participation Officer

b dot kirk at warwick dot ac dot uk