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Writing Wrongs Schools Programme

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Are you interested in developing your writing skills? Or thinking about a career as a professional writer? Do you want to address issues around human rights and 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.

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 2023.
  • 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

  • Saturday 18th February - 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 18th March - ONLINE via Microsoft Teams - 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Saturday 29th April - 10am - 4pm

Celebration event – Wednesday 24th May (evening)

All in-person activities will take place at the University of Warwick.

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Applications are open until midnight on Sunday 12th February

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)


Alex Breeze, Warwick Law in the Community (LinC) Co-ordinator

alex dot breeze at warwick dot ac dot uk