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Writing Wrongs Schools Project


Becca Kirk

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Interested in developing your writing skills or thinking about a career as a professional writer?
Passionate about issues of injustice?
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 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 (see details below)!

The programme is run by the University of Warwick’s School of Law and Department of English in collaboration with the national Orwell Youth Prize with funding from the Siegrid Rausing Trust.

What is involved?
  • 3 days of workshops led by academics, professional writers and journalists
  • Exposure to a range of writing styles and formats
  • First hand experience of conducting university style research
  • Access to online writing resources
  • Support in producing your own piece of writing with extensive 1:1 feedback from an academic or professional writer
  • 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 2018.
  • 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 11 November 2017
  • Saturday 9 December 2017
  • Saturday 3 March 2018

Celebration evening in April 2018

Who can apply?
  • Currently in Year 12 in a state school/college
  • Passionate about writing and social justice issues
  • Priority will be given to students who meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Be the first generation in your family to attend university
    • Eligible for free school meals
    • Attend a school with above the national average entitlement to Free School Meals *
    • Attend a school with below average performance at KS5*
    • Living/lived in care

*Does my school meet the criteria?

How much does it cost?

There are no costs involved to participate.

Applications for 2017/18 are now closed

This form is closed and is no longer accepting any submissions.

Thank you for your time.