Why Give to Student Support?
Everyone deserves an education
Imagine being a bright student aspiring to come to university but no-one in your family can advise you because it’s outside their experience. Your teachers are trying to help, but not many pupils from your school go on to higher education. Where would you find the confidence to apply? You’re worried about finances and face a choice between working to support your family and continuing your studies. What would you do?
Everyone deserves a fair chance at achieving their goals. Students’ circumstances shouldn’t limit their potential, and with the support of our donors we can do so much more for many more.
Scholar Spotlight: Hanna Amanuel
Scholarship: Lion Rock Scholarship
Subject of study: Accounting and Finance
About me: My interests lie in combining finance and technology to work in a career such as business analytics. I have long assumed tech was out of my reach, but my willingness to learn and stay curious has propelled me to explore the digitalisation of the financial services and systems.
Being a Lion Rock Scholar has most definitely given me so much confidence and appreciation. As first-generation refugees, my family and I don’t have enough words of gratitude.
To find out more about the Lion Rock Scholarship Programme, please click here.
Student support at Warwick
Warwick works with students in schools to help them prepare for and apply to university, and this work begins from primary school age. Our committed team of outreach experts are on hand to offer mentoring and support.
Students from low-income families are eligible to apply for bursaries and scholarships to help reduce financial pressures. Supporting students is important because diversity is important. It is an integral part of a thriving university community that includes students of all nationalities and backgrounds.
Time spent at University is about much more than a degree. It’s a time to expand horizons, experience new things and meet different people with varied life experiences.
Areas of Support
Warwick has partnered with IntoUniversity, a national education charity, to fund an outreach centre in the heart of Coventry working to raise the aspirations of children from some of the poorest homes in the UK.
Over the past decade, Warwick Scholars has ensured that gifted and talented undergraduate scholars from under-represented backgrounds can take up a place at Warwick.
Often the experiences students have at university beyond their degrees can have a profound effect on their lives in years to come.
Every year we fund innovative, exciting projects designed to tackle inequality challenges, that need seed funding to get off the ground.
How can I help?
Hanna’s family are refugees. Without the support of a scholarship, she would never have been able to study Accounting and Finance at Warwick. Now she’s involved in many activities, including leading a project for Coventry City of Culture 2021. ‘Being able to lead my peers and taking on many versatile roles gave me a chance to not only believe, but also push myself,’ she says.
Your donation to support students at Warwick will help young people from under-represented backgrounds like Hana make it to university.
You can support students to progress while they are here and give them the skills, confidence and experience they need to succeed beyond Warwick, in whatever they choose to do. Your donation has the power to change someone's future.
Get in touch with Lauren Holgate below to discuss your gift and the impact it could make:
Regular Giving Officer
Phone: +44 (0)7385 083363