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Apply for Warwick in Africa 2020

We're looking for Warwick Students to spend summer 2020 helping teachers in Ghana, South Africa or Tanzania. Apply below...

Warwick in Africa (WiA) offers placements of up to seven weeks helping teach either Maths or English to young people in one of our partner schools. We provide training and guidance to help you to maximise your impact in the classroom and enable you to inspire young people about the power of education.
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Who can apply?

You need to be a current student at Warwick (undergraduate or postgraduate) or have previously volunteered with WiA and can demonstrate:

  • A passion for teaching and transferable teaching skills
  • Resilience and flexibility
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Self-motivation and a hard working attitude
  • Ability to work well in a team and get on with people from a range of backgrounds
  • Good knowledge of Maths or English language and literature. Confident to teach either Maths or English up to UK A level standard

When? Summer 2020 (exact dates will be confirmed later)

Where? We work in 24 secondary schools across Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania

Cost? Places on the programme are fully funded so all your costs are covered, but you will be expected to meet a personal fundraising target of £1,000.

Can you go the extra mile? We're also looking for a small number of Team Leaders to play a crucial role in helping us to deliver the 2020 programme. Read more about the position here and answer the optional questions at the bottom of the form if you wish to be considered.

Worried about Fundraising? Don't be! It is completely doable. If you have genuine concerns about your ability to meet the target due to extenuating circumstances email warwickinafrica at warwick dot ac dot uk and we will be happy to talk it through with you.

Please make sure you read the Role Overview carefully before applying using the form below

Application deadline: 12th January 2020

Please note the form below cannot be saved mid-way through completion. Section 6 seeks detailed information to support your application. You may wish to draft your answer to detailed questions in another document before pasting it into the relevant box.
You need to be signed in to your University Account to complete this form.

1. Personal Details

Are you applying to teach Maths or English? If you feel you could teach either please decide which you would prefer to teach *
Have you volunteered with Warwick in Africa before? *

2. Education

What year did you start your degree
What year did you/do you expect to graduate

3. Additional Details

4. Emergency Contacts

Emergency contact 1

5. Placement preference

Please note we cannot guarantee you will get your first choice.
1 2 3 I would be happy to be placed anywhere
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1 2 I would be happy to be placed anywhere

6. Application Questions

You do not need to have done any fundraising before to take part in Warwick in Africa. If you have genuine concerns about your ability to meet the £1000 due to extenuating circumstances, please email and we will be happy to talk this through with you
Do you wish to be considered for the role of Team Leader? *
Only complete these questions if you wish to be considered for the Team Leader Role.
To find out more about what is involved in being a Team Leader click:

7. Supporting Information

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Please ensure that your telephone numbers and email address are correct.
If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact:
Please contact:
Rachel Mason, Programme Manager, Warwick in Africa
T: 024 7657 3450
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Privacy statement

The University of Warwick will process your personal data contained within this form, for the purpose of considering your application for the 2020 Warwick in Africa Programme and organising your participation in the programme should you be successful.

The legal basis for processing this personal data is performance of a contract.

Your personal data will be shared or disclosed to third parties external to the University of Warwick including your placement school and our partners who coordinate the placement in country to facilitate the delivery of the programme.

Your personal data will be transferred outside of the EEA.

If your application is successful the data you submit in this form will be kept securely by the University of Warwick for a period of 12 months, a reduced set of personal data will be kept thereafter to enable us to provide you with a reference and for ongoing fundraising and engagement relating to the programme. If you are not successful in gaining a place on the programme we will retain your personal data for a period of 1 month from the application closing date. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by emailing For current Warwick Students or Alumni please also refer to the Current Student Privacy Notices and Alumni Privacy Notices.

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