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The Opportunity Fund provides bursaries to clubs, societies, groups and individual students to help fund extra-curricular activities. Funded by donations, bursaries of up to £1,000 are available to help individuals, clubs and societies improve their activities and services, which in turn develops the lifelong skills that gives our graduates the edge in the competitive job market. Warwick LINKS St John’s Ambulance have benefited from kind donations which have allowed them to purchase more equipment, such as a new Little Family pack of manikins. This has meant that more of their members have had access to training equipment so they are better prepared for real life scenarios. Thomas Karikari and a group of fellow students from Warwick formed a scientific outreach group to promote and lead science communication activities in Ghana; one of the first initiatives of its kind in the West African nation. They reached out to over 600 pupils in primary, junior and senior high schools, and universities through activities, discussions and workshops.
Warwick in Africa funds Warwick students to travel to Africa to teach English and maths to young learners in disadvantaged communities. The programme has reached over 280,000 learners in 10 years. Volunteer teachers are selected to undertake a 4-6 week placement in one of 27 partners schools in Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania. They deliver energetic, inspirational maths and English lessons to some of the poorest schools in Africa, and introduce new teaching methods to inspire lasting change in the classroom. The Programme also runs Teacher Master Classes, helping teachers with new techniques and pedagogy, transforming the way they teach locally. Find out more here.
A grant or loan from the Hardship Fund makes a significant difference to many students each year, by offering emergency support to those facing unexpected additional demands on their budget. A loan from the Hardship Fund can often be the boost that enables those who need a little extra financial support, to overcome barriers that are preventing them from achieving the qualification that changes their lives. Applications for emergency loans are managed in confidence by the Student Funding office, and funded with the help of donations from alumni and friends.
The Warwick Cancer Research Centre funds research at Warwick to help people in the local community live better with cancer. Working closely with the existing Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, the Cancer Research Centre fuses elements of cancer clinical trials with clinical sciences at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW). Recent research breakthroughs include new nano-technology delivery systems, treating patients to help reduce symptoms like hair-loss and the creation of new drugs 49-times more powerful than previously existing ones. Find out more here.
There are also other opportunities that your department can contribute to which are not listed above, such as the Multicultural Scholars’ Programme and Chemistry Outreach. You can find out more about other giving opportunities on the Fundraising website.