Our new Strengthening your Career Potential programme is open to Home/UK students from widening participation backgrounds. This tailored programme is designed to help you discover your strengths, understand your career options and enhance your graduate prospects through creating a personal career plan.
Through regular individual support your Careers Consultant will help you to understand your unique strengths and harness these to explore your career interests, build confidence and help you develop your application and interview skills.
- Opportunity to understand and investigate your strengths by completing a strengths profile and receive feedback from a trained practitioner
- Design a unique career development plan, with your Careers Consultant, setting actions points to help you achieve your goals
- Access support to help you overcome any barriers to your success
- Receive regular support from your Careers Consultant in the form of meetings and email support to help you achieve your plan
- The opportunity to work with a mentor who will provide career advice and tips
- Have approximately 4 meetings with your Careers Consultant during the academic year
- Report back and reflect on the progress you have made on your development plan, giving you the opportunity to discuss next steps with your Careers Consultant
- Complete questionnaires throughout the programme to help us monitor any additional support you may need, track your successes and evaluate the programme’s success
- If engaging with a mentor ensure you have regular contact with them and feedback to your Careers Consultant on how this is going
The programme is open to current Warwick Widening Participation UK/Home students.
To be eligible to join this programme you must meet ALL of the criteria below:
- This must be your first degree of study (undergraduate in first, second or final year of study)
- Your permanent home postcode (i.e. your non-term time address) should be in a neighbourhood with low progression rates to higher education*
- You must be eligible for both the tuition fee and full maintenance loan, even if you have not taken out one or other of these loans
* This is determined by your postcode and the programme manager will check this using our postcode checker.
Priority will be given to applications from:
- Students who are care leavers / students who have lived in local authority care (minimum of 13 weeks in local authority care within the last 15 years)
- Students who are from a low-income background (you were eligible for free school meals)
- Students who are 21 or over at the point of starting their studies with us
- Students who are carers
- Students who have participated in one of the University of Warwick access programmes (Unitracks, Pathways, Realising Opportunities)
- Students who are current members of our Warwick Scholars Programme
- Students who are the first in family to attend university
- Students from a Black or Minority Ethnic group
As part of the application process you may be required to provide supporting documentation/evidence.
Please check your eligibility before applying.
Please complete the online application form
As this programme has meeting points throughout the academic year the deadline for applications will be 26th January 2020 to allow you to take full advantage of the support offered during the academic year.
Spaces on the programme are limited so please ensure you apply by the deadline.
Once you have submitted your application and your eligibility criteria has been checked the programme manager will get in touch to meet with you and formally welcome you to the programme.