Opportunities for current Warwick students
The Widening Participation and Outreach team at Warwick work with school children from primary school through to sixth from, and current Warwick students, working as ambassadors or mentors, play a vital role in the success of our work.
When asked to give feedback on a particular event or session, the majority of young people write about how much they enjoyed spending time with the ambassadors or mentors. Quite often, these young people may not know anyone from their family or local community who has been to university and getting to ask current students questions about what university is really like, and to meet students who are 'just like them' is really invaluable.
How to get involved
The easiest way is to make sure you have applied to become part of the Warwick Welcome Service (online applications open for 18/19 on 28th September 2018) which will give you access to a huge variety of in-school and on-campus jobs, including Experience Warwick visits and the residential summer schools.
There are also Mentor roles available for specific Outreach programmes - you can read further details about these below. Do check back to this page regularly to see what other opportunities have become available.
APPLICATIONS OPEN! - to apply please complete our online application form
Widening Participation Mentor Roles
Applications to apply for Widening Participation Mentoring roles open on Wednesday 26th September 2018 and will close on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 at 12pm.
The selection event will take place on Wednesday 7th November (3.00pm - 7.00pm), with compulsory training for sucessful applicants on Saturday 1st December (full day) plus scheme specific training detailed on each role description.
There are three mentoring roles available this academic year:
- Student Progression Team Mentors - Role Description, Key Dates and Programme Information
- Support a group of young people through planning and delivering weekly interactive sessions in a local school during Spring Term, aiming to raise their aspirations and boost their confidence.
- UniTracks Mentors - Role Description and Programme Information
- Work with highly able 14-18 year olds, helping them realise their potential, improve their academic attainment and make an informed decision about their future pathways through a mix of online, face-to-face mentoring and event support.
- Warwick Sutton Scholars Mentors - Role Description and Programme Information
- Join a team of mentors to work with a cohort of highly able 12-14 year olds on Saturday Campus Days throughout the year, helping them explore university life, mentoring them in core academic skills and in developing their confidence.
Read each role description above thoroughly for full details about each mentoring role, including payment and responsibilities. Please find further information here regarding documentation for DBS checks, eligibility checks and references.