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Widening Participation Mentor Application Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a student mentor for the Widening Participation and Outreach Team at the University of Warwick! The deadline for applications is Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 12pm.

To apply please complete the application form below. Please ensure you read the relevant job description for the role/s you are applying for thoroughly before you begin your application. All applications will be assessed by colleagues in the Widening Participation and Outreach Team.

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All successful applicants will be required to attend the following mandatory events – please note these are non-flexible and if you cannot attend either of the dates you will not be able to be considered this year.

Selection Event: Wednesday 7 November 2018 (3:00pm – 7.00pm)

Training: Saturday 1 December (full day) and check individual job descriptions for role-specific training


Please note, a DBS check is required for the Mentor role and you will need to provide THREE documents that prove your identity if you do not already have a DBS Certificate from the University or Unitemps within the last two years. Please ensure you have these documents to hand at Warwick, ready for processing if you are successful at the selection event.

Documents must include at least one of the following to show your identity:

  • Passport / Biometric Residence Permit
  • Current Driving Licence Photocard (Full or Provisional)
  • Birth certificate
  • Adoption Certificate

In addition, you will need documents that prove your address details. These can include:

  • Letter/Utility Bill containing your current address (within the last 3months)
  • Bank statement stamped by bank (within the last 3months)
  • Utility Bill
  • P45 or P60 (within last 12 months)

If you have lived or worked abroad for a period of at least 6 months in the last 5 years (e.g. if you are an international student or have studied/worked abroad), then you will be required to provide a certificate of good conduct from the country that you lived in. This is an essential part to the DBS check you are required to obtain in order to work. Details can be found on the Gov.UK website and we would recommend beginning this process prior to the selection event. At this stage, you do not need to obtain a translation of this document, but will be required to if your application is successful.


If you are successful in securing a place on a mentoring scheme, you will need to complete a "Right to Work" check with Unitemps before you can begin your role (either by attending our drop-in on Friday 16th November at University House or by visiting the Unitemps office). Please click here to find out more about the documents you will need to provide in order to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

You will also need to submit at least two referees (name and contact details) when registering with Unitemps, who will be contacted prior to beginning your role. If you have not had previous employment history, you could always use a referee from any voluntary work done or a character reference from your tutor.

Section One: Role Preference

Section Two: Personal Details

Section Three: Information about you

Section Four: Please answer the following questions to support your application. Please include details of skills, abilities or experience that you may have gained during school, paid or voluntary employment.

Working as a mentor on our programme means supporting students who come from a background with little or no family history of Higher Education.

What happens next?

You will find out by 1 November if you have been shortlisted. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to a Selection Event on Wednesday 7 November (3:00-7:00PM).

Please note: if you are unable to attend the selection event, we will no longer be able to consider your application. Group activities and interviews will be conducted as part of this event to assess your suitability for the role.

Successful candidates will be expected to attend a compulsory training day on Saturday 1 December 2018 (full day). Please note this date is non flexible therefore if you are not available on this date we cannot consider your application.
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Privacy statement

The University of Warwick will process your personal data provided on this online application form for the purpose(s) of registering and considering your application as a Widening Participation Mentor. The information provided on the application form will also be used to contact you with relevant information in relation to the progress of your application, and where appropriate, a selection event and training arrangements.

The legal basis for processing this personal data is that it is necessary for the performance of a contract and/or legal obligation.

Your personal data will not be shared or disclosed to any third parties external to the University of Warwick except Unitemps who only process your personal data for the purposes of assessing your eligibility to work as a Widening Participation Mentor and making payments to you in accordance with your service.

Your personal data will not be transferred outside of the EEA, will be kept securely by the University of Warwick and will be retained throughout your student journey up until you graduate, unless your application is unsuccessful at which point, your personal data will be retained for a period of 6 months from the date your application is unsuccessful.

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of this information and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. Please visit the University’s Data Protection webpages for further information in relation to your rights and how the University processes your personal data. The University’s Data Protection Officer, A Bajaj, can be contacted through and any requests or complaints should be made in writing to the University’s Data Protection Officer.

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