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Widening Participation Student Network

This Network aims to provide current students from WP backgrounds or with an interest in WP, (whether you be an undergraduate or postgraduate) the opportunity to meet, the chance to share experiences and explore learning journey's during your application to Warwick and subsequent studies.

What do we mean by WP?

In line with the University's WP Strategy, there are priority groups of students where there is the greatest evidence of the need to unlock talent and fulfil potential across all stages of the lifecycle. As a student you may fall in to one or more of the categories below:

  • Be originally from an area and community where progression to HE is low (classed as LPN - Low Participation Neighbourhoods and Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD))
  • Come from a low socio-economic background
  • Be first generation to enter HE
  • Be a care leaver or estranged student
  • Be a Young Carer
  • Students of particular ethnicities
  • Students with specific disabilities
  • Mature students from underrepresented groups
  • Gender (specific disciplines)

We are keen to hear your thoughts about your experiences and in return we will make sure that the Network is collaborative, provides signposting to opportunities and meets the needs of its members.

We want to make the Network reflective of the needs and interests of its membership so would appreciate any thoughts you have on what you’d like to see included. You can do this on the online signup form.

Student Opportunities:

  • Go International Virtual Internship Programme

Opportunity through Student Careers and Skills as part of the Monash Warwick Alliance offer to students.

Three universities, three locations, three weeks in July. Are you interested in gaining international experiences? Would you like to work with students from different universities around the world? Do you want to make connections with organisations and develop skills to shape your career path? Are you available during the first three weeks of July 2019? If so then take part in our exciting new Virtual Internship Programme!

To find out about the programme including criteria for applying and access to the application form please visit:

Once on myAdvantage click on the events tab at top of page and search for Go International. To complete an application to take part in this opportunity click on the ‘Book’ button at top of page.

50% of the places on the programme are prioritised for WP students.

For more details on the programme, or if you have any questions, please contact Esther de Perlaky –

  • Other Study Abroad Opportunities including those with Funding

For further information on lots of fantastic Study Abroad Opportunities please visit the main website:

  • Paid Summer Internships

Warwick Summer Internships (WSI) offer paid, full-time, 6+ week experiences, exclusively for Warwick undergraduate students. Internships are with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), charities and internal departments of the University.

WSI internships start the week commencing 24 June (last week of summer term) or 1 July 2019 (first week of summer holidays) with external employers, and 1 July 2019 with the University's internal academic and administrative departments.

To find out more, go to: 

  • British Science Festival Assistant Recruitment (Paid roles) 

    From the 10th-13th September 2019, Europe’s longest-established science festival, the British Science Festival, will be hosted by the University of Warwick. We will be showcasing cutting-edge research and technology, exploring the ways in which science impacts our society, and shining a light on what the future holds for our way of life.

    Hosted by the British Science Association, the Festival is looking to recruit a team of organised and enthusiastic individuals with a variety of skills to support and run the exciting programme of events in September 2019. There are several paid roles open for this year’s Festival:

     AV/IT Support Assistants 

    The AV/IT Support Assistants will work with guest speakers to ensure that all audio-visual and IT components of their event run smoothly. Working alongside an Event Assistant, you will work at several different events each day.

     Event Assistants 

    Event Assistants will work as part of a team of two, along with an AV/IT Support Assistant providing customer service support for Festival attendees and the speakers/organisers of Festival events. Event Assistants will work at several different events throughout the day.

     Box Office Assistants

    Acting as the front of house during the Festival, Box Office Assistants will ensure that members of the public using the Box Office are greeted in a welcoming and helpful manner and will act as a point of reference for enquiries concerning the programme of events. Using a bespoke online booking system to extract information, you will find out the most up-to-date status of events taking place and relay this to the public.

     Building Managers 

    Building Managers act as the main point of contact between the Festival Assistants, the members of the public, and the BSA Operations Team. You will be responsible for a small team of Festival Assistants and ensuring that all necessary tasks are completed in order to secure a smooth running order of the Festival events in the building/venue you are allocated.

     Duration: 10-13 September 2019, plus Training Days (5 and 6 September for Building Managers, 6 September for Festival Assistants)

     Core Hours: Hours will be assigned between the core hours of 09:00-20:00 and will be confirmed on appointment (no less than 6 hours per day).

     Rate: £9.00/hour for Festival Assistants, £10.00/hour for Building Managers

     Location: University of Warwick Campus and/or Coventry City Centre

    For more information and details on how to apply, please visit our vacancies page at 

    If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Chafee.

Feedback from the

6th March 2019 Meeting

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