18 December 2020
It is safe to say that this has been a very long and very strange year, and a very trying first term for schools and universities.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the teachers, schools, academics and staff who have continued to work so hard to provide the best provision to young people that we can and we are very proud of what we have achieved in this time.
Wallis is signing off for Christmas now but here are a few of his highlights below, please check out our accounts and webpages for lots of informative and interactive resources.
We hope you have a restful, happy Christmas and here’s to a brighter New Year.
Wallis and The Widening Participation Team
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Our digital resources pages, including videos, interactive content and school activities for all age groups
20 November 2020
On Carers Rights Day, Widening Participation Officer Emily, shares with us her insights on the unique challenges faced by young and young-adult carers, and the enormous contribution they make to society through their unpaid work.
Read Emily's blog here
13 November 2020
Nick Barker currently works for the University of Warwick and is based in a primary school in Worcester, which has been identified as an 'area of severe social deprivation'. Here, Nick gives his insights and experiences of working with the children there, reflecting on the impact of Covid and school closures and the long-term impact of this for their education, progression to Higher Education and future careers. Read Nick's blog here.
30 October 2020
Warwick Post-Graduate Olugbemi Moronfolu shares with us her insights on recent research she undertook on the history of Black music.
Olugbemi has studied both undergraduate and post-graduate Psychology at the University of Warwick, as well as working as a mentor for young people in the local community supporting our Widening Participation programmes. Olugbemi was paid for her time for this piece, for which we are very grateful. Read Olu's blog here.
23 October 2020
Hear from our recruitment officer Esther as she bust some myths around personal statements and shares her top tips as you write your own! Click here to read!
9th October 2020
The AMP Global Youth Programme pursues, designs, and demands our shared future by amplifying youth to make change louder around urgent global challenges. The AMP Global Youth Programme has engaged over 100,000 youth in dialogue, training and actions around global issues since 2002.
We are all connected, locally and globally. And together we can build a more just and sustainable world. We have an obligation to speak out and take action around global issues that impact our generation.
www.AMPGlobalYouth.org #GlobalScholar @AMPGlobalYouth
21st September 2020
We have all learned a lot about ourselves in lockdown and had to learn in ways we probably haven’t done before. Have you ever wondered what your learning style is or how to make the best of your strengths to help you learn and keep you engaged?
Today’s blog comes from Outreach Project Officer Dr Phil Jemmett of WMG, with his own insights – read more here.
11th August 2020
If you’ve just finished year 12 (in the strangest circumstances ever!) you’re probably starting to think about what you want to do after year 13. Now’s the time to start narrowing down those options by doing your research. In this blog post we focus on the university route – how to choose where and what to study. Click here to read more!
4th August 2020
Each year, the WP and Outreach Team runs a summer school for 120 Year 12 students from under-represented groups. This year however, was a little bit different - due to lockdown and social distancing we made the big decision to make our Summer School completely online. Read our blog to see what challenges we faced and how the team and our students adjusted to a completely new experience!
17th July 2020
Why volunteer? For some people, volunteering is the perfect opportunity to give back to the community, and to make a difference to people's lives. For others, it allows them to develop skills and experience in an area they are passionate about. Volunteering is also a great way to get out and about and socialise with like-minded people. Vicki, Widening Participation Officer and Experience Warwick lead, is a pro when it comes to volunteering, and over lockdown she has been busy putting her skills to good use! Have a read to see what she's been up to and whether volunteering is something that you might want to get involved with!
9th July 2020
Important choices can be really difficult to make, especially in challenging times. If you’re in Year 10, you might be making important decisions soon about what you want to do after you finish Year 11. If you’re unsure about what your options are then don’t panic! This blog post will give you a few ideas, click here to read.
3rd July 2020
Did you know that June was quite a special month for your local wildlife trust? Despite the pandemic, The Wildlife Trusts celebrated ‘30 Days Wild’ with daily ‘random acts of wildness’. Read more about it here.