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17 July 2021

This past year and a half has led to many of us changing the way we work, but what has that meant for Widening Participation?

One of our team members, Katie, has shared her reflections on what we have done, what worked and what the future may look like. You can read the blog here.

student in front of coventry building
18 June 2021

We are thrilled to share this piece by Sanctuary Scholar and WBS student, Hanna.

Hanna helps us celebrate the Coventry City of Culture 2021 Resonate Festival, and this month's theme of Sanctuary.

Hannah shares her reflections on her time in Coventry so far and how she's been inspired through her volunteering at local schools. Read Hanna's blog here.

Student Fatou
23 April 2021

Today we hear from Realising Opportunities Mentor and current student, Fatou. about

Fatou shares her experiences of choosing a University course and her top tips for anyone thinking of going to University.

You can read more here.

Hannah Amanuel
1 April 2021

We are thrilled to share this blog from current Warwick Business School student, Hanna. Hanna first came to the country as a child refugee with her family from Eritrea. Since then, she excelled at school and gained her A levels. She first joined Warwick via our WBS foundation year, after not quite making her grades on results day. We are so happy that Hanna has shared her inspiring story and we look forward to hearing more from her throughout her student journey. Read her blog here.

Hanna is a paid student blogger.

12 February 2021

To round off a great National Apprenticeship Week, we hear from Fiona, in our Degree Apprenticeship team and Sabrina, an apprentice and blogger here at Warwick.

They signpost to some excellent resources and information, as well as leaving details for how to find out more and where to send your questions.

Read their blog here.

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 on the left, 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.

Best wishes

Wallis and The Widening Participation Team

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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.

writing a personal statement
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
Warwick Sutton Scholar - Omonigho attended a week long online version of the AMP Global Youth Programme

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.

Click here to read Omonigho's blog! #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.

30 Days Wild Blog
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.

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