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Workshop for Teachers - Using Tinkercad for KS2 and KS3 Design and Technology

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!

Wednesday 12th June 2019 4pm - 6pm at WMG, University of Warwick

If you would like to attend the workshop, please book your place here.

Thu 30 May 2019, 11:56

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN - Teachers and Advisers Conference 2019 - Developing Partnerships for Success

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!

The University of Warwick are running an exciting one day conference for Teachers and Advisers on Friday 28th June 2019, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at University of Warwick, Coventry. This conference is FREE for attendees, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

During the day meet the team, see the campus, hear about new developments, admissions policies and processes, degree apprenticeships. student support and much more.

We are asking for a representative from each of our partner schools to attend the conference to discuss our ongoing partnership and what we can offer in the new academic year.

Please get in touch with us at outreach@warwick.ac.uk if you have any questions about the event.

For further information please follow this link. We hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

WP & Outreach Team

Tue 21 May 2019, 10:53

Warwick announces new £10 million Warwick Scholars programme for up to 500 Midlands young people each year

The University of Warwick announced today (Tuesday 14th May 2019) a transformational new £10 million social mobility programme - Warwick Scholars

Wed 15 May 2019, 13:11

Classical Civilisation Teachers Day - 1st July 2019

The Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick are pleased to invite you to their FREE Classical Civilisation A-level Teachers Day on Monday 1st July 2019, here at the University of Warwick. The event will include academic sessions led by Warwick staff as well as a session led by Alex Orgee, subject leader of classics at OCR. Free bursaries are available, courtesy of The Classical Association.

 

On Monday 1st July, our Warwick Classics academics will be leading sessions based on the component modules of the OCR A-level Classical Civilisation syllabus (see below), giving subject overviews and an idea of modern scholarship in their specialist areas.

In addition, Alex Orgee, subject leader of classics at OCR will be leading a session on the OCR curriculum and will be answering any questions that you may have.

 

Throughout the day you will also have access to our Virtual Reality Headsets, and there will be sessions on coin handling, experiencing the Greek Symposium with our replica pots, and an opportunity to learn about the work of the Warwick Classics Network and about how your students can apply to Warwick and visit our Open Days.

 

The event is FREE and and free lunch will be provided. In addition, a number of free bursaries will be available, courtesy of the Classical Association. More details and a booking form and can be found on our WCN website through the following link:

 

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/outreach/warwickclassicsnetwork/events/classcivteachersday/

 

Wed 15 May 2019, 09:07

Pathways to Law - Year 10 Myth Busting Session

On Tuesday 7th May 2019 we welcomed year 10 students from across the West Midlands to join us on campus for a day of Law ‘myth busting’. The day started with an introduction to the Pathways to Law programme followed up by a “True or False” activity where the students were presented with a series of Law questions and asked to show a card (green or red) representing if they believed the law to be in fact true, or false. This was followed by a ‘Day in the life of a law student’ session, it was explained to the group what a ‘normal’ week would look like for a law student studying at the University of Warwick. The students then had the opportunity to ask current law student ambassadors questions about their course and experience at university.

After a short refreshment break the students had a Law lecture from a Warwick academic, Professor Gary Watt. His session was titled ‘Hearing both sides of an argument, fictional nature of facts’ where he explored the idea what makes a fact a fact and does emotion play a part? The session proved hugely popular with the students, with one stating “The academic lecture was interesting and not boring, interested me not just about law but also university”. The students then got to hear from two current legal professionals, both practicing very different types of law. After hearing the professionals talk, the students got to ask questions to the speakers about their journey into the profession and ask for any tips and advice.

The afternoon session was an interactive mock courtroom. The students were given courtroom roles, lead prosecution, defendant etc. and asked to use their imagination and acting skills to role play out a case. The students all really got into character and with the help of the programme lead Laura, who acted as the court room clerk, worked their way through the hearing. There were two sets of jury in the room that heard the case, interestingly, their sentencing were different with one group finding the defendant not guilty and the other group sentencing the defendant to 6 years in jail. 

To finish the day the students then went on a campus tour before making their way to the coach park and catching the mini bus back to school. The pupils that attended the event all said they enjoyed the day and that it gave them a very interesting insight into studying Law at University.

Tue 14 May 2019, 15:51

New 'Care Companion' tool developed by Warwick Medical School

The Care Companion, a new online support tool developed by Warwick Medical School, at the University of Warwick, to support people with caring responsibilities, will be launched on 26 April and rolled out across Warwickshire and Coventry.

Providing vital information in an accessible format, it is free to use for residents of Coventry and Warwickshire and is supported by Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council, the NHS, and local support agencies and charities.

Having caring responsibilities can be stressful and confusing. Carers can spend a great deal of time tracking down information in print and online; however this information can be poorly signposted or presented in an inaccessible fashion, and may not be directly relevant to the person who they are caring for. This often means that they miss out on vital information.

The Care Companion helps with the emotional, social, day-to-day organisational and other demands of caring. The platform ensures that carers have access to information, personalised to their individual circumstances, at the time that is needed.

You can find more information at www.carecompanion.org.uk and on the University news webpages here.

Tue 30 Apr 2019, 09:42

Widening Participation and Public Engagement Workshop for all Teaching/Research Staff and PhDs

This session aims to address the confusion between terms such as "public engagement," "outreach" and "widening participation," and to help you develop your own session for engaging different audiences with your research or subject area. We'll talk about tailoring content for these audiences, having to take a flexible approach to engagement and thinking on your feet, as well as evaluation and best practice. This single session gives you the opportunity to build your skills, create your own session, and receive feedback on the session from your peers.

Mon 15 Apr 2019, 10:09

Free Biology Lab Experience Day for Sixth Form Students!

The University of Warwick would like to invite your 6th Form students to attend Lab Experience Days at the School of Life Sciences.

University Lab Experience Days enable students to:

· Find out about studying Biology at University.

· Learn new skills by attending a mini-lecture and doing practical work in a large teaching laboratory.

· Go on a tour of campus and talk to current students about what life at University is really like.

We will be continuing to run the highly successful lab experience days again this year in the School of Life Sciences from Monday 1 July to Friday 5 July 2019.

Teachers are welcome to register whole groups or alternatively individuals can register themselves. More information can be found on our website at: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/outreach/lab. Registrations are encouraged by 3 June 2019.

Mon 08 Apr 2019, 08:59

Student Progression Team Mentor: Working at Foxford School

Mariam talks about her role as an SPT mentor where she has led sessions once a week at Foxford School. She describes the activities that she leads and how this has impacted the young people she works with.

Mon 25 Mar 2019, 11:08 | Tags: WPnewsletter, Student Progression Team

Warwick Sutton Scholars Residential: How do you engage young people in their own personal development?

Maria Kehr, Sutton Scholars Programme Coordinator writes about the residential her Year 9 students in Cohort 4 attended in November. She reflects on their own personal development and the benefits they received throughout access to the programme and the residential itself.

Thu 21 Mar 2019, 13:58 | Tags: WPnewsletter, Warwick Sutton Scholars

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