Our Evaluation and Evidence Manager, Tammy Thiele, talks about how the work we do looks in numbers. She explains how evidence and evaluation are used in our team to understand, and maximise the difference our Widening Participation initiatives make to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Realising Opportunities programme has had a busy few months with a range of events from the Launch, to Research Workshops and Celebrations. Read more to find out what these involved.
One of our SPT mentors, Sebastian, writes about his experience of going into a school regularly to deliver sessions to the young people there.
The School for Cross-Faculty Studies are running an exciting competition for Year 12 Students on the topic of Global Sustainable Development (GSD). Entrants choose to answer one of three possible questions on important GSD issues. This competition wants to attract students with a broad of skills and strengths, as such submissions are not limited to written essays. Students have the opportunity to choose from a range of approaches. Read on for more information and how to enter.
The Widening Participation and Outreach Team wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We have updated the contextual data section of the University website. If you go to the updated version here you will find some potentially useful tools in the hyperlinks. These tools include a target school list , link to department for education performance tables, IMD and a postcode look up tool that checks if you are from eligible POLAR 3 or IMD postcodes.
Engaging Diverse Audiences Workshop for Teaching Staff, Research Active Staff and PhDs
An interactive and practical workshop that will help you gain a deeper understanding of Outreach, Public Engagement and Widening Participation work at the University and how to engage learners from diverse backgrounds and different age groups, especially from a Widening Participation (WP) background.
Our aim is to help you increase your confidence pitching to a range of audiences, giving you tools to design and plan a session on your research area/a topic in your subject discipline for a WP/Public Engagement target audience. You will get to hear from colleagues across the University who are already engaging in this kind of work and discuss good practice examples. We will also introduce mechanisms to measure and evaluate your impact and inform you about opportunities to get involved in Widening Participation/Public Engagement initiatives across the University.
The workshop will be held in two sessions:
Friday 12 October 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm - Wolfson Research Exchange (Library)
Friday 19 October 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm - Wolfson Research Exchange (Library)
For more information please email either contact:
Maria Kehr (Widening Participation & Outreach) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Naomi Kay (Public Engagement) - N.Kay@warwick.ac.uk
New University Strategy
In this strategy, we imagine how the University of Warwick might be in 2030: how we will be excellent in everything we do and how our excellence will be chanelled into a renewed purpose and impact. Inclusion is one of the four strategic priorities included in the strategy this year. Please visit here to read more.