About the programme
The Experience Warwick programme offers a variety of in-school and on-campus activities for local state schools in Coventry and Warwickshire aiming to inspire and inform local young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress to Higher Education. The programme provides information, advice and guidance, in addition to exciting opportunities to enable learners to make informed decisions at key milestones throughout their educational journey. Our activities have been tailored to support local schools support the progression of learners whose peers and family have limited knowledge or experience of HE.
The core aims of Experience Warwick are:
- To support the aspirations of young people and raise their expectations about what they can achieve in the future.
- To encourage young people to think about their futures and support them to make informed choices.
- To support young people to develop their confidence and resilience.
- To provide a positive experience of Higher Education.
Victoria Hill, Widening Participation Officer
Phone: 02476 151593
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- In receipt of (or eligible for) Free School Meals
- In receipt of discretionary means tested payments or eligible for pupil premium
- Living or has lived in local authority care
- Living in a low participation neighbourhood
- No parental history of Higher Education
- Has caring responsibilities (young carer)
- Ash Green School
- Barr's Hill School
- Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School
- Campion School
- Cardinal Newman Catholic School
- Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School
- Ernesford Grange Community Academy
- Foxford Community School
- Grace Academy Coventry
- Harris C of E Academy
- Lyng Hall School
- Nicholas Chamberlaine School
- North Leamington School
- President Kennedy School
- Sidney Stringer Academy
- Stoke Park School
- The Westwood Academy
- Trinity Catholic School
- Whitley Academy
- West Coventry Academy
A presentation to help parents and carers understand how GCSE options made in Year 8/9 or Year 11 can impact access to HE.
We provide an overview of the UCAS website and online application, including information on how to support the application through the process and tips on writing a personal statement
We help parents and carers understand tuition fees, funding and the Student Finance England application process. We also identify the costs of living as a student and how to encourage budgeting and independence.
- In-School CPD Sessions
- Online CPD Resources
- Virtual Online Conferences
- Conferences and Events
Through the use of a workbook students reflect on their GCSE/BTEC options to help them access Higher Education (HE) in the future and think about different careers.
A hands-on innovative introduction to university life, students discover the benefits of accessing HE through creating their own university.
Arriving at Warwick, students hear about university life from current students and have an opportunity to experience a campus-style university. Students then meet academics, take part in mini subject lectures and discover the vast resources in the Library.
Through the use of a workbook students learn how to research the next steps after school and consider various options to continue their Higher Education (HE) journey to university and beyond.
An introduction to university life exploring the differences between school and Higher Education. This session is led by current undergraduate students from the university.
•Student Study Skills
A session led by current student ambassadors from the University, exploring a range of study skills including effective reading techniques, critical thinking and writing styles.
A session led by current student ambassadors from the University, exploring a range of exam revision techniques and top tips whilst sharing best practice.
A series of bite-sized workshops to help students prepare for and make the most of their university experience. To add independent study skills, giving presentations, enhancing interview techniques, effective research and note taking.
Please note we are currently reviewing activities for KS3 and KS4 for the upcoming 2019/20 academic year and hope to have more information later this year.
In the meantime if you would like some further details or express an interest in the programme please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org