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Experience Warwick


About the programme

The Central Outreach and Widening Participation Team at Warwick offers a variety of activities for our 29 Partner Schools in Coventry and Warwickshire to support learners in their journey to access Higher Education (HE). We aim to demystify the academic world of university life as well as offer impartial information, advice and guidance (IAG) enabling learners to make informed decisions at key milestones in their school career. Our outreach offer has been tailored to help local schools/colleges support the progression of learners whose peers and family have limited knowledge or experience of HE.


Victoria Hill

Outreach Officer (Experience Warwick)

Phone: 02476 151593


Key Facts

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Priority will always be given to students from under-represented groups as outlined below:
    •Students with no parental history of Higher Education
    •Students eligible for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium
    •Students living in areas of high deprivation and low participation rates to accessing HE
    •Students with disabilities
    •Students who are or have been in local authority care.
    -Ash Green School
    -Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College
    -Aylesford School and Sixth Form College
    -Barr's Hill School and Community College
    -Bilton School
    -Bishop Ullathorne
    -Campion School
    -Cardinal Newman Catholic School
    -Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College
    -Ernesford Grange Community Academy
    -Foxford School and Community Arts College
    -The George Eliot School
    -Grace Academy Coventry
    -Harris C of E Academy
    -Hartshill School
    -Lyng Hall School
    -Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College
    -North Leamington School
    -President Kennedy School
    -Shipston High School
    -Sidney Stringer Academy
    -Stoke Park School and Community Technology College
    -The Coleshill School
    -The Nuneaton Academy
    -The Queen Elizabeth Academy
    -The Westwood Academy
    -Trinity Catholic School
    -Whitley Academy
    -West Coventry Academy
    •Staff Meetings, Inset Days or Twilight Sessions
    A series of presentations/workshops to help dispel common myths about the UCAS process, timescales, personal statements, effective reference writing, understanding student funding and making finance applications.
      •On-Campus Activity
      On-Campus Teachers' Conference
      An opportunity for professionals to network adn exchange ideas in an inspiring learning environment. Practitioners will hear from and learn new skills from academics, teachers and admissions advisers.
      KS3 & KS4
        •Options Evening
        A presentation to help parents and carers understand how GCSE options made in Year 8/9 or Year 11 can impact access to HE.
            •Application to University
            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
              •Student Loans and Budgeting
              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.
              •Bright Stars Programme
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                Bright Stars Information

                In School/College Activity
                  •What are My Options?
                  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.
                    •Campus Challenge
                    A hands-on innovative introduction to university life, students discover the benefits of accessing HE through creating their own university.
                      On Campus Activity
                        •University Taster Days - Year 9
                        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.
                        In-school/College Activities
                          •Next Steps
                          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.
                          •Student Life
                          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.
                          •Exam Revision
                          A session led by current student ambassadors from the University, exploring a range of exam revision techniques and top tips whilst sharing best practice.
                            On Campus Activity
                              •Preparing for university - Year 10
                              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.

                                •Experience Warwick - Year 10 Summer School

                                This summer school will offer participants the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of academic sessions delivered by University lecturers and staff, as well as taking part in non-academic activities.Participants will also be able to interact with the Student Ambassadors who are current students at the University and will act as Group Leaders during the event.

                                Current Partner Schools

                                • Ash Green School
                                • Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College
                                • Aylesford School and Sixth Form College
                                • Barr's Hill School and Community College
                                • Bilton School
                                • Bishop Ullathorne
                                • Campion School
                                • Cardinal Newman Catholic School
                                • Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College
                                • Ernesford Grange Community Academy
                                • Foxford School and Community Arts College
                                • The George Eliot School
                                • Grace Academy Coventry
                                • Harris C of E Academy
                                • Hartshill School
                                • Lyng Hall School
                                • Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College
                                • North Leamington School
                                • President Kennedy School
                                • Shipston High School
                                • Sidney Stringer Academy
                                • Stoke Park School and Community Technology College
                                • The Coleshill School
                                • The Nuneaton Academy
                                • The Queen Elizabeth Academy
                                • The Westwood Academy
                                • Trinity Catholic School
                                • Whitley Academy
                                • West Coventry Academy