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UniTracks Parents/Carers/Guardians

Why has my son/daughter been selected?

Your son/daughter has been selected to be a part of UniTracks because we feel that they will benefit greatly from the opportunities available. All the young people involved have the ability and potential to gain a place at one of the UK’s leading universities.

Participants will be encouraged to choose the best university course for their interests and abilities. Former UniTracks participants have gone on study at universities such as Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Leicester, University College London and Warwick!

We recognise, however, that university might not be the right option for your son/daughter. By working with them over four years, we hope that we will have given them the confidence in themselves and all the information possible to make the right decision for their future.

What does this mean for me?

We ask that you support your son/daughter’s participation in the various opportunities open to them as a member of UniTracks. This could include attending the initial launch event; giving consent to them taking part in a group challenge or participating in other activities such as a residential event, and talking with your son/daughter about their decisions for their future.

What does the programme involve and how often will my son/daughter have to come to Warwick?

Please download the Student and Parents' Guide for full details of the programme.

We hold our main events on Saturdays or sometime during school holidays in order that the participants are not missing out on school. During their first year on the programme, depending on the activity your son/daughter gets involved in, they can expect to come onto campus three to four times. In subsequent years they will visit campus once or twice a year.

What are the costs involved?

There are no costs involved to participating in this programme. We will reimburse parents/guardians/carers for costs relating to bringing your son/daughter to one of our events.

Will they have to wear school uniform when attending events?

Most UniTracks events have a casual dress-code so no uniform necessary!

Is transport to and from Warwick provided? What about other resources?

Transport should never be a barrier to a participant attending a UniTracks event. We will offer support either through reimbursing mileage or public transport costs, or by arranging travel with a coach or minibus.

Regarding resources, unless specified otherwise, we would provide these for the participants. However, there are no specific resources required to be a participant in UniTracks.

All UniTracks events are catered and we can cater for special dietary requirements, provided we know in advance.

Who will be supervising my son/daughter at these events?

Events are supervised by staff from the University of Warwick’s Outreach team and academic departments, and current undergraduates who work as Student Ambassadors. All staff and students who will be working with the UniTracks participants in an unsupervised capacity undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with current regulations.