About the programme
At Warwick, we believe that access to a world-leading university should be open to people from all backgrounds. We are committed to supporting you, our local students, to reach your academic potential and join us at a university that offers a strong academic challenge through teaching and research excellence. A place that encourages you to search out what inspires and excites you.
Warwick Scholars is designed to help you to gain a place at Warwick by maximising your academic potential, developing skills that will help you to succeed here and providing insight and experience of what it will be like to study here.
Support doesn't stop once you enrol at Warwick - you will continue to be a Warwick Scholar throughout your studies and even after you graduate, giving you enhanced access to a wide range of additional opportunities.
Applications for the 2019/20 programme will open on 21st June 2019 – this is for current year 12 students who will be intending on applying to the University of Warwick for entry in September 2020.
Applications for this cohort will close on Friday 19th July, and the deadline for teacher references to be completed will be Wednesday 31st July.
The Warwick Scholars team will process applications and inform you of the outcome of your application by Monday 12th August.
• All of your GCSE results
• All of your predicted A level (or equivalent) grades
• A supporting statement of 2000 characters (approx. 250 words) which should explain why you should be given a place on the programme - we suggest that you draft this in a different application such as Microsoft Word and copy and paste it into the application form
• The contact details of a teacher referee who will validate the information you give us on your form and write a short reference to support your application
• Information abouy tour parents/carers' education (i.e. their highest level of education)
• Attend a state school or college in the region (within 30 miles of the University of Warwick)
• Have Home UK fee status or will have it by the time they enter university
• Have achieved at least 5 grades 9-6 (A*-B) at GCSE (or equivalent); if this does not include English Language and Mathematics, they must have achieved at least a grade 4 (C) in these subjects
•Meet all of the qualification and subject requirements of the course they are applying for, as outlined on the University's website
Applicants must meet at least two of the following criteria (unless they have experience of local authority care, as outlined below), and priority will be given to those meeting multiple criteria
• In receipt of, or has within the last six years been eligible for, free school meals
• Will be the first generation of their family to attend university (not including siblings)
• Completed Key Stage 4 studies at and/or currently attend one of our priority schools*
• Live in a priority neighbourhood**
• Has experienced significant extenuating circumstances that have had (or are having) a detrimental effect on academic attainment e.g. is a young carer, has suffered from long term illness requiring time out of education, has a disability or specific learning difficulty
•Have spent a minimum of three months in local authority care
•Are currently resident in a foyer or other supported accommodation
We may ask for additional evidence to support your application and verify the information you have given.
* Priority schools are schools with below the national average Key Stage 4 performance or a school/college where performance at Key Stage 5 falls within the bottom 40% nationally
** Priority neighbourhoods are neighbourhoods where the proportion of students going into higher education is low (POLAR 3, quintile 1) or an area which has a high level of deprivation (IMD 0-20%)
Widening Access Officer
Phone: 02476 572932