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Warwick Scholars undergraduate programme

About the programme

Our Warwick Scholars undergraduate programme provides you with access to bespoke activities alongside academic, personal and professional development opportunities (including internships, mentoring and cultural experiences) throughout your time here at Warwick.

By joining the programme, you’ll be welcomed into a community of over 275 Warwick Scholars past and present, from first years to finalists, postgraduates and Alumni.

You’ll have priority access to a range of university wide activities and exclusive opportunities / experiences throughout your undergraduate studies as well as access to support and guidance from your fellow students and the Warwick Scholars programme team.

By engaging in these opportunities you’ll be empowered to develop your own portfolio of skills and experiences and enabled to achieve your personal and professional goals whilst here at Warwick and beyond.

If you have any questions or queries about any of the information on this webpage please email us at: WarwickScholars at warwick dot ac dot uk.

To here more about this programme from one of our
current Warwick Scholars undergraduates,
please have a read of his blog here!

Our Warwick Scholars undergraduate programme is for students who have engaged with, and successfully completed, one of our post-16 programmes (having undertaken your post-16 studies within the past two years). Places are also offered to any Care Leavers or Sanctuary Scholars starting your undergraduate studies here at Warwick.

    Our post-16 programmes include:

    You also need to meet the following criteria:

        • Have not previously studied for a first degree
        • Be resident in the UK and eligible to pay fees at the home rate (unless you are a Sanctuary Scholar)
        • Be eligible for both the tuition fee and maintenance loan (even if you decide not to take out one or other of these loans)
        • Have undertaken a household income assessment through Student Finance England by October of the year your studies commence
        • Have successfully secured your undergraduate study place here at Warwick by September of the year that your studies commence
        Warwick Scholars provides a dynamic programme of on-going academic, personal and professional opportunities throughout your studies that has been developed in collaboration with our current Warwick Scholars to enhance aspects of the student lifecycle that are important to you.

        These aspects include:

        • Academic support and study skills
        • Internships, placements and study abroad opportunities
        • Exclusive social activities, trips and events
        • Health, wellbeing and information, advice and guidance
        • Careers development and networking
        • Community engagement and giving back
        • Paid work opportunities
        • Warwick Scholars student led activities and inputs

        The 'Wheel of Opportunity' has been developed to reflect these key aspects and through on-going consultation with our current Warwick Scholar undergraduates, opportunities and activities are identified and targeted in these areas to enrich your student experience and work alongside your studies.

        The Wheel of Opportunity

        Image of the Warwick Scholars Wheel of opportunity

        The benefits of engaging with Warwick Scholars includes:
        • Opportunities for personal and professional development.

          You’ll have priority access and consideration for projects, events, activities and opportunities as well Warwick Scholars specific inputs to enhance your time here at Warwick.

        • Priority consideration for places on our upReach Programme.

          Through our ongoing partnership with upReach, if you apply for the upReach Associate Programme, you’ll be given priority consideration for a place on this programme which offers a comprehensive range of opportunities and activities to broaden horizons, understand career pathways and develop the skills, networks and experiences needed for career success.

        • Exclusive access to Warwick Scholars opportunities.

          Through Warwick Scholars there are exclusive opportunities available to Warwick Scholars. In the past these have included:

          - The Global Student Experience

          (a 10 day fully funded trip to Malaysia to enhance global leadership skills and networking across borders). Currently on hold due to Covid Pandemic

          Hear from one of our student's who took part in this trip in 2019 here!

          - Priority consideration for the Short Term Mobility Bursary

          As a Warwick Scholar your will be given priority consideration for the University's Short Term Mobility Bursary. This bursary provides an opportunity for students to apply for up to £500 towards the cost of undertaking a short international study, volunteering, unpaid work or research opportunity. You can find out more about this fund here

          - Programme specific socials and trips

          This has included end of term socials, an end of year celebration event and VIP events at Warwick Arts Centre, to name just a few!

        • Extra support and advice.

          From enhanced access to Warwick Alumni, employers and even fellow scholars, every Warwick Scholar will have unique opportunities for support and guidance at Warwick.

        • Assessment for eligibility for the Warwick Scholars Bursary

          When you join Warwick Scholars as an undergraduate you will be assessed for eligibility for the Warwick Scholars Bursary. This cash bursary, of up to £2,000 per year for each year of your course, is payable in addition to the Warwick Bursary if you also qualify for that.

          If you are moving onto this programme from the Warwick Scholars access programme, please check how these financial benefits work for you via the Warwick Scholars access programme webpage.

        • Becoming part of a growing programme community

          You’ll be joining and welcomed into a community of over 150 Warwick Scholars past and present, from first years to finalists, postgraduates and Alumni.

        If you satisfy the required criteria listed above in the 'Who can take part?' section, then you don't need to do anything!

          Once your results have been confirmed and you've accepted your place to study with us here at Warwick, you will be sent an invitation to join the Warwick Scholars undergraduate programme by the programme lead. To accept your place, you'll be asked to read through and sign our Warwick Scholars Student Agreement which will be shared with you as part of the invitation and complete our Warwick Scholars UG programme starter survey.



          Andy Johnson

          Widening Participation Lifecycle Officer

          Phone: 02476 151086

          WarwickScholars at warwick dot ac dot uk