At Warwick we are committed to working with young people and helping them to overcome their perceived obstacles to accessing higher education (HE).
We offer a small number of bursaries per taster session to students from a widening participation background who wish to study on the Economics Pre University Taster.
Bursaries will include full tuition and catering.
To be eligible for a bursary, you must currently be studying in year 12 or 13 and meet at least one of the criteria below and be between 16-18 years old when the taster starts (see here for dates):
- Have been in receipt of (or have within the last 6 years been eligible for) free school meals.
- Be in receipt of or entitled to discretionary means tested payments or 16-19 bursary or be eligible for pupil premium.
- Come from a home where you will be the first in your immediate family to go to university (excluding siblings).
- Have a registered disability.
- Live in, or have experience of, local authority care.
- Live in an area in there is a traditionally low participation in higher education (defined by home postcode).
Applying for a bursary
Students who wish to apply for a bursary should complete the bursary application form including a statement explaining why they would like to attend a Pre University Taster and how it will benefit them. This application form is in addition to the application form for the Pre University Taster.
Applications will be judged and bursaries allocated by a panel made up of University of Warwick staff and our decisions will be final.
The pre-university course was very insightful and I thoroughly enjoyed participating in all the engaging activities that we had. Thank you very much for having me there I had a really good few days.”Sairam Venkat, past student
A good introduction to topics like Game Theory and Behavioural Economics. The teacher was very enthusiastic about his subject, which is what made it interesting. The skills workshop also helped develop good delivery skills.”Past student
Provided an insightful and interesting overview of some economic concepts, confirming my interest in studying Economics.”Past student
I enjoyed the experience of being able to learn more about topics in Economics not covered at A level.”Past student