Warwick Law School has an active outreach programme for schools and colleges. Coordinated by our enthusiastic Widening Participation Officer, Becca Kirk, our academic staff, researchers and PhD students put on events and activities with young people both on campus and in schools.
We invite groups of school students to our Department for Taster Days in order to introduce the study of Law at university and give a taste of campus life, seminars and lectures. The purpose of the day is to provide a taster of what university life is like and specifically to allow students to experience what it is like to study Law at Warwick.
We also visit schools and colleges to provide lectures, seminars and workshops about some of the research going on in the Department or to teach the fundamentals of the subject.
For year 12 students we run a 'Writing Wrongs' School Project, a series of workshops to give students skills and support to create a piece of writing based on social justice issues.
Who do we work with?
We work with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and our projects aim to widen access to university for under represented students. Priority is given to local schools and schools who serve disadvantaged communities (based on widening participation data for your school, which includes the proportion of pupil premium and FSM students, average performance at KS5 and postcode information).
We do not charge for any of our outreach activities.
On being accepted on to a degree programme within the Law School, applicable students also have the opportunity to apply for the Multi-cultural Scholars’ Programme scholarship.
Thinking about University?
Want to know more?
If you would like to have more information about our range of outreach activities please contact:
Widening Participation Officer
Tel: 024 765 24990
b dot kirk at warwick dot ac dot uk
Warwick Law School is committed to furthering gender equality within higher education.
Since 2014 our Self-Assessment Team has been reviewing policies and practices on gender equality in the Law School and in November 2016 we submitted our application for an Athena SWAN Bronze Gender Equality Charter Mark.
The Athena SWAN Charter was established by the Equality Challenge Unit in 2005. Initially focused on the careers of women in science, in 2015 it was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law. Its remit also expanded to include those in professional and support roles, and work done to support trans staff and students.
The aim of the Charter is now to recognise the advancement of gender equality more broadly – ‘representation, progression and success for all.’
The Self-Assessment Team has been led by Dr Helen Toner and she will be continuing to lead our Equality and Diversity Committee. The committee will monitor the implementation of the Action Plan and develop wider issues relating to Equality and Diversity within WLS.
If you would like to be involved or have any questions please contact Helen (H.F.Toner@warwick.ac.uk)
Athena Swan at Warwick
Policies and Resources
Dignity at Warwick
The University is committed to ensuring a working and learning environment in which all University members (staff and students) are treated fairly and with dignity and respect.
Diversity and Inclusion
The University is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. All colleagues are encouraged to complete an e-learning module on Diversity in the Workplace.
Wellbeing at Warwick
The University aims to promote colleagues’ well-being through support for flexible working, keeping active, healthcare schemes, parental leave and time off for dependants, Occupational Health, and counselling.
The School has agreed that as colleagues we should try to have face-to-face meetings rather than relying on email, avoid emails over the weekend wherever possible (at least ones requiring an immediate reply), and generally adhere to good email etiquette
Support for parents
Advice on maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental leave; baby changing facilities on campus, the University’s mentoring scheme for returning parents and the Working Parents Network.
Warwick Academic Returners Fellowship
This enables academic colleagues to be freed from teaching and administrative responsibilities upon their return from maternity leave and refocus on research
Warwick Conference Support Awards
Awards of up to £100 are available to academic, research active staff and those in appropriate support or administrative posts to help support the extra child-care costs associated with attendance at conferences.