The Widening Participation and Outreach team work with young people between the ages of 9 and 19 to enhance access to higher education for all those who aspire to study at university, regardless of background.
We run a wide range of programmes and events to encourage the most talented potential applicants and to ensure our student body is representative of our local and wider national communities. These activities are targeted at state school educated students, students who would be the first in their family to attend university, students from low socio-economic backgrounds and students who come from neighbourhoods where there is low progression to university. Ensuring the university is accessible to students from all backgrounds is one of the eight values set out in Warwick’s university strategy.
Key responsibilities of the Outreach Team
- To work with young people from widening participation backgrounds to help them overcome any barriers they may face in accessing higher education
- To develop activities and programmes which help us to achieve this aim
- To help to ensure that the student intake at Warwick is reflective of wider society
- To be a key point of contact for teachers in state schools and deliver sessions to students from a variety of age-groups
- To inform the wider university of the widening participation agenda and encourage staff and students to get involved in what we do