Are you ready to inspire the next generation of University students?
Warwick Inspire is a unique student led volunteer programme which allows students the opportunity to plan and deliver lessons to secondary school pupils regrding Higher Education.
Most importantly, volunteering for Warwick Inspire will allow you to increase the aspirations and understanding of Higher Education for these children. You will be at the forefront of the fight against educational inequality on the basis of socio-economic status and use your position as a Warwick Universtiy student to help those in the local community.
Additionally, you will be able to improve your planning and organisation skills through creating unique and engaging lesson plans. In your lessons you will consolidate key skills of conflict management, public speaking, flexibility and leadership.
You will work within a small team to plan and deliver your lessons, but are also part of a wider Inspire community; we hold exciting social, informative and fundraising events. In previous years these have included personalised career advice from Teach First, pub socials and mountain expeditions!
Applications for 2015/2016 volunteers will open at the beginning of the academic year; this page will be updated regularly to provide you with any new information. Undergraduates and postgraduates from any discipline are more than welcome to apply.
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Following recruitment of volunteers we will facilitate DBS checks and training workshops during term one, before assigning you to a local school around your timetable. We understand the academic commmitments that students have, and will ensure that any commitments will not impinge on them.
Teach First and Warwick SU will provide support, guidance and resources to help you get the most out of the Inspire scheme. All participants will receive a certificate and will be encouraged to apply for the Warwick Advantage Award. Participation in the scheme will also be recorded on the Student's Higher Education Achievement Report, which they will receive at the end of their degrees.
The local schools participating in the project are very grateful for the opportunity for their pupils to meet University students and be inspired to continue in education.