Warwick Inspire is a unique student led volunteer programme which allows students the opportunity to plan and deliver lessons to secondary school pupils regarding 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. Consequently, you would be able to use your position as a Warwick University student to help those in the local community.
Volunteering for Warwick Inspire would also benefit you to improve skills that are sought out by employers. This is because as a Warwick Inspire volunteer, you will be able to improve your planning and organisation skills through creating unique and engaging lesson plans. Therefore, in your lessons, you will consolidate key skills of conflict management, public speaking, flexibility and leadership. In fact, Warwick Inspire is particularly invaluable to those wanting to pursue a career in teaching or other related fields.
You will work within a small team to plan and deliver your lessons. However, because Warwick Inspire is not only a volunteering scheme but is also a fully-fledged society, you will be part of the wider Inspire community. We will hold exciting socials, informative and fundraising events. In previous years these have included personalised career advice from Teach First, pub socials and mountain expeditions!
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Following recruitment of volunteers we will facilitate a safeguarding course and training workshops during term one, before assigning you to a local school around your timetable during term two. We understand the academic commitments that students have, we will ensure that any Warwick Inspire commitments will not impinge on them. This is why Warwick inspire volunteers have the full flexibility to volunteer as much or as little as they wish.
Teach First and Warwick SU will provide support, guidance and resources to help you get the most out of the Inspire scheme. Participation in the scheme will also be recorded on the Student's Higher Education Achievement Report, which students 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.
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Current students should purchase the Warwick Inspire Standard Membership below.