Regional Workshops

Want inspiration and advice to help you enter the Orwell Youth Prize?


Interested in developing your writing skills? Thinking about your further education options? Passionate about issues of injustice?

Come to our Regional Workshop at the University of Warwick to learn from professional writers and journalists, speak to current students about life and meet other young people interested in writing and social issues!

What is involved?

  • An all-day workshop led by professional writers and journalists
  • Meet other young people interested in writing and social issues
  • Support in producing your own piece of writing with 1:1 feedback from an academic or professional writer
  • Speak to current students about university life
  • Make your university application for Law, English or Social Sciences stand out

When does the programme run?

Saturday 3 March 2018 – 10am-3.30pm

Who can apply?

  • Currently in Year 12-13 at school/college in England or Wales
  • Interested in entering the Orwell Youth Prize 2018
  • Priority will be given to students who meet at least one of the following criteria

o   Be the first generation in your family to attend university

o   Eligible for free school meals

o   Attend a school with above the national average entitlement to Free School Meals *

o   Attend a school with below average performance at KS5*

o   Living/lived in care

*Does my school meet the criteria?

How much does it cost?

There are no costs involved to participate. The Orwell Youth Prize also offers travel bursaries on application.

Please email to register your interest for this workshop. 

The Orwell Youth Prize regional workshop is run in collaboration with the University of Warwick’s Writing Wrongs scheme.