ISSUE: 2019 – September
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Hello and welcome to the latest Imperial Outreach newsletter. 

Following a busy summer we are back with some exciting programmes and events for you to get involved in. From STEM Potential - one of our core cohort programmes - opening applications for talented STEM students, to opportunities for local state schools to get free tutors, and lots in between. 

If you have any question about the Imperial events below, or the Outreach Team more generally, please get in contact at

Best wishes,
Outreach Team 

Outreach Programmes

STEM Potential Programme

Imperial College London
Applications opening soon for Year 10 and Year 12 students!

The STEM Potential programme aims to support students in their KS4 and KS5 studies via lectures, subject-specific masterclasses and university experience taster days.

Students joining in Y10 will experience different fields of STEM subjects to gain a better understanding of subjects they may wish to study at A-level. (Support continues into Y11)

Those joining in Y12 will take part in subject specific workshops and receive e-Mentoring from current Imperial students. (Support continues into Y13)

This programme is fully funded and as such eligibility criteria apply

Y10 and Y12 applications for 2018–19 will open on 13 September 2019 via the the STEM Potential website. For more information email

mA*ths Online Programme - Year 13

Imperial College London
Applications open

The mA*ths Online Programme aims to support A levels Mathematics students who are considering studying a numerate degree at university. Applications are open now for Year 13 students who would like to develop the skills needed to achieve an A* in A Level Mathematics.

Students on the programme will be provided with tailored online support through two 7-week MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course), including online mentoring from Imperial students. They’ll also attend two face-to-face masterclasses at Imperial College London with Imperial academics, students and external partners. This initiative runs in collaboration with MEI.
To find out more about the programme and eligibility criteria, please visit our webpage.
Applications are made via our Aspire application system and close at midnight on Tuesday 24 September 2019.
As this programme is primarily online we encourage applications from students who live outside London.

Pimlico Connection

Apply now to have Imperial students work as Pimlico Connection Tutors in your school

State schools within 30 minutes of South Kensington can apply to have Imperial students visit their schools as Pimlico Connection Tutors.  Tutors are volunteers and visit weekly, from November 2019 to March 2020. They can work on science or maths with any age group.  Tutors normally visit on a Wednesday afternoon for between 1 and 2 hours. 

To find out more please visit our Mentoring and Tutoring webpage, and complete our online application.  There is no charge to schools to have tutors placed with them.

The deadline for applications on 21 October 2019.

Uni Genius

Run by Generating Genius
Applications open for Y12 (please see eligibility criteria

Generating Genius aims to inspire, motivate and support 14-18 year olds to pursue STEM subjects at school and to ultimately consider careers in these fields. Generating Genius work with young people who are underrepresented in higher education and particularly in STEM.

The Uni Genius programme, designed to support students of Black African or Caribbean heritage, has opened applications for a new cohort of Year 12 students. Students embark on a remarkable journey that challenges, educates and develops them, preparing them to be the STEM leaders that they are capable of being.  Successful applicants will get to interact with companies (including Barclays, BAI Communications and IP Group) as well as HE institutions (Imperial College London, UCL, St Anne's College (Oxford) and the University of Leeds).

The deadline for applications is 16 October 2019.  Apply now

To find out more please visit the Generating Genius website. If you have any questions, then please contact


Faculty of Natural Sciences Research Showcase 2019

25 September; 09:30 - 18:30
Imperial College London

School teachers welcome

Join a full day of presentations and stimulating discussions with the academics, research fellows and prize-winning PhD students in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and find out about our innovative work. Don’t miss this great opportunity to engage with our academics, early career researchers and postgraduate students. Full programme

Teachers are welcome to join for all or part of the day. This event will provide an opportunity to learn about the current and innovative research taking place at Imperial, as well as networking.

To find out more about the Faculty of Natural Sciences Research Showcase please see the event page.

Bioscience Careers Day

26 October; 10:30 - 16:30
Middlesex University London, NW4 4BT

School groups welcome

Bioscience Careers Day is aimed at university students, postdocs, careers advisors and school/college students. The programme will include talks on careers in industry, science communication, publishing, academia, ecology, teach and more. 

To find out more please visit the Royal Society of Biology website

Creative Quarter 2019

22 November
Imperial College London

13-19 Year olds

Creative Quarter is a day of activities for 13-19 year olds organised in collaboration with the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, V&A, Design Museum, the Royal Society of Sculptors, Royal Albert Hall, Royal College of Music and Goethe Institut.

The aim of the day is for secondary school students to get an insight into creative careers in the Exhibition Road area.

To find out more about activities run by Imperial, please see our events page.

Free Public Lectures

Multiple dates & times
Gresham College

School groups welcome

Gresham College was founded in 1597 and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years.Two Imperial academics have a series of free lectures planned at Gresham College over the coming year. These lectures are great for A Level students and can be used to support personal statements, career decisions and extended projects. 

The lectures are all at the Museum of London and are also live-streamed and left up online afterwards. The lectures are not ticketed and operate on a first-come-first-served basis; except for schools which can book seats via 

Reframing Medical Education
Professor Roger Kneebone, director of Imperial College Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science (ICCESS) based within the Division Surgery, will deliver a series of four lectures exploring  non-traditional aspects of medical education.

This series would be valuable for those considering medicine and includes the following lectures; The Nature of Reality
Roberto Trotta, professor of Astrostatistics within the Department of Physics, will explore our understanding of the fundamental reality of the cosmos, and delve into some of the biggest outstanding questions in physics in this series.

This series would be valuable for those considering physics and includes the following lectures;

Competitions, Activities & Resources

STEM Girls Day

The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park
10 October 2019

Schools are invited to register up to 12 girls from their school to attend the STEM Girls Day.

This is an opportunity to explore hands on activities and the Musuem in order to inspire girls to look to consider STEM roles in the future. 

Find out more, including who will be there and the programme for the day, and to register visit their Eventbrite page.

Departmental outreach

National Heart and Lung Institute

Find more about the National Heart and Lung Institute's activities on their public engagement page.
Physics Department
Find out more about the Physics department's activities on their Outreach page.
Bioengineering Department
Find more about the department and their activities on their Facebook page.
Computing Department

Find more about the Computing department's activities on their Outreach page.

General resources

Visiting Imperial

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