ISSUE: 2018 – April
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School pupils get insight into London's green challenges

Young people from schools across London got a unique insight into how science and technology is helping tackle the capital’s environmental challenges
The school pupils have all been participants of The Schools Challenge - a collaboration between Imperial College London and J.P. Morgan which helped year 9 pupils to develop innovative products to improve cities on themes of transport, reusing resources, and air quality.
Read full article.
Malaria success stories from Imperial

To mark World Malaria Day on 25 April, we look at how Imperial College London has been leading the fight against malaria in the past year. Last October saw the launch of the Imperial College Network of Excellence in Malaria – an interdisciplinary network of researchers united in the common aim of malaria eradication.
Over 100 researchers at Imperial, from every faculty, work on different aspects of malaria eradication. Read full article.

Upcoming events

Demo Lecture: The fascinating world of molecules - Year 9 and 10
17 May 2018; 11am-12pm

In this fascinating lecture, Professor Ramon Vilar, will take you on a trip through the Periodic Table and illustrate how scientists study molecules that Nature has produced over millions of years as well as how new molecules are made.
The event is free to schools and teachers can book a maximum of 50 places (including accompanying adults).  To book visit Eventbrite and complete our online booking form.

Year 12 Chemistry Taster Days

This full day at Imperial College London introduces A-Level Chemists to what it is like to be an undergraduate in the Chemistry Department. Booking is open to any student currently in year 12 studying at a non-selective state school (Wednesday 13 June).  On Thursday 14 June, the same event will be open to year 12 students from any schools.

To book Wednesday 13 June 2018 - students from state schools only, please complete application form.

To book Thursday 14 June 2018 - open to all schools, please complete the application form.

Please note, all places booked are provisional pending approval from a teacher. 
HE Advisors' Conference - 7 June 2018
The conference is designed to equip HE advisors, teachers and Heads of sixth form with the information you need to be able to support your students' progression to university – particularly those who are considering applying to Imperial:
  • attend talks by our Admissions Tutors
  • visit our world-class facilities
  • meet our recruitment advisors
To book a place please visit HE Advisors' conference webpage.
Undergraduate Open Days

Our Undergraduate Open Days are a great way to find out more about studying at Imperial and to explore our South Kensington Campus in the heart of London's museum district.

Our next Undergraduate Open Days are:
  • Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • Thursday 28 June 2018
  • Saturday 15 September 2018
You can now register your interest for our June Open Days.
Science Museum free hands-on medicine careers event
The event will take place on 25th May and is inspired by our ‘Wounded’ exhibition.  Students will get a flavour of the diverse and unexpected careers in medicine and healthcare, meet people employed in the healthcare sector and get hands-on with medical skills.
The event is for children aged 11-14 (Key Stage 3), the event is free but booking is essential. Contact our learning support team to book or call 0207 942 4777
For more information please visit our webpage.

Programmes for schools

Intermediate Biology Olympiad Competition

Teachers can now register their 16-17 year old students for this year’s Intermediate Biology Olympiad (taking place from 15th – 21st June). Students are encouraged to put their participation in the competition on their further or higher education applications. All participating students are also eligible to receive free BioNet membership for one year.
For more information and how to apply visit the Royal Society of Biology.

The Nancy Rothwell Award 2018 Competition

The Nancy Rothwell Award 2018 specimen drawing competition for 7 – 18 year old is now open for submissions. Prizes include an experience day at the Royal Veterinary College for students, and their school can also win £100. There are three age categories (7-11, 12-14, and 15-18) and prizes will be awarded to three runners up and the winner.Visit the Royal Society of Biology website for more information.

Physics Department Outreach events

A level Project Open Day - 21 June
Are you interested in finding out what it would be like to study Physics as a degree? This open day is for year 12 students currently studying Physics and thinking about their next step into higher education. 

GCSE Project Open Day - 22 June
This event is aimed at GCSE students who plan to take physics at A Level. The day will consist of short talks and tips on how to apply for physics at university.
Registration for both events will open in April 2018. For more detail visit Department of Physics Outreach.


Photography Competition 2018

Patterns in nature’ is the theme of this year’s Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition. Life on Earth encompasses a myriad of regular forms, sequences and structures and we invite students to capture these details of biology. Supported by Eppendorf, there are two categories each with a cash prize: 18+ (£1000) and under 18s (£500). Entries close on 31st July 2018.
Please read the competition's terms and conditions before entering and submitting your photographs.

School Visits Programme

Jane Marshall, Imperial's Outreach School Visits Programme Manager, is offering entertaining and informative talks to sixth formers in state schools across London and the South East. 
Topics covered are the benefits of a degree; choosing your course at university; writing an excellent Personal Statement and how to perform well at interview.
Jane also offers mock interviews for Year 13 students. Schools can book for  autumn 2018 and beyond. Please email 
Jane Marshall.

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

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