ISSUE: 2019 – October
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Welcome to a packed October newsletter. We currently have several Outreach programmes open for applications from students, including; STEM Potential (Y10 and Y12 entry), Accelerate into Maths and Science (Y12 entry) and the Maker Challenge (14-18 year olds). Applications are also still open for local state schools to request an Imperial student as a free tutor to support STEM teaching/activities.

Plus we have opportunities from organisations outside of the College, including; Generating Genius' Uni Genius programme for students of Black African and Caribbean heritage aged 14-18 year old and the V&A Museum's sustainable design workshop Create!.

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 open for Year 10 and Year 12 students

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

Students joining in Y10 will experience different fields of STEM to gain a better understanding of subjects they may wish to study at A-level. Y10 students also take part in a non-residential summer school during August (students can continue on the programme up to Y13)

Those joining in Y12 will take part in subject specific workshops, receive e-Mentoring from current Imperial students and support with their UCAS application(Support continues into Y13)

This programme is FREE for applicants. Due to be being fully funded eligibility criteria apply

Applications for Y12 students will close on 13 October 2019.

Applications for Y10 students will close on 27 October 2019.

For more information email

Apply for STEM Potential

Accelerate into Maths and Science

Imperial College London
Applications open for Year 12 students

Accelerate into Maths and Science (AIMS) is an after school programme for Y12 and Y13 students, run in collaboration with academics from the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Engineering. It aims to give students an insight into how maths is applied across different science disciplines studied at university-level.

Following a launch event at the beginning of January, Year 12 students attend ten after school tutoring sessions during the spring term. When students are in Y13 they will be invited back for a further eight tutoring sessions during the autumn term. Sessions are run by Imperial academics and current undergraduate students.

Where? Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus
When? 5pm to 7pm on Wednesdays

This programme is FREE for applicants. Due to be being  fully funded, eligibility criteria apply. To find out more about the programme and eligibility criteria, please visit our web page.
Applications will close at midnight on Monday 18 November 2019.
For more information email 

Apply for AIMS

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. 

There is no charge to schools to have tutors placed with them.
To find out more please visit our Mentoring and Tutoring web page

The deadline for applications is 21 October 2019.

Apply for a Pimlico Connection Tutor at your school

Spring Maker Challenge

Applications open

Do you like making? Applications for our Maker Challenge programme are now open! Over 12 weeks, young people aged 14-18 will prototype, design and make with access to cutting-edge equipment in our state-of-the-art workshop. We'll teach a crash-course in 3D printing, laser-cutting, woodworking, electronics, programming and working with materials.  At the end of the programme, everyone will present their creation and prizes will be awarded to the most creative designs. What will you make?

This programme is FREE for applicants.

Location: Makerspace, The Invention Rooms, White City 

Dates: Every Tuesday or Thursday evening (4.30pm-7.30pm) from January 11th-April 4th.

This includes 4 weekend sessions (11/01, 12/01 or 18/01, 15/02, 04/04); no sessions take place during half-term. 

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 December 2019

Apply for the Maker Challenge

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


Future x Skills – The Mayor’s Youth Digital Careers Event

21 October; 10:30 - 15:00
Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS 

Registration open for Londoners aged 16-24 

Future x Skills will give you the opportunity to find out more about the wealth of training and career opportunities in tech, and how to get ahead of the crowd. Though open to all Londoners, the Mayor of London wants to ensure that under‑represented Londoners aged 16-24 years old have access to digital training, opportunities and rewarding tech careers

The aims of Future x Skills
  • Enable young Londoners to gain valuable insight into the fast-changing sectors with growing digital needs.
  • Showcase exciting digital training and career opportunities in the various sectors, such as, fintech, gaming, health, construction, public, government, etc.
  • Present different routes into this competitive sector, from apprenticeships, work experience and training opportunities in a range of leading companies that contribute to the tech sector in London.
  • Offer an interactive and engaging networking opportunity with top companies like Deloitte, TfL, Goldman Sachs, Ustwo Games, Channel 4, Hs2, Wates, a range of start-ups and SMEs and other leading tech employers.
This event is open to all, in particular:
  • Young black men
  • Young BAME people
  • Young women
To find out more about this FREE event and to register please see the Mayor of London website.

Create! Sustainable Design

26 October; 11:00 - 16:00
Art Studio, Sackler Centre

13-15 Year Olds

Find out how products can be designed more sustainably. Working to a design brief you will create designs for sustainable solutions for an object you interact with on a daily basis, such as your smartphone. What would you make them from?

To find out more about the workshop, please visit the V&A website.

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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