The above video has been created by the Widening Participation team for teachers to use during enrichment sessions in school.
It has been designed to provoke discussion about what university is and who it is for. To accompany the video is a booklet of worksheets designed for a wide age range of students from Year 7 to Year 12. The booklet can be found below in the resources section.
I emailed it to year 8 mentors and they thought it was an excellent resource which they used and had great discussions from..
Teacher, Barking Abbey School 2016
Talks, Campus Visits and HE Fairs
The UK Student Recruitment team offer an extensive range of outreach activities, all aimed at Year 12 and 13 students, including on-campus visits, themed talks and skills workshops, higher education fairs and parent’s evenings. They are committed to delivering high quality engagement and are always keen to develop relationships with UK schools and colleges. Their comprehensive targeting strategy, which identifies key regions and institutions, underpins everything they do, but they actively encourage correspondence from all UK institutions. It is important to note, however, that they are often unable to fulfil requests that fall outside of their targeting criteria.
An updated list of HE Fairs and UCAS Conventions highlights the locations whereby QMUL representatives will be on hand to answer prospective students questions.
Below are the talks the UK Student Recruitment team are able to deliver at our target schools and colleges. Talks normally last 30-40 minutes, but they can be tailored to your requirements. To request an event or activity from the team, please complete the following booking form:
Why Go to University?
Choosing Courses and Universities
Personal Statements and the UCAS Process
Studying in London
The Queen Mary Experience
OnQ Issue 81 March 2016 [PDF 6.34 MB]
Guide to HE for Parents and Carers [PDF 522 KB]
Students Guide to University 7 - 11 [PDF 1.8 MB]
A-Level and GCSE Reform in England [PDF 107 KB]
Enrichment Worksheet Booklet [PDF 843 KB]
The above student blogs are updated fortnightly. Our lovely current QMUL ambassadors specifically tailor their blogs to school/college students; explaining what it is like to study at university and different aspects of student life.
The Widening Participation team run a variety of programmes designed to encourage young people, from specific backgrounds, to consider university. They run activities for primary school students (Year 5 and 6) right through to Year 12.
Colleagues in departments across QMUL also run their own outreach and recruitment events and activities. We hope these links to their pages are useful.