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 above link is for teachers and staff in schools or colleges who wish to request: a university themed talk for Year 12 or 13 students, a Year 12 Campus Visit, or attendance at a HE fair or parents evening.
These outreach activities are organised and delivered by staff in the QMUL UK Student Recruitment team. Their targeting strategy has identified key regions, schools and colleges and they often cannot fulfil all the requests they receive. However, staff from across the UK are encouraged to contact the team.
Below are the university themed talks available to request. Talks normally last 30-40 minutes, but can be adapted.
Why Go to University?
Choosing Courses and Universities
Personal Statements and the UCAS Process
Studying in London
The Queen Mary Experience
An updated list of HE Fairs and UCAS Conventions highlights the locations whereby QMUL representatives will be on hand to answer prospective students questions.
OnQ Issue 81 March 2016 [PDF 6.34 MB]
Guide to HE for Parents and Carers [PDF 1.0 MB]
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 current QMUL students Huseyin and Sharika specifically tailor their blogs to school/college students; explaining what it is like to study at university.
The Widening Participation team run a variety of activities designed to encourage specific students, from Year 5 through to Year 12, to consider university.
The Outreach across QMUL webpage contains details of events taking place whereby school and colleges students are invited to attend.
Colleagues in departments across QMUL also run their own outreach and recruitment activities, the links below direct to their relevant pages.