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Post-16 Activity

Our Post-16 programmes.

Our colleagues across the university also run their own outreach activities throughout the year. More information and links to specific departments can be found on our Outreach across Queen Mary webpage.

Presentations, Workshops and Campus Visits 

If you work with year 12 or 13 students at a school or college in the UK and would like to request a university-themed talk, on-campus visit day or to invite a representative from Queen Mary to attend an HE Fair or Parents' Evening, please submit a request via the below form.

These outreach activities are organised and delivered by staff in the QMUL UK Student Recruitment team. The schools targeting strategy used by the team identifies key regions, schools and colleges that we work with as a priority, but staff at schools and colleges across the UK are encouraged to contact the team. 

Booking Form

Below are the university-themed talks available to request. Talks normally last 30-40 minutes but can be adapted.

Why Go to University?

This is an overview of the options, opportunities and choices available to students considering higher education. The talk also covers the many advantages of higher education. This talk is recommended for students just starting Year 12, or for parents.

Choosing Courses and Universities

A more detailed look at how students can narrow down the vast array of higher education courses and universities, to make their final decisions. This talk looks at the pros and cons of different types of universities, different courses and different course structures, and how students can maximise their chances of securing a place on their chosen course. This talk is recommended for Year 12 students who are at the start of their research process, or who require a small push in the right direction.

Personal Statements and the UCAS Process

Universities see the very best and the very worst of personal statements every year – let us tell your students what universities are looking for and how students can persuade Admissions Tutors that they deserve a place on their course. The talk also covers the mistakes commonly made by applicants, and how to avoid them. This talk is recommended for students at the end of Year 12, or at the start of Year 13.

Reference Writing

When universities are trying to distinguish excellent candidates from one another, the UCAS reference has become increasingly important. This talk tells you what universities are looking for from a reference and how you can improve your students' chances of getting a place. This talk is recommended for staff who write UCAS references.

Student Life

What is life at university really like? Where do students live? What do they actually do? This talk explains all: the good, the bad and the ugly! This talk is recommended for any Year 12 or 13 students.

Studying in London

Choosing to study at a university in London brings many advantages that a student will struggle to find elsewhere – but does this all come at a cost? This talk explores the advantages of studying in London and gives some tips on how to make the most of it. This talk is recommended for any Year 12 or 13 students who is still deciding where they would like to study, or who are interested in studying in London specifically.


University interviews, or any interview for that matter, are an understandably daunting experience. This talk tells students what to expect, how to prepare and how to impress the interviewer. This talk is recommended for Year 13 students who have interview offers, or who have applied to competitive courses or universities.

The Queen Mary Experience

Queen Mary, University of London is an academic institution with a long past and an exciting future. Our status as a member of the Russell Group tells you a lot about our qualities in teaching and research, but this talk fills you in on the rest. This talk is recommended for anyone with an interest in Queen Mary, University of London.

Realising Opportunities

Realising Opportunities is a unique collaboration of fourteen research intensive universities, working together to promote fair access and social mobility of students from under-represented groups in higher education.

Realising Opportunities aims to ensure students from under-represented groups receive additional support and in turn, consideration for their application if they apply through UCAS to a partner university. The scheme gives the potential for students to receive an alternative offer at Queen Mary University of London, worth up to two A Level grades or equivalent. More information about the contextual offer given to eligible and successful Realising Opportunities students can be

Realising Opportunities at Queen Mary University of London offers:

  • Attendance at a celebratory launch event where you will meet other students on the programme
  • Involvement in a Skills4Uni online study module to support you in preparation for university
  • Attendance at a National Student Conference, hosted this year by Queen Mary
  • Support with the Realising Opportunities Academic Assignment

If you are a Realising Opportunities student or teacher and would like to get in touch about an upcoming event or would like more information, please email the team:

about the Realising Opportunities contextual offer at Queen Mary or visit the Realising Opportunities website.


Year 12 Pathways to Law

Two-year programme with the launch taking place in October.  

Applications open on Thursday 23 August and close on Sunday 30 September 2018 

Location: Mile End Campus, and various locations throughout the year

Open to students from state schools pan-London who meet at least one widening participation criteria and the below academic criteria:

  • Have achieved 5 A*-A grades at GCSE

Activities scheduled throughout the year include:

  • Visits to the Royal Courts of Justice, Inner Temple, Rolls Building and Supreme Court
  • Work experience placements with global law firms
  • An opportunity to attend The Pathways to Law National Conference hosted at Warwick University
  • Personal Statement, CV and LNAT workshops
  • Online mentoring from a current law student

Questions? Contact Widening Participation Officer for Law Sarah:

For further information please see the Sutton trust web pages

Year 12 Medicine and Dentistry Summer School

Monday 24 June – Friday 28 June 2019 and Monday 1 – Friday 5 July 2019

Applications open 15 February 2019 and close 18 March 2019 at 5pm.  

Takes place across our Mile End (E1 4NS) and Whitechapel campuses (E1 2AB)

Two week-long, non-residential taster weeks for students who are interested in studying Medicine or Dentistry at university and wish to make an informed decision, prepare a successful application and understand what these degree subjects and careers involve. Students should only apply if they can attend 100% of the week from 9am – 4:30pm daily.

All the staff, lecturers and ambassadors were so helpful and made sure to answer questions in detail. I made so many new friends, all of the sessions were useful and relevant. I like that the group was small. The mock interviews were extremely useful. 
Summer School Participant 2018

The Summer Schools includes:

  • Roughly 50% sessions focused on Medicine, 25% on Dentistry and 25% on sessions applicable to all
  • Clinical skills workshops, dentistry skills workshops 
  • Substantial advice and guidance about degree interview preparation. Including a mock interview on the last day. Students find that this helps them to better reflect during their work experience over the summer. 
  • Discussion with current Queen Mary medicine and dentistry students 
  • Information sessions about admissions, the alternatives to medicine and personal statements

To be eligible to apply students must: 

  • Attend a state school
  • Meet one or more widening participation criteria 
  • Have achieved AAABBB at GSCE (777666 for GCSEs taken from 2015) including Maths, English Language, and either Biology and Chemistry or Double Science
  • Be predicted to achieve a minimum of A*AA at A level, including Biology or Chemistry plus another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths)

Unfortunately, students who are studying for BTEC qualifications are not eligible to apply for this summer school. 

Applications have now closed for this summer school. 

See our Medicine and Dentistry tips page for more information about applying to these courses.

HE Fairs and UCAS Conventions 

An updated list of UCAS Conventions highlights the locations whereby QMUL representatives will be on hand to answer prospective students questions. We also send Queen Mary University of London representatives to school HE and Career Fairs and Parents Evening. If you are looking for us to attend one of your fairs please get in touch with us.