Access to Queen Mary supports the entrance of students under-represented at Russell Group universities to study at Queen Mary, the most inclusive university of its kind!
Through an 18-month programme of activities, we aim to help students become more prepared for and successful in, higher education. Students who successfully complete the programme will not only have benefited from tailored academic and pastoral support but will benefit from consideration for a contextual offer to Queen Mary*.
Please note, this programme specifically aims to work with students outside of Greater London, and priority will be given to those students in targeted areas of low-participation. Before applying, please ensure you read the eligibility criteria and that you understand the expectations of the programme. If you have any questions, please email us.
Applications are now closed. Applications will reopen in September 2024.
To be eligible for the Access to Queen Mary programme, students must:
Meet all of the criteria outlined in step one:
Meet at least two criteria from step two*:
* We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary. Priority will be given to certain ethnic groups that are currently under-represented in higher education and at Queen Mary, as defined by the OfS priorities. Where demand for the programme exceeds the number of places available in a given year, places will be allocated based on students meeting the highest score in step 2, alongside institutional access priorities.
Students who are successful in gaining a place on the Access to Queen Mary programme will be expected to attend a minimum of two events, complete the Study Skills element, and attend and complete the residential academic summer school.
Find out what current Dentistry student Manav had to say about his time in the Access to Queen Mary programme in his most recent Unibuddy blog post.
The programme made my transition to university from A-levels seamless. I found it useful when there were various sessions on how to revise during university and how lectures are different compared to school classes – this is still helping me during my time studying at university. — Manav, currently studying Dentistry