Taking place at Queen Mary's East London campuses this Autumn Term, the Queen Mary Futures programme will provide students who are under-represented in higher education with a chance to explore their preferred subject at university and prepare for university-level study.
The 4-week programme of activities will allow Year 12 students to gain an insight in to studying a range of programmes at Queen Mary that are broadly in line with their study interests. Students will also benefit from tailored academic skill development sessions, as well as enhanced information, advice and guidance about the career opportunities that exist with different courses.
Mile End campus programme
Whitechapel campus programme
*A separate Dentistry programme will run in Spring 2023.
The subject strands that students can apply for are listed below.
Medicine and Dentistry* Subject Strands
*A Dentistry subject strand will be available in the Spring Term
Science and Engineering Subject Strands
1. Biological and Behavioural Sciences2. Physical and Chemical Sciences (strong emphasis on Physics and related areas, supported with some Chemistry-related content)3. Engineering and Materials Science4. Maths, Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Humanities and Social Sciences Subject Strands
1. Economics and Finance2. English, Drama, Languages & Film3. Geography
Please note that:
Students will receive:
Expert insight in to several subject areas that align with your preferred HE pathway
Opportunities to develop key academic skills that are associated with success at university
Enhanced careers information, advice and guidance, including contributions from Queen Mary Alumni
Certification to recognise your successful completion of the Queen Mary Futures programme
For your application to be competitive, you should meet the following academic criteria:
In addition to the above, you must meet at least one of the following additional criteria:
† These criteria will be weighted highest when applications are assessed for eligibility
*Queen Mary's sponsored academy schools are Royal Greenwich Trust School, St Paul's Way Trust School and Drapers Academy.
**Qualifying neighbourhoods are defined as home postcodes in IMD deciles 1, 2, 3 and 4. You can check your IMD decile here. If you're unsure of your neighbourhood status, we encourage you to submit an application so that we can check on your behalf.
For your application to be competitive, you should currently be studying subjects and qualifications that would make you eligible for study of your preferred subject at Queen Mary. You can check relevant course entry requirements here: bit.ly/qmfutures
You must also:
In addition to the above, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Applications for the Queen Mary Futures programme are now closed.
If you have submitted an application, please also remember that a teacher declaration is required to verify the information you have included with your application. This should be submitted before the programme begins, in November.
More information about how to submit a teacher declaration found can be found here.
Students who participate in the Queen Mary Futures programme are expected to attend for the duration of the 4-week programme in November 2022, and to complete the online careers module.
Attendance at a celebration event in Summer 2023 is strongly encouraged, but optional.