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Queen Mary Futures

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Queen Mary is the most inclusive university of its kind. The Queen Mary Futures programme is an opportunity for talented students who are under-represented in higher education to broaden their network, knowledge and skills, in preparation for university-level study.   

About the programme

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

  Science and Engineering subjects Humanities and Social Sciences subjects Programme Timings
Week 1 Wednesday 2 November Thursday 3 November 4-6:15pm
Week 2 Wednesday 9 November Thursday 10 November 4:30-6:15pm
Week 3 Wednesday 16 November Thursday 17 November 4:30-6:15pm
Week 4 Wednesday 23 November Thursday 24 November 4:30-6:15pm

Whitechapel campus programme

  Medicine* Programme Timings
Week 1 Wednesday 2 November 4-6:15pm
Week 2 Wednesday 9 November 4:30-6:15pm
Week 3 Wednesday 16 November 4:30-6:15pm
Week 4 Wednesday 23 November 4:30-6:15pm

*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

  1. Medicine 

*A Dentistry subject strand will be available in the Spring Term

Science and Engineering Subject Strands

1. Biological and Behavioural Sciences
2. Physical and Chemical Sciences (strong emphasis on Physics and related areas, supported with some Chemistry-related content)
3. Engineering and Materials Science
4. MathsElectronic EngineeringComputer Science

Humanities and Social Sciences Subject Strands

1. Economics and Finance
2. English, DramaLanguages & Film
3. Geography 

Important:

Please note that:

  • 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.
  • Certain subject strands may close early where there is particularly high demand 

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:

  • Attend a non-selective state school in the UK
  • Have achieved at least AAABBB or 777666 from six GCSE subjects, including at least B/6 in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology (or Human Biology)
  • If taking 3 A levels, should be studying Chemistry or Biology and one other science subject (including Maths). Please note that some equivalent qualifications are accepted, however BTEC qualifications are not. More details can be found here.
  • Should not be re-sitting a post-16 study year

In addition to the above, you must meet at least one of the following additional criteria:

  • Are in receipt of, or entitled to, free school meals/16-19 bursary/pupil premium funding †
  • Attend one of Queen Mary's sponsored academy schools *†
  • Have lived, or are currently living, in local authority care †
  • Are a young carer †
  • Are estranged from your family, living independently or living with friends †
  • Are a refugee or asylum seeker †
  • Are disabled and in receipt of, or entitled to, personal independence payments or disability living allowance †
  • Live in a qualifying neighbourhood ** 
  • Neither parent/carer has attended higher education in the UK or aboard

† 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:

  • Attend a non-selective state school in the UK
  • Have achieved a minimum of 5A* - C or 4 – 9 GCSE grades, with at least a C/4 in English and Maths

In addition to the above, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Are in receipt of, or entitled to, free school meals/16-19 bursary/pupil premium funding †
  • Attend one of Queen Mary's sponsored academy schools *†
  • Have lived, or are currently living, in local authority care †
  • Are a young carer †
  • Are estranged from your family, living independently or living with friends †
  • Are a refugee or asylum seeker †
  • Are disabled and in receipt of, or entitled to, personal independence payments or disability living allowance †
  • Live in a qualifying neighbourhood ** 
  • Neither parent/carer has attended higher education in the UK or aboard

† 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. 

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. 

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