Secondary Years

Widening Participation students in Years 7 - 11 take part in the activities listed below.

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.

Year 8 Visits Days

Dates for the spring term will be sent on our E-Bulletin to teachers: Join the mailing list. 

The day begins and ends at our Mile End Campus (E1 4NS) including a tour of the campus and lunch at our Italian restaurant, Muccis.

For Year 8 students only. Group size: 20-24 students, maximum of three accompanying teachers. Schools will be allocated one Visit Day each.

100% of the students attending must meet one or more Widening Participation eligibility criteria.

There are no attainment criteria to attend a Year 8 Visit day.

The visit is likely to be less beneficial to ‘Gifted and Talented’ students and those involved in other university programmes.

The visit introduces students to the university environment and raises their awareness of the options available, developing confidence, aspiration and a sense of belonging in a higher education setting. 

The activities had enough variety to engage every student
Teacher at a Barking school, 2017
The activities were engaging and fun. The day allowed students the opportunity to discover more about university and life as a student
Teacher at a Waltham Forest School, 2017

Once a booking is confirmed, we will send you a personalised student data form. This needs to be completed by the parent/guardian of every student in attendance and returned to us 1 week before the event. We will send regular reminders for this information.

Question? Please contact Ashleigh Hope: a.hope@qmul.ac.uk  

Presentations, workshops and fairs

Please contact us, at least a month in advance, if you are holding an event for students in Year 7 - 11 about university. On occasion we are able to deliver presentations and workshops at schools or man a stall at a fair.

To attend these events we often send trained student ambassadors on our behalf, however during the months of May, June and July this is not possible due to exams and summer schools taking place.

Question about Widening Participation? See our Frequently Asked Questions web page.

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This page is maintained by the Widening Participation Team. Contact: wp-enquiries@qmul.ac.uk.