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Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap is a long-term project run by the School of Medicine and Dentistry, which involves students from both primary and secondary schools taking part in hands-on activities to give them a taste of medicine and dentistry as career options..

The Bridge the Gap programme, is a long term project, and has its own specific partner secondary schools:

  • Drapers' Academy
  • Greenshaw High School
  • Oaklands School
  • Preston Manor School
  • Skinners Academy
  • St Angela's Ursuline School
  • St Paul's Way Trust School
  • Mulberry School for Girls
  • Sir John Cass Redcoat School
  • George Mitchell School


I didn't know what to expect but I really liked it! It was really fun and interesting.
2014 Bridge the Gap participants

Secondary schools

Students involved return each year from Year 9 until Year 13, and so build on their knowledge and experience, and increase their chances of being offered a place on these highly competitive courses. 

Our partner schools also participate in a Health Careers Taster Day that the School of Medicine and Dentistry runs in the spring term for a wider mix of Year 8 pupils. This day gives students the opportunity to visit Queen Mary, and hear more about a wide range of health careers which they may not otherwise have exposure to.

Primary schools

Year 6 students from the feeder primary schools of our partner secondary schools are offered a visit from the university which includes an interactive science based session.


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Brightside Knowledge 



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