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Outreach across QMUL

Departments across Queen Mary deliver their own outreach projects with school and college students. To make it easier for teachers in schools to find out about these activities we are attempting to link to as many as we can on this page. 

If you are a QMUL member of staff who is planning an outreach activity please see the WP intranet pages

HE Awareness Day for Care-Experienced students 

Tuesday 17 July 10am - 4pm 
Learning Centre, King's Collge London, WC2R 2LS

Year 10 - Year 13 students, their carers, social workers and Virtual Heads are invited to attend this event. 

Sessions will include:
  • Applying to university as a care-experienced student
  • Care-experienced student panel
  • How to support your young person to uni 
  • Which course? Which uni?
  • Financial support and how to budget
  • Taster lecture
  • Campus tour

The event is free of charge, including lunch and open to all UK students.

HELOA London can also reimburse part or whole travel costs for students up to a limit. Please get in touch before booking travel tickets to confirm this.

Register here

Query? Please contact Becky: rebecca.robson@roehampton.ac.uk  


Rastafari in Motion - resources for teachers

Professor Robbie Shilliam, School of Politics and International Relations has co-created a multi-format online resource which tells the story of the presence and impact of Emperor Haile Selassie I and the Rastafari movement in Britain. Based on extensive research the resources are ideal for teachers of key stages 3 and 4.


Writing and Living in Two Languages

Poetry reading and discussion workshop

Schools can select a date during last two weeks of June

Additional workshop for one London state school.   

Former teacher and bilingual poet Shamim Azad will give two reading performances and discuss the experience of writing and living in two languages with students, stressing the importance of creativity across languages.

  • Can be tailored to KS3 or KS4

  • 90-120 minutes session

  • Group size: up to 50 students

Interested? Please contact: Ghazouane Arslane: g.arslane@qmul.ac.uk



Request copies of Wasafiri contemporary literature magazine.

The latest special issue: 'New Generations: Young London Writes,' is written by students from schools around London. If you would be interested in sharing this magazine with your students, please contact Emily Mercer: e.mercer@qmul.ac.uk by the end of May to request copies. 



Royal Society of Biology


  1. Teachers can now register their 16-17 year old students for this year’s Intermediate Biology Olympiad (15th – 21st June). Students are encouraged to put their participation in the competition on their further or higher education applications. All participating students are also eligible to receive free BioNet membership for one year.
  2. The Nancy Rothwell Award 2018 specimen drawing competition for 7 – 18 year olds is now open for submissions. Prizes include an experience day at the Royal Veterinary College for students, and schools can also win £100. 
  3. ‘Patterns in nature’ is the theme of this year’s Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition. Life on Earth encompasses a myriad of regular forms, sequences and structures and we invite students to capture these details of biology. Supported by Eppendorf, there are two categories each with a cash prize: 18+ (£1000) and under 18s (£500). Entries close on 31st July 2018.


Below are links to the outreach web pages across Queen Mary



Peoples Palace Project

Physics and Astronomy

Public Engagement

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

School of Engineering and Materials Science

SPITE (Sharing and Publishing Images to Embarrass) Project

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