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Programmes for 16-18-year-olds

Widening Participation students in Year 12 can apply to take part in the below activities. The workshops listed require organisation by a teacher.  

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 web page.

Year 12 Pathways to Law

Two-year programme with the launch taking place in October.  

Applications open on Thursday 23 August and close on Sunday 30 September 2018 

Location: Mile End Campus, and various locations throughout the year

Open to students from state schools pan-London who meet at least one widening participation criteria and the below academic criteria:

  • Have achieved 5 A*-A grades at GCSE

Activities scheduled throughout the year include:

  • Visits to the Royal Courts of Justice, Inner Temple, Rolls Building and Supreme Court
  • Work experience placements with global law firms
  • An opportunity to attend The Pathways to Law National Conference hosted at Warwick University
  • Personal Statement, CV and LNAT workshops
  • Online mentoring from a current law student

Questions? Contact Widening Participation Officer for Law Sarah: pathwaystolaw@qmul.ac.uk

For further information please see the Sutton trust web pages



Year 12 STEM Industry Series

First event: October Half Term followed by dates throughout the year

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Applications open Monday 10th September and close Monday 1 October 2018

Location: Mile End Campus, and various industry locations throughout the year

Open to students from state schools pan-London who meet at least one widening participation criteria and the below academic criteria:

  • Must be studying suitable subjects at A-Level or BTEC or equivalent with a view to studying something related these subjects at university (maths, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, computing, engineering, technology)

The STEM Industry Series is a collaboration between Queen Mary’s University of London and a variety of companies and organisations that employ STEM-skilled staff. Those taking part in the programme will be offered opportunities throughout the year to attend higher education skills sessions and industry visits to prepare them for making their university and future career path decisions. The industry series offers its participants opportunities to meet employers, employees, graduates from the STEM world plus meet other young people with similar interests from across the Greater London region. Events will occur during school holidays. Travel costs for these events are provided, along with lunch when spending the whole day with us.

Questions? Please contact Kerry Baker: k.baker@qmul.ac.uk

Our colleagues across the university also run their own STEM-related outreach activities, please see their web pages for more details: School of Biological and Chemical Sciences Outreach or School of Engineering and Materials Science Outreach

Teachers - please click and download the digital poster below to promote the STEM Industry Series. This can be used on plasma screens in school, on screensavers, be printed for noticeboards or shown during assembly. 

Year 12 STEM Essentials in-school workshops

State schools pan-London who have a high percentage of Widening Participation students can book this workshop.  

45-60 minute interactive presentation on STEM careers and university courses: What careers do STEM people work on, what projects, where could different school STEM subjects take you, what do degrees look like, what would I need to get in etc.

Suitable for those studying or wanting to study mathematics, the sciences, computing, DT or geography at A level

To book please contact Kery with possible dates: k.baker@qmul.ac.uk 

Year 12 Engineering Essentials in-school workshops

State schools pan-London who have a high percentage of Widening Participation students can book this workshop.  

45-60 minute interactive presentation covering aspects of engineering and computing careers and university courses: What types of engineering are there, what projects do they work on, what does an engineering degree look like, what does being chartered and accreditation mean, what would I need to get in etc.

Suitable for those studying or wanting to study mathematics at A-level. (The engineering presentation is a focused form of the STEM presentation and as such, it is not recommended that both are delivered to the same set of pupils)

The workshop can be tailored to a younger age group if requested.  

To book please contact Kery with possible dates: k.baker@qmul.ac.uk 

 

Year 12 Undergraduate Shadowing Scheme

Specific dates will be set for different subject areas and promoted on this web page by mid-October.   

Applications will open mid-October 2018 

Location: Mile End Campus, E1 4NS

Designed to allow individual students who meet specific criteria to experience a lecture, chat to current students about university life and receive information about available support from staff in the university’s well-being services: Advice and Counselling and the Disability and Dyslexia Service.

Eligible students from outside of London may apply provided that they can reasonably travel to Queen Mary Mile End Campus for the day

ONLY open to students from state schools who meet one of the following four specific criteria.

 

A younger carer is someone age 18 or under who helps look after a relative who has a condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition or a drug or alcohol problem.

Estranged means that you are not supported by/not in communication with your parents.

British Sign Language interpreters, manual note -takers and access to learning resources for blind and/or visually impaired students, can all be arranged. Travel costs can be reimbursed upon request. Paper application forms are also available.

Students also gain help with their university research during a follow-up session in April.

It was amazing... it really motivated me to achieve my goals and pursue my dreams.
Year 12 student who shadowed in 2016

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

Year 12 Alternatives to Medicine Presentation Afternoon

 

Wednesday 6 March 2019 2pm - 5:30pm. 

Registration for this event will open on 4 February 2019 

Location: Mile End Campus, and various locations throughout the year

This event could also be named 'Courses related to Medicine' or 'Courses connected to Medicine' It could even be called 'Research your fifth choice carefully' or 'Consider all your options, not just Medicine'. It covers a lot and is relevant to students in many situations. What we find most often is that students aren't aware of how many other courses there are available. 

The event includes short presentations of some of the degree courses offered at QMUL which feed into the medical profession, these are categorised as the Life Sciences.  The event includes 14 courses in total: Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials for Biomedical Science, Dental Materials, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Global Health, Medical Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Psychology 

The courses are also showcased on stalls to allow students their own questions to undergraduate students studying them. Students can also register to arrive early and take a tour of the Queen Mary Mile End Campus

It has been a great experience as it cleared up so many misconceptions!

Year 12 Student who attended in 2018

Students from any state school pan London, who meet at least one widening participation criteria, are invited to register to attend this event. Students will be asked for their predicted grades but they do not have to meet any academic criteria in order to register.  There are strictly only 200 places available. This event is not suited to students studying BTECs and does not cover Midwifery, Nursing or Physio.

Teachers - please click and download the digital poster above to promote the Alternatives to Medicine afternoon. This can be used on plasma screens, on screensavers, be printed for noticeboards or shown during assembly. 

Questions? Please email wp-enquiries@qmul.ac.uk

Year 12 Medicine and Dentistry Summer School

Monday 24 June – Friday 28 June 2019 and Monday 1 – Friday 5 July 2019

Applications open 15 February 2019 and close 18 March 2019 at 5pm.  

Takes place across our Mile End (E1 4NS) and Whitechapel campuses (E1 2AB)

Two week-long, non-residential taster weeks for students who are interested in studying Medicine or Dentistry at university and wish to make an informed decision, prepare a successful application and understand what these degree subjects and careers involve. Students should only apply if they can attend 100% of the week from 9am – 4:30pm daily.

All the staff, lecturers and ambassadors were so helpful and made sure to answer questions in detail. I made so many new friends, all of the sessions were useful and relevant. I like that the group was small. The mock interviews were extremely useful. 
Summer School Participant 2018

The Summer Schools includes:

  • Roughly 50% sessions focused on Medicine, 25% on Dentistry and 25% on sessions applicable to all
  • Clinical skills workshops, dentistry skills workshops 
  • A 'problem based learning' research project
  • Substantial advice and guidance about degree interview preparation. Including a mock interview on the last day. Students find that this helps them to better reflect during their work experience over the summer. 
  • Discussion with current Queen Mary medicine and dentistry students 
  • Information sessions about admissions, the alternatives to medicine and personal statements
  • The most successful interview candidates will be awarded a day at the Bart's Medical simulator
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To be eligible to apply students must: 

  • Attend a state school from within our 11 target boroughs only 
  • Meet one or more widening participation criteria
  • Have achieved AAABBB at GSCE (777666 for GCSEs taken from 2015) including Maths, English Language, and either Biology and Chemistry or Double Science
  • Be predicted to achieve a minimum of AAA at A level, including Biology or Chemistry plus another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths)

Unfortunately, students who are studying for BTEC qualifications are not eligible to apply for this summer school

See our Medicine and Dentistry tips page for more information about applying to these courses.

Teachers - please click and download the digital poster above to promote the Medicine and Dentistry Summer School. This can be used on plasma screens, on screensavers, be printed for noticeboards or shown during assembly. 

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

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