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Primary Programmes

Research shows that particular approaches towards Widening Participation are most effective. We attempt to embed these within the work that we do and introduce primary school students to the concept of university from an early age.  

  • Teddy bear

    'Outreach needs to begin at primary level'

    OFFA and HEFCE 2013

  • Group of people

    'Interventions are most effective when delivered consistently [over time]'

    OFFA and HEFCE 2013

Our aim is to normalise the idea of going to university, particularly for children who have no family history of higher education. Below are two programmes available for local feeder schools to book.    

Graduation Teddy belongs to the Students' Union

Year 5 Introduce University

One hour workshop including group discussion, quizzes and interactive activities delivered in schools.

Group size: 30 students (max).

To request a date email Lucy: l.trotman@qmul.ac.uk

Year 6 Scout visit

Three-hour visit to QMUL introducing the university environment through interactive challenges and a campus trail. The visit is designed to help classes prepare for their move to secondary school.

Group size: 30 students up to two classes per day.

To request a date email Lucy: l.trotman@qmul.ac.uk


Year 6 Experience University Week: Languages

City, University of London logoIn collaboration with City University.

Provisional dates: 2 - 6 July 2018.

Free, non-residential week experiencing life at 2 universities. 30 children from a mix of primary schools take part.

Week includes:

  • Learning phrases in a new language
  • Discovering different subjects and careers
  • Meeting other children from local school

If you are interested in a group of your students attending this week please email Priya at p.clarke@qmul.ac.uk


We have a dedicated web page containing useful resources, publications, and information about the other activities taking place across QMUL which are suitable for school children.

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

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