The Outreach team at Imperial has been established for over a decade. We're responsible for delivering a wide range of exciting and inspiring activities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our focus is on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning and progression to higher education including access to medicine and support for post-16 student choices.

We work with schools, colleges and community organisations across the Greater London area to raise aspirations, change perceptions, support teaching staff and stimulate interest in STEM subjects from primary through to A-Level education, as part of Imperial's widening participation and outreach agenda.

As part of our commitment to the Office for Students (OfS), we have a specially targeted portfolio of activities that form part of the College’s Access Agreement to ensure that every academically talented pupil has the opportunity for support, regardless of their background or situation.

By working closely with teaching staff, we are able to focus that support specifically where it is needed through our dedicated outreach programmes.

We deliver our activities externally in schools and colleges and on campus in the dedicated schools’ Wohl Reach Out Lab on our South Kensington Campus. The Lab is championed by Lord Professor Robert Winston. His vision is carried out by the Outreach STEM delivery team and a team of talented academics from across the College.

Contact the team

  • Dr Annalisa Alexander

    Dr Annalisa Alexander

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    Dr Annalisa Alexander Head of Outreach

    +44 (0)20 7594 8134

    Key responsibilities

    • Managing the Outreach team
  • Silje Andersen

    Silje Andersen

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    Silje Andersen Interdisciplinary Programmes Manager

    +44 (0)20 7594 8134

    Key responsibilities

    • Managing the development of schools outreach and widening participation programmes
    • Developing new interdisciplinary programmes at Imperial's White City Campus
  • Dr Melanie Bottrill

    Dr Melanie Bottrill

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    Dr Melanie Bottrill STEM Programmes Manager Wohl Reach Out Lab Manager

    +44 (0)20 7594 3685

    Key responsibilities

    • Management of the Access funded Programmes (OFFA) and Summer Schools
    • Management of the Wohl Reach Out Lab and associated programmes
  • Dr Jenny Cooke

    Jenny

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    Dr Jenny Cooke Mentoring and Tutoring Programmes Manager

    +44 (0)20 7594 3897

    Key responsibilities

    • Responsible for IntoUniversity, Inspire, Pimlico Connection and Postgraduate Student Ambassadors programmes
  • Signe Arias

    Signe Arias

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    Signe Arias Summer Schools and Activities Coordinator

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of Outreach Summer Schools and STEM Practical Activities mentors
    • Organisation of STEM lectures and one day science practical activities
  • Renee Boling

    Renee Boling

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    Renee Boling STEM Programme Coordinator (Pre-16)

    +44 (0)20 7594 7683

    Key responsibilities

    • Developing and maintaining links with Primary schools
    • Coordination of key stage 1- 3 programmes
  • Dr Rebecca Holloway

    Rebecca Holloway

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    Dr Rebecca Holloway School Partnerships Coordinator (Secondary)

    +44 (0)20 7594 8131

    Key responsibilities

    • Developing and maintaining links with partner schools
    • Coordination of key externally-funded programmes in the Wohl Reach Out Lab and work experience
  • Shreya Konnur

    Shreya Konnur

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    Shreya Konnur Wohl Reach Out Lab Technician

    +44 (0)20 7594 1924

    Key responsibilities

    • Technical support for the Wohl Reach Out Lab and associated activities
  • Jane Marshall

    Jane Marshall

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    Jane Marshall Widening Participation Manager

    +44 (0)7725 159 839

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of out-going UK school visits and responding to visit requests
  • Dr Claire Sweetenham

    Dr Claire Sweetenham

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    Dr Claire Sweetenham Medical Outreach Coordinator

    +44 (0)20 7594 3207

    Key responsibilities

    • Overseeing Pathways to Medicine programme
  • José Teixeira-Monteiro

    Jose Teixeira-Monteiro

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    José Teixeira-Monteiro STEM Potential Coordinator

    +44 (0)20 7594 7197

    Key responsibilities

    • STEM Potential (Y10-13) programme coordinator
    • Coordination of Wohl Reach Out Lab bookings
  • Sarah Vincent

    S Vincent

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    Sarah Vincent Systems and Data Administrator

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of Outreach data collection, storage and reporting
    • Management of the Outreach Database and interfaces with key data sets
  • Cherelle

    S Vincent

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    Cherelle Outreach Office Administrator

    +44 (0)20 7594 3575

    Key responsibilities

    • Provide assistance and administrative support for one-day on-campus events
    • Coordinate the Outreach Postgraduate ambassadors scheme
  • Fay Blake

    Fay Blake

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    Fay Blake School Partnerships Administrator

    Key responsibilities

    • Provide administrative and logistical support for one-day events and school activities taking place in the Wohl Reach Out Lab

  • Kate Mulcahy

    Kate Mulcahy

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    Kate Mulcahy Makerspace Programme Coordinator

    Key responsibilities

    • Responsible for the Reach Out Makerspace based in White City
    • Overseeing Maker Challenge and Mega Maker Challenge Programmes based in the Makerspace
  • Liz Hider

    Liz Hider

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    Liz Hider Schools Challenge Programme Coordinator

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of the Schools Challenge Programme based in Reach Out Makerspace in White City
  • Richard Brown

    Richard Brown

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    Richard Brown Reach Out Makerspace Technician

    Key responsibilities

    • Technical support for the Reach Out Makerspace
  • Ahreum Jung

    Ahreum

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    Ahreum Jung The Invention Rooms Associate

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of content and design outputs for Makerspace and local community in White City
    • Supporting ICAH (Hackspace) users with project development, providing design and technical guidance, and assisting with day-to-day workshop operations
  • Roberts Zivtins

    Roberts Zivtins

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    Roberts Zivtins PhD Student

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    • Researching practical STEM Outreach education
  • Amandip Bisel

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    Amandip Bisel PhD Student

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    • Researching barriers to medicine and medical education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds