The Maker Challenge Programme is aimed at young people aged 14-18 who are local to White City.


Participants will have the opportunity to develop an idea and see it through to creation. With access to cutting edge technologies, they'll learn to use a range of making tools and techniques with the support of our staff and students.

They will gain a range of skills from practical, hands-on use of equipment to a myriad of soft skills including product development, team-building, presenting and communicating. At the end of the programme there will also be a showcase of the participant projects for the parents, teachers and families to engage with.

The Maker Challenge runs throughout the year, with programmes during each school term and in the summer holidays.

We are currently recruiting participants for the challenge starting on 12 January 2019.

Makerspace application

Where does The Maker Challenge programme take place?

Makerspace2All sessions are held in the Reach Out Makerspace at the Invention Rooms, very close to White City tube. Please visit directions and contacts for the full address and directions.

The Reach Out Makerspace is a dedicated space for young people, containing a variety of different tools such as 3D printers, laser cutter, scanners, traditional woodworking machinery, hand tools and craft materials.

There is a workshop space and design studio, staffed by our dedicated makerspace team.

Who runs the programme?

Makerspace teamThe Reach Out Makerspace has a dedicated team responsible for the running of the space and associated programmes.

They are part of the wider schools Outreach team at Imperial. The Makerspace team are your first point of contact for help and support if you have questions about the programme and during your time on the programme.

If you want to contact Kate and the team, please drop them a line via email: or phone: 0207 594 8169.

How do I apply?

We are recruiting participants for the 2019 Spring Maker Challenge. Applications are now open. 

12 January - 5 April 2019 – workshops taking place every Tuesday or Thursday after school

There will be two streams. You can choose to attend sessions either every Tuesday or every Thursday.

Please choose your preferred stream during application.

(A)  Tuesday   OR    (B) Thursdays

Applications need to be made via Imperials ASPIRE system. You will need to create a personal account prior to making an application, and we advise you to read through our FAQ's before starting your application. We also have a short user guide that may be useful. 

Please be aware that Aspire may not work properly on Internet Explorer, we advise you to use Google Chrome when applying.

Please do inform your parent/guardian of your interest in the programme before making an application. They may wish to read our parent/guardian FAQ's.

If you have any questions, or are having problems with your application, please do contact the Makerspace team via email: and they will be able to help you.