STEM Potential programme
STEM Potential supports up to 90 students in their KS4 and KS5 studies via lectures, subject-specific workshops and a non-residential summer school (in Y10).
What does STEM Potential involve?
STEM Potential students attend around five events each academic year at our South Kensington Campus, including:
- masterclasses in science, engineering and maths subjects
- university experience taster days
At Y10 and Y11 students experience different fields of science, technology, engineering and maths to gain a better understanding of subjects they may wish to study at A-level.
During the on-campus events happening through the year students gain a feel for university life, working closely with Imperial academics and students. Additionally, Y10 students take part in a non-residential summer school during August.
At Y12 and Y13 students take part in subject specific workshops relevant for the STEM subjects they are undertaking at A-level. They are paired with a current Imperial undergraduate e-mentor to provide them with online support and information.
STEM Potential students also receive support with their university applications through general application information and workshops on personal statements and university interviews.
2019 / 2020
Y10 students will attend four sessions between December and May. These will be on Saturdays and February and May half-terms. Students will also attend a week-long summer school in August.
Y12 students will attend five sessions between December and May. These sessions will happen on Saturdays, February half-term and Easter break. All students will also attend an evening launch event in December (after school) and can bring a family member with them.
How do I apply?
Please read our FAQs below before completing your application. Once ready, go to Aspire application portal to apply for STEM Potential Y10 or Y12.
Applications for Y12 students: We are aware of issues that occurred with our Aspire Application Portal over the weekend of 12-13 October. We have extended the application deadline for Y12 applications to 23:59 on Sunday 20 October 2019.
Applications for Y10 students will close on Monday 28 October 2019.
Good luck with your application!
For more information about STEM Potential please email the STEM Potential team.
This programme is fully funded by Imperial College London and therefore Eligibility Criteria apply.