For Schools and School Students


About Imperial Outreach

Imperial College London has a long established reputation for delivering excellent outreach activities to school and college students. We believe in raising the aspirations of all students, regardless of background, to fulfil their potential and apply to the right university for them.

Opportunities on offer range from open days for prospective students, inspirational science-based hands-on activities, summer schools, mentoring programmes in schools, exciting lectures and schools visits to help raise awareness of Higher Education.

Find out more about Imperial Outreach

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For Teachers

Outreach activities for both teachers and students are available during the year, both in-house and at schools.  The Imperial College Outreach Department  coordinate such visits, while in-house activities are run in conjunction with the Imperial College Outreach Department and our departmental coordinator Dr. Mel Bottrill.

Please do get in touch to discuss what can be offered to support your students and staff.

We also host the RSC Spectroscopy in a Suitcase programme – for more information and to book a visit to your school (subject to availability), please visit the RSC’s Learn Chemistry website

We take part in the Salters Festival of Chemistry annually. This event is for Y7/8 students, and usually takes place in April each year. Booking opens via the Salters Institute in Autumn each year.

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For School Students

We run a number of events throughout the year:

Salters Festival –  20th April 2018 (for Y7 & 8 students)

Newlands Lecture: Functional Coatings - 25th April 2018 (more details and booking here)

Chemistry Taster Days  – 13th June 2018 (booking details)  and 14th June 2018 (booking details)

In addition, we host the Chemistry streams of the following College funded Summer Schools : 

Y11 Project STEM Summer School - 2nd - 6th July More details

Y10 Insights into Science and Engineering Summer School - 24th - 27th July More details

Sutton Trust Summer Schools - 30th July - 3rd August and 6th August - 10th August book here

Visit the College Outreach site for details of all events and programmes or sign up for the Outreach newsletter to get events open for booking delivered straight into your inbox!