Year 9 girls laughing while taking part in an experiment.

This non-residential summer school will teach you a breadth of engineering disciplines through fun interactive projects and activities.

At a glance

  • 2022 dates are TBC
  • Non-residential
  • For year 9 girls

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please be aware that due to COVID-19, all our programmes and summer schools 2021 are currently running through our dedicated online platforms. Our first priority remains the safety and well-being of our staff, students and programme participants.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will continue to do the best we can to safely support all of our programme participants.

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About the Engineering Summer School

This non-residential summer school for year 9 girls will promote the breadth of engineering disciplines available when you study science and maths subjects through interactive projects and activities.
 

What to expect

Students will work in groups within each engineering themed session as they explore some of the following engineering disciplines available at Imperial:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bio-engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing
  • Design Engineering
  • Earth Sciences Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Supported by undergraduate mentors, students will tackle challenges across engineering utilising their knowledge of maths, physics, chemistry and biology to learn how engineers use their scientific knowledge to develop solutions to real world problems.

The course is non-residential and will give students an insight into university life. Students will be part of a small cohort and will have the opportunity to build links with fellow participants through the summer school. At the end of the week there will be a showcase where each group will present an engineering concept they learned during the week to their peers, leaders, family, friends and invited guests.

Applicant information

Academic requirements

For this programme, you should:

  • Expect to study science and maths in your post-16 studies
  • Be studying at least eight GCSEs (or equivalent)
  • Be on track to achieve a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 7-9, including maths and sciences
  • Be on track to achieve a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English Language 

Eligibility criteria

This programme is funded by Imperial College London. It aims to support students from backgrounds under-represented in higher education. We are looking for applicants who meet the following criteria. The more of these criteria that you meet, the more likely you are to secure a place.

  • You are entitled to receive free school meals or pupil premium
  • Your family income is below £50,000/year
  • Your parents/ guardians do not have a university degree•
  • You have been in care or are a young carer*
  • You are studying in a school in the UK that has below average attainment or with a high percentage of students receiving free school meals
  • You live in a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (we use ACORN and POLAR3 data to assess this)

* A young carer is someone under 18 years of age who helps look after a relative who has a condition such as a disability, long term illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol dependency. They do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning, or helping someone to get dressed and move around.

Good luck with your application!

How to apply

Applications for summer 2022 will open in January 2022.

For information about the application process, please see our application FAQs.

Contact us

For more information, please see our Outreach Programme FAQs.

If your query is not answered in the FAQs, please email us via outreach.scienceactivities@imperial.ac.uk or phone +44 (0) 20 7594 7328.

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