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.

Head of 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

Mentoring and Tutoring

  • Dr Jenny Cooke

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    Dr Jenny Cooke Mentoring and Tutoring Programmes Manager

    +44 (0)20 7594 3897

    Key responsibilities

    • Co-ordination of the INSPIRE PGCE programme
    • Management of Pimlico Connection tutoring programme
    • Providing training and support for the Outreach Postgraduate Ambassadors programme
  • 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

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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
  • Cherelle

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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
  • Kymrun Dhami

    Kymrun Dhami

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    Kymrun Dhami Online Learning Project Coordinator

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of the mA*ths Online Programme.
    • Overseeing the development of the programme and external/internal partner relations.
  • Yolande Sumbele

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    Yolande Sumbele Outreach Intern

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of The Pimlico Connection programme.
    • Provide support to the Outreach team’s activities and events.

Interdisciplinary Programmes

  • Silje Andersen

    Silje Andersen

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    Silje Andersen Interdisciplinary Programmes Manager

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    Key responsibilities

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

STEM Programmes

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jasmine Fazakerley

    Jasmine Fazakerley

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    Jasmine Fazakerley Outreach Summer Schools Administrative Assistant

    +44 (0)20 7594 5172

    Key responsibilities

    • Providing organisational and administrative support to Summer School programmes
    • Handling a range of Summer School queries
  • Sarah 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
  • Rob Keita

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    Rob Keita Database Assistant

    Key responsibilities

    • Maintaining the data integrity of the Outreach databases in order to meet the current targets.
    • Supporting the Outreach team in gathering meaningful data from a wide range of activities.
  • Shreya Konnur

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    Shreya Konnur Wohl Reach Out Lab Technician

    Key responsibilities

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

Reach Out Makerspace

  • 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
  • Rebecca Sweeney

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    Rebecca Sweeney Reach Out Makerspace Assistant

    Key responsibilities

    • Providing programme support and assistance for activities delivered at the Reach Out Makerspace based in White City.
    • Coordinating the recruitment of schools and students for our programmes.
  • 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

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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