Join our STEMM Futures webinar series. 21 November to 12 December

STEMM Futures is a four-part webinar series for young people of Black African and Black-Caribbean heritage in Years 7–13 who want to find out more about studying at university and their future careers options.

If you’re as passionate about science as we are then you’ve probably already started thinking about a future in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

But you might still have a few questions, like ‘Which subject is right for me?’ or ‘Do people like me go into careers in STEMM?’.

If so, our new STEMM Futures webinar series could be for you. It’s specifically for students of Black African and Black-Caribbean heritage who are interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

See yourself in STEMM

Black people are currently underrepresented in STEMM, making it harder for young Black people to understand what their next steps should be.

This webinar series is your chance to find out what it’s really like to study STEMM at university, the steps you can take to do so, and the type of incredible jobs it can lead to.

This series is aimed at students of Black African and Black- Caribbean heritage but open for all students to attend.

Our STEMM Futures series is split into four sessions. Find out more about each session below.

Sessions

Students at rehearsals for the Afrogala with the The African Caribbean society

Session one: Discover Imperial

Saturday 21 November, 14.00–15.15

This session is aimed at students in Years 7–13.

• Hear from current students in our African and Caribbean Society about what studying at Imperial is like.
• Find out more about Imperial, our courses, and facilities.
• Learn about our different science and maths Outreach programmes and how to apply.
• Take part in a live Q&A session to get answers to any questions you may have about university study and our Outreach programmes.

Year 12-13 students taking part in a STEMM enrichment day at Imperial

Session two: Choose your future in STEMM

Saturday 28 November, 14.00–15.30

This session is aimed at students in Years 7–13.

• Find out more about our different courses and hear from current students studying them.
• Discover the range of careers that a STEMM degree can lead to – from students who have launched their own business to scientists who are trialling a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
• Get advice on which subjects to study at A-level to go on to a STEMM university course.
• Put your questions to current students in a live Q&A session.

A woman working in a laboratory

Session three: Careers showcase

Saturday 5 December, 14.00–15.00

This session is aimed at students in Years 7–13.

In this session, in partnership with WCAN, you will:

• Hear from STEMM graduates and Black professionals working in different career fields.
• Learn about their careers and what they studied at university.
• Get advice and guidance on studying STEMM.
• Join a live Q&A session to ask any questions you may have.

Year 12-13 students taking part in a pathways to medicine programme at Imperial

Session four: Goal setting and revision techniques

Saturday 12 December, 13.00–15.15

This session is aimed at students in Years 10–13.
Students from other year groups are also welcome.

In this session, in partnership with The Ladder Project, you will:

• Learn how to set achievable goals for your academic and career ambitions.
• Discover different learning styles and find the style that works for you.
• Get tips and advice on how to revise for exams.
• Find out how to create a healthy and sustainable revision timetable.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about any of the sessions or for more information, please email outreach@imperial.ac.uk