STEM enrichment students in the Reach Out Lab

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).

Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Due to the changing situation with COVID-19 we have decided to cancel events with schools and school children until 30 May 2020. Since we won’t be carrying out face to face teaching we would not be able to guarantee having sufficient student mentors to supervise our face-to-face programmes. Our first priority is the well-being of our staff, students and visitors. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the programme manager / Imperial visitor if you have any questions or concerns and check the website for updated information.

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
  • lectures
  • 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.

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Further info

Eligibility criteria

This programme is fully funded by Imperial College London and therefore Eligibility Criteria‌‌ apply. 

How to apply

Please read Application FAQs carefully before applying. Then go to Aspire applications portal.