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:

Salter's Festival –  27th March 2019 (for Y7 & 8 students)

Newlands Lecture 2019:  "Doing chemistry with electrons" by Professor Phlip N Bartlett  - 26th April 2019 (booking form)

Chemistry Taster Days 2019 – 9- 10 July 2019
This event is open to any student who is currently studying Chemistry and is in Y12. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and there are a limited number of places available.  As this event is in school hours, please ensure you obtain permission from your teacher to attend. 
For more information and registration links
Details of 9 July Taster Day

Details of 10 July Taster Day

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

Y10 Insights into Science and Engineering Summer School - 17th - 20th July More details

Sutton Trust Summer Schools - 5th - 9th August 2019 More details 

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!