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. Simon Gerrard 

Please do get in touch to discuss what could be offered to support your students and staff.

We are not hosting the RSC Spectroscopy in a Suitcase programme currently – for more information and to book a visit to your school by another institution (subject to availability), please visit the RSC’s  website.

We are not taking part in the Salters Festival of Chemistry currently. This event is for Y7/8 students, and booking opens via the Salters Institute in Autumn each year. Do check the Salters website for information about host institutions.

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For School Students

We run a number of events throughout the year:

Newlands Lecture 2020:  "Chemistry and Sustainability: healthy planet, healthy future" by Professor Tom Welton OBE – 24th March 2020 (booking form
Bookings open for Year 10-13 students, teachers and parents alike.

Y10 and Y12 Chemistry Taster Days 2020 – dates to be confirmed.
This event is open to any student who is currently studying Chemistry and we run them for students in Y10 or 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. 
More information and registration links will follow shortly.

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

Y10 Insights into Science and Engineering Summer School - 5th - 8th  August 2020 More details

Sutton Trust Summer Schools - 27th - 31st July 2020 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!