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Materials launch widening participation initiative for prospective students

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An image of Emeritus Professor Adrian Sutton FRS

Emeritus Professor Adrian Sutton FRS singing copies of the books

The Department of Materials will gift copies of 'Concepts of Materials Science' to underrepresented undergraduate applicants this year.

The initiative aims to support U.K applicants from disadvantaged or underrepresented backgrounds who have applied to study for an undergraduate degree with the Department of Materials.

An insight into Materials Science

Materials Science is a subject that is not explicitly taught in schools at GCSE or A-Level. As a result, many applicants can be unsure of what the study of Materials Science involves and how it is applied in the modern world. 

Dr Priya Saravanapavan, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor in the Department of Materials, has led the new initiative to gift copies of the book 'Concepts of Material Science' to prospective undergraduate applicants this year. 

I hope our applicants find this book a useful supplementary reading and the donation to the library will benefit students in younger years in the future. Dr Priya Saravanapavan

'Concepts of Material Science' is a book written by Emeritus Professor Adrian Sutton FRS from Imperial College London. It provides an insight into the essence of materials science at a level suitable for pre-university students and undergraduates of materials science. To add a unique addition to the books, Emeritus Professor Adrian Sutton hand-signed each gifted copy.

Dr Priya Saravanapavan said: "Materials science is not taught as a separate subject in the Sixth Form, so it can be hard for students considering applying to university to understand what it involves. 

This book is not a textbook, but it gives an overview of key fundamental concepts at an accessible level for 6th Form students. I hope our applicants find this book a useful supplementary reading and the donation to the library will benefit students in younger years in the future."

It is hoped that prospective applicants will support this initiative by donating their copy to their school or sixth form library when they are ready to leave for university.

Admissions schemes and scholarships

If you come from a disadvantaged or underrepresented background, the College want to ensure that you will not be disadvantaged in the application or selection process when you apply.

Find out more about Admissions schemes at Imperial College London.

You can use the Scholarship Search Tool to find out more information about scholarships at Imperial College London. 

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Kayleigh Brewer

Kayleigh Brewer
Department of Materials

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