For more information, and to register to bring a group, please contact:

James King
Access Officer
Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
T: 020 3108 7641
E: james.king@ucl.ac.uk

University Challenge visit days for school groups

University Challenge is a full day visit for school groups of gifted and talented Year 7-11 pupils whose parents have not been to university.

We offer groups of pupils from London and neighbouring counties a motivating introduction to university, designed to address the challenges facing their particular Year Group/Key Stage. Pupils will take part in an interactive, academic taster session to broaden awareness of subjects taught at university, a tour of the UCL campus led by current students, and an educational quiz about aspects of university.

Dates for 2016-17 academic year 

We are currently finalising our programme for next year: dates will be available on this page in October 2016.


Applications must be made by school teachers.

There will be 100 places on each University Challenge Day.

Schools may apply to bring a maximum of 15 pupils and can apply for one or more days.

We ask that pupils are selected to attend only one day to give the opportunity to others.

Priority will be given to non-selective state schools with a high percentage of pupils in receipt of free school meals.

The event is free and a packed lunch will be provided for school staff and pupils.

The application form will be available on this webpage in October 2016.

Selection of Pupils

When selecting pupils, please refer to our WP eligibility criteria.

Cancellation Policy

University Challenge is free to attend. However, due to the limited number of places available, UCL Widening Participation has a school bookings cancellation policy in place.

Please note that we require a minimum of 2 weeks' notice if you need to cancel your school's booking. Cancellations must be emailed to James King.