Information for Prospective Students
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.
Groups of pupils from London and neighbouring counties take part in a full day of academic activity at UCL, including an interactive lecture and academic poster workshop, to broaden their awareness of subjects taught at university and develop study and presentation skills.
The event allows students to get to know the UCL campus and provides them with a taste of being a student for the day. They'll learn about university through presentations, activities and games, and will take part in an academic-led session, working with current UCL students and staff.
|Proposed dates for 2015-16|
11 May 2016; 29 June 2016
25 May 2016; 6 July 2016
21 October 2015; 10 February 2016
Year 10 & 11 (mixed year group event)
11 November 2015
Applications must be made by school teachers.
Please complete the application form here.
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.
Selection of Pupils
When selecting pupils, please refer to our WP eligibility criteria.
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 Louise Sung.
A cancellation fee of £50 per school will be charged for all cancellations made with less than 2 weeks' notice, and for schools that do not attend on the day without notifying us.