If you have any questions about the event please contact Amber Cuttill.

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T: +44(0)20 3108 4106

UCL Year 12 Gateways Conferences 2014

In July 2014, UCL held a series of interdisciplinary Year 12 conferences, designed to give a taste of what studying at university is like.

The conferences provided helpful information about applying to competitive universities, and gave year 12 students the opportunity to meet current students and members of academic staff. The themes that were addressed in the 2014 conferences are given below.

Our conferences for 2015 will be posted during the 2015 Spring Term. 

Global Health - Tuesday, 15th July 2014

This conference will take a global perspective on issues relating to health, including what we know of medical science today, what we can expect in the future and how where you are born influences your chances of survival. More details...

Cities - Wednesday, 16th July 2014

This conference will explore our preconceived ideas of cities and urban life, including how cities come in to being, how we try to tame them through planning and construction, their social implications (past and present) and why all of this matters to us today. More details...

Language and Culture - Thursday, 17th July 2014

Everyday we use our actions and our words to express ourselves as individuals and as part of a wider society or culture, but how we can be sure that our actions and our words mean what we think they mean? This conference will explore the very basic realities of how we interact with one another. More details...

Human Wellbeing - Friday, 18th July 2014

This conference will examine what it means to be "well" as wellness in the body may not always lead to wellness in the mind and what's good for some is rarely ever good for all. More details...

If you would like to find out more about the Gateways Conferences by reading blog posts from some of 2012's attendees, please go to http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/events/2012/06/29/ucl-year-12-conference/

Eligibility Guidelines

We ask that students meet the following academic criteria when applying for an activity:

  • have achieved at least five A/A*s at GCSE
  • are likely to achieve a minimum of ABB at A level or
  • at least 34 points at IB (please note that for subject specific activity students must be on track to meet the degree programme’s minimum entry requirements)
  • are taking at least two subjects from UCL's list of preferred A levels.

Our post-16 activities are funded by UCL’s Access Agreement and Widening Participation funds and are aimed at gifted and talented students from underrepresented backgrounds who might not otherwise apply to UCL. Students must be attending a state school and priority will be given to students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • will be the first generation in their family to attend university
  • come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education
  • in local authority care
  • parents from non-professional occupations
  • have been eligible for free school meals within the past five years.