UCL Open Day 2012
UCL Open Day 2012
UCL Open Day 2012
UCL Open Day 2012

UCL Sutton Scholars for Year 8 and 9

Year 8 programme Autumn 2013 - Summer 2014

UCL Sutton Scholars is a one year academic enrichment programme 100 highly able Year 8 students from non-selective London state schools. On interdisciplinary Discovery Days, students explore a range of exciting humanities and science subjects and develop their academic skills. The programme ends with a three day residential summer school.

Discovery Days 

Our interdisciplinary Discovery Days ran from December to May. Topics were:

  • Ancient Worlds
  • Mission to Mars
  • Engineering to Change the World
  • Right and Wrong
  • Mind Brain and Consciousness

Celebration evening 

Thank you to everyone who attended our end of year celebration on Monday 16 June! If you were unable to attend, you can download and read the presentation here:

End of year celebration presentation

UCL Sutton Scholars gallery

Visit our gallery to see images of students' learning in action and read writing samples from Discovery Day homeworks.

Residential Summer School

Monday 11 August - Wednesday 13 August 2014

Theme: London Past Present and Future
Students will stay in UCL halls of residence a short walk from the Bloomsbury campus. They will be supervised at all times by UCL staff and their mentors in a ratio of one adult to five students. The programme will include academic activities, off-site visits and fun evening activities. 

Download our Summer School information sheet for students and parents. 


Every UCL Sutton Scholar can access online mentoring support via the Brightside website. 

Year 9 programme 2014-15 

We will be developing a continuation programme for our students as they enter Year 9 in Autumn 2014. 

More information and enrolment forms will be sent out in August 2014. Please note that the Year 9 programme will only be open to students who attended the Year 8 programme during 2013-14, it will not be open to new applicants.

Our funders

UCL Sutton Scholars is generously funded by J.P.Morgan and the Sutton Trust.

UCL Sutton Scholars contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Nika Farnworth, UCL Sutton Scholars Admin Officer, on scholars@ucl.ac.uk, or on 0207 679 7762 or 07852 312221. You can also contact the lead project officer, Alison Home at a.home@ucl.ac.uk