Citrus Saturday

Citrus Saturday is an entrepreneurship challenge for 12–14 year olds. It’s currently run by UCL Advances and will become a charity in the next year, giving young people all over Europe the chance to become entrepreneurs for a day and run their own business.

Year 11 Summer Schools

UCL runs two non-residential summer schools for highly able Year 11 pupils. They provide a great opportunity to experience lectures, research and socialising in a university environment, and aim to give participants a real taste of university life.


Inspire is a long-term engagement programme aimed at gifted students. The programme creates a community of bright, ambitious young people from under-represented backgrounds by bringing together high-achieving students from a number of schools in the same local area.

Junior Masterclasses

Junior Masterclasses offer an opportunity for students from Years 8-11 to visit UCL and experience what it’s like to study at university.

Southwark Ambitions

In 2012/13 UCL will continue Southwark Ambitions, a five-year programme run in partnership with Pembroke and St Catharine’s Colleges, Cambridge and Excellence in Southwark.

University Challenge

University Challenge is an exciting programme of subject-themed days of activities at UCL for groups of gifted and talented Year 9 pupils from state schools.