Louise Sung
UCL Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment Office
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

T: 020 3108 1088
E: louise.sung@ucl.ac.uk

Parent/Carer Visits to UCL

Parents and carers get a taste of university through our Bring Your Parents to University evenings.

We offer visits for school pupils in Years 8 -11 and their parents. The programme includes a campus tour led by current UCL Student Ambassadors and a short interactive lecture delivered by our PhD students who offer entertaining, thought provoking lectures which aim to inspire young people to study at university. We focus on making the right choices at school and discuss the challenges and opportunities of higher education from a parents’ perspective.  

Comments from previous participants

"An amazing experience, I enjoyed the taster lecture as it was really interesting."

"They made us feel really welcome and engaged well with the audience."

For general information on this event please see the programme below:

Time Activity
16:30 - 17:00 Arrival & Refreshments
17:00 - 17:30 Campus Tour
17:30 - 18:00 Introduction to UCL and Your Options Talk
18:00 - 18:45 Taster Lecture
18:45 - 19:00 Q&A and Close

Information for teachers:

We run school specific Bring Your Parents to University Visits for up to 50 students and parents/carers. If you are interested in bringing your group please contact Louise Sung louise.sung@ucl.ac.uk.

Bring Your Family to University Day for Year 8 and 9 students

On Saturday 28 February 2015 UCL will be hosting a Bring Your Family to University event for Year 8 and 9 students and their families. The event will run from 10:00-15:00 and will focus on choosing your GCSE options, university courses and careers. Every student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (students can bring a maximum of two guests). Younger siblings are also welcome to attend.

The event is free and includes lunch.

Students must be attending a non-selective state school and priority will be given to pupils who meet one or more of the following the following criteria:

  • Have no family history of Higher Education (e.g. your parents didn’t go to university)
  • Come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education
  • Are in local authority care
  • Parents from non-professional occupations
  • Are or have been eligible for free school meals within the past five years

To book a place at the event please complete the online application form.