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Upcoming events

Our post-16 events and activities are funded by UCL's Access Agreement and Widening Participation funds. As such, there are eligibility criteria that all applicants should consider before applying.

University Challenge

18th, 21st & 25th November + 3rd December 2014 / Year 9

Applications open now! Deadline: 5:00pm,Thursday 6th November 2014

University Challenge offers four different academic themed days for students to broaden their awareness of university subjects through teaching, workshops, presentations and a quiz.

The dates and themes are:

  • November 18th: Ancient World
  • November 21st: Languages
  • November 25th: Engineering
  • December 3rd: Humanities

Schools can apply to bring a maximum of 15 Gifted and Talented/Highly Able Year 9 students. Please take the eligibility criteria into account when selecting students.

To apply, please complete the application form. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 6th November 2014. 

For more information, please contact Louise Sung on

Eligibility criteria

Students must be attending a state school in the UK, 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
  • Are in, or have lived under local authority care
  • Have parents from non-professional occupations
  • Have been eligible for free school meals within the past five years

For post-16 events, please also consider the following academic criteria:

  • Applicants must have achieved at least five A/A*s at GCSE
  • Applicants must be 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)
  • Applicants must be taking at least two subjects from UCL's list of preferred A levels