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Outreach at The Bartlett

The Bartlett Outreach Team aim to encourage prospective learners to consider higher education at The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment

We want to boost and widen higher education access for underrepresented groups. In order to do this we currently work with numerous organisations, schools, communities and students of all ages (Pre and Post-16).

Our goal is not only to increase diversity but to improve inclusivity and to raise awareness for the Bartlett. 

Schools we work with 

In order to widen access to The Bartlett for underrepresented groups, we prioritise working with schools that meet two or more of our criteria: 

  • High Widening Participation intake (at pre and/or post 16) 
  • Low performing schools 
  • Postcode data showing levels of deprivation and progression to higher education 
  • Non selective state schools 
  • High achieving students with a keen interest in creative subjects (Design technology, Art or any that has expressed to teachers that they are interested in architecture, planning or construction) 

Current activities

Online Activities 

Visit The Bartlett 

If you would like to bring your students to visit The Bartlett we are very happy to arrange this for groups of 30 or fewer students. Your visit could include the following activities: 

  • Campus Tours
  • Talks from academics and current students
  • Q&A sessions
  • Taster lectures
  • Tailored workshops

Bespoke visits

Is there something specific that you are interested in? Let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Email: Bartlett.outreach@ucl.ac.uk


Visits to your school 

Would you prefer for The Bartlett to come to you?  

For students in Year 6-9 one of our fantastic student ambassadors can visit your school to talk to your students about what the built environment is and get them thinking about the spaces around them.  

For older students one of our academics can visit to give your students a more detailed understanding of what it is like to study the built environment at university, and answer their questions about applying, portfolios, and careers in this area.  

Please also invite us to your HE fairs and career days  and we will always do our very best to attend.  

School visit request application form

Please get in touch at least a month in advance of any proposed activity.


Architecture after school club  

The Architecture after school club aims to introduce young secondary school students in Year 9 and 10 to new skills and approaches similar to ones taught in The Bartlett School of Architecture. If you would like your school to be involved please get in touch with us via email: Bartlett.outreach@ucl.ac.uk    

For more information about the club take a look at our pilot scheme.


Accelerate with Open City 

Accelerate is a mentoring scheme that is open to students in Year 11 – 13 with a keen interest in architecture.  From September 2020 The Bartlett will be expanding the subject area to include urban planning and construction.

Find out more about the programme and when to apply


Bartlett Outreach Ambassadors 

The Bartlett Outreach Team won’t be able to carry out all these activities without our amazing outreach ambassadors. Our ambassadors assist on school visits, support Bartlett staff and share their experiences as a Bartlett student with our prospective students. 

If you are a current Bartlett student (UG or PG) and would like to be a BOA please complete the very shot form link below and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Become a Bartlett Outreach Ambassador

If you have any questions, email the Bartlett Outreach Team on Bartlett.outreach@ucl.ac.uk 


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