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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

Keep an eye on our webpage as we will be posting more updates here. You can also sign up to our mailing list

Design Unlimited 

Unlimited Build is a new and exciting outreach project for London state schools, with a focus on students in years 7 – 9. This project is delivering in collaboration with outreach organisation Matt + Fiona.

The aim is to introduce your students to the potential of the built environment and creative industries.

To find out more please about the project and who it is for, read our School Recruitment guide for Unlimited Build.

Please see our ‘Schools we work with’ above to check if your school qualifies 

To register your school’s interest please contact bartlett.outreach@ucl.ac.uk

Virtual Activities 

School Visits

The Bartlett outreach team are hosting a series of online school visits and we would like to invite you to join us. It will be a great opportunity for you to hear directly from our current Bartlett students and academics and ask them questions about student life at The Bartlett and UCL. To find out more, please email our outreach team: bartlett.outreach@ucl.ac.uk

January 2021

Taster lecture: Architecture 
Friday 29th January 2021, 1.30 to 2.30pm (Zoom)

Are you wondering what it’s like to study at The Bartlett? This is your opportunity to join an Architecture taster lecture with one of our Postgraduate Bartlett students.

You will also have the opportunity to ask all of your questions, and you can submit your questions in advance anonymously on the registration form.

Book your place

February 2021

Bartlett Promise Application Process 
Tuesday 23rd  february 2021 1.30pm  to 2.30pm (ZOOM)

Have you applied to study an undergraduate degree at the Bartlett?

Are you thinking about applying for the Bartlett Promise scholarship?

Do you still have some questions that will help make your final decision?

Why don’t you come along to our Q&A session to get answers to all your Bartlett Promise scholarship questions?

Hear from two Bartlett students and academic who will talk to you about the Bartlett Promise application process and answering all your pressing questions. Book your place now so you don't miss out.

Book your place

UCL Study Prep

UCL Study Prep is UCL's free online university preparation course designed to help Year 12 and 13 students understand more about university life and study from home.

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: 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.


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.

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


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