UCL Medical School


Target Medicine: Become

Become is a one-day event for Year 9 and 10 students of African-Caribbean descent or Mixed Black backgrounds to explore the prospect of going to university and studying medicine.

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Become was developed by four UCL Medical Students from Black African and Black Caribbean backgrounds who want to change the low representation of students from similar backgrounds within the field of medicine.

"‘We started this initiative because we saw a low number of Black African and Caribbean medical students entering UCL, and we want to change that.

Many Black prospective students are discouraged to apply as they think medicine is not for them; but we want to show that it is indeed possible and that there is a network of medical students from similar backgrounds ready to help them here at UCL to show them what they can Become."

--Ivan Beckley, Ayo Olatunji, Abdul Elmi, and Ozzy Eboreime

Why attend?

  • Discover what it’s like to study medicine
  • Meet and network with medical professionals from a similar ethnic background
  • Meet current UCL medical students and hear their experiences
  • Learn about the different support and opportunities available at university
  • Gain valuable advice about applying to university
  • Get the chance to experience a hands-on workshop and taster session
  • Make informed decisions about your future

Date & Time

Friday 24th June 2022 9:30am-5:00pm 


To attend this event, you must be:

  • A prospective student from a Black African, Black Caribbean, White and Black African/Black Caribbean, or Other Black background
  • In Year 9 or 10, attending a non-selective state school or academy in the Greater London. 

Priority will be given to applicants who are on track to meet a minimum of grade B/6 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics, and who meet our general Widening Participation eligibility criteria.


Applications for Become 2022 are now open. Please note that the deadline to submit applications is Friday 10th June.

For more information please contact: 

E: tmenquiries@ucl.ac.uk

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