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UCL Horizons Saturday School for London teenagers enters third year

3 November 2011

The UCL Horizons Saturday School is a one-year enrichment programme for young disadvantaged teenagers from inner London non-selective schools.

UCL Horizons Saturday School building bridges

Every year 100 new students are recruited to join the programme in November at UCL Gower Street. Most participants are registered for free school meals and are from families with no history of higher education. They take a series of five week courses in Sciences and Humanities, for example a Drama course on a Shakespeare play, making documentary films about university life, learning about zoology at the UCL Grant Museum or learning to manipulate statistics - many sessions are taught by UCL staff.

Participants are mentored and supported throughout the year by a team of trained UCL undergraduate ambassadors. This year, some Year 12 students will join the programme for work experience placements, supporting the younger students. The UCL Outreach team are always keen to hear from UCL staff and students who want to get more involved in our schools programmes, and we have both paid and volunteering opportunities.

To find out more, visit the UCL Outreach homepage.

Alison Home, Senior Outreach Officer (Horizons), UCL Outreach