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Two UCL school outreach programmes shortlisted for awards

13 June 2012

Two UCL school outreach programmes, UCL Horizons and Pathways to Law, have both been shortlisted for the London Education Partnership Awards.

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Both schemes have been nominated in the Building Bridges and Supporting Journeys categories. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 20 June at the Institute of Education.

UCL Horizons is a long-term academic programme for Years 10 to 13, which has run at the UCL since 2009. Horizons provides stimulating academic programmes and higher education guidance from GCSE through to UCAS application. It targets students who are most able but least likely to apply to university - high achieving students from lower income families with no parental experience of higher education.

Pathways to Law is a programme running at seven universities across the UK, and offers a number of opportunities to school and college students wishing to go into the legal profession. The London Pathways to Law programme is jointly delivered by UCL and the London School of Economics, and provides on-going support to its members in Years 12 and 13, through a structured series of information, advice and guidance sessions.

Alison Home, Senior Outreach Officer for Horizons said: "The UCL Horizons team is delighted to have been shortlisted for a London Education Partnership Award. From small beginnings in Summer 2009 we have expanded to a large-scale long-term outreach programme offering provision from Year 10 to 13. Hundreds of young people have attended Horizons activities during the last three years: we hope that these raised aspirations will translate into applications to UCL from our participants in autumn 2013."

To find out more about UCL Horizons and Pathways to Law, visit the links below for a short video and further information.

Related links:

Outreach at UCL
Pathways to Law at UCL
Watch the video