UCL Open Day 2012
UCL Open Day 2012
UCL Open Day 2012
UCL Open Day 2012

UCL Sutton Scholars for Year 8

Autumn 2013 - Summer 2014

UCL Sutton Scholars is a one year academic enrichment programme 100 highly able Year 8 students from non-selective London state schools. On interdisciplinary Discovery Days, students explore a range of exciting humanities and science subjects and develop their academic skills. The programme ends with a three day residential summer school.

Each student is supported by a UCL student mentor. Mentors provide academic support and guidance in person and through an online e-mentoring site.

Discovery Days dates

All Discovery Days run from 09.30 to 15.00 and run during school half terms and holidays.

Saturday 7 December 2013

Theme: Ancient Worlds

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Theme: Outer Space: Mission to Mars 
Optional parents' session: University student finance

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Theme: Engineering to Save the Planet
Optional parents' session: Your child's GCSE and A Level subject choices

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Theme: Right and Wrong 
Optional parents' session: Supporting your gifted child in and out of school

Friday 30 May 2014

Theme: Human Nature
Optional parents' session: presentation about the residential summer school

UCL Sutton Scholars gallery

Visit our gallery to see images of students' learning in action and read writing samples from Discovery Day homeworks.

Residential Summer School

Monday 11 August - Wednesday 13 August 2014

Theme: London and World Cities
Students will stay in UCL halls of residence a short walk from the Bloomsbury campus. They will be supervised at all times by UCL staff and their mentors in a ratio of one adult to five Year 8s. The programme will include academic activities, off-site visits and fun evening activities. Full programme details will be provided in Spring 2014.

Download our Summer School information sheet for students and parents. 


Every UCL Sutton Scholar is offered online mentoring support via the Brightside website: www.ementoring.suttontrust.com

Mentors can answer any questions the Scholars may have about UCL and their education generally, and provide feedback on homework tasks.

If a student has forgotten their log in information, they should email the UCL Sutton Scholars team.

What comes next?

We will track the academic progress of this year's cohort of UCL Sutton Scholars throughout secondary school, and will offer activities and reunion events in Year 9 and up. As they start GCSEs and A Levels, students will be invited to apply for our UCL Horizons programmes and Year 12 courses.

Recruitment for UCL Sutton Scholars 2014-15

2013-14 is our pilot year, and we cannot yet confirm if we will repeat the Year 8 programme in 2014-15. More information will be available on this website in due course.

Our funders

UCL Sutton Scholars is generously funded by J.P.Morgan and the Sutton Trust.

UCL Sutton Scholars contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Nika Farnworth, UCL Sutton Scholars Admin Officer, on scholars@ucl.ac.uk, or on 0207 679 7762 or 07852 312221. You can also contact the lead project officer, Alison Home at a.home@ucl.ac.uk