Access and Widening Participation


Target Medicine: BECOME

BECOME is a one-day event for learners in year 9 and year 10 of African and Caribbean descent to explore what medicine could look like. 

The idea of this event was developed by four UCL Medical Students from Black African and Black Caribbean backgrounds, who noticed a low number of students from similar backgrounds entering the field of Medicine. 

Through this event, they hope to inspire young people, from similar backgrounds, that they too can pursue anything they put their mind to. 

Using their own stories, and by delving into the field of medicine through practical hands-on workshops, they aim to show young people what they too can become. 

Why attend?

  • Discover what it's like to study medicine
  • 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


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 state school or academy.  

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

Please note that if you are applying from outside London, please consider the cost and time of travel to and from our campus in central London. We expect participants to arrive on time and attend the whole day.


Applications are now closed. Information about Target Medicine BECOME 2020 will be announced on the website in Spring 2020. 

If you have already submitted an application for Target Medicine BECOME on Friday 31st May 2019, please make sure your teacher has submitted your teacher reference by Friday 26th April for your application to be considered.  

To find out more about Widening Participation events and activities coordinated by UCL Medical School, please visit the Target Medicine webpages