UCL Informed Futures is a series of online events aimed at equipping secondary school students and their parents or carers with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in their next steps in education
We have created online sessions for young people and for parents and carers to grow your knowledge about how to approach your next steps in education.
About our sessions for young people
Find out below about our sessions for young people. You are welcome to apply for more than one session if you are eligible.
- Introduction to University
Our Introduction to University session gives you a better overall understanding of university. We'll talk about why people go to university, the range of degrees available, what life is like inside and outside the classroom. There will be an opportunity to ask our Student Ambassadors questions.
This session is for students in Years 7-11 attending a state school in the UK. Find out more about your eligibility below.
The session is on Tuesday 16 November, 5-6 pm.
- Getting Ready for GCSEs
Getting Ready for GCSEs gives you a better understanding of what the GCSEs are and how Years 10/11 are different to Years 7-9. We'll talk about why GCSEs matter and what to do to start preparing for your GCSEs.
This session is for students in Years 7-9 attending a state school in the UK. Find out more about your eligibility below.
The session is on Tuesday 23 November, 5-6 pm.
- Stepping up your Study Skills
Gain confidence in how you study and help to boost your results. This session will talk you through effective ways to improve how you study and help you to reflect on your past habits.
This session is for students in Years 9-11 attending a state school in the UK. Find out more about your eligibility below.
The session is on Tuesday 30 November, 5-6 pm.
About our session for parents and carers
- Supporting Your Young Person Towards University
Are you a parent or carer unsure about how best to support your young person in their education? Our interactive session will help you to better understand the university process and how you can help guide your young person in making informed decisions.
This session is for parents or carers of young people attending a state school in the UK. Find out more about your eligibility below.
The session is on Tuesday 7 December, 5-6.15 pm.
What to expect
Sessions will be hosted online on Microsoft Teams. For safeguarding purposes, attendees will not be visible and only the presenters will be seen and heard. Audience participation will be encouraged through interactive elements such as games and quizzes and you will have the chance to ask questions by typing in the chat function.
Our events and activities are funded by UCL's Access and Participation Plan. To be eligible to attend you, or your young person, must be attending a state school in the UK. You can find more information on our Who we work with webpage.
Some sessions are available for young people in specific target year groups. This is to ensure the content is suitable for the age and educational stage of participants. Applications from young people outside of the target year groups specified will not be successful.
If you would like to attend any of these sessions you will need to apply below. There is a separate form for young people and for parents and carers. Young people are welcome to apply to more than one session if they are eligible, but all applications should be made on a single form.
All young people who attend our online events are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct.
Applications will close at 10am the day before each session and any applications submitted after will not be seen. We will let you know if your application has been successful before the session and share joining instructions.