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UCL Informed Futures

UCL Informed Futures is a series of online events aimed at equipping secondary school students 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. 

Informed Futures has been running since 2020. The next series of events for Informed Futures will run in Spring 2023. We will be regularly updating this webpage with more information.

About our sessions for young people

We are currently reviewing this year's Informed Futures programme. Below you will find an idea of the topics covered in past series. 

Get Ready for your A-Levels

Get Ready for A-Levels gives a better understanding of A-Level study and how they differ from GCSEs. We'll talk about what your options are, how your A-Level choices shape what happens at university and beyond, and what you can do now to get yourself ready to study A-Level.

This session is for students in Years 10-11 attending a state school in the UK. Find out more about your eligibility below.

Get Ready for your GCSEs

Get 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, what your options you may have 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.

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.

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.


Eligibility

Our events and activities are funded by UCL's Access and Participation Plan. To be eligible to attend you must be attending a state school in the UK and meet at least one of the shortlisting criteria specified in points 2 to 6 on the 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.


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Applications for the 2021/22 series of events are now closed. The next series of events for Informed Futures will run in Spring 2023. We will be regularly updating this webpage with more information.