Access and Widening Participation


Year 12 and 13

In light of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, the UCL Access and Widening Participation Office has made the decision to cancel all face-to-face activity until the end of September 2020.

This summer we are providing advice and guidance to the people we work with in alternative ways via virtual activities and online guidance.

For more information on coronavirus and UCL’s response, please visit UCL’s dedicated coronavirus webpage.


Resources for young people in Years 12 and 13

Online information and resources for young people in Years 12 and 13. 

UCL Study Prep

UCL Study Prep

UCL Study Prep is a free online course for students in Year 13 who are preparing to study at university. 



UCL is delighted to host Envision@UCL: a 3 hour online conference for young people of African and Caribbean heritage in Years 11-13.


UCL Choices

UCL CHOICES Online is a series of free virtual events for year 12 students, each focusing on different subject areas and introducing you to the wealth of options for study at university.

Discover UCL

Discover UCL summer school

The Discover UCL Summer School is an exciting opportunity exclusively for D/deaf and hard of hearing students in year 11 and year 12. 



In the spring and summer terms we host a range of subject-specific Masterclasses for students in Year 12. 

Realising Opportunities

Realising Opportunities

UCL is a member of Realising Opportunities (RO), a unique collaboration of leading, research intensive universities across the country. 

Student Shadowing Scheme

Student Shadowing Scheme

The Student Shadowing Scheme is an exciting opportunity for students to come into UCL and experience what life is really like as an undergraduate student.

Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge is a programme of subject-specific courses for Year 12 students attending state schools in or near London. 

Summer Schools (Non-Residential)

Non-residential summer schools

Every year, UCL runs a number of non-residential summer schools for Year 12 students attending state schools.

Summer Schools Online (formerly 'Residential')

Residential summer schools

Each Summer School Online subject runs over one week, from Monday to Friday, for Year 12 Students*

*(S5 in Scotland, Year 13 in Northern Ireland)

Target Medicine Mentoring Programme

Target Medicine Mentoring

The Target Medicine Mentoring Scheme is a year-long programme for Year 12 students from underrepresented backgrounds with the potential and desire to go to medical school.