Access and Widening Participation


UCL Expand Participants

Welcome to UCL Expand - we are so happy to have you join us for this exciting programme!

UCL Expand is a hybrid 7-week subject focused academic programme, created and delivered by UCL postgraduate students and staff, just for you! 

UCL Expand is going to enhance your academic skills, develop your subject knowledge beyond the classroom, and support your application and transition to higher education.

Date ActivityTime

Participants to confirm their place
Travel to be organised

Wednesday 14 February

UCL Expand Welcome Event
Hosted on UCL Bloomsbury Campus

10:00 - 16:00
Registration between 10:00 - 10:30. 
Prompt start at 10:45

Wednesday 21 February

Online Session 1 
Research & Analysis

18:00 – 19:30

Wednesday 28 February

Online Session 2 
Critical Thinking

18:00 – 19:30

Wednesday 06 March

Online Session 3 
Project Work Week

18:00 – 19:30

Wednesday 13 March

Online Session 4 
Academic Writing

18:00 – 19:30

Wednesday 20 March

Online Session 5 
Presentation & Debate

18:00 – 19:30

Wednesday 27 March

Final Project Presentations & UCL Expand Graduation Day
Hosted on UCL Bloomsbury Campus

10:00 – 16:00
Registration between 10:00 - 10:30. 
Prompt start at 10:45

UCL Expand Drop-In Sessions

In addition to the UCL Expand Core Sessions, our Student Ambassadors will also be hosting five optional UCL Expand Drop-in sessions.

  • Optional Drop-In Sessions
  • Join anytime within the hour window
  • Ask any questions you might have about the programme to our subject strand Student Ambassadors 
  • Get support or guidance on your final project
Monday 26 February 18:00 - 19:00 
Monday 04 March
Monday 11 March18:00 - 19:00 
Monday 18 March18:00 - 19:00 
Monday 25 March18:00 - 19:00 
Want to get ahead of the game?

For most Year 12 students, going to university will be the first time that they have to go away and independently research a topic in depth… but not for you. A key part of UCL Expand will be developing your research and analysis skills through our online academic sessions and your final project, so you're going to be one step ahead.

Why not take a look now at what the library team have pulled together for you, to support your research, now and in the future?

Check out our library resources