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Y9 Girls Engineering Summer School, 27-31 August 2019, Imperial College London, UK

Publish Date: Jan 29, 2019

Deadline: Mar 05, 2019

Event Dates: from Aug 27, 2019 12:00 to Aug 31, 2019 12:00

Y9 Girls Engineering Summer School

This non-residential summer school for Year 9 girls will promote the breadth of engineering disciplines available when you study science and maths subjects through interactive projects and activities.

Students will work in groups within each engineering themed session as they explore some of the following engineering disciplines available at Imperial:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bio-engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing
  • Design Engineering
  • Earth Sciences Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Supported by undergraduate mentors, students will tackle challenges across engineering utilising their knowledge of maths, physics, chemistry and biology to learn how engineers use their scientific knowledge to develop solutions to real world problems.

The course is non-residential and will give students an insight into university life. Students will be part of a small cohort and will have the opportunity to build links with fellow participants through the summer school. At the end of the week there will be a showcase where each group will present an engineering concept they learned during the week to their peers, leaders, family, friends and invited guests.

Eligibility criteria

This Outreach Programme is funded by Imperial College London’s Access Fund. It aims to support students

from backgrounds under-represented in Higher Education. Our programmes are always oversubscribed so

we encourage you to read the eligibility criteria below carefully as we are unable to respond to specific

individual requests during the application process.

We are looking for applicants who meet the following criteria. The more of these criteria that you meet, the more likely you are to secure a place:

  • You are entitled to receive free school meals or pupil premium
  • Your family income is below £46,350/year
  • Your parents / guardians do not have a university degree
  • You have been in care or are a young carer*
  • You are studying in a school in the UK that has below average attainment or with a high percentage
  • of students receiving free school meals**
  • You live in a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (we use ACORN and POLAR3 data to assess this)

How to apply

In order to fill in your application form, you will need certain information to hand.

As part of your application you will be asked to provide the following before you can submit your form:

- Whether you are eligible for free school meals

- An approximation of your household income

- Whether your parents/guardians have attended university in the UK

- Your predicted or achieved exam results 

This will depend on which year you are currently in e.g. if you are in Years 10 or 11 you will need to know your predicted GCSE grades but if you are in Year 12 you will need to know your actual GCSE results and your predicted A-level/IB grades) 

- The contact details of a teacher who will complete your reference

- name

- position

- email

- phone number

- The contact details of a parent/guardian who may wish to complete a reference

- name

- position

- email

- phone number

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Opportunity Types

Financial aid

Eligible Countries

United Kingdom

Host Countries

United Kingdom