David Sim with Year 12 students visiting the Institute of Education

A snapshot into widening participation at UCL

Over the past year I’ve had the opportunity to work in collaboration with colleagues at the Institute of Education on two exciting Widening Participation projects. In both projects, we wanted to move beyond the ‘parachute’ model of offering an isolated lecture or seminar in a school in favour of a more sustained engagement with teachers…

British Museum session

‘Making History’ Year 12 Summer School

Last week UCL History welcomed twenty-nine students from schools across England to our residential summer school. Collaborating with some of our finest historians, they worked on research projects drawn from one of our first year modules, ‘Making History’. We tackled some of the big questions that historians are faced with, whatever their area of expertise.…

Widening Participation Success

The History Department has the best record of any department in UCL at converting applications from students at state schools into offers and acceptances. While 59.1% of our applications in 2011-12 came from state schools, 68.9% of our offers went to students at state schools and 72.5% of those who accepted came from that group.…