Generating Genius is tackling the really important challenge of helping disadvantaged kids advance in the sciences, and gain access to universities that they might never even consider. At Google, we believe education in science, technology, engineering and maths is of paramount importance for society. If businesses in the UK are to thrive in the digital future, we must ignite children’s passion for STEM subjects, nurture their abilities, and grow the engineers of the future. We are delighted to support Generating Genius in their efforts to ensure that children from all backgrounds have the opportunity to excel in the sciences.
The best thing about Generating Genius is that whilst others wring their hands about a lost generation of talent, Tony Sewell and his team have got on and done something about it. The work of Generating Genius shows that there are young people ready and able to join Britain’s professional elite, if only they are given the chance to shine.
Thank you very much for providing such a great bunch of students to attend our workshop. Every one of them was a real pleasure to work with and displayed a really inspiring and positive attitude from start to finish. The Olympic presentations that the students came up with for a potential product to be sold in line with the 2020 Olympics were the best that we've seen yet, as they put genuine effort and passion into the task and I really think the students took a lot from the three days.
Uni Genius has been the trigger for the best experiences of my life yet. We’ve had amazing opportunities so far, socialised with others our age and learnt new skills. This has given us the chance to really improve our CV with some well-known companies such as BT, Google, and Generating Genius itself. The lectures gave us an insight to university life and a glimpse of what it can offer us. Most importantly, it helps us adapt to the work environment and discover our aspirations.
All these Generating Genius experiences were important to me as I know not many people get such opportunities. They have given me confidence and encouraged the attitude that I can achieve whatever I want in life. We were pushed and exposed to a new branch of university science on every trip. My personal statement for UCAS was jam-packed full of extracurricular science-related activities. I applied to study biochemistry at five Russell Group universities and got an offer from all of them.