Universities

 

Along with schools, universities are our key partners in the work we do at Generating Genius. We work with many universities to varying degrees; UCL and University of Exeter are currently two of of core partners with whom we have strong ties and common objectives.

 

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Generating Genius has a long and in depth relationship with UCL and particularly strong links with the Engineering Department and the Centre for Engineering Education. GG and UCL work together to encourage more candidates from diverse backgrounds to study a STEM subject at university. UCL hosts many events such as workshops and insights days for GG participants and each year UCL undergraduates volunteer to tutor our Uni Genius students, helping to give them the extra academic understanding and confidence boost they need to get those all important grades for entry into the top universities.

 

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Generating Genius and the University of Exeter work in collaboration to provide a cohesive programme of activities for a cohort of students who are currently part of Junior Genius. This includes a fantastic residential, giving participants an insight into university life and an understanding of what a university like Exeter has to offer. The week is very academically challenging and designed with input from various departments such as environmental sciences, biology and computing. Students are given the opportunity to conduct experiments, visit research centres and use up to date technology to study real world issues that the scientist and engineers of the future will need to solve; for example climate change and water access.

This residential is just the start of a relationship between these Junior Geniuses and the university; Generating Genius and the Exeter team are working closely to develop plans for a long term programme that will give students the opportunity to revisit Exeter, get further academic and peer support to help them reach their potential.

 

Other partners include:

  • Brunel University
  • University of Cambridge
  • Cass Business School, London
  • City University London
  • Durham University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  • School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London
  • School of Medicine, University of Leeds
  • University of Southampton
  • University of the West Indies

 

If you would like to get involved with our work, please get in touch with us via the Contact page or email tony@generatinggenius.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.