STEM Specialism

The UCL Academy is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) specialist school. While we aspire to excellence across all academic disciplines, we are particularly focused on encouraging students in STEM disciplines where women and minority groups can often be under-represented.

Academy students take full advantage of our sponsorship by UCL, one of the world’s research powerhouses, to develop their understanding through lectures and visits.

The Academy’s Chair of Governors is Lucie Green, Professor of Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory. As a leading scientist Lucie is an inspiring role model for the students, particularly girls, considering a career in STEM, and gave an interview on this theme to the Evening Standard in 2018.

The Academy’s annual STEM Fest gives students the opportunity to both showcase their research and learn more about careers in science from senior professionals, including events designed to get more girls into science. The most recent STEM Fest was covered by the Ham & High.