London Centre For Social Studies

Supporting Future Academics

This project will invite academics to talk with A level and undergraduate students about the passion of their research and the opportunities in postgraduate education to inspire and motivate them for further education. We will primarily target underachieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119299)

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Campaign target





  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




This project aims to be a bridge between academics and students in A level and undergraduate students. The project aims to inspire, motive and help future academics by linking them a role models in their fields and providing valuable information. We will encourage students for post-graduate education through stimulating workshops and seminars and informal meetings with PhD students in their fields. With the right inspiration and aim, we also want to motivate them to be more successful.


We will arrange formal and informal meetings with successful academics and students. Thus, we will organise 20 seminars/workshops and several informal gatherings for them, such as coffee meetings. Academics from different disciplines will explain their passion along with their professions and the innovations in their fields. Students will gain an in-depth understanding and knowledge about the professions presented as well as motivation in order to carry on their studies for further education.