The Outreach team at Imperial has been established for over a decade. We're responsible for delivering a wide range of exciting and inspiring activities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our focus is on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning and progression to higher education including access to medicine and support for post-16 student choices.

We work with schools, colleges and community organisations across the Greater London area to raise aspirations, change perceptions, support teaching staff and stimulate interest in STEM subjects from primary through to A-Level education, as part of Imperial's widening participation and outreach agenda.

As part of our commitment to the Office For Fair Access (OFFA), we have a specially targeted portfolio of activities that form part of the College’s Access Agreement to ensure that every academically talented pupil has the opportunity for support, regardless of their background or situation.

By working closely with teaching staff, we are able to focus that support specifically where it is needed through our dedicated outreach programmes.

We deliver our activities externally in schools and colleges and on campus in the dedicated schools’ Wohl Reach Out Lab on our South Kensington Campus. The Lab is championed by Lord Professor Robert Winston. His vision is carried out by the Outreach STEM delivery team and a team of talented academics from across the College.

Contact the team

  • Dr Annalisa Alexander

    Dr Annalisa Alexander

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    Dr Annalisa Alexander Head of Outreach

    +44 (0)20 7594 8134

    Key responsibilities

    • Managing the Outreach team
  • Silje Andersen

    Silje Andersen

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    Silje Andersen Interdisciplinary Programmes Manager

    +44 (0)20 7594 8134

    Key responsibilities

    • Managing the development of schools outreach and widening participation programmes
    • Developing new interdisciplinary programmes at Imperial's White City Campus
  • Luke Bacon

    Luke Bacon

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    Luke Bacon Physical Science and Engineering Outreach Programmes Manager

    +44 (0)20 7594 7239

    Key responsibilities

    • Management of teacher relationships and new CPD initiatives
    • ‘Teaching Manager’ for Wohl Reach Out Lab
    • Academic leader training, co-management of Access funded programmes
  • Dr Melanie Bottrill

    Dr Melanie Bottrill

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    Dr Melanie Bottrill STEM Programmes Manager Wohl Reach Out Lab Manager

    +44 (0)20 7594 3685

    Key responsibilities

    • Management of the Access funded Programmes (OFFA) and Summer Schools
    • Management of the Wohl Reach Out Lab and associated programmes
  • Dr Corinne Hanlon

    Corinne

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    Dr Corinne Hanlon Mentoring and Tutoring Programmes Manager

    +44 (0)20 7594 3897

    Key responsibilities

    • Responsible for IntoUniversity, Inspire, Pimlico Connection and Postgraduate Student Ambassadors programmes
  • Katy Glazer

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    Katy Glazer Spectroscopy in a Suitcase UK & Ireland Coordinator

    +44 (0)20 7594 5172

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of national SIAS programme
    • Links with RSC and other university hosts
  • Renee Boling

    Renee Boling

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    Renee Boling STEM Programme Coordinator (Pre-16)

    +44 (0)20 7594 7683

    Key responsibilities

    • Developing and maintaining links with Primary schools
    • Coordination of key stage 1- 3 programmes
  • Dr Rebecca Holloway

    Rebecca Holloway

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    Dr Rebecca Holloway School Partnerships Coordinator (Secondary)

    +44 (0)20 7594 8131

    Key responsibilities

    • Developing and maintaining links with partner schools
    • Coordination of key externally-funded programmes in the Wohl Reach Out Lab and work experience
  • Shreya Konnur

    Shreya Konnur

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    Shreya Konnur Wohl Reach Out Lab Technician

    +44 (0)20 7594 1924

    Key responsibilities

    • Technical support for the Wohl Reach Out Lab and associated activities
  • Jane Marshall

    Jane Marshall

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    Jane Marshall Widening Participation Manager

    +44 (0)7725 159 839

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of out-going UK school visits and responding to visit requests
  • Dr Claire Sweetenham

    Dr Claire Sweetenham

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    Dr Claire Sweetenham Medical Outreach Coordinator

    +44 (0)20 7594 3207

    Key responsibilities

    • Overseeing Pathways to Medicine programme
  • José Teixeira-Monteiro

    Jose Teixeira-Monteiro

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    José Teixeira-Monteiro STEM Potential and Wohl Reach Out Lab Liaison Officer

    +44 (0)20 7594 7197

    Key responsibilities

    • STEM Potential (Y10-13) programme coordinator
    • Coordination of Wohl Reach Out Lab bookings
  • Jing Xu

    Jing Xu

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    Jing Xu Student Recruitment and Outreach System and Data Analyst

    +44 (0)20 7594 5005

    Key responsibilities

    • Developing and maintaining database information
    • Managing Outreach team’s reporting dashboard
  • Signe Arias

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    Signe Arias Summer Schools and Activities Coordinator

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of Outreach Summer Schools and STEM Practical Activities mentors
    • Organisation of STEM lectures and one day science practical activities
  • Sarah Vincent

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    Sarah Vincent Database Assisstant

    Key responsibilities

    • Coordination of Outreach data collection, storage and reporting
    • Management of the Outreach Database and interfaces with key data sets
  • Bhav Jessani

    B Jessani

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    Bhav Jessani Outreach Office Administrator

    Key responsibilities

    • Administritive support for Outreach managers and Outreach Postgraduate Ambassador programme 
    • Management of Demonstration lectures