We are committed to ensuring that we protect the young people we work with.

Generating Genius is one of a kind programme designed for students to be challenged in STEM subjects, learn about careers in the STEM industry and build confidence and aspire to gain entry to a Russell Group University. Through this programme you will be able to improve your A level STEM subjects, gather work experiences for UCAS applications and build networks with top employers in the STEM sector.

The Uni Genius programme lasts for years 12 and 13. Applications for the Uni Genius programme are open until Wednesday 16th October 2019. Once students complete the Uni Genius programme, they graduate to join Alumni Genius.

All events are held with the student in mind. Events and workshops take place after school, Saturdays and during half terms. All work experience and internships take place during the half-terms and holidays.

The Uni Genius programme is completely free to participate in for students. Thanks to our sponsors and University partners, we are able to cover event costs and occasionally lunch and travel costs. Most events include lunch, but you will be notified if this is not the case.

All Generating Genius staff are DBS checked and have a Safeguarding Qualification (Level 1).

We operate a safeguarding policy of 1 member of staff to 10 students, which means that your children will be accompanied at all times.

Generating Genius is committed to providing students with exciting experiences designed to get them thinking about their career plans and possibilities. We provide awareness of opportunity, and the support needed to capitalise.


For businesses and universities, working with Generating Genius expose them to talented students who can build talent pipelines. Diversity leads to business growth and staff retention. We also provide employees with a way to engage and volunteers an opportunity to impact and inspire young people.

In order to be eligible to the Uni Genius programme, you must meet the following critiera:

  • Be of Black African or Caribbean heritage
  • Currently be in Year 12 at the time of application
  • Have studied at a non-selective state secondary school
  • Have a minimum of 5 grades at A*, 9, 8 or 7 at GCSE
  • Be studying at least one Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) subject at A level. This includes economics
  • Have an interest in studying a STEM subject at university or pursuing a STEM apprenticeship. This includes economics


To be eligible for Alumni Genius, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have graduated from the Uni Genius programme
  • Be of Black African or Caribbean heritage
  • Have studied at a non-fee paying state secondary school
  • Attend a Russel Group University
  • Be on track for or have graduated with a 2:1 or 1st class degree

Applications for the Uni Genius programme are currently closed. Please sign up to our newsletter to be updated for next year’s intake.

If you are an undergraduate student, to join Alumni Genius, please visit the Alumni Genius page.

You treat them no differently to any other young people you employ. According to the Health and Safety Executive and the ABI, your existing employer’s liability insurance should cover work experience placements (provided your supplier is a member of the ABI or Lloyds). 

For more information please see:

Health and Safety Executive 

Association of British Insurers

Generating Genius provides a full safeguarding and risk assessment documentation with all placements that we organise. We will brief you on the safeguarding procedures and everything you need to know to feel confident having young people in your office.