There will be no IMAG events until schools are running normally again.

IMAG events are designed to fire your IMAGination …

Get Into Apprenticeships Careers Event


Date: Thursday 26 March

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Venue: George Abbot School, Hall

Year Groups: Any (but most applicable to Y10 upwards)

Places: 30 families (Students and parents can attend.)

Cost: Free

Information: This careers event at George Abbot School is designed to explore the increasingly wide ranging and attractive apprenticeship training and qualification route available to students on leaving school. The evening will start with an introduction to apprenticeships in general by Sue Taylor from ALPS Partnership Ltd. ALPS represent a community of training providers that specialise in apprenticeships and work-based learning in Surrey and more information can be found at: There will then be 12 short talks from employers to introduce their company and the apprenticeships they offer. Following this, there is a chance for parents and students to speak individually with the representatives.

IMAG Scholarship Conference


Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020

Time: 4:30 – 7:30pm

Venue: The Royal Grammar School, Big School (In the white building on the High Street)

Year Groups: Y10-Y13

Places: 15 (2-3 places per school)

Cost: Free

Information: The theme under discussion is Control and we are delighted to have secured some exceptional speakers. Professor Girolami is one of the world’s foremost experts in Data science and AI innovation. He is the Kirby Lang Professor of Engineering at The University of Cambridge and one of the founding directors of the Turing Institute. Dr Morgan a leading expert on Roman literature, and Vice Principle of Braseneose College Oxford. Dr Rhodes is the Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at The University of Cambridge, specialising in Bio-security. (Depending on how the Coronavirus public health emergency fares, this could be most topical.) Dr Bawa-Mason is Chair of the UK Institute of Translation and Interpreting, and a senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. She also worked for many years as a translator for UNICEF  in The Americas and Caribbean Regional Office. Dr Mansaray is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education & Policy at Kings College London. He is an award winning researcher in education and policy, and a recent research project for the London Borough of Hackney has contributed to the ongoing development of their Improving Outcomes for Young Black Men policy initiative. I hope you agree this has the potential to be a most stimulating evening. The conference will run from 16:30 to 19:30 in Big School and a light supper will be provided. 

GCSE Astronomy Short Course



Time: TBA

Venue: Guildford County School, Room A19

Year Groups: Y9/Y10

Places: 25 (3-4 places per school)

Cost: Free

Information: This short course will open your eyes to the universe of astronomy. We will cover aspects of the GCSE Astronomy course with topics such as: the Earth-Moon-Sun system, the formation of planets and the evolution of stars, to name a few. Students should commit to attending all 6 of the sessions.

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Previous Events…

IMAG Children’s Business Fair Entrepreneur Workshop

Date: Thursday 5 March

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm

Venue: Kings College

Year Groups: Y7 & Y8

Places: 60 (10 places per school)

Cost: Free

Information: Children’s Business Fair UK (CFBUK) promotes the vital importance of entrepreneurial skills in children via events, summer schools and educational programmes. More information can be found at: In this free 2h workshop students will brainstorm simple business ideas, undertake branding exercises and look at pricing and revenue. The hope is that they will be inspired to start their own business supported by CFBUK and to showcase it at a Children’s Business Fair event. Snacks will be provided.

Shout Out UK Politics Event

Date: 27 November 2019

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm

Venue: St Peter’s School, Dining Hall

Year Groups: Y8 & Y9

Places: 40 (6 places per school)

Cost: Free

Information: Interested in understanding the world around you better? Can’t make sense of Brexit? Attend this political literacy workshop run by a leading charity ShoutOut UK. They specialise in helping young people get involved in political discussions and causes. This event will focus on understanding current affairs in the world today and will end with a parliamentary style debate between all participants.

University of Surrey Orchestra Day

Date: Sunday 20 November 2019

Time: 10.30am – 6.30pm

Venue: University of Surrey, Studio 1, Performing Arts Technology Studio

Year Group: Any (But ABRSM Grade 7+ recommended)

Places: Unlimited

Cost: Free

Information: This event is organised and run by the University of Surrey as a community event. All ages and backgrounds are welcome, but ABRSM grade 7 and above, (or with similar experience without the equivalent grading) is recommended. The day offers a chance to play with a full orchestra, meet and rehearse with other local musicians and find out more about the University of Surrey Orchestra. For more information and to register your interest visit:

University of Surrey Unicorn Free Brexit Panel

Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Venue: University of Surrey, Lecture Theatre G

Year Groups: Y11-Y13

Places: Unlimited

Information: This event is organised and run by the University of Surrey as a community event. Tired of not know what’s going on with Brexit? Confused about what it all means, for you and for the UK? Then join us for an evening of refreshingly non-partisan, expert analysis and insight from leading scholars in the fields of Politics, Economics and Law. We’ll answer your questions based on evidence, at a time when some of the bigger choices on the UK’s relationship with the European Union are just about to be decided. For more information visit:

University of Surrey Celebrating Women in Engineering

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019

Time: 4.00 – 8.30pm

Venue: University of Surrey, RIK Medlink Building

Year Groups: Y11-13

Places: Unlimited

Information: This event is organised and run by the University of Surrey as a community event. It is timed to coincide with the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society. Sessions: What do Engineers Do? – 4-5pm & 5-6pm; Poster and Networking Session – 6-7pm; Successful Women Engineers and Why We Need Them – 7-8.30pm. For more information visit:

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