The established Queen Mary University of London has joined forces with this year’s School Travel Awards initiative.

Queen Mary University of London is sponsoring Best Science Venue as part of the School Travel Awards

It’s the latest partner to sign up to back the annual awards campaign, which recognises the best school trip providers and operators, as well as schools and teachers who put learning outside the classroom (LOtC) at the forefront of what they do.

The university is sponsoring the award for Best Science Venue, one of 17 categories in total, to highlight the best in school travel and LOtC.

Commenting on the support, Simon Barlow, commercial marketing manager (pictured left at Queen Mary University of London, said: “We’re very pleased to be involved with the School Travel Awards for 2018/19.

Simon Barlow, marketing manager (commercial) at Queen Mary University of London
Simon added: “It’s a great initiative and an ideal opportunity to highlight the fantastic work by providers and teachers to ensure pupils have access to valuable learning experiences outside the classroom.

“Queen Mary University of London has been involved in a number of innovative partnerships with schools to help improve standards of education and inspire young people to fulfil their potential.

“As part of the School Travel Awards, we look forward to celebrating the role that venues, attractions and destinations have in contributing to the wealth of Science learning.”

About the School Travel Awards

The School Travel Awards initiative for 2018/19 will culminate in a five-star ceremony and lunch in London on Friday 16th November at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington.

There are 17 categories in total and teachers and professionals who organise school trips and education visits have been voting across 15 categories, with schools directly involved in the two other awards – ‘My Best School Trip’ Award and the School Trip Champion Award.

For more information on the awards, go to

Supporting the initiative

The university joins an array of top names signing up to support the awards. Those already confirmed are; Halsbury Ski, Legoland Windsor Resort, The Scout Adventures, Eurotunnel, Study & Sport Experiences, Warner. Bros Studio Tour London, Hard Rock Café, WST Travel, KidZania and The London Bridge Experience & London Tombs.

To find out about opportunities for getting involved, contact Ivana Perkins on 01908 613323 or email

Main image: Queen Mary University of London.