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Supplementary Programmes (Extra-Curricular Activities)

At QE we really want you to enjoy your time here and therefore, we can offer you almost 60 different Supplementary Studies programmes for you to choose from. These programmes are extra-curricular activities that enable you to pursue interests you already have, or want to explore. You can do any of these programmes just for fun, or as a way to meet new people.

All of these programmes will develop your skills and help you stand out amongst the crowd in a university, apprenticeship or job application, when you are thinking about your next steps after QE.

Some of these programmes allow you to gain a formal recognised qualification, for example First Aid or one of the MFL beginners’ courses.

There are also many volunteering and work experience opportunities.

At QE there is something for everyone! Our Supplementary Studies programmes usually take place during lunch time, however, a small proportion are timetabled.

Our Supplementary programmes currently include:


  • Beginners’ German
  • Beginners’ Italian
  • Beginners’ Japanese
  • Beginners’ Latin
  • Beginners’ Russian
  • Beginners’ Spanish
  • French for University and the World of Work


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Futsal
  • Hockey
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Men’s/Women’s Football
  • Men’s/Women’s Recreational Rugby,
  • Men’s/Women’s Rugby Academy
  • Netball
  • Performance Sport
  • Table Tennis


  • Careers Ready
  • Christian Union
  • Comic and Sci-Fi Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Debating Society
  • Drama
  • Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security
  • First Aid
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Future Engineers Scheme
  • History Club
  • Interact
  • Medics Society
  • Oxbridge Programme
  • Volunteering
  • Work Experience
  • QE Loves the NHS
  • QE Magazine (OnQ)


  • Baroque
  • Big Band
  • Choir of Rock
  • Classical Choir
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra

Leadership Opportunities

  • Cabin Crew
  • Combined Cadet Force
  • College Ambassadors
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
  • Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award
  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
  • Student Association Executive (including becoming a College governor as President or Vice President),
  • Sport Leadership
  • Student Sport Management
  • QE Explore (World Challenge)
  • Young Enterprise

Student Association Led Sessions

  • Charity Team
  • Community Team
  • Green Team
  • Student Health

One Off Supplementary Programmes

  • One off Supplementary Events
  • The Green Challenge
  • NCS
  • The World Around Us Photography Competition

For more information on our Supplementary Programme, please see the brochure and subject website below:

Supplementary Programme Brochure – September 2020

Supplementary Programme Subject Website

If you would like to start and lead a new Supplementary Programme that is not on the above list, we would love to hear from you to see if we can make this happen!