Partner colleges

Partner colleges

The University of Kent has formal partnerships with three local FE Colleges, East Kent College (incorporating Canterbury and Ashford Colleges), Mid Kent College and North Kent College (including West Kent College).

Our work with colleges

There are two main elements to the University’s partnerships with FE Colleges. Over 150 students in the three partner colleges are studying on university level programmes which are franchised and validated by the University of Kent.

In addition, the University also delivers a programme of bespoke progression activities to FE and Access students studying in local colleges. These include tailored information talks and workshops, subject specific events and activities and a two day campus residential which aim to raise aspiration and support attainment.  

Our programme of activities:

  • helps students decide if University is for them
  • introduces students to a range of academic subjects
  • assists students with their UCAS applications and the transition to University
  • helps students to develop the skills needed in higher education.


Our partner colleges

East Kent College

Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Sheppey  

MidKent College

Maidstone and Medway

West Kent and Ashford College

Ashford and West Kent

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The Outreach Programme

Our work with colleges (PDF 721KB)

Contact us

If you experience any difficulty in finding or using the services of the University of Kent, or if you would like any further information about any aspect of the University of Kent and your studies at one of the Partner colleges, please contact your Partnership Development Officer and they will endeavour to help you.


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East Kent College

Vanessa Nedderman
Telephone: +44 (0)1227 824012
Email: v.nedderman@kent.ac.uk

MidKent College

Jane Anderson
Telephone: +44 (0)1634 888955
Email: j.anderson-232@kent.ac.uk

West Kent and Ashford College

Ruth Westbury
Telephone: +44 (0)1227 824147
Email: r.n.westbury@kent.ac.uk

Partner College Administration

Telephone: +44 (0)1634 888893
Email: collegeadmin@kent.ac.uk