Outreach and Widening Participation
Outreach and widening participation
We organise outreach events and collaborate with schools, colleges and others to help students from all backgrounds learn more about their options.
Our Widening Participation Strategy
At the University of Kent, we believe that anyone who has the academic ability to study at university should have the opportunity to do so.
For over 15 years, we have been committed to widening access to higher education for all those who could benefit. We have delivered major innovation and success in this field alongside the University’s core objectives of excellence in teaching and research.
Outreach opportunities at Kent
Every year, the University delivers outreach to thousands of students across Kent and Medway. Through our progressive curriculum and our programme of outreach events, we work with students and adults across Kent to give them a clear view of their future options.
We offer a range of talks, workshops and activities for students in years 7-11.
We deliver talks, workshops and activities for students in years 12 and 13.
We inspire adults in our local community to try new subjects and build confidence through learning.
Access to Higher Education
The Access to Higher Education Diploma prepares you for study at degree level.
Research and evaluation
The University monitors and evaluates all its outreach and widening participation activities run on campus and in schools and colleges.
I particularly enjoy knowing that we make a difference to students every time we work. Observing their developing confidence and excitement in their own potential is wonderful.
Scholarships and funding
At Kent, we believe that talented students from a variety of backgrounds should have the opportunity to study here. That's why we have established one of the most generous financial support schemes in the UK.
In addition to the University's generous income related financial support package, a pool of scholarships is allocated to students attending partner schools and colleges, including members of UKAT and the Kent and Medway Progression Federation, and students on the University of Kent’s Access to HE Programme or University Entrance Diploma.
If you have any questions about our Outreach programme, please get in touch.