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.

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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.

Kent Student Ambassador

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 students on the University of Kent’s Access to HE Programme or University Entrance Diploma.  A scholarship is also available to former participants of our Succeed programme.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our Outreach programme, please get in touch.

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