The Succeed Programme

The Succeed Programme

Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications for 2024 will open in November

What is the Succeed Programme?

The Succeed Programme provides the space and the time for you to make informed choices about your future through exploring the opportunities available through Higher Education.

The programme, aimed at young people in Kent and Medway in year 12 or the first year of a level 3 course at college, is designed to help you think about what you might want to do when you finish your current level 3 studies. Combining information, exploration and experience, the programme will give you a broad view of university and will encourage you to decide whether it is the right choice for you. 

Our aim is to help you succeed in your level 3 qualifications whatever you decide to do when leaving school or college.

What's involved?

The programme consists of three online workshops, four in-person campus visits and one three night residential on the University of Kent Canterbury campus.

Over a six month period you will be introduced to different themes which take you through the key stages of deciding what your next steps should be.

Benefits of the programme

  • Take the time to consider your future options in a supportive and helpful environment.
  • Gain first-hand experience of life on a University campus.
  • Develop transferable skills for further learning or the world of work. 
  • Meet a range of different people who will help you find out more about Higher Education.
  • Receive a free library membership at the University and ample opportunities to make use of it.

How much does it cost?

The Succeed Programme is free of charge.  This includes lunch on each of the Saturday visit days and accommodation and all meals on the residential.

Those accepted onto the programme also have their travel costs reimbursed.

Programme dates 2023

Programme Title Location Date Times
Introduction to the Succeed Programme Online 07/02/2023 18:00-20:00
Getting started Canterbury campus 25/02/2023 10:00-15:00
Understanding ourselves and our options Canterbury campus 25/03/2023 10:00-15:00
Part 1: Considering why others might go to university Online 04/04/2023 18:00-20:00
Part 2: Considering why you might go to university Canterbury campus 29/04/2023 10:00-15:00
Discovering more about university study Canterbury campus 27/05/2023 10:00-15:00
What to expect from the residential Online 27/06/2023 18:00-20:00
Overnight Residential: Exploring student life Canterbury campus 18/07/2023-21/07/2023 Residential

Who can apply?

All interested Level 3 students are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to those who meet more than one of the following criteria: 

  1. Living in an area deemed to have lower than expected participation in Higher Education
  2. Have achieved 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including Maths and English
  3. Your parent(s)/guardian(s) did not attend university
  4. You are from a group which is under-represented in Higher Education. This includes:
  • Living or have lived in local authority care
  • Refugees or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
  • Disabled students
  • Young carers
  • Studying without the support of family/carers
  • From a gypsy, traveller, roma, showmen and boater community

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

If you have further questions, please email