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Outreach Activity. Supporting your students’ progression to higher level study. Kingston…. Kingston University. Over 21,000 students (4,000 non-UK) 4 campuses 113 year history- Kingston Technical Institute £5.86 million in bursaries to students (2011/12)

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outreach activity

Outreach Activity

Supporting your students’ progression to higher level study

kingston university
Kingston University
  • Over 21,000 students (4,000 non-UK)
  • 4 campuses
  • 113 year history- Kingston Technical Institute
  • £5.86 million in bursaries to students (2011/12)
  • Strong commitment to Widening Participation
Kingston Bursaries 2015/16**Figures are provisional and subject to approval by theOffice for Fair Access, so are subject to change.

The Kingston Bursary is worth £2,000 for the first year of your course.

Progression scholarships of up to £1,500 will be awarded in second and third years of study dependent upon successful progression through your course and your grades.

To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a firm offer to study at Kingston
  • Be eligible to receive student finance
  • Household income assessed as £25,000 or less
  • Have not studied at university level before
  • Neither parents hold a university-level qualification or you are a mature student
compact scheme
Compact Scheme

The Compact Scheme at Kingston University offers an enhanced package of support, advice and guidance as well as a single point of contact from pre application to graduation.

To be eligible for the scheme you must meet one of the following:

  • You are the first generation in your family to progress to higher education
  • (i.e. your parents have not been to university)
  • Mature learners (aged 21 or over when you start your course)
  • Household income of below £45k
  • History of social care
  • Care leaver

For further information please contact the Compact Scheme: E: [email protected]


Penrhyn Road Campus

Science, Arts and Social Sciences, Civil Engineering, Computing and Information Systems, Surveying and Radiography.

  • The university’s main campus
  • Lively and cosmopolitan
  • Within the town centre
  • Students’ Union
  • Fitness Centre
  • Health Centre

Kingston Hill Campus

Business, Law, Education,Music, Health and Social Care Sciences

  • Hillside campus situated in leafy
  • grounds
  • Modern, newly refurbished Learning Resources Centre
  • Brand new Business School
  • On-site halls of residence, bar, cafe and restaurant for a close community feel

Knights Park Campus

Art, Design and Architecture

  • The university’s creative base
  • Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Riverside student union bar &
  • restaurant
  • Home to the university’s Stanley Picker Gallery
  • Close to town centre.

Roehampton Vale Campus

Aerospace, automotive

and mechanical engineering

  • On the outskirts of Kingston, close to
  • Richmond Park
  • LRC tailored to meet the needs of
  • engineering students
  • High-tech labs with specialist equipment
  • including flight simulator and a mission
  • control room

UK Student Recruitment and Outreach

Head of Widening Participation

Head of UK Student Recruitment and Events

  • Education Liaison
  • Compact Scheme
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Mark Alger
  • James Cannon
  • Tim Dhir
  • Chrissie Farley
  • Ben Khan

Education Partnerships

UK Student Recruitment

and Events



who are we
Who are we?
  • The Education Liaison Team
  • Part of UK Student Recruitment & Outreach
  • Sits within the Marketing department
  • Recently expanded team

Chrissie Farley

Education Liaison Officer

James Cannon,

Outreach Manager

Ben Kahn

Education Liaison Officer

Tim Dhir

Education Liaison Officer

what do we do
What do we do?
  • Co-ordinate KU’s contact with schools/colleges
  • Promote awareness of university study, raise aspirations and provide IAG for students aged 10-18
  • Provide curriculum support and attainment raising activities
  • Inform key influencers- parents
  • Offer training for school/college staff

Outreach and Widening participation: What we do and why

  • Work with over 100 schools/colleges (London + S/E)
  • Last year worked with over 6,000 students
  • Educate young people about the benefits of Higher Education
  • Raise aspirations in pupils from underrepresented groups in HE: First in family, low household income, looked-after children, BME groups, mature students.
  • We aim to build confidence and work with schools to help learners achieve
  • Provide impartial HE advice and guidance to help those students making the progression to HE

Outreach and WP: How we do it

Year-round core activities:

Year 6 – Launchpad (Primary Schools project)

Year 7 – Discovery Days

Year 8 – Explorer workshops

Year 9 – Your Future Conferences

Year 10 – Ambassadors in Schools project

Year 11 – KU + ME

Year 12 – Awareness and IAG

Year 13 – Preparation for higher education

Mature – As years 12 + 13


Targeting the right students

  • We want to work with students who have traditionally been under-represented in higher education and who have the potential to benefit from our activities and events.
  • Learners:
  • Who are the first in their family to go to university
  • From lower socio-economic backgrounds
  • From minority ethnic groups
  • Under local authority care/care leavers
  • With a disability
  • Studying a vocational qualification

Outreach Provision- College Students

  • Currently we offer:
  • Study Skills
  • Money Doctors
  • UCAS Talk
  • Writing Effective Personal Statements
  • Student Finance information
  • Choosing the right course/university
  • The benefits of Higher Education
  • Student Life talk
  • Ask me booth
  • Subject specific activities
  • Staff training
  • Support with parents evenings/information events

HE Talks

  • Can be any length
  • Tailored to the audience
  • On a variety of topics
  • Interactive and engaging
  • Often supported by student ambassadors

Kingston University Student Ambassadors and ‘Student Life’ talks

  • Over 200 Ambassadors- all subjects and backgrounds
  • Ambassadors from your college?
  • Rigorous recruitment and training process
  • Honest opinion!

Staff Training

  • Helping staff to keep up with the ever-changing HE landscape, providing the right information to help young people make the best decisions.
  • Current trends in HE
  • Student funding changes
  • UCAS update
  • Effective personal statements
  • Writing a teacher reference
  • Supporting young people with their degree choices
  • Supporting transition to HE
  • Student support at university

Subject-specific activities

An expanding area of our work!


Current vacancies….

  • Business and Law Taster Day, Monday 14th July
  • Chemistry and pharmacy taster day, Wednesday 2nd July
  • Engineering Your Future, Friday 27th June
  • Geography taster day, Wednesday 25th June
  • Guest Oxford science lecture, Tuesday 24th June

Finding out more, booking and keeping in touch

  • There are several ways to find out about our events and activities:
  • Our website
  • www.kingston.ac.uk/schools-and-colleges
  • Our e-Bulletin (half termly)
  • Sign up….
  • Outreach booklet
  • Email me- bespoke requests
  • [email protected]