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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

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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: compact@kingston.ac.uk

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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HE Talks

  • Can be any length

  • Tailored to the audience

  • On a variety of topics

  • Interactive and engaging

  • Often supported by student ambassadors

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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!

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Staff Training Life’ talks

  • 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

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Subject-specific activities Life’ talks

An expanding area of our work!

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Current vacancies…. Life’ talks

  • 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

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Finding out more, booking and keeping in touch Life’ talks

  • 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

  • t.dhir@kingston.ac.uk

Thank you any questions
Thank You! Life’ talksAny questions?