Through our partnership with the Kent and Medway Progression Federation, the Academy is able to access support and guidance with Higher Education. As part of this support, both University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University have worked with both the whole cohort of Year 12 (as part of Post 16 Project Based Learning Week) and small groups of students on a workshop basis in order to provide application support, personal statement writing support and advice and guidance. The University of Kent provide sessions on the following days:
- Wednesday 25th September 2019: UCAS support – Finalising personal statements – Session 1
- Wednesday 2nd October 2019: UCAS support – Finalising personal statements – Session 2
We also provide visits to our KMPF Partner Universities as part of the Year 12 Project Based Learning Week in July 2019. This is an annual trip, which is arranged in order for students to gain an appreciation of what University life is like and the opportunities created by undertaking an undergraduate degree. Students who have applied to University, also gain the opportunity to attend a series of sessions aimed at preparing them for university life. The transition session will take place over three weeks and enabled them to gain valuable study tips covering student finance and accommodation and skills such as note taking and research.
Personal tutors also provide 1:1 support for tutees interested in going to University as part of our Pastoral programme and opportunities are given to students to attend university taster days for both the University of Greenwich, University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts, and many more.
Year 12 students are not forgotten, as they attend two days at the University of Kent, in order to gain a taste of what university study is like and also the benefits of undertaking an undergraduate degree. Taster lectures include sport, forensic science and politics.