UCA’s National Art & Design Saturday Club is suitable for students who are studying or have an interest in creative subjects and would like to develop their skills and portfolio.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- be aged 13-16
- be able to attend the whole 20-week programme and final exhibition.
The aim of the Saturday Club is to provide an opportunity of free art & design tuition within a higher education environment to students who may not otherwise have the chance to access such opportunity. This may include students who have little or no experience of Higher Education in their family.
As such, priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Would be the first generation in their family to study at higher education level (e.g. Degree, HND, HNC)
- Are currently eligible for Free School Meals
- Come from a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (determined by postcode using POLAR 3 data)
- Are from a black or minority ethnic (BME) background
- Are in, or have lived under local authority care
- Have caring responsibilities for a family member
- Have a disability
- Have not previously attended a UCA Saturday Club programme.
This information will be gathered via UCA’s Saturday Club programme application form and will be assessed by the University’s Schools Engagement & Outreach Manager and Market Development Manager.
Once the application deadline has passed, we will consider all applications against the priority criteria listed above to determine who will be offered a place. A decision will be sent in writing to confirm whether a place on the programme has been secured, and successful applicants will be asked to confirm their place in writing. Where the programmes are oversubscribed, unplaced applicants who meet the criteria outlined above will be kept on a waiting list and allocated spaces should they become available.
If an applicant decides not to accept their offer, they must inform the Schools Engagement & Outreach Manager via email as soon as possible so spaces can be re-allocated where possible.
UCA processes data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will process the personal data contained in your application form, or other personal data we obtain subsequently, for purposes connected with your application, your health and safety and other purposes connected to the legitimate business of the University. This information will be collected primarily from you as information you voluntarily provide to us, but we may also collect it where lawful to do so from your current school or educational establishment to assist with your application.
Your data may be transferred to all of the University Departments to enable us to consider your application and to help you to enrol onto the course. By submitting your application, you give your express consent to our processing of your personal data.
Where there is a legitimate reason to do so, the University may disclose applicants’ personal data to the following third parties for tracking purposes: HEAT (the Higher Education Access Tracker), The Kent & Medway Progression Federation (KMPF), your current school or educational establishment.
You have the right to review information held about you. If you would like to do so or to notify us of a change of your details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If, you believe there is no legitimate reason for us to continue processing your data and wish us to delete it, please contact the Data Protection Officer email@example.com.
Disclaimer: We reserve the right to amend or cancel part or all of the programme. In the event of any changes, applicants/club members and their parents/carers will be notifed accordingly.
We endeavour to provide a high quality experience to all Saturday Club members. Should any applicant or club member have any feedback or wish to make a complaint then they can do so in writing via email or post using the details below:
Schools Engagement & Outreach Manager,