Latest Updates: 

The Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme (KaMCOP) team at UCA are continuing to offer virtual outreach opportunities for your learners and young people. 

If you'd like to book a virtual presentation, talk or workshop, or discuss a bespoke activity for your students, please get in touch: kamcop@uca.ac.uk, and we will be happy to facilitate a live or pre-recorded option to suit your organisation.

The KaMCOP Team are working from home, and continue to be available through email contact. We are also happy to organise virtual meetings and conversations, so please do continue to get in touch with any queries.

To see our full KaMCOP Outreach Offer for 2020-2021, please see our online offer booklet below.

2020-2021 Offer Booklet

To download our latest newsletter, including upcoming opportunities and updates, please click below.

Latest KaMCOP Newsletter


Additional virtual and online resources for young people to access individually are also available on our student-facing page, Get Creative: uca.ac.uk/getcreative.


About KaMCOP

Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme

The Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme (KaMCOP) consists of a group of universities and colleges that have come together to deliver targeted outreach across Kent and Medway.

Nationally, this work falls under the banner of the Uni Connect Programme, an Office for Students (OfS)-funded project aimed at promoting social mobility by improving access to Higher Education for young people from under- represented backgrounds.

KaMCOP works to engage and realise the aspirations of young people from specific wards in Kent and Medway, where participation is lower than expected given the GCSE results of the young people who live there.

As the programme’s creative lead, the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) promotes progression in creative arts, business and technology through a variety of activities, including workshops, holiday clubs and masterclasses, with young people in Years 9 to 13.

At UCA, we believe all young people  should have the opportunity to contribute  to the culture in which they live, and so  we’ve developed an innovative outreach programme to:

  • Help raise the profile of creative subjects and dispel myths about working in the creative sector
  • Provide young people with additional cultural and social capital opportunities
  • Give students the opportunity to develop and learn new skills to support their progression
  • For everyone to find out more about creative careers and how Higher Education can be a pathway into this exciting sector.


KaMCOP Partner Schools, Colleges, Target Wards and Criteria

See a list of KaMCOP's partner schools, colleges and target wards and find out more about KaMCOP Criteria. 

Opportunities for Partner Schools & Colleges

Opportunities for Community & Youth Organisations

Opportunities for Young People


We have put together some essential resources for parents about studying at UCA to help support your child as they explore their creative passion.

View our Parents' Guide

Working in Partnership

Raising aspirations of higher education through partnerships and collaboration

UCA Schools & Outreach 

The UCA Outreach programme offers a diverse range of activities to suit all year groups, spanning Creative Arts, Business & Technology.

There are many opportunities to engage including creative workshops and masterclasses, group visits to the university, and presentations about creative careers.

It is our aim to provide engaging activities to inspire students to enter into a career in the creative industries, as well as providing teachers and careers advisors with tools to advise on the creative sector.

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AccessHE is the access to higher education network for London. Founded in 2011 and a key division of London Higher, AccessHE is the pan-London organisation that aims to support the progression of under-represented groups to higher education (HE). It does this by enabling HE institutions (HEIs), schools and colleges to achieve their objectives on widening access to HE more efficiently and effectively.

UCA is also a key partner in AccessHE Creative Network. With the many challenges facing young people looking to follow a creative pathway, the AccessHE Creative Network aims to develop coordinated strategies to support under-represented young people in London.

Visit the AccessHE website
Find out more about AccessHE Creative


Higher Education Outreach Network (HEON)

UCA is currently working with HEON, a consortia of universities working together to deliver activity focussed on progression to Higher Education within Surrey and North East Hampshire. As part of HEON, UCA will deliver collaborative outreach to pupils in Years 9 to 13 who reside in specific wards. Young people will receive impartial Information Advice and Guidance on HE and progression routes, in order to support the government’s aim of increasing the university progression rates of young people living in the target wards. Staff at HEON’s partner institutions are funded to work collaboratively and inform young people of the variety of opportunities available at university, and how to navigate the path towards a HE course.

Find out more about HEON



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Kent and Medway Progression Federation (KMPF)

UCA is a partner within KMPF, which is made up of 40 schools in the Kent and Medway area, 3 universities and 2 local authorities working together to enable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to access higher education.

Find out more about KMPF

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Any questions?

If you have any questions about KaMCOP at UCA, please contact us: 

01252 892787