UCA works with the Higher Education Outreach Network (HEON), a consortium of universities delivering activities to promote progression to Higher Education within specific wards across Surrey and North East Hampshire.

We offer outreach activities to pupils in Years 10 to 13, as well as impartial information, advice and guidance on Higher Education.

  • University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
  • University of Surrey
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • The University of Law
  • Activate Learning
  • North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT)
  • Farnborough College of Technology (FCOT)
  • The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM)
  • Brooklands College
  • Surrey Sports Park
  • Surrey County Council
  • Alderwood Senior School
  • Ash Manor School
  • Chertsey High School
  • Christ's College, Guildford
  • Collingwood College
  • Cove School
  • Farnborough College of Technology
  • Farnham Heath End School
  • Fernhill School
  • Hoe Valley School
  • Salesian School, Chertsey
  • The Beacon School
  • The Matthew Arnold School
  • The Wavell School


Eligibility for specific HEON events are determined by postcode. For our most popular events, places will be prioritised for students who live in target postcodes. However, this will vary on an event-by-event basis and some of our events are suitable for whole year groups – please get in touch for further information. To see if you’re eligible for any of HEON’s events, please enter your/your student’s home postcode using the look up tool.

Allocation will also be based on your personal statement, where we would like to see an evident passion for the subject and an interest in studying a creative subject at a higher level.

This information will be gathered via our application form and will be assessed by the HEON Manager, UCA Outreach Manager and Collaborative Outreach Officer (HEON).

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. UCA reserves the right to cancel or amend activities at any time prior to the start of the programme.  In the event of any changes, applicants/participants and their parents/carers will be notified accordingly.

If an applicant decides not to accept their offer, they must inform UCA staff via email as soon as possible so spaces can be reallocated where possible, by emailing heon@uca.ac.uk

UCA and HEON processes data in accordance with the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR).

Refer to the UCA HEON Data Privacy Notice. UCA's data protection policies and privacy notices can be viewed here.

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 by emailing heon@uca.ac.uk. 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 dpo@uca.ac.uk

Get in touch

If you have any questions about HEON at UCA, please call us on 01252 918363 or send an email

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