Get Creative


Let's get creative! Explore the free opportunities, activities and resources open to young people in Kent and Medway.

If you're looking for information on how to be more creative, we've got you covered. From fun and exciting projects to take part in at home to free workshops and info about studying creative subjects.

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Useful information

To find an upcoming Arts Award event to suit you, have a look at our events bar at the top of this page.

There are loads of benefits to achieving an Arts Award, including:

  • Learn new creative skills by taking part in practical workshops
  • Create your own unique portfolio of creative work
  • Gain an arts certificate or qualification, which is great for adding to your CV or applications
  • Develop your transferable skills, like communication and leadership.

Not sure what Arts Award is? Find out on our Arts Award Student Page.

Our activities are suitable for young people aged 11 to 18 who have an interest in creative subjects and would like to develop their skills, knowledge and portfolio.

The aim of these activities is to provide an opportunity for young people to access free creative activities from a higher education institution to support them to find out more about creative subjects, pathways, and careers.

Some of our activities have specific eligibility criteria - this will be made clear for each individual opportunity, and we encourage you to make yourself familiar with this information before applying. If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria for individual activities, please get in touch using the contact details at the bottom of this page.

UCA is committed to raising aspirations toward further and higher education through partnerships and collaboration.

Some of the activities promoted on this page are offered as part of UCA's collaborative outreach partnerships:

  • Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme (KaMCOP) - KaMCOP consists of a group of universities and colleges who have come together to deliver targeted outreach across Kent and Medway. Nationally, this work falls under the banner of the Uni Connect Programme, a project aimed at promoting social mobility by improving access to Higher Education for young people from under-represented backgrounds. Find out more about KaMCOP.
  • Higher Education Outreach Network (HEON) - HEON is a consortium of universities working together to deliver activity focussed on progression to Higher Education within Surrey and North East Hampshire. As part of HEON, UCA delivers collaborative outreach to students in Years 9 to 13 who reside in specific wards. Find out more about HEON.
  • 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. Visit the KMPF website.
  • AccessHE - AccessHE is the access to higher education network for London. Founded in 2011 and a key division of London Higher, the AccessHE Creative Network aims to develop coordinated strategies to support under-represented young people in London. Find out more about AccessHE Creative.

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

The university's data protection policies and privacy notices can be viewed here.

The policies which apply to the activities promoted on this page are:
Outreach & Widening Participation Privacy Notice
UCA KaMCOP Privacy Notice

UCA reserves the right to amend or cancel part, or all, of the activities displayed on this page. In the event of any changes, applicants/ participants will be notified accordingly. All details are correct at the time of publication.


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