About For schools and colleges

We work closely with schools, colleges and education partners across London and the South East to support academic attainment and progression to higher education

The Education Support Unit co-ordinates the University's work with schools and colleges, and is a team with extensive and varied experience in the education sector, including qualified teachers and careers advisers, outreach officers, recent graduates and student ambassadors. 

We are committed to increasing the numbers of students from under-represented groups who enter higher education and have a dedicated AccessAbility team to provide information and guidance to disabled students who have concerns about going to university and provide additional support for care leavers to enter higher education including our Care Leaver Summer School and Bursary.

Who We Work With

We currently work with a selection of 25 schools and colleges who collectively form our GREat Futures Institutions, alongside a range of local schools in London and Kent. If your school or college is not listed, please do contact us as we may be able to accommodate your request. 

We are part of the Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme (KaMCOP), a project focused on facilitating the participation of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education, and our partnership work to lead and sponsor University Technical Colleges and multi-academy school trusts has enabled us to share the expertise that exists within our University with local educational settings.

What We Do

We work closely with schools, colleges and education partners across London and the South East to support academic attainment and progression to higher education.

We offer a range of activities, resources and CPD opportunities, and we have mapped out how each of these can support your school or college in meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks and the requirements of the Government's Careers Strategy.