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University of Kent summer update

June and July has been a busy time for outreach delivery. As undergraduates leave the University, the Partnership Development Office delivers a busy summer programme of activities for students from KMPF Schools and Colleges. This year the University of Kent delivered in excess of 90 events, the majority of which were underpinned by a core team of student ambassadors.

A number of events were run on campus where others took place in school settings. In addition to on-going popular outreach events such as World Languages Days, the Year 10 residential and Science Extravaganza, the University of Kent were pleased to be able to offer some new events, including:

Year 12 Summer School - This one night residential focused on ensuring students were well equipped to make informed decisions when starting the process of applying to University. During the residential students explored a range of different accommodation options, subject and society tasters as well as visiting another University (CCCU). Feedback from this event was positive and the Outreach Team hope to be able to run this again next year.

Year Group Visits - This year the Outreach Team revised their Year Group Visits to ensure they were specifically tailored for participants. Year 7 and 8 students had the opportunity to explore the campus environment and then design their own university. Students in Year 9 had the opportunity to experience the range of subjects on offer at university by participating in a range of exciting taster sessions led by experienced academic staff and postgraduate students.

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Over 70% of the young people who participated in KMPF activities had no prior experience of university in their family

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