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Widening Participation Statement

Some learners who wish to progress to Higher Education (HE) face a number of barriers and obstacles. For example, if you come from a lower socio-economic background you are less likely to study at a HE level than your more affluent peers. In addition, if you are disabled, a mature learner returning to study with non-traditional entry qualifications, come from a Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) background or you have grown up in care then you are less likely to study at HE level. Other barriers to HE include being the first in the family to consider HE, finding the cost of study prohibitively expensive or taking vocational qualifications.

Our priorities are:

  • Raise awareness and expectations of the Higher Education offer in the local community
  • Mature students returning to education with non-traditional entry qualifications
  • Students from BME
  • Students from deprived postcode areas
  • Increase retention of vulnerable students on programmes

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GCSE Exam Results Day

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Collect your GCSE results: Thursday 24th August

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Animal Management Students Get Creative for Wildlife Trust Hedgehog Haven

Posted on 7th August 2017 in Animal Management

Back in late April, to coincide with Hedgehog Awareness Week, our Animal Management department ran a competition, in partnership with the Kent Wildlife Trust, for our FE and HE students to produce a new design for the Trust’s ‘Best Garden for Hedgehogs’ award, sponsored by Kent Mammal Group.

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Event date 30th September 2017 at 10:00am
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