UCA is working with the Higher Education Outreach Network (HEON), a partnership working together to deliver activity focussed on progression to Higher Education (HE) within Surrey and North East Hampshire. 

As a HEON partner institution, UCA collaborates with schools, colleges, employers and other partners to deliver effective and impactful collaborative outreach to pupils in Years 9 to 13 who reside in specific wards. We offer young people impartial information, advice and guidance on the variety of opportunities and HE progression routes available. This supports the aim of the Government’s Uni Connect Programme to reduce the gap in HE participation between the most and least represented groups, and allowing young people to make well-informed decisions about their future education.

The HEON partnership:

  • 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
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
  • Surrey Sports Park
  • Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership
  • Surrey County Council

  • Targeted HEON Partner Schools & Colleges
    • Alderwood Senior School
    • All Hallows Catholic School
    • Ash Manor School
    • Brooklands College
    • Chertsey High School
    • Christ's College, Guildford
    • Collingwood College
    • Cove School
    • Farnborough College of Technology
    • Farnham Heath End School
    • Farnham Sixth Form College
    • Fernhill School
    • George Abbot School
    • Guildford College
    • Hoe Valley School
    • Jubilee High School
    • Kings College for the Arts and Technology
    • Merrist Wood College
    • North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT)
    • Salesian School, Chertsey
    • Samuel Cody School
    • St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, Woking
    • St Paul's Catholic College
    • St Peter's Catholic School
    • Strodes College
    • The Beacon School
    • The Bishop Wand Church of England School
    • The Magna Carta School
    • The Matthew Arnold School
    • The Sixth Form College Farnborough
    • The Wavell School
    • Thomas Knyvett College
    • Winston Churchill School
    • Woking College
    • Woking High School

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Teachers & Careers Advisors


We have put together some essential resources for parents about studying at UCA to help support your child as they explore their creative passion.

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UCA Ambassadors

Our UCA Ambassadors are passionate champions for the creative industries and creative education and support all of our outreach activities.

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Working in Partnership

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Kent and Medway Progression Federation (KMPF)

UCA is a partner within the Kent and Medway Progression Federation, 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.

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AccessHE is the access to higher education network for London. Founded in 2011 and a key division of London Higher, AccessHE is the pan-London organisation that aims to support the progression of under-represented groups to higher education (HE). It does this by enabling HE institutions (HEIs), schools and colleges to achieve their objectives on widening access to HE more efficiently and effectively.

UCA is also a key partner in AccessHE Creative Network. With the many challenges facing young people looking to follow a creative pathway, the AccessHE Creative Network aims to develop coordinated strategies to support under-represented young people in London.

Visit the AccessHE website
Find out more about AccessHE Creative


Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme (KaMCOP)

The Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme consists of a group of universities and colleges that have come together to deliver targeted outreach across Kent and Medway.

As the programme’s creative lead, UCA will be promoting creative subjects and progression through workshops, holiday camps and 1:1 support with selected young people in Years 9 to 13.

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.



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UCA Schools & Outreach 

The UCA Outreach programme offers a diverse range of activities to suit all year groups, spanning Creative Arts, Business & Technology.

There are many opportunities to engage including creative workshops and masterclasses, group visits to the university, and presentations about creative careers.

It is our aim to provide engaging activities to inspire students to enter into a career in the creative industries, as well as providing teachers and careers advisors with tools to advise on the creative sector.

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Any questions?

If you have any questions about HEON at UCA, please contact us: 

01252 918363