Saturday Club


Please note that due to the current situation regarding Covid-19, all of our on-campus Outreach activities have been postponed until further notice. 

Interested in taking part in creative activities at home? We are currently offering Online Arts Award courses for young people in Years 10 & 12. Please click here for more information.

Register your interest

If you are interested in attending our Saturday Club please register your interest using the relevant form below and we will contact you as soon as the details have been confirmed.

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Admission criteria

  • Admissions Criteria

    UCA’s National Art & Design Saturday Club is suitable for students who are studying or have an interest in creative subjects and would like to develop their skills and portfolio.

    To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

    • be aged 13-16
    • be able to attend the whole 20-week programme and final exhibition.

    The aim of the Saturday Club is to provide an opportunity of free art & design tuition within a higher education environment to students who may not otherwise have the chance to access such opportunity. This may include students who have little or no experience of Higher Education in their family. 

    As such, priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

    • Would be the first generation in their family to study at higher education level (e.g. Degree, HND, HNC)
    • Are currently eligible for Free School Meals
    • Come from a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (determined by postcode using POLAR 3 data)
    • Are from a black or minority ethnic (BME) background
    • Are in, or have lived under local authority care
    • Have caring responsibilities for a family member
    • Have a disability
    • Have not previously attended a UCA Saturday Club programme.

    This information will be gathered via UCA’s Saturday Club programme application form and will be assessed by the University’s Schools Engagement & Outreach Manager and Market Development Manager.

    Once the application deadline has passed, we will consider all applications against the priority criteria listed above to determine who will be offered a place. A decision will be sent in writing to confirm whether a place on the programme has been secured, and successful applicants will be asked to confirm their place in writing. Where the programmes are over-subscribed, un-placed applicants who meet the criteria outlined above will be kept on a waiting list and allocated spaces should they become available.

    If an applicant decides not to accept their offer, they must inform the Schools Engagement & Outreach Manager via email as soon as possible so spaces can be re-allocated where possible.  

  • Data Protection

    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 Saturday Club are: 

    Outreach & Widening Participation
    The Application Privacy Notice

    You have the right to review information held about you. If you would like to do so or to notify us of a change of your details, please email  If, you believe there is no legitimate reason for us to continue processing your data and wish us to delete it, please contact the Data Protection Officer

  • Disclaimer

    Disclaimer: We reserve the right to amend or cancel part or all of the programme. In the event of any changes, applicants/club members and their parents/carers will be notified accordingly.

    We endeavour to provide a high quality experience to all Saturday Club members. Should any applicant or club member have any feedback or wish to make a complaint then they can do so in writing via email or post using the details below:


    Schools Engagement & Outreach Manager
    UCA Farnham
    Falkner Road
    GU9 7DS

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Saturday Club at UCA, please contact us: 

01252 892883