The Compact Scheme at Kingston University aims to support the access, transition and success of individuals from groups under-represented in higher education. The Scheme is available for mature learners, care leavers, students with a disability or specific learning difference, first generation applicants (ie those whose parents have not been to university) and those who have a household income below £25,000.
The support starts before you apply and continues throughout the application process, during enrolment and on course.
As well as pastoral support, students who are local authority care leavers or in foyer accommodation will be eligible for a bursary of £1,500 per year. Care leaver/foyer students should also refer to our support for care leaver students information.
No. To be eligible you must meet our criteria.
The benefits include:
The scheme applies to most Kingston University courses with the exception of some that are delivered at partner institutions (if in doubt, please check with the Compact Scheme team).
Taking part in the scheme does not guarantee a place on a course; normal application procedures apply and admissions tutors will consider information supplied on your UCAS form and any relevant information from your Compact Scheme application.
If your results do not meet the conditions of your offer please contact the Compact Scheme team to discuss your options.
The Compact Scheme team will be a point of contact for advice and guidance throughout your course. You will also be given the contact details of your faculty's student support officer and have access to all student support services at Kingston University.
During your course you will have access to a range of support and guidance activities and workshops. You will be able to stay in touch with the Compact Scheme team by attending drop-in sessions, calling, emailing or contacting us through social media platforms. You can always contact a member of the team to talk something through or if you have a problem.
You will be going through the same process as every other student and will not be separated or singled out in any way. The scheme simply provides you with an enhanced package of guidance and help.
In order to be considered for a Kingston University Bursary you must be a member of the Compact Scheme. However, joining the Compact Scheme does not guarantee that you will receive a bursary, there are additional criteria and conditions you must meet in order to receive a bursary.
All Compact Scheme applicants are strongly advised to contact our Student Funds team for information about possible financial support available. Find out more in our fees and funding section.
If you are a care leaver with 'home' status for fees you will be entitled to a bursary of £1,500 per year of study in addition to any other financial support you receive.
If you would like to find out more about Kingston University before applying come to one of our open days.
Alternatively ask your careers adviser if we are due to visit your school or college.
Please contact the Compact Scheme team on 020 8417 3648 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.