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Fast Track for teachers and advisers

Fast Track programmeThe Fast Track programme offers a free, comprehensive package of intervention for students who may benefit from additional support to enable them to progress on to university level study.

Who is it for?

Fast Track is for students in the first year of their Level 3 qualifications, supporting them from initial research about their options, including university, right through to making applications to university or any other positive destinations they choose.

We work with our partner schools and colleges to identify students who will most benefit (approximately 30 students per institution), using criteria such as:

  • pupil premium students;
  • parents have not attended higher education;
  • students from areas with low progression to university; and
  • care experienced students.

What's on offer?

Fast Track is a four-part programme, underpinned by regular communication and a contact person at the university. The four main elements are:

  1. Fast Track studentsIntroduction session (in school/college, spring term year 1)
    Outlining the programme and finding out about student interests/needs.
  2. Campus visit (at Kingston University, spring term year 1)
    Helping students to begin thinking about and researching university, making a personalised action plan and meeting current students.
  3. Summer school (at Kingston University, summer term year 1)
    Experiencing university through a two-day summer school with subject tasters, application support and social activities.
  4. Application clinics (in school/college, autumn term year 2)
    Perfecting student personal statements and applications through expert advice.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in getting your school/college involved in the free programme of support, please email Hannah Law-Hing-Choy ( for an initial discussion.

Contact us

Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)7917 000093
Email us

Contact us

Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)7917 000093
Email us

Staff testimonial

"Being part of the Kingston Fast Track programme has been a fantastic opportunity for our students. In particular, experiencing taster sessions enabled students to take part in activities related to their chosen subject as well as introduce a range of subjects they may not have previously considered. For me, one of the key benefits was the opportunity it gave the students to meet others on the programme and experience the social aspect of university life."

Careers adviser, West Thames College

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