What We Do

The Kent and Medway Progression Federation (KMPF) is a collaborative partnership of higher education providers, colleges, schools and community organisations working to make sure young people from all backgrounds can see and reach their potential. 

KMPF was originally established in 2011 when the government’s national Aimhigher programme came to an end. It was one of just a handful of remaining partnerships in the country to continue beyond the end of central government funding in 2011, thanks to the support and contributions of our member organisations. 

Its longevity evidences the commitment and passion of colleagues within our partner universities towards ensuring that every young person in our area who has the potential to benefit from higher education (HE) – particularly those currently under-represented – is aware of the opportunities available and can make an informed choice about their future. 

Today, we are proud to work with 49 schools and 3 colleges to deliver outreach activities across Kent and Medway through our two targeted widening participation projects: the KMPF General Outreach Programme, which is funded and delivered by our partner institutions, and the KaMCOP programme, which is part of the Office for Students (OfS) Uni Connect Programme.

As well as delivering this targeted outreach through our school partners, we are here to provide information, advice, and guidance for anyone from Kent and Medway who needs support exploring their post-16 and post-18 education options.



Of students attending KMPF activities were from areas with low progression rates to Higher Education.

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POLAR4 is the latest measure of young participation in Higher Education and is based on postcode. It measures the proportion of young people who enter Higher Education aged 18 or 19 between 2009-10 and 2014-15.

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