KCL Aspire


Applications for the next cohort of Aspire running from January 2022 to June 2023 are now open. Year 12 students of African and Caribbean heritage living in London can apply here:


Deadline: December 1st 2021

About Aspire

Aspire is a two-year programme designed to support sixth formers of African and Caribbean heritage as they transition from school to university. It is run in partnership between King’s College London’s African Caribbean Society and Widening Participation Department.

While Black students make up c.8% of the student body at UK universities, within the Russell Group (research-intensive) universities, this number drops to 4%. King’s College London are committed to increasing the number of Black students in their student body and have identified Black students as priority group. Other priority groups are Care Experienced students, Young Carers, Forced Migrants, Estranged students and Gypsy, Roma & Traveller students.

Aspire runs from January 2022 to June 2023, working with students from year 12 to the end of their time at sixth form/college



The programme aims to expose students to life at King’s and other Russell Group Universities.


The programme aims to inform students of the opportunities available to them before they start university and whilst they are at university in order to maximise their prospects post-university.


Each student on the programme receives a mentor who is able to offer UCAS support, application guidance and advice around exam preparation. The mentors are current KCL students of African and Caribbean heritage.

Alexander Ugoh

Click HERE to Apply