The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
What happens on a Medway open day?
Our Open Days are designed to give you a real flavour of what it is like to live and study at the University of Kent.
We have some excellent facilities for you to visit, including the library and student accommodation, a range of subject areas for you to explore and a number of talks, events and activities. We also offer student-led tours of our historic campus.
Due to the popularity of our open days, we ask that you book a place online. Booking usually opens 4 weeks before the event.
How to make the most of it
We understand that you may be visiting many universities while you are making your decision, so have a look at our top tips for an enjoyable and successful day. We have also included approximate timings for you to help with your planning.
We have specialist facilities at the Historic Dockyard and our accommodation is approximately 10 minutes from the campus so we recommend comfortable shoes. We normally book sunshine and blue skies for open day but please bring a waterproof jacket, just in case!
Images from our October 2012 open day
Focus on your subject(s) of interest and visit the subject stand
We have two campuses and three centres with different courses available at each. Please check which of our locations offer the course you are interested in by using our online course finder.
Each subject will have a stand at the open day where you can speak to admissions and academic staff on a one-to-one basis. You can pick up additional course information, subject leaflets and find out about assessment methods and the admissions process
Attend a subject talk/demonstration
The subject talks/demonstrations are designed for prospective students who are new to university study. These sessions will give you an idea of what it is like to study your subject at Kent and you will also have the opportunity to ask questions
If you are planning on studying part-time, or at postgraduate level, you are are welcome to attend but are encouraged to first visit the appropriate subject stand to talk to staff about your intended area of study.
Attend a general information talk
Our general talks programme will cover the following areas:
- What Kent offers you: Find out about life at Kent and student accommodation
- Student Finance
- The UCAS process
Go on a campus tour
A campus tour enables you to have a good look round and get a sense of whether you would be happy studying and living here (if you are moving away from home).
Our tours are led by current students who can tell you all about student life at Kent. They are very friendly and love talking about the University, so don't be shy and make sure you ask them lots of questions! (approx time: 45 mins)
Visit Liberty Quays student accommodation
If you are planning to move away from home, visiting a study bedroom will give you an idea of what it's like to live away from home. Liberty Quays opened in 2008 and offers first-class accommodation to new students. All accommodation costs include gas, electricity, water, internet access and limited insurance cover for personal possessions. View current accommodation rates.
If you select Kent as your first choice University and apply before 31 July in the year of entry, you will be offered on-campus accommodation (Insurance, Late, Adjustment and Clearing applicants will be offered accommodation subject to availability).
The study bedroom visit will be included as part of your campus tour. If you would prefer to just visit the accommodation, please mention this to the campus tour co-ordinator at the departure point.
And finally...make time for lunch!
We have a number of cafés open throughout the day where you can get a bite to eat and take the weight off your feet:
- No.1 Bistro (Rochester Building)
- The Venue Cafe (Pilkington Building)
- Essentials, the campus convenience store (Jellicoe Building)
- Coopers (Jellicoe Building)
- Archibald Hay Mess cafe (Drill Hall Library)
Tea and coffee will be available in the Pilkington Building on arrival.