The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Getting Started at Kent: What to do now
In order to avoid delays to your registration, you must complete the steps below before you arrive
1. Complete your online enrolment
You will need your Kent ID number to enrol and this will be notified to you via a 'How to enrol' message in your Kent applicant portal intray. You will be sent an email to let you know when this message appears in your intray. Please do not attempt to enrol until you have received your Kent ID number. If you are studying in Brussels, you should view the Brussels pages.
Failure to complete all the enroment stages will result in delays to your registration and your access to student/campus activities.
2. Claim your IT account
You need a Kent IT account to access computing facilities on campus, remotely from your home, the library or an internet cafe. You will also be able to access the Student Data System.
3. Arrange fee payment
In order to fully register prior to your arrival, you need to arrange payment of your tuition fees. Our 'Arrange your fees' section will help you choose the best method for you.
4. Choose your modules
If your course requires you to choose modules, you can do this from 26 August if you’re a new undergraduate student, and from 14 September if you’re a taught postgraduate. You need to have claimed your IT account first.
Help with choosing your modules
You can find all the necessary information to assist you in selecting your modules, along with the undergraduate handbooks, on the relevant websites:
Once you have logged in to the Student Data System, follow the links to Online Module Registration to check whether you need to choose your modules.
- Most full-time students are required to choose modules online, although some programmes do not have optional modules in the first year of study.
- If you are a short-term or exchange student, you are not required to choose your modules online. Staff from International Development will arrange this.
- Part-time students cannot choose modules online. If you are studying part-time, you should contact your Academic School.
If you are joining one of the Kent International Pathways programmes (International Foundation Programme/Graduate Diploma), you will be contacted directly by the Centre for English and Word Languages before you arrive regarding arrangements for your module choice selection.back to top
Once you have logged in to the Student Data System, follow the links to Online Module Registration to check whether you need to choose your modules*.
Most full-time students are required to choose modules online, although some programmes do not have optional modules in the first year of study.
If you are a short-term or exchange student, you are not required to choose your modules online. Staff from International Development will arrange this.
Part-time students cannot choose modules online. If you are studying part-time, you should contact Medway Student Administration. All queries should be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org to top
5. Apply for accommodation (if applicable)
If you are studying at our Canterbury or Medway campuses you should apply for accommodation online by 30 November 2014.
Whilst we will always try and allocate you to the type of accommodation you request, please note that this is not always possible and individual preferences cannot be guaranteed.
Offers of University accommodation are sent by email from mid-December onwards.
6. Ensure you are fully immunised
In order to achieve maximum protection it is very important that you have been immunised against meningitis C and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) before attending university.
7. Register with the Student Support and Wellbeing Service if you need to
You should contact Student Support if you have
- specific learning difficulties (ie Dyslexia)
- mobility difficulties
- sensory impairments
- social/communication difficulties (ie Asperger's syndrome)
- medical conditions.
We employ a diverse range of staff to help meet your requirements. Example of assistance include
- study skills tuition
- note taking
- library support
If you are a disabled student and a UK resident it is advisable to apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance before commencing your studiesback to top
The Wellbeing team offers support to students who have concerns arising from emotional, psychological or mental health issues The team includes counsellors who offer individual counselling sessions and Wellbeing Advisers who support students with mental health concerns.
You are invited to make an appointment to meet with a member of the team who will listen to your concerns and consider what support might be helpful.back to top
8. Electoral registration
From 10 June 2014, people registering to vote in England and Wales will need to register as individuals. In order to register, you are required to complete a self-registration form on the Government website. Why you should register to vote - find out more.