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Welcome to the University of Kent

The University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, welcomes all new students to Kent:


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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.

You must:

1 - Complete your online enrolment

You will need your student ID number to enrol. This will be emailed to you.

Please do not attempt to enrol until you have received your student 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

Once you have claimed your Kent IT account, you should log in to the Student Data System to choose your modules*. 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.

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:

*only applicable to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, depending on your programme of study. Not applicable to part-time and postgraduate research students.

5 - Apply for accommodation (if applicable)

If you are studying at our Canterbury or Medway campuses and arriving in January 2014 you should apply for accommodation online by 30 November 2013.

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.

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 Support and Wellbeing Service if you need to

Student Support team

You should contact Student Support if you have

  • specific learning difficulties (ie Dyslexia)
  • mobility difficulties
  • sensory impairments
  • social/communication difficulties (ie Asperger 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 studies.

Wellbeing team

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.

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