Student experience

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Your student experience

Discover what being a Kent student is all about.

Student experience

At Kent, we pride ourselves on an inspirational student experience. We aim to provide the platform you need to succeed, whatever your plans for the future.

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Within the Division we have a dedicated employability team who support students on a day to day basis and with any placements. 

We also have the careers and employabilty services who run events such as improving your CV and how to be assertive. 

Every year there is the employability festival where the Careers and Employability Service; Academic Schools and Professional Services come together to offer presentations, workshops, guest speakers, industry experts and fairs.

Student support

Our dedicated Student Support team is responsible for providing a range of support services for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The team is here to support you to realise your potential by offering advice on pastoral, personal health and welfare concerns.

Student Support is part of the Division of Natural Sciences. The Division comprises an experienced team from across all subject areas that provides support, knowledge and expertise on all student-related issues, including programmes of study, student experience and employability.  

As a Kent student, you also have access to mentors and a personal academic adviser, and we can offer extra individual support by working closely with our central Student Support and Wellbeing team.

At Kent, we pride ourselves on an inspirational student experience. We aim to provide the platform you need to succeed, whatever your plans for the future. The central student experience pages have more information about campus wide experiences.

Kent Union and societies

Kent Union is a charity, independent of the university, which acts as the voice of all Kent students. A students' union is responsible for supporting students during their time at university and to make sure their voice is heard.  

Meet the team

Candis is the Student Success and Attainment Manager for NATS. Her role is to ensure there are a variety of events to make your experience at the University of Kent as enjoyable, enriching, and memorable as possible. 

Luke is the Student Experience Coordinator. His role is to help organise events, reviewing Module evaluations, and hosting Student Voice Forums to ensure the student voice is heard.

Candis and Luke are based in Ingram so please do drop by if you need anything!

Share your ambitions

Our inpirational student go above and beyond their degree.

Nivedita, the BioSoc President took the society through the process of getting BioSoc affiliated with IBMS.

Nova Dora, won the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry, RSC Advances Outstanding Student Paper Awards 2021.

Our students are also very musical and sporting, gaining sports scholarships and the the John Craven Music Prize.

Student voice

There are a range of opportunities for you to give feedback, so you can find the right way for you. Let the University and Kent Union know what you think. Together we can make positive changes.