Student experience

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Your student experience

There's so much more to university than lectures and seminars. Whatever your interests, we have a wide range of activities and societies to choose from.

Make the most of the opportunities at Kent to create the best student experience for you and to reach your full potential.

Why Kent?

We achieved the 4th highest score for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016.

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Get involved

University is the perfect place to try out as many activities as possible. Join a student society, take up a new sport or immerse yourself in the music scene.

Why not become a student ambassador or get a job on campus to give your career prospects a boost? Whatever your plans for the future, get involved and make your time at Kent as good as it can be.

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Sport and fitness

We are committed to a 'sport for all' philosophy at Kent and encourage you to be more active, get fit and have fun.

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Arts and culture

Our thriving arts programme includes our own cinema and Gulbenkian arts centre.

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Musical community

Music is a big part of the Kent experience. We have fantastic facilities on-campus and there is a vibrant local music scene.

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Clubs and societies

Student societies give you the chance to meet like-minded people, share your interests and make lifelong friends.

International opportunities

We have links with prestigious universities and leading business organisations around the world. Whatever your degree, the chance to study or work abroad can open up a world of exciting possibilities.

You can enjoy a different culture, develop your language skills and grow in self-confidence. Living and travelling abroad broadens your outlook, teaches you new skills and helps you in both your degree and your future career.

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