Coronavirus: Advice and information for applicants

We are committed to providing you with the highest quality education and student experience while keeping everyone safe. We continue to follow all advice from Public Health England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the World Health Organisation.


Working in collaboration with Kent Union and GKSU, we'll be running a diverse range of events at both Canterbury and Medway for new and returning students from September 2021.

While there may be some restrictions still in place (depending on the Government guidance at the time), there'll be a huge variety of events on offer, meaning you can pick up on the hobbies you have missed or try something completely new. You’ll have the chance to participate in a wide range of sports, society events, live music and meet ups. Together, we’re planning to make up for lost time!

Across the University, there is a wealth of support available.

Our Student Learning and Advisory Service provides many online resources to help students improve their study skills. Students can also make an appointment to talk to an adviser, online or in-person, at a time to suit them.

Our Student Support and Wellbeing Team offers a range of different individual and group appointments, both online and in-person. The team can help students look after their mental health and wellbeing, as well as supporting those students with specific learning disabilities.

A series of wellbeing events and activities run throughout the year, providing online and in-person opportunities to help students look after their mental health and take a break from studying.

Yes, and we'd love to meet you! Campus tours are running at the Canterbury and Medway campuses and must be pre-booked. Visit our campus tours webpage to book your place. 

We are currently following Public Health England guidance in relation to public events and gatherings. Our Open Days will remain virtual for now and we will update update our Visit webpages as we receive further guidance. 

Following the lifting of restrictions on 19 July 2021, we are currently revising our Covid-19 measures on our campuses and waiting for some further Government health and safety guidance to be published.

Although all social distancing requirements will be removed, the resulting changes to campus lay-outs and signage will take time to implement. Existing rules and signage should be followed during the transition period.  

In line with Government guidance, we are recommending that face coverings continue to be worn in crowded and enclosed spaces, and where possible natural ventilation should be increased by keeping doors and windows open. 

We understand that the risk of another lockdown taking place is concerning, however we are fully prepared for this eventuality.

Our blended teaching programme has been designed to allow us to change our provision to fully online should we need to. This means we can continue to deliver the same high-quality teaching and learning experience, regardless of location or whether face-to-face teaching is permitted.

Our support services have adapted throughout the pandemic to provide advice and support to students virtually. Our Templeman and Drill Hall libraries have extensive digital resources ensuring students can access the publications and information they need without having to come onto campus.

We have carried out extensive audits of our buildings and have strict Covid-secure protocols in place to look after our University community whatever the situation demands.

We are prepared to deliver a fantastic experience at Kent regardless of any challenges we may face.

Find all the latest information and updates from UCAS on their Coronavirus web page

If you're an applicant or prospective student and have signed up to receive information from us, we'll keep in touch with you via our regular emails. If you're a parent or supporter, you can also register for updates.

If you have any questions about the progress of your application, you can ask us a question via your Applicant Portal, or you can give our friendly Enquiries Team a call on +44 (0) 1227 768896 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm BST).

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