Facilities and Support
The School of English provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for postgraduate study. Resources include both a common room and computer room equipped with a laser printer, as well as access to a photocopier, fax and telephone. The friendly administrative staff are on hand to assisit with support for attending and even organising conferences. Students are encouraged to attend regular research seminars, lectures and creative writing events that are organised by the school, the research centres and the Faculty of Humanities.
The University Templeman Library, at the heart of the Canterbury campus, provides essential resources to support you throughout your studies. The building itself holds over a million items including books, journals, DVDs and other multimedia resources. It offers a variety of study and IT facilities: group and silent study areas, presentation practice rooms, networked PCs, as well as wireless access, laptop loans, and a café. A vast range of resources is available online, including full-text journals and newspapers, reference material, databases and bibliographies; you can access these from wherever you are with your Kent username and password.
The Library houses two archives of rare and unique material: the British Cartoon Archive, and Special Collections, with significant holdings in Victorian and Edwardian theatre, the history of science, local history, and early printed books.
The Library also provides a training and support network to help you make the most of its resources, including a Help & Enquiry desk service. Academic liaison librarians, who are your subject specialists, deliver one-to-one and group training and produce online subject guides which highlight the resources that are likely to be most useful for your studies. www.kent.ac.uk/library
The Graduate School
The Graduate School works in partnership with academic schools, departments and the Kent Union to enhance the quality of the postgraduate student experience and to create a vibrant postgraduate community at Kent. Whether you are looking for study skills training, support with your future career or simply a friendly social environment to meet other postgraduate students, the Graduate School is there to assist you. Click here for more information about the Graduate School and the Kent Union.