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Welcome events and activities

International Partnerships arranges a special programme of events for all new EU and international students, including Erasmus, Study Abroad and International Foundation students. The following events will take place in a virtual format to ensure that they are accessible to all.

Global Hangouts

These events are open to all new EU/international students joining the University in September 2020.

The Hangouts are designed to provide you with an introduction to Kent, meet some staff members who will be supporting you during your time here and to meet other new EU/international students. There will also be some fun activities for you to enjoy!

Please note that there will be three Hangouts taking place over the course of September and each event will follow the same format. We therefore invite you to select one date and time slot.

A link with joining instructions will be circulated to all attendees prior to the event.

Choose a date and book

Full Degree International/EU Student Live Chat

We will be running a live chat drop in service for new full degree EU and international students, Monday to Friday 6am-5pm BST, from 7 to 25 September 2020. 

The service will be available on this page, as well as on all of our Getting Started pages for international students, and we will be available via instant messenger to answer any questions you may have about your arrival at Kent. 

You will also be given the opportunity to book a face to face appointment with International Recruitment staff, should you wish to do that as well.

Short-term Student Live Chat

This event is for new short-term EU/international students only (including exchange).

We encourage you to attend our Short-term Essentials Talk and live student chat (link will be available soon), providing you with all of the information you need to begin settling into life at Kent. International Partnerships’ staff will deliver a presentation and then there will be a live Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to talk to staff and ask any questions you may have.

A link with joining instructions will be circulated to all attendees prior to the event.

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Virtual events and activities package

Our team are putting together a programme of virtual activities and events that you may wish to take part in when you arrive in the UK. Examples include virtual tours of local attractions and some creative ideas of how to keep busy before the start of term.

Further details will be published over the coming weeks.

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