Timetable and events
Your personal teaching timetable for 2019-20 will be available from Friday 20 September 2019 for new undergraduate students starting Kent in September. You must be fully registered for all of your modules to see your personal timetable.
Have a question about timetables? See our FAQs
The autumn term commences on Monday 23 September 2019 and this is when your academic timetable will start. Our key dates page has all the important dates for the academic year 2019/20, including term dates and vacation periods.
Keep up to date with everything taking place during Welcome Week!
19-20 September, 11am - 5pm
- Canterbury campus: Union Plaza
- Medway campus: The Student Hub
Our Welcome Fairs are held over two days and are jam-packed with hundreds of sports and societies, great food and drink, live music and performaces. There's a different programme for each day and it's a great opportunity to bond with your housemates, meet new people and pick up loads of freebies.
Events for international students
International Partnerships arranges a special programme of events for all new international students and EU students, including Erasmus, study abroad and international foundation students, arriving in September. Events include Global Hangouts, visits to local attractions, coffee mornings and the International Student Experience Fair.
It's a great opportunity to make new friends and get to know the University and the surrounding area before the start of term. These events must be booked in advance via the online store and entry is by ticket only. Please remember to print your e-ticket and bring it along with you to each event.
Library and IT welcome sessions
16-20 September, 9.30am - 4.30pm
There’s more to Library and IT at Kent than you’d think. Meet our staff and find out what we can offer you. Library and IT sessions aren’t subject specific so you can join any session during the week. If you spot a session in your timetable come along to that one and meet other students on your course!
- Canterbury campus: Welcome Hall, Main entrance, Templeman Library
- Medway campus: The Drill Hall Library
Employability Points scheme
Getting involved in co-curricular activities doesn't just give you a great student experience, you can also earn Employability Points which can earn you rewards.
The types of activities you can earn points for are part-time employment, societies, attending careers events, volunteering, Academic Peer Mentoring, Global Skills Award, Buddy Scheme, language courses and being a Student Ambassador or Student Rep.
It's simple - just log in to MyFolio to log your activities and your points will appear on your profile. Once you have enough points, you can cash these in to apply for rewards which can include paid internships, work experience opportunities, training and vouchers offered by local and national employers. Over 8,300 Kent students are currently involved, so why not join them and start earning your points!
Kent Student Certificate for Volunteering (KSCV)
We have over 6,000 volunteers working on projects at the University and in the local community. As well as making a positive contribution, you'll develop essential skills and attributes that employers are looking for. You can earn gold+, gold, silver and bronze awards based on the number of volunteering hours you complete each year, and you log your hours via Kent Union's online Toolkit
You can also choose to complete the Platinum module which can act as a credit-bearing module (15 credits) or an an extra-curricular module.
The Student Guide will be extremely useful to you during Welcome Week and throughout your studies. As well as providing lots of handy information about University life, there are links to key services, your online student record, your timetable, LibrarySearch and Moodle.
Living on the Canterbury campus
These pages provide lots of useful information if you're living on the Canterbury campus.
Living at Liberty Quays
Read our useful guide to Liberty Quays.