New students

Postgraduate students

These pages are intended to give you additional information related to Getting Started at Kent. However, it is essential that you complete the enrol, IT, modules and fees elements of the online registration process as soon as possible.

Kent Graduate School

The mission of the Kent Graduate School is to: “lead and champion the strategic development of provision for graduate education and research at the University of Kent”. The Graduate School works in partnership with academic schools, faculties, central service departments and the Kent Union to enhance the quality of the graduate student experience across all campuses and create a vibrant postgraduate community at Kent.

Graduate School Website

The Graduate School provides information for its students on the Kent Graduate School website. We recommend that all new postgraduate students bookmark this page as the website contains information about an extensive range of skills training and personal development opportunities, forthcoming internal and external events, the GradPost (postgraduate newsletter), national reports on postgraduate education and links to the Graduate Student Association.

The Graduate School can be contacted by emailing

Welcome and induction event

Welcome and Induction events

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All new postgraduate students will be invited to attend a welcome and induction event coordinated by the Graduate School following their arrival at Kent. These events are held during induction week in September and at the beginning of the Spring Term. Have a look at our programme of events.

Postgraduate events

Information about all the postgraduate events planned during the academic year will be advertised on our calendar, so keep a close eye on this page. The Graduate School also circulates a weekly news email to all postgraduate students to keep them updated on forthcoming activities, events and opportunities available to them both within the University and nationally. Postgraduate students have the opportunity to bid for funding to coordinate their own events and projects aimed at enhancing the postgraduate experience at Kent through the Graduate School's Postgraduate Experience Awards which is advertised on our website. The annual Postgraduate Festival (normally scheduled to take place in June) provides our students with the opportunity to present their work to a wider audience, network with their peers from across the University and attend academic talks.

Kent Graduate Student Association

The Kent Graduate Student Association represents all postgraduate students across all campuses at the University of Kent.

This body represents students in the areas of welfare, education (both taught and research) and provides extra-curricular opportunities for students through activities, sports and the Union fundraising body (RAG).

Members of the Kent Graduate Student Association work with Kent Union, the Graduate School and the Woolf College Master to make sure that your postgraduate experience is both enjoyable and of a high-quality.

More information about the Kent Graduate Student Association is available on the website.

Skills training

Library Services

Information on library services for postgraduate students is available to download from the Library website

Postgraduate Research students

The Graduate School coordinates the Researcher Development Programme for postgraduate researchers, which includes workshops focused on research, specialist and transferable skills.

Transferable skills are those which go beyond your research and subject area and can be applied to enhance your career prospects in all aspects of employment.  Full information about the Researcher Development Programme is available on the website. Handbooks about the Researcher Development Programme will also be made available to all postgraduate researchers.

Postgraduate Taught students

The Graduate School runs the Global Skills Award Programme, which is open to all taught Master’s students.  The Global Skills Award is comprised of a range of lectures on global issues and a series of skills workshops, which have been specifically designed to enhance personal skills and employability in a competitive job market.  Full information about the Global Skills Award is available on the website.

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Last Updated: 13/07/2016