Postgraduate community

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Postgraduate community and support

Kent Master’s and doctoral students are welcomed into a strong intellectual and social community which is rich in culture and diversity and extends across our academic schools, faculties, campuses and two European centres.

Our postgraduates benefit from a rich, stimulating and challenging community where we encourage students to work closely with academic staff. We also encourage students to take an active role in extracurricular activities and develop their skills by presenting their research, participating in conferences and publishing papers.

We also offer a strong framework of specialist support and dedicated student services across the University. 

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Celebrating success

We offer a number of initiatives that celebrate the hard work of our students, researchers and academics: 

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Networking opportunities

Our postgraduate students play an important role in shaping the development of the Kent postgraduate community. We offer a wide range of opportunities for you to interact with other postgraduates and the wider University community:

  • The GradPost is a quarterly newsletter produced by postgraduates, for postgraduates.
  • The Kent Union Postgraduate Network gives postgraduates the space and opportunity to raise awareness of any issues or challenges occurring within their academic studies or overall experiences. 

High-quality facilities

As a postgraduate student at Kent, you have access to subject-specific facilities in your School, central resources such as our libraries and careers services. We also provide study and social spaces specifically for postgraduate students, including the Postgraduate Study Hub at our Canterbury campus.

Discover more about the facilities at our campuses at Canterbury and Medway, and our postgraduate European centres in Brussels, Paris, Rome and Athens.

Find out more about our locations
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Make a difference

The Kent Graduate Student Association (KGSA), University of Greenwich Students' Union and Kent Union organise a range of events and opportunities:

  • KGSA runs events, volunteering opportunities and supports postgraduates at Woolf College
  • Kent Union gives you access to societies and a variety of services and events. It also represents the postgraduate student voice across all campuses
  • Postgraduate Ambassador Scheme helps to enhance your skills
  • GK Unions offer membership for postgraduate students at Medway