Research community

Postgraduate Opportunities

Kent’s Master’s and doctoral students, academic and research staff are welcomed into a strong scholarly and supportive social community which is rich in activity, culture and diversity, and extends across our academic Schools, Centres, Divisions, campuses and two European centres.  

Our postgraduates and colleagues benefit from a rich, stimulating and challenging intellectual community in which students are encouraged to work closely with academic staff. We also advise students and staff to develop and expand their skills by presenting their research, participating in conferences and publishing papers.

We offer a strong framework of specialist support and dedicated  services across the University, which extends to both students and staff. Kent encourages all members of our community to take an active role in extracurricular activities and to focus on their wellbeing and that of their colleagues.


On behalf of the Postgraduate Network, we are so grateful to the entire GRC Team for all the support and the kindness you have shown to us. We are so fortunate to work alongside you this year.

Miguel Santos English MA by Research

PhD Mentoring Scheme

The GRC's Mentoring Scheme supports the development of PG's and ECR's. Mentors are paired with a mentee and through sharing their own knowledge, experience and expertise, mentors enhance the perspective of mentees and expose mentees to new opportunities.

The Scheme runs from January to July, please contact for more information.

Networking opportunities

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

  • Academic Networks - build networks to benefit your professional development and career progression. 


The GRC have provided an opportunity for me to collaborate with staff and students in various fields and allowed me to develop a wider knowledge and understanding of the University of Kent community and feel integrated into postgraduate student life.

Jemma Gurr Postcolonial Studies MA