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.
We offer a number of initiatives that celebrate the hard work of our students, researchers and academics:
A newsletter written and produced by postgraduates for postgraduates.
Support yourself and your colleagues to build our research community
An opportunity to get involved in a range of challenging and rewarding activities and projects.
The representative voice of all 20,000+ students who study at the University of Kent.
Supporting Kent students studying at our Medway campus.
Rewarding students for their active engagement with co-curricular activities.
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:
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.
The Student Support and Wellbeing team do everything they can to make your time at the University of Kent a positive experience. They are committed to improving access to learning and provide a wide range of support. See their website below for helpful articles and a range of events you can attend.