We aim to support students no matter their age and have a welcome page for new mature students starting at Kent.
Kent Union have also organised a Welcome Day for all new mature students starting this September.
Mature Student Society
Student parents/carers support
Canterbury and Medway offer great environments for families, with a wide range of child-friendly facilities and a perfect mix of city, coast and countryside. If you are planning to bring your family with you when you study, this page has links to useful information including accommodation, schooling and healthcare.
We strongly advise new students with children to travel to Kent alone, in advance of starting their course, to make all the arrangements for housing and schooling and to get a sense of the local area, before bringing their families to join them. Deciding where to live may be affected by a range of factors including the proximity to schools and other family-focused services.
Many current Kent postgraduate students with families are happy to pass on their knowledge to new arrivals, while other more formal support is available through our Graduate School. Our Postgraduate International Families Network also gives student parents the opportunity to connect and socialise with other families and to receive notifications of upcoming events.
Oaks Nursery in Canterbury
At Canterbury, the on-campus Oaks Nursery is registered for children aged 0-5 years and they offer discounts for student parents.