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Welcome to our world

Welcome to the School of History! We’re delighted you’ve chosen us. Discover a host of resources created by our staff and students especially for our applicants.


On behalf of the School of History, hello and welcome.

You are at the start of a great new adventure in which you will explore many different aspects of History, and have the opportunity to engage with the vast range of activities offered by the University and Kent Union.  

We're here to help with any questions you have about your application and joining the University of Kent community. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Professor Mark Connelly, 
Head of School

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All quiet on the Western Front?: Professor Mark Connelly explores the story and significance of the Christmas Truce in 1914.

Access to primary sources

To develop your skills as a historian, it is vital to have access to a wide range of historical evidence and opinion. In addition to the University's own extensive library collection, our students have privileged access to the Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archives. Here, you have the opportunity to work with unique primary sources including medieval and early modern manuscripts and books. 

The University is also home to the British Cartoon Archive and holds a rare and complete set of British official histories of the two world wars. 

History at Kent

"I was looking at different university options and chose to come to Kent because there's a lot of flexibility and choice."  

Rebecca Noble, BA (Hons) History student  

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An important aspect of studying History at Kent is engaging with Historiography. Studying the historiography of a subject means thinking about the ways historians have explored their subjects, themes, and topics.  

Professor Connelly gives an insight into Historiography, and also shares two recommended reading suggestions.

Preparing for Kent: top tips!

Here's advice from our Student Experience team about what you can do now to prepare for your first term at University from exploring modules to useful apps and resources.    

Academic Peer Mentoring

All new first year students have the opportunity to sign up to our Academic Peer Mentoring (APM) scheme. APM partners you with experienced students to support your learning and transition to university life. This is a great way to meet students from other year groups, who are also studying similar courses/subjects/disciplines to you - they can give you expert advice, as they were in your shoes only a year or two ago! 

APM is run by the Divisional Student Experience team, in conjunction with Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS). Both teams will be hosting a variety of events throughout the year for APM mentors and mentees.

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