Human Resources


Welcome to the Human Resources website.

This website is designed to be a useful resource for staff and managers at the University and is regularly updated when new policies and procedures are introduced. If you are interested in reading about our HR Strategy, including current news and updates on projects we are working on, please go to our HR strategy page.

Latest news

Our People Practices/ HR policy updates - 23 March 2017

Human Resources are pleased to announce the following people practices have been updated and/or created:


UNISON AGM - 11 January 2017

The Unison AGM this year will be held on Wednesday 11 January 2017 from 10.15am - 11.30am in Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1.

Managers are encouraged to allow Unison representatives and (where operational needs allow) members to attend the event. Further guidance on allowing staff who are members and representatives of a trade union time off can be found here.

Home Office update 11 July 2016 - Statement: The status of EU nationals in the UK

A statement has been released by the Home Office which could provide helpful information to EU nationals who reside and work in the UK. It notes that when the UK eventually leaves the EU, it is fully expected that the legal status of EU nationals living in the UK, and that of UK nationals in EU member states, will be properly protected.

The statement also provides some helpful responses to the following questions:

  • I have lived in the UK for more than 5 years. What does the vote to leave the EU mean for me?
  • What if I have lived in the UK for less than 5 years?
  • Does the government plan to remove EU nationals from the UK?

The full statement and answers to the questions above can be found HERE.

EU referendum webpages - 5 July 2016

Information for staff following the EU referendum decision, including FAQs are available on the Staff Information pages of the HR website. The site will be updated as more information becomes available.

University response to the referendum result - 24 June 2016

Following the UK vote to leave the European Union, the University has reinforced its commitment to remain a European university and to continue to provide one of the best student experiences in the UK.

In a statement to staff and students, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow said:

'The University of Kent is proud to be outward facing and international. We are especially proud of our diverse student body and our European and international staff. We recognise that we benefit greatly from this diversity.'

'I am naturally disappointed at the result of the EU referendum. It reflects neither my personal views nor those of the University. I recognise, nonetheless, the democratic process that has led to this outcome.'

The University will work with Universities UK and other agencies, seeking advice and guidance throughout the period of transition particularly on the issues directly affecting our non-UK European Union students and staff.

Staff and students have been emailed and we will be arranging information events, faqs and other assistance over the coming days and weeks.

In the meantime, any non-UK European staff members with particular concerns should contact Human Resources department (

Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 764000 or contact us

Last Updated: 24/03/2017