International Student

Settling in at Kent

We want to make sure your transition to Kent is as smooth as possible, we are planning various virtual events to help you settle in at Kent and to support you through your first weeks. Further details will shortly be circulated, however in the meantime please contact us if you have any questions.

Visit our 'getting started' webpages for advice on arranging your travel to Kent.

Safety and security

We take our students' safety very seriously at Kent and strive to ensure that all of our students feel safe and happy during their studies.


Although Canterbury has the lowest crime rate of any university city in the UK; we also provide a range of on-campus security services to ensure that our students feel as safe as possible. Campus Watch are the security on campus and they offer walking escorts and free personal attack alarms. They are located beside the banks on the campus. They can be contacted on the following numbers.

Please remember to prefix extension numbers by 01227 82 if calling from a mobile phone or off campus:

  • 3060 (Supervisor)
  • 3300 (Control Room)
  • 3333 (Emergencies Only)


Medway students are offered personal alarms and security kits on arrival. Security Watch patrols are provided by the University of Greenwich gate house. In an emergency please call extension 3300 (01227 823300 from a mobile or landline).


Brussels students will be given a fire safety brief about the main building. In addition to this students will receive a “survival guide” put together by the local student government. This contains information about medical services and other useful advice about the other campuses that students have access to. If you cannot find information on a particular service that you are looking for the administrative office on the campus are happy to help.



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Last Updated: 21/07/2020