Student Support



Each student in the Centre for Journalism is assigned an Academic Adviser/Personal Tutor who will convene regular meetings throughout the academic session with his/her tutees to discuss academic progress and progression, advise on any problems academic or personal which the student may be experiencing and which may impact on their studies and to refer students as necessary to the appropriate University support services.  Information about the support services, their websites and contact details as well as contact details for members of staff are contained in the Centre for Journalism Student Handbook for each year group and  on the  Student Information area of the Centre’s own website,

Student Support
The Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) is a free and friendly resource for students at all levels of study.  It provides information, advice and guidance in relation to study skills, tehniques, exam strategies, revision and essay writing amongst others.  SLAS runs numerous workshops on a variety of subjects to support students’ study and is located on the ground floor of Gillingham building.  Further information at or
01634 888884.

Student Support and Wellbeing
Core services include support for students with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia and dyspraxia and physical or sensory impairments and medical conditions including mental health.  They also offer assistance with applications for Disabled Student’s Allowance.  Further information at

Advice and Support
A full-time student adviser offering support and confidential, impartial advice on housing, finance, visas etc is located in the Pilkington building.  Access to the service is by appointment or drop-in facility.  Further information or
01634 888855.

The Medway counselling service is located on the ground floor of Gillingham building and offers completely confidential advice and support.  Appointments can be made via the the Student Support and Wellbeing office and a drop-in service operates Monday to Friday from 12.00 – 1.00 for emergency situations.  Further information or 01634 202984/888875

Journalism, University of Kent, Room G1-08 Gillingham Building,University of Kent at Medway, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4AG

Enquiries: +44 (0)1634 20 2913 or contact us

Last Updated: 27/11/2014