Kent Extra


Kent Extra

Make the most of your time at university with Kent Extra - a range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities that will enhance your employability and develop the skills prized by graduate employers.

Spend a year abroad, work in industry, attend a summer school, volunteer, learn a language or take a Kent Extra course to complement your degree. Some of these activities are assessed and, if your programme allows, may contribute to your grade. Others are extra-curricular and not assessed but could help you stand out in the competitive graduate employment market.

Many of the Kent Extra programmes will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) and could also earn you Employability Points. Whichever programme or activity you choose, Kent Extra adds a new dimension to your learning and further enhances your experience at the University of Kent.

The most important criteria employers use for recruitment decisions, according to the Global Employability University Survey, is the skills profile of applicants

~ Pathik Pathak
Founding Director of the Social Impact Lab, University of Southampton

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    Step outside your main area of studies and try something different
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    Extend your skills with extra courses at no additional expense
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    Enhance your knowledge, learn new skills and improve your CV

Study Plus

Study Plus is a range of short-term, non-credit-bearing courses that could improve your employability skills, develop your personal creativity or expand your cultural and academic knowledge.

Free to students registered on an existing Kent programme, Study Plus builds your key transferable skills alongside your main subject specialism.

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Last Updated: 18/09/2019