Parents and supporters

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Parents and supporters

How you can help prepare your child for university

Welcome to Kent

Choosing the right university is so important and there are many things your child will have to consider when making their decision. Ultimately, you’ll want them to choose somewhere where they can thrive academically and personally.

Families come in all shapes and sizes - whether you’re a parent, legal guardian, supporter, carer or step-parent, we’re here to help and support you support them during the application process and while they are at university.

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Are you looking for a new challenge?

We can help you take the next steps towards a degree. Our Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares you for study at degree level. We offer Access to Higher Education evening courses for adults at a number of different locations in Kent. 

We also offer part-time and short courses, courses that focus on professional development and general interest courses 

Clearing at Kent

Clearing gives your child a chance to think again about their course choices. If they've had a change of heart since they applied, they can take advantage of Clearing to make sure they study the course that’s right for them. 

You can find out more and register for updates on our Clearing website

Our Virtual Events

These are a great opportunity to find out more about us and include recorded presentations and live sessions (Q&As, talks, student panels and seminars). 

Our live sessions are predominantly held on Zoom and Microsoft Teams. You'll need to have this software installed on your device to join these sessions. 

On Demand

The recorded content from our Virtual Events is always available On Demand once the live event has finished. 

Coming to an event?

Great! Booking confirmations and joining details are emailed to the person who booked. If it was your son or daughter who booked, check they've received these emails, or are expecting to receive them.

Look out for our reminder emails 
We send out two reminder emails: two days before the event and an hour before the event starts. These emails include details of how to join the event.


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New Kent app

Browse accommodation options, look around the campus and follow our social channels with our new app. Download the University of Kent – Our World app for free on iOS and Android.

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