Parents and supporters

Parents and Supporters

Help your child follow their dreams and make the connections that will shape their future. 

We're delighted to be able to welcome you to our stunning campuses this autumn. Our Open Days offer both face-to-face and virtual options and they are a fantastic way to meet our staff and students. 

As well as finding out more about the subjects we offer, accommodation and student life, you can get all your questions answered in our sessions especially for parents and supporters.

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.

Stay in touch

You can register to receive updates from us about the application process, student finance, key dates and deadlines, results day and Clearing, and preparing for university. 

Sign up for updates

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 

Have a question?

Get the answers to some our most popular questions.

Open Days and Virtual Events

Open Days

Our Open Days offer both face-to-face and virtual options. Booking is now open via the links below. 

Virtual Open 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 will be available On Demand once all the in-person events have ended. 

Coming to an event?

Great! We send all booking confirmations and event information to the person who made the booking. If it was your son or daughter who booked, check they've received these emails, or are expecting to receive them.

Visiting in-person

When you book, you'll receive a confirmation on screen once your booking is confirmed. We'll then send a booking confirmation email which will have a link to your event ticket. You can either print your ticket and bring it with you, or have it ready on your device so our team can scan you in on the day.

Visiting virtually

We send out two event information  emails: two days before the event and an hour before the event starts. Both emails will have 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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