Cost of Living

Cost of Living

At Kent, we're working with Kent Union, our students’ union, to proactively support our students and tackle the impact of rising living costs. In partnership with The Food Foundation and the University, Kent Union conducted a survey of all current students to get a better understanding of how the cost of living crisis has impacted them and what help they need. 

By talking and listening to our students we can make sure we're providing tailored support that will have an immediate impact. 

More support we provide

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    Mental health support

    Kent students have free access to Togetherall, which provides instant support from real people going through similar experiences.

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    Travel discounts

    We offer our students some great discounts to help them save money on their travel.

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    Finding part-time work

    We employ hundreds of students in our outlets and help them find part-time work across the region.

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    Get money smart

    The Blackbullion app is free to Kent students and helps them build money skills such as how to budget effectively.

Resources and information for you

Get in touch

We understand the issues our students are facing, and we are committed to providing practical help and support. We want our students to be able to focus on their studies and enjoying university life,  and their families to be reassured that they are happy, healthy, safe and secure so they can achieve their best. 

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with us at or call our parent and supporter number +44 (0) 1227 816060. You can also sign up to receive updates from us.