Support and Wellbeing

We're here if they need us

How we help support your child

Medical services

Students living on, or within six miles of, the Canterbury campus can register with the medical centre. Students living at Pier Quays in Medway  should register with a local doctor near to their accommodation.


I’m always in the Templeman Library! It’s really fantastic.

Julia Marquis School of Cultures and Languages

Library and IT services

Discover more about our two libraries - the Templeman Library at Canterbury and the Drill Hall Library at Medway. We help them get started with their tech and software and provide e-inductions and digital guides. There's also plenty of help and advice from our friendly staff. 

Our relationship with you

We appreciate that you may have been kept informed of your child’s progress while they have been at school or college. All applicants to the University of Kent are welcomed as adults (unless they are under 18 – see below) and the Data Protection Act 1998 prevents us from sharing information about students with you or other third parties.

University of Kent staff are unable to give any information about a student either applying for a place at the University or a student currently studying at the University, to a third party, without that student's express permission. This includes parents, spouses, siblings etc.

If your child wishes you to discuss their application with University staff, they must contact the relevant academic school to give their permission. All universities in the UK follow similar guidelines.

Students who are under 18

The University of Kent is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all its students but has particular responsibilities in relation to those who are under 18 years of age on entry. Such students are regarded as children under UK law. Please refer to our Students aged under 18 page and  Minimum age of admissions policy for further information.