Careers and Employability

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Your future

Helping you realise your potential

Tomorrow's world is your world.

With your ambition and our support and expertise, you can achieve anything.  

We are committed to helping you to make the best possible start in your career. To do this, we offer an array of opportunities to develop your skills and confidence, setting you up for success - from before you get here, while you’re here through to when you graduate - and beyond. 

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All our programmes now offer you the opportunity to spend a year on a work placement – a great way to boost your employability prospects by putting your learning into practice and making contacts in industry.  

Before you arrive at Kent: Giving you the best start

To help you make the transition to university, we offer our applicants tips and resources such as reading material and public talks. We know that this year in particular has been hard, and making the transition to university can seem daunting. 

From sample lectures and talks - giving you an insight into our academics, their research and the subject more widely - to recommended reading lists and tips for making the leap, we are here to help you feel confident to make the most out of your time with us. 

We put on a range of events in the first term - Welcome Week and beyond - to give you the chance to meet your fellow students and staff, get to know campus and our services, and settle into life at Kent. We also have access to a number of learning resources, such as Learning Science Worksheets and the Catch up compendium - a series of online resources that provide the essential Biology, Chemistry and Maths & Stats - which we share with our new students before you arrive. 

At Kent: Preparing you for your future

Our dedicated Careers and Placements Team are here to help you develop employability skills and confidence. 

This starts with Welcome Week activity in your first term, where we introduce you to our Employability Team and start to show you the steps and skills you will develop while at Kent. 

These workshops are run at the start of every year for each stage, with a focus on the key skills and things you should be thinking about every step of your degree, such as preparing for a Professional Placement and our departure lounge for graduates, to best equip you for life after Kent. 

Life after Kent: Our vibrant alumni community and extra support

Even after you graduate, we are here to support you and help you with your career. 

You can access the services offered by our Careers and Employability Service for two years after graduation - but you’ll always be part of our School of Physical Sciences family. 

Joining our Alumni Network opens up a range of further career and professional development opportunities and networking events. 

More than just your degree

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Go Abroad

Experience a different culture, develop your language skills, establish international contacts and enhance your employability.

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Study Plus

Develop your creativity and expand your knowledge with our range of free short-term, non-credit-bearing courses.  

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Employability Points

The Employability Points Scheme rewards students for active engagement with co-curricular activities with experiences of work.