Kent is proud to be an inclusive, diverse and welcoming university.
We promote access to Higher Education for people who have fled persecution and sought asylum in the UK, providing support and scholarships through the Article 26 scheme.
With 'healing' as the theme of Refugee Week 2022, we're celebrating community, mutual care, and the human ability to start again.
Our Migration and Movement Signature Research Theme aims to expand understanding of migration beyond the movement of people, to include the migration of pathogens, monies, technologies, cultures, scriptures, coffee, drugs, medicines, labour, and ideas.
We are keen to foster interdisciplinary conversations on issues of migration and movement to find new ways of approaching the complex issues it brings up.
Through academic research, public engagement activities and collaborations with partners, we work hard to use our platform to be an advocate for tolerance, understanding and respect for all displaced people.
Recent examples include:
As part of our ongoing public engagement work, we will be inviting Amal back to our campus on Monday 27 June between 14:00-15:00.
Read our staff and student stories on migration.
Basma Taysir El Doukhi shares her experience as a Palestinian Stateless refugee.
Marina Vosmirova and Ernest Sirota, both 20, have moved into the Tonbridge home of Dr Ruth Herbert, a music psychologist and senior lecturer at the University of Kent.
The School of English’s Dr Bahriye Kemal has been leading an important project together with Syrian academics, alongside Cara (Council for At-Risk Academics), the Royal Society and the British Academy.
Sheona York, an immigration specialist at the Kent Law Clinic talks about Afghan refugees in the UK
Discover the opportunities our law students enjoyed last Spring
Kent Law Clinic Solicitor Sheona York asks if it's logical to criminalise those fleeing persecution
The Kent Law Clinic ended the year 2020 on a high with a virtual graduation and Kent Student Awards
Our alumnus and Emeritus Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah won the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021.
The Nobel Committee awarded the Prize to Professor Gurnah for ‘his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents'.