Let's be social

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Let's be social

University is not all about studying, it’s also about joining societies and finding new interests. We’ve been thinking creatively to make sure you feel part of the social whirl.


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We’re all having to use our imaginations to keep our social lives interesting, here are some ideas to help you create your own student experience. 

  • Look out for events run by your College Life Team. These may include competitions, exhibitions, online meetings and cook-a-longs. If you have any ideas, just let them know.
  • At our virtual Student Services Fair on 27 January, you can find out about our amazing student support services, from careers advisers to mental health experts and learning advisers. 
  • If you’re living in on-campus accommodation, your household can meet in the shared kitchen where you can chat about life, and, if you feel ready, reveal your Netflix obsessions. Then, maybe move online and meet other households there. If you're looking for inspiration, take a look at our list of things to do with your housemates.


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Kent Union and GKSU, the student unions at Kent, support lots of activities and societies, adding colour and fun to your life. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer.    

  • Joining a society is a great way to try something new or improve a current skill. Your student unions are running virtual fairs on 27 January for Medway students and 4 February for Canterbury students. At these fairs you will get a chance to meet all the societies and sports teams you can join. And let’s not forget the virtual freebies! 
  • Rest assured, your student unions are working with all societies to help them create safe spaces where you can talk politics, practice quidditch, or acquire circus skills!
  • As well as the virtual fairs, your student unions will also be hosting a range of social events including virtual escape rooms and meet ups.

You can view all events online – with more to come soon!    


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Keep yourself entertained by joining in with online sports and music activities.

  • Extra-curricular music at Kent welcomes musicians and singers from all subjects. We have lots of plans to take our choirs, symphony orchestras and other ensembles digital, until such time as we can safely rehearse together in the spectacular Colyer-Fergusson Building.

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