School of European Culture and Languages

Current SECL students

Postgraduate students at the University of Kent have access to a wide range of research activities, training opportunities and events at School, Faculty and University level. The School of European Culture and Languages has a year round programme of talks, research seminars, symposia, and conferences. In addition, the Graduate School works in partnership with academic schools to provide high-quality training opportunities for both taught and research postgraduate students.


Moodle is the University’s interactive Virtual Learning Environment, where you can find course materials, timetables, and information. The School of European Culture and Languages hosts all programme and module information on Moodle including the following:

  • Individual module pages: course information, handouts, assessment requirements, deadlines, assessment criteria and links to individual module specifications.
  • SECL Postgraduate page: postgraduate taught and research handbooks, regulations, details of how to change programme of study, thesis conventions, Course Representative information, minutes of the Staff-Student Liaison Committees and minutes of the School’s Graduate Studies Committee.
  • SECL_Employability page: information and advice on a range of ways to improve your graduate prospects and reach your full potential, Including, events, job vacanicies, placements, resources and much more
  • SECL Student Support Moodle page: detailed information is available about a range of issues including how to transfer between programmes or modules, the School’s attendance policy, the Academic Advisor system and concessions

You can log in to Moodle using your Kent username and password.

Student Support

SECL Support

The School has a dedicated Student Support Team including a Student Support Officer and Assistant Student Support Officer. The team is responsible for providing pastoral support and is the first point of contact for students requiring assistance with problems or difficulties. Contact the team via

SECL Student Support

Student Support Officer – Dr Dawn Goldstone
Assistant Student Support Officer – Elaine Rowan
Student Support Co-ordinator - Philippa Moreton (Autumn Term)

Our responsibilities include:

  • Advice to students with academic, personal or health problems that might be affecting their ability to study
  • Advice regarding Inclusive Learning Plans and disability support
  • Advice regarding withdrawals, intermissions, concessions, absence requests and coursework extensions
  • Attendance monitoring
  • Allocation of Academic Advisers
  • Referrals to University Services including Student Support & Wellbeing Team and Counselling
  • Referrals to SLAS (Student Learning Advisory Service)

Please email or phone 01227 816261 to make an appointment.

Our Moodle page provides detailed information and advice about how we can help you through your studies, including how to apply for:

•           Absence requests
•           Extensions/late submission requests
•           Major Concessions
•           Exam Concessions for end of year examinations during the Summer Term and for August resits

 Senior Tutor

If you would like to make an appointment to see Chris, please email or call 01227 816261.





School of European Culture & Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 827159 or email the School of European Culture & Languages

Last Updated: 18/10/2018