School of European Culture and Languages

Current SECL students

Students within SECL have access to both the wide range of academic support and extra-curricular events and opportunities available with the School and the University as a whole.

Student Guide

The University hosts an online Student Guide, which provides a central point for the links and information you'll need to help organise your student life, whether academic work or social life, including email, timetable, library search and the Student Data System


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 Undergraduate Moodle page: examinations, plagiarism, appeals and complaints procedures, Course Representative information, minutes of the Staff-Student Liaison Committees and minutes of the School’s Learning and Teaching Committee.
  • SECL Employability Moodle page: information and advice on a range of ways to improve your graduate prospects and reach your full potential, Including, events, job vacanicies, placements, and resources
  • 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.

Dawn’s office hours:                     Elaine’s office hours
Mon      13.00 – 16.30                     Tues    13.30 - 16.30
Wed      10.00 – 12.30                     Wed     13.30 -16.30
Thurs    13.00 – 16.30                     Thurs    10.00 - 12.00
Fri         10.00 – 12.30

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

Your Senior Tutor is Dr Chris Deacy. Chris is a member of the Academic Team and he oversees student academic progress monitoring and is responsible for attendance and disciplinary matters. Chris also sits on the Concessionary Committee. Chris’s office hours are 10 -1pm and 2 - 3pm on Tuesdays. 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: 20/09/2017