Education and student experience

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Education and student experience

Our students are diverse, passionate and independent, and our award-winning support and inspirational teachers make sure they are at the heart of everything we do.

By 2025, we will build on this further with more ways to study at Kent and increased study options in Science, Engineering, Medicine, Creative, Cultural and Digital courses. We will also actively seek new ways to open up education, from online learning to apprenticeships. 

Our portfolio

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Portfolio review

We will review our portfolio of programmes and modules, aligned with work to set out the size and shape of the University over the next five years.   


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What students want

We will ensure our portfolio is viable and reflects the diverse needs and best interests of our students.   

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Grow and expand

We will grow and expand science, engineering, medicine, creative, cultural and digital programmes.  

Teaching and support

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Reward great teaching

We will reward and share great teaching practice to inspire flexible and creative delivery that develops independent learners. 

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Nurture careers

We will develop a coherent and rewarding career pathway so that excellent educators can achieve their full potential.     

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Outstanding student support

We will ensure students are given everything they need to thrive at Kent, embedding best practice in mental health support and enabling employability.  

Student and graduate exeperience

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Graduate attributes

Our attributes of Confidence, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Reflection, Global/Cultural Awareness, Integrity and Accountability, Intellectual Curiosity and Resilience will be embedded into our courses and wider university experience. 

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Better pathways

We will enhance pathways through education by expanding the number of programmes that offer an intercalated year.   

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Increased opportunities

We will open up opportunities for a year in industry or abroad, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, work-based learning and online learning.


Community and recruitment

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Student contribution

Students will have their voice heard through enhanced co-production that allows for a fuller contribution to their studies and experience at Kent

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Increased profile

We will raise our profile to attract a wider range of students, with refocussed marketing and recruitment practices that can respond quickly to a changing environment.

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International outlook

Our key partnerships and presence across the globe will drive international recruitment and help us attract more students from around the world.