Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity
News and Events
Important updates from Student Success alongside our calendar of events
Find out about research being done by the Student Success team
Data and Evaluation
Details on the data and evaluation used to assess the level of impact of student success interventions
Learn more about our work on the Diversity Mark project
Student Success (EDI)
Student Success is a priority agenda at the University of Kent which promotes student Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity. The Student Success Team sits within the Education Directorate, and was set up in 2015 to address the sector-wide and institutional factors/ barriers that trigger lower rates of attainment, continuation and progression amongst students from low socioeconomic groups, disabled students and students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.
The Student Success Team leads a University-wide research/action research approach to reducing attainment gaps and driving cultural change across the University. The Team has a pivotal role in ensuring the University meets the strategic and statutory objectives in its Access and Participation Plan.
What makes our approach unique is the ongoing dialogue between theory and practice. The Student Success Team conducts on-going institutional research. We analyse and collate data to inform our research and develop activities and interventions to support student success.
We have a central team of specialists working on data, evaluation, systems, research, and cross departmental development.
We work in partnership with academic schools, implementing Student Success protocols, interventions and monitoring and evaluation.
Every undergraduate student has a Progress Profile. Find out how to access them and how they can help.
One Hour Degree
Find out about our One Hour Degree game.
View our Inspirations section, featuring interviews and profiles from current students, alumni, and university staff.
Get in touch with the Student Success team.
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We are so proud that the brilliant One Hour Degree game has won the Guardian University Award for digital innovation - congratulations Alison Webb and collaborators!