16 November to 16 December is UK Disability History Month, a nationwide celebration to shine a spotlight on historical and current achievements and issues to do with disability.
At Kent we actively work to acknowledge and remove barriers to create a more inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. We provide expert support for students with disabilities, chronic conditions, specific learning difficulties, autism and mental health conditions - see below for more information on support for students, and check out the DHM at Kent page for more on events and resources.
We are committed to improving access to learning and provide a wide range of support.
We have expert staff to support students with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) such as Dyslexia; discuss academic adjustments for people with temporary or permanent disabilities or chronic conditions; support autistic students, and offer support for anyone at Kent experiencing distress arising from psychological, emotional or mental health issues.
Find out more about Student Support and Wellbeing staff on the Meet the team page.
Struggling with a physical or mental health issue which can't wait? Get help now.
Mental health advisers can assist with academic progress, groups & workshops, and online support.
Counselling offers a safe space to help you re-balance thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Support for students with mobility issues, long term conditions, hearing loss or visual impairment.
Help with transition into university life, managing academic work, accommodation and socialising.
Advisers, study skills tutors & mentors can support with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia & ADHD.
Support for managing long term health conditions like Chronic Fatigue or Diabetes while you study.
We have some peer support groups facilitated by Student Support staff.
Specialist staff can provide practical support & advice to anyone reporting sexual assault or rape.
Support for Care Leavers to help you at all stages of your higher education journey.
Work and study your way with assistive technology and alternative formats.
Get Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) to help cover specialist equipment, mentoring, tuition, etc.
Don't see the support you need here? Check out our visual guide for 'Where to get Support' highlighting different services dedicated to supporting students in different aspects of their university life.
If you use Twitter or Instagram, follow @UniKentSSW for advice and information to help you keep calm and safe, and connected to others in the Kent community.
Check out our events calendar to see what workshops, online support groups and meetings are taking place. For advice, information and opinion pieces on mental health, disability and related topics take a look at our articles.
When registered with our service, you will receive monthly newsletters with helpful reminders and information to make the most of support opportunities at Kent. Take a look at past newsletters sent by Student Support and Wellbeing to registered students.
Information regarding our confidentiality and data protection practices can be found in our Privacy Notice.
We welcome your views on Student Support and Wellbeing services any time - use our simple online feedback form to share your experiences, either giving your student information or anonymously so we can continually improve the support we offer students at Kent.
Need support out of office hours?
We work with partner organisations who provide additional support for Kent students.
Student Support and Wellbeing have been central to my time at university. The brilliant and attentive support I received, particularly during the pandemic, allowed me to flourish academically.
For contact information and where to find us on our UK campuses please visit our Contact Us page.