Student Support and Wellbeing

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Help us keep safe: please make an appointment by telephone or email rather than coming to our offices in person.

Welcome to Student Support and Wellbeing

We will do everything to make your time at the university a positive experience. We are committed to improving access to learning and provide a wide range of support.

Register with Student Support and Wellbeing.

Your Kent Student Support Team is still here for you

Student Support and Wellbeing staff in Canterbury and Medway continue to operate remotely to support all students through this very challenging time. Whether you were previously accessing support or not, you are welcome to get in touch with us now.

We can 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. If you previously had support from a mentor or tutor, they will be in touch with you to arrange virtual meetings.

Canterbury:

Medway:

European Centres:

If you are studying at one of our European centres, please email accessibility@kent.ac.uk to discuss what support is available.

Disabled Students' Allowance Assessors

Information about funding rates for support at the University of Kent.

Stay connected

If you use Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, follow @UniKentSSW for advice and information to help you keep calm and safe, and connected to others in the Kent community. #KentTogetherAtHome We encourage you to do what you can look after your wellbeing during this period.


Check out our events calendar to see what workshops, online support groups and meetings are taking place.

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What support can we offer you?

Expert teams to help you at every stage of your university journey

Explore Student Support and Wellbeing:


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Emergency Support

If you're struggling with a physical or mental health issue which can't wait until office hours, find out where you can get help now.

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Mental Health

Mental health advisers who can assist with academic progress, groups & workshops, and online support.

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Counselling

Counselling offers you a safe space to address issues concerning you and help get thoughts, feelings, behaviour and perspective on life in balance.

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Disability Support

Support for students with mobility issues, long term health conditions, hearing loss or visual impairment.

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Autism Support

We can assist with transition into university life, provide one to one support on managing academic work, accommodation and socialising.

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Specific Learning Difficulties

Advisers, study skills tutors and mentors are here to support students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia & ADHD, including diagnostic support.

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Long Term Health Condition Support

Students with a variety of long term health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue or Diabetes can get support on managing their condition at university.

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Support Groups

We have some online peer support groups facilitated by Student Support staff.

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Sexual Assault and Harassment

We have a specialist member of staff who is able to provide practical support and advice to anyone who reports sexual assault or rape.

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Support for Care Leavers

The university offers a wide range of support for Care Leavers to help you at all stages of your higher education journey.

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Accessibility (OPERA)

Advice on improving access to learning for all and embedding assistive technologies.

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Funding Resources

Information of Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) to help with costs of specialist equipment, non-medical helpers, tuition, mentoring, etc.

Student Support and Wellbeing Events

See what's on next, or search by key word if you're looking for something specific.

Information regarding our confidentiality and data protection practices can be found in our Privacy Notice.


Contact Us

For contact information and where to find us on our UK campuses please visit our Contact Us page.