Student Support and Wellbeing

Student Support and Wellbeing

Holiday opening information

Student Support and Wellbeing reception will be remain open throughout the Spring vacation, apart from on national bank holidays.

There are UK bank holidays on Friday 7 and Monday 10 April, and Mondays 1, 8 and 29 May.

Need help now? 

Campus Security are on duty 24/7, every day of the year. In an emergency call 01227 823333

All Kent students have access to 24/7 phone, text and online mental health support from our partner organisations Spectrum Life and Togetherall.

You can also browse our list of self-help resources or follow @UniKentSSW on Instagram for wellbeing information and details of support services.

Welcome to Student Support and Wellbeing

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, or come and see us in office hours in Keynes College in Canterbury, and Gillingham Building in Medway.

Exam adjustments for Summer 2023

Do you need exam adjustments (such as extra time, rest breaks, scribes, readers, specialist equipment) for this year's exams?

Check your ILP for current adjustments:

To check your current ILP, use the 'Student Support' tile in KentVision to check if you have an ILP and what it covers. Is it set up for what you need this year?

Are there new or additional adjustments you need?

The Exams ILP (Inclusive Learning Plan) deadline is Friday 24 March - this is the date by which the ILP has to have been discussed with your Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser, with relevant evidence provided if needed. If you'd like to discuss an existing or new exams ILP, please make an appointment with your Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser as soon as possible - it can take time to get an appointment, to obtain the relevant evidence and agree the ILP. Start this process promptly to give us sufficient time to organise what you need.

Are you a visual learner? Check out this flowchart on getting Adjusted Exam Arrangements.

Visual guides on main services

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. 

Stay connected

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.  

Any feedback?

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.

Student Support and Wellbeing Events

Partner Mental Health Organisations

Need support out of office hours? 

We work with partner organisations who provide additional support for Kent students.

Articles from different perspectives on Student Support and Wellbeing topics


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.

Final Year Law student 2022

Contact Us

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