Enhancing academic and personal support

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Enhancing academic and personal support

  Kent provides a friendly, supportive environment and is committed to helping you get the most out of the challenges and opportunities university brings. Here are some highlights of the work we've done to enhance the Kent student experience to help you reach your full potential.    

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Student Learning Advisory Service

Every year, the Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) supports the development and academic achievement of students from foundation level to PhD. SLAS contributes to the development of learners through bespoke study skills sessions embedded in the curriculum, workshops, one-to-one guidance, academic peer mentoring and through online resources.  

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Student Support and Wellbeing

We have a large and varied team of 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  

Respect at Kent policy

The University of Kent aims to provide an environment which respects and values the positive contribution of all its students ​and staff. The Respect at Kent policy outlines the University's commitment to enable everyone involved in our community to achieve their full potential and have a safe and enjoyable experience studying and working at Kent.   

New Report + Support Tool

We have developed an online reporting tool, called Report and Support, which empowers students to record details of incidents such as sexual misconduct and assault, harassment, relationship abuse or hate incidents. Here you can find support and and discuss your options for reporting formally, providing information which will help make progress towards making our university the safest it can be, or you can choose to remain anonymous.