Coronavirus - Information for students

The health and welfare of our students, staff and visitors is our key priority. These pages contain detailed information to support students with our response to the Coronavirus outbreak, including what this will mean for studying at Kent or staying on one of our campuses. We will continue to monitor updates and provide as much advice, care and support as we can throughout.

Latest Government advice is available on the website

We strongly advise all to use media outlets such as the BBC or the Government and NHS websites for latest UK guidance. There is a daily update from the UK Government  every evening.

**Current University situation: 10.45 30 April 2020**

New information and FAQs

Additional information has been added to these pages, much of it in response to student feedback at our recent WebChats and through Kent Union representatives.

There is a new section entitled ‘No-detriment policy explained’ that we would strongly encourage you to read.

We have also added new pages for those who have studied abroad this year or plan to next year. There are also new pages for taught postgraduates and research students.


We have had to take the difficult decision to postpone this July's graduation ceremonies in Canterbury and Rochester Cathedral. All students expected to graduate should have received an email dated Tuesday 21 April 2020. Please view our FAQs online and do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further queries at


While student residencies stay open for those that need to stay with us, all other buildings on our Canterbury and Medway campuses are now closed. More information for on-campus residents is available here.

We are working closely with Kent Union / GK Unions who are continuing to provide student support and to represent your views and provide your feedback to us at the highest level of decision making. 

What this means for you

In response to Government guidance, we are taking the following steps:

  • All teaching will now take place remotely, with face-to-face teaching and supervision suspended until further notice
  • Accommodation for students on campus remains open with only the essential services needed to support them maintained. All other University buildings are now closed
  • We are limiting face-to-face contact and adopting recommended social distancing measures. This includes looking into ways to expand our online student support provision

We will provide regular updates as the situation develops further

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