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 gov.uk 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 Prime Minister every evening.

**Current University situation: 15:00 Wednesday 1 April 2020**

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. Takeaway food will be available and the Co-Op on campus remains open. 

The Food Bank is open on Wednesday’s 12-4pm from the Mandela Student Centre. The Student Advice Centre are working remotely and can be contacted on 01227 827724 or by emailing advice@kent.ac.uk. Welfare and Health services also continue to be provided. More information for on-campus residents is available here.

We are working closely with Kent Union who are continuing to represent your views and providing your feedback to us at the highest level of decision making. They offer support regarding your welfare and provide services to students both staying on campus and off campus.

All scheduled timed written summer exams this summer will be taking place online. The examination timetable for the Summer Term has been published and is now available to view via the Student Data System (SDS). We aim to provide further guidance about how your examinations will be delivered online and how you will access, complete and submit these as soon as we can.  

We have also updated information for students who are leaving, or who have left, on what this will mean for accommodation fees.

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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