Studying and revising at home

The University has now moved to remote teaching for all campuses with the exception of the Tonbridge Centre. See the following FAQs to learn how you can study remotely and how we can support you through this change. Throughout this period, we will work to the principle that no student's studies should be disadvantaged as a result of this unprecedented disruption.

In line with the latest UK Government advice, we have suspended all face-to-face teaching, assessments, group project work and supervision and have moved fully to delivering remote teaching across our campuses and European Centres. Rather than attendance we expect all students to engage with our online learning provision.

Should you be unable to study online, whether through illness, caring responsibilities or technical issues, please contact your school and let them know as soon as possible. 

The Kent Union are also able to offer help and you can contact them at  representation@kent.ac.uk 

All five Kent Union Officers are still in post and they are available to talk to students if you need help navigating this difficult time.

This section includes information on studying from home, assessments and what this means for postgraduate students.

Studying from home

There is detailed guidance on how to work remotely in our IS off-campus study guide, with further information in the online teaching and learning guide. The Times Higher Education also provides good advice for adapting to studying online

If you have any problems in working where you are, please contact the IS helpdesk.

UPDATED 09.00 1 June: In line with the latest government advice, the Templeman and Drill Hall libraries will be closing on Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 17.00 and will remain closed until further notice. Latest information is available on their website, with a summary of changes as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. You will find details for Templeman and Drill Hall. See advice for returning library books to Templeman library. 

This includes changes to borrowing, with all outstanding reservations cancelled and all loans periods have been extended until the end of the academic year.

Additional technology has been introduced to the whole University to ensure online teaching and engagement can continue for the rest of the academic year.

Our digital library services can connect you with the resources you need, wherever you are, including e-books, e-journals, databases and newspapers. There is detailed guidance in how to do this on the IS library resources web pages.


UPDATED 15.00 24 March: Help and support from the IT & and Library Support Desk is available by phone, email and online chat and you can contact them:

If you need in-depth subject support from your liaison librarian, please email lendingenquiries@kent.ac.uk for Templeman and dhl-librarians@gre.ac.uk for Drill Hall. 

Our digital library services can also connect you with the resources you need, wherever you are, including e-books, e-journals, databases and newspapers. There is detailed guidance in how to do this on the IS library resources web pages.

Your school will be in touch with you, if they haven't already, to explain how your modules are to be taught and assessed online. We will be supplying a checklist of things you will need to have and systems you will need to use in order to support this approach  

Yes. There is a step-by-step guide to help you to successfully plan, revise and prepare for online assessment and the second is a technical guide for students on taking our online examinations this year.

You can get help from the University and the student unions. Kent Union, GK Union, Student Services and Careers and Employability Service are all there to support you as well. 

Student Services are providing support and guidance regarding online examinations. You can reach them at exams2020@kent.ac.uk.

Student Learning and Advisory offer a range of study skills services and provide academic advice. All appointments take place via Skype or email. Please contact them via learning@kent.ac.uk or book via the website.

Kent Student Support Team can support students with a Specific Learning Difficulty, disabilities or chronic conditions. For Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) or disability related queries, please email accessibility@kent.ac.uk. If your academic course is based at Medway, please email medwaystudentservices@kent.ac.uk.

Kent Union and GK Union are also there to help you..

We have published a few posts on the Student Guide with study tips from current students and how to make the most of study remotely. 

UPDATED 15.20 24 March: If you are unable to study for any of these reasons, please contact your school as soon as possible.

If you have technical issues, please contact exams2020@kent.ac.uk    

There are several online courses during the summer term. Study Plus courses are free and available to all registered University of Kent students. Take a look at the Study Plus website to learn more about the courses available including Digital Photography, Meditation for Study, Work and Life and How to Communicate with Confidence.    

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