Cost of living support for Kent students

Cost of Living Support

We’re here to support you with managing the cost of living.

Access to food

We are working with Kent Union to ensure no student goes without food. 

£3 Meal Deals

Free brunch Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00-13:00 at Canvas

Free snacks and meals

  • Kent Union's Brunch Club offers free food from Canvas food truck.
  • Help yourself to porridge, cereal bars and tea/coffee for breakfast in the Oasis Lounge, Rochester Building.
  • The students' unions at Medway are running free Community Breakfasts on specific days. 

Microwave in Oasis Lounge

Microwaves and hot water points

  • We have microwaves and hot water points on campus.
  • Map of microwaves at Medway campus.
  • Microwaves and hot water points at Canterbury can be found in the Community Lounge, Chipperfield Extension (microwave only), Eliot's Corner in Eliot and Rutherford Lounge. 

Campus Pantry and food packages

  • Campus Pantry in Mandela Student Centre provides short-term support to students in need of supplemental food.
  • At Medway, The Hub offers an emergency food package of 5 items by completing this online form.

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Video: Accessing financial support

Discover where you can get financial support and advice at the University of Kent.

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How can we look after our mental health during a time of financial stress?

During a cost-of-living crisis, day-to-day activities can feel overwhelming, and your mental health may be worse than usual. Togetherall’s clinical team share some things you can do to ensure you’re keeping well and getting the right support.

As a Kent student, you have free access to Togetherall, where you can get support from real people going through similar experiences. Share anonymously, with no judgement or stigma and there is no waiting list, you can access in minutes.

Read more from Togetherall’s clinical team about looking after your mental health during a time of financial stress.