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Student experience

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.

Academic Advisers

Academic Advisers have been introduced across all academic schools to provide you with individual advice and guidance to maximise your academic and personal development.

Student Learning Advisory Service

Every year, the Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) supports students to learn independently and enhance their academic achievements. SLAS supports students through workshops, one-to-one guidance, study skills sessions embedded in the curriculum, academic peer mentoring (APM) and through online resources.

Student support and wellbeing

Restructuring and investment has led to two new integrated services for students:

More information on the Student Guide

Student Learning Advisory Service

Every year thousands of students benefit from our services, please contact the Student Learning Advisory Service today to see how.

Did you know?

You can join your academic society for free if it is directly linked to your course.

More enhancements to learning resources

  • Financial support

    In 2016-17, Kent provided £14.6m for scholarships and bursaries.

  • Student Projects Grant Scheme

    In 2016 we gave £50,000 to projects that improve our students’ experience, including the European Summer Schools scholarships, the App Development Conference and the Work-Study Scheme. We plan to do the same again in 2017. Apply and find out more about the grant.

  • New Support to Study procedure

    The Support to Study procedure has been launched to further ensure that your health and wellbeing does not have a detrimental impact on your ability to progress academically and function within the University community. This procedure is focused on your best interests, and is intended as an alternative to any disciplinary procedures for those students who qualify.

  • Dignity at Study Policy

    We have reviewed our Dignity at Study Policy to make it easier for students facing discrimination to find help and report incidents.

  • Multicultural Events Fund

    Students can apply for money through the Multicultural Events Fund to run a multicultural event on campus.

  • Worldfest

    A week of fun to celebrate cultural diversity at Kent, including live music, dance and food from across the world.

  • Worldfest Bitesize

    Celebrations throughout the year to mark significant cultural events, including Thanksgiving, Holi, Diwali and Chinese New Year.

  • Chaplaincies at Canterbury and Medway

    The chaplaincies support students from all faith backgrounds and run numerous events throughout the year, including community work, student trips and services.

  • Free English courses for international students

    The Centre for English and World Languages offers free courses to help international students at Kent improve their English language.

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