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 have been introduced across all academic schools to provide you with individual advice and guidance to maximise your academic and personal development.
Study skills for all
Every year, through the Student Learning Advisory Service, we help more students perform better academically through one-to-one guidance, peer mentoring, workshops and study skills sessions embedded in the curriculum.
Student support and wellbeing
Restructuring and investment has led to two new integrated services for students:
Last year nearly 16,000 students benefited from the study skills assistance provided by the Student Learning Advisory Service.
Did you know?
You can join your academic society for free if it is directly linked to your course.
More enhancements to learning resources
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.
A week of fun to celebrate cultural diversity at Kent, including live music, dance and food from across the world.
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.