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Student experience

Enhancing learning and teaching



Kent provides research-led teaching that aims to challenge, inspire and prepare students to make a positive contribution and help shape a better world.

Here are some highlights of the work we've done to enhance the Kent student experience in learning and teaching.

State-of-the-art teaching spaces

Over the last five years, Kent has invested £95.7m on learning and teaching spaces.

Assessment and feedback

In response to your comments, all assessments are now required to be marked and returned within three working weeks.

Investment in academic staff

Over the last five years, we have increased academic, teaching and research staff by 17%.

More enhancements in learning and teaching

  • New academic building

    Our new and largest academic building, the Sibson Building, is home to Kent Business School and the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. It includes a new cafe, three lecture theatres, several seminar rooms, study spaces and offices.

  • New law building
    The Wigoder Law Building opened in 2016 and benefits include:
          • Improved learning facilities for students, including The Kennedy Wong Mooting Chamber where its users argue moot points of law in a simulated courtroom scenario.
          • The ability to provide even more free legal advice and representation to those in the community who cannot afford to pay.
  • Templeman Library re-development

    The Templeman Library has increased by a third in size and now offers over 400 more study spaces.
    The new Templeman Library provides a 260 seat lecture theatre, Special Collections and Archives Reading Room, exhibition space and café.

  • New teaching facilities at the Historic Dockyard Chatham
    The £3.8m project comprises three distinct developments:
          • Sail and Colour Loft - originally built in 1723, the Sail and Colour Loft will be the new home of Kent Business School at Medway.
          • Royal Dockyard Church - a new lecture theatre for the University of Kent at Medway.
          • Galvanising Shop - a bar, bistro and performance space for university students, staff and visitors to the Historic Dockyard.
  • Helping you succeed
    The University has launched the Student Success Project to make sure all students have the best chance of achieving their potential. Over the next two years, 16 schools will identify any attainment gaps among different groups of students and put in place initiatives to close those gaps.


More information on the Student Guide

Kent’s REF success

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Kent among the top 20% of UK Higher Education Institutions for research power. Read more about our REF results.

Helping you succeed

We've launched the Student Success Project to make sure all students have the best chance of achieving their potential. Read more about the Student Success Project.

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