Kent 2030

Kent 2030

Help us bring together our next five-year plan for the University

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    Building our next strategy

    Changes we're scoping out for 2025/26 and the future.

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    Education Modernisation

    More on plans to modernise the way you study. 

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    Get involved: Have your say

    Find out how you can contribute to plans.

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Building our next University strategy

We are currently looking into a number of big changes to how we do things, based on feedback you’ve given us on what would improve your experience at Kent. This includes making it easier for you to fit study around other activity and making sure we build in better links with industry in our courses.

The earliest any of these changes would come into effect is the 2025/26 academic year so for many of you these would happen after you graduate - however we'd love you to help us shape them to make sure they will really work for students in the future. 

We're at the early stages of putting our plan together with a number of options being explored before we settle on what we need to change. That means there are still lots of ways to help us bring it together! Get involved via Kent Union sessions, Student Voice panels or by filling out regular surveys we'll be sending out throughout the programme - read on to find out more.

Education Modernisation

One of our key priorities through Kent 2030 is to introduce greater flexibility for students, meaning it's easier for you to juggle your studies with things like work or caring responsibilities. We've got three main areas to help us modernise our approach.

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    Academic year

    We're looking into introducing a three-term system for undergraduate study and a four-term system for postgraduate study, with simpler module choices and assessment spread throughout the year.  

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      We're exploring block timetabling, which means more concentrated teaching periods that are easier to fit round other commitments.

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    We want to have assessment that are more consistent across modules and are more relevant to preparing students for their future careers


I'm delighted to have started planning with yourselves and our staff on our next strategy - all based around ensuring students are our number one priority across the University and that we fully support you to realise your future ambitions with us

Richard Reece, DVC Education & Student Experience

Have your say on the academic year

From 2025/26 we're looking into having three terms, with a core first year for each course and simpler module choices throughout. This will help us spread assessment throughout the year so it's closer to the modules you're studying.

This project is in early stages, so we're looking for your help to co-create it. Watch out for updates and information on how you can have your say to shape future plans.