Enhancing learning and teaching

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Enhancing learning and teaching

Here are some highlights of how we're enhancing the Kent student experience in learning and teaching. Over the last five years, Kent has developed many buildings as well as redeveloping existing buildings to enhance learning, teaching and social space provision. See some examples of new buildings and redeveloped spaces below.

Sports clinic


In September 2021 Chipperfield building reopened as the new home for the School of Sports and Exercise Science who relocated from our Medway campus to take advantage of the sports facilities that our Canterbury campus has to offer.

The space was redeveloped to provide three specialist clinics, two rehabilitation gyms and several laboratories for physiology, biomechanics and psychobiology.

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Improved Progress Profiles

Our Student Success Team introduced web-based reports to show your academic progress (undergraduate). Your Progress Profile tracks your academic progress and is now updated daily. It presents information such as your module marks and attendance and presents it in a way that makes it easier to see how you are doing. You can use your Progress Profile in discussions with your Academic Adviser to help focus your conversation.   


No-detriment measures during Covid-19

Our no-detriment measures were put in place to ensure no students would be disadvantaged due to the pandemic. 


Lecture theatre refurbishment (Medway)

Recently, the lecture theatre in the Clocktower building at the Dockyard, Medway, was completely refurbished. 

KMMS Pear's building

Pears Building

The Pears Building opened in 2020 is the home of the Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS), a collaboration between the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. KMMS is the first medical school in Kent and Medway, providing a centre in the region for medical education and research.

The building provides an inspirational study and learning environment for medical students comprising of a lecture theatre, four seminar rooms, two IT suites, a GP simulation suite as well as several social learning and break out spaces.

Kennedy Building

The Kennedy building opened in 2019 and houses the School of Economics as well as eleven seminar rooms, three IT suites and several meeting rooms, breakout rooms and social spaces covering a huge 4,000m².

The location brings Economics into closer proximity with Kent Business School and the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, to create an area of strength in ‘financial and business’ subjects in one area of the campus.