Welcome or welcome back to Kent! It can be hard to get going with dark days and cold weather, so check out our Tips to boost your winter wellbeing.
As we move into Spring Term, remind yourself of all the support on offer at our Medway campus and online.
First points of contact
The friendly Colleges and Community Life Team can help you connect with other students in your College community through activities and initiatives, working with your College Committee and Residential Life Assistants. They can offer advice and refer you to other specialist services, whether you are living on- or off-campus.
You can also get in touch with your School or Division if you have a query. They should be able to help you or point you in the right direction for further support.
Financial support including new £3 meal deals
With the cost of living rising, you are probably thinking more about your finances. Our cost-of-living support webpage includes information about Campus Pantry and our range of emergency financial support options.
From 9 January, you can get a £3 meal deal at The Deep End in The Hub and the Venue Cafe in Pilkington! Plus, you can help yourself to porridge, cereal bars and tea/coffee for breakfast in the Oasis Lounge in Rochester Building.
Our financial help and advice webpage also includes tips on budgeting, getting a part-time job and who to contact for further support. We offer a range of emergency financial support options.
You can also speak to Kent Union’s Advice Service about any extra support or advice you might need.
Might you benefit from contact with Student Support and Wellbeing?
If you have a disability, chronic condition, mental health condition, specific learning difficulty or autism, please contact Student Support and Wellbeing to see how they can help you make the most of your university journey – you can access services at any time during your studies.
We have a team of expert staff who can help you face the challenges of studying, socialising and living independently, whatever else you might be going through, whether it’s something you’re experiencing for the first time at university or something you have dealt with for a while.
There is also a free confidential counselling service which offers you a safe space to address issues concerning you and can help get thoughts, feelings, behaviour and perspective on life back in balance again.
Support with your studies
Our Student Learning and Advisory Service (SLAS) can help you to develop your studying skills – everything from perfecting your essay writing to learning how to reference properly.
Don’t forget School is also there to help you with your studies and offer a range of study support.
From money worries to housing issues, academic problems to visa support, Kent Union’s Advice Service is available to help through their free, impartial and confidential advice service. Find out more about Kent Union at The Hub.
It’s a good idea to register with a local doctor near to your accommodation in order to receive treatment under the National Health Service (NHS): Find your nearest NHS Surgery.
Medway students can call Canterbury Nursing Services on 01227 823503 for telephone advice for minor illnesses/injuries and contraception. Check out this Visual Guide: Finding Health Support and Emergency Services at Medway