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Student Guide

Beginners' guide to Kent 2017

By Annabel Chislett | 13th Sep 2017

For all you newbies, here’s a helpful introduction to Kent and some of the fantastic services available to you.

  • Your school – is a helpful point of contact for all your studying needs. Whether you need guidance on how to reference or employability advice, your school can help, and if they can’t, they will know who can. Find your school and academic adviser.
  • Employability support. In an increasingly competitive job market, we want to make sure you have the skills and experience to stand out. From work experience opportunities to support showcasing your skills, we offer a range of services to help you bag that dream job.
  • Our Student Finance Team is here to help, whether your student loan is late or you just need help managing your money.
  • Kent is a great place to live and study. Here is some useful information to help you while you’re living in Kent over the next few years.
  • As a student you have access to a wide range of support and wellbeing services, including help with a disability, child care and a counselling service.
  • Kent Union is your students’ union and is there to represent the student voice. They also look after a range of student activities including the Summer Ball and societies at Kent.
  • Both Canterbury and Medway have good transport links, so you don’t necessarily need a car to get around. You can also benefit from a range of discounts on local transport. Discover some of your options for getting around.
  • When you join Kent you automatically become part of a college. Joining a college community gives you a support network and your Masters’ Office is somewhere you can go for help and advice.

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