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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.
  • Studying at Kent.There is a wide range of study support available across the University. You can not only go to your school for study advice, but you can also talk to one of our learning advisers from the Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS).
  • 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 Teamis 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.
  • Greenwich and Kent Students' Unions Together is your students' union and are there to represent the student voice. They also look after a range of student activities including social events and societies at Kent.
  •  The Student Hub at Medway is GK Unions’ newly refurbished home. It hosts a range of student events, serves a good choice of food including home-made pizzas and is a great place to relax. Read more about the Student Hub.
  • As well as a fully-equipped library, most our library resources are online, so you can get the information you need 24-hours a day. Visit Drill Hall Library's website.
  • 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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