Enhancing personal development and employability

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Enhancing personal development

Your time at Kent should lead to not only academic success, but also give you an advantage in the global job market. Here are some ways we're enhancing your personal development and employability.  

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EmpFest and Careers Fair

The annual Employability Festival (EmpFest) takes place during the Autumn term and features a variety of events to enable you to gain industry insights, develop skills and to explore careers you may not have considered previously. Take the opportunity to meet with graduate employers, professional organisations, careers experts and Kent alumni and gather insider experience and knowledge.  

The South East Virtual Careers Fair in 2021 attracted 79 exhibitors showcasing their graduate and undergraduate opportunities and enabled students to meet 1:1 to discuss the options open to them.

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Expanding study abroad opportunities

Kent offers its students an extensive range of study abroad opportunities through a network of over 190 universities across 30 countries, including short-term opportunities through 'Go Abroad Bitesize'. Funding may be available through the UK's Turing Scheme or the European Union's Erasmus+ programme    

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Find part-time, temporary and seasonal employment through Jobshop, a not-for-profit online employment service provided by Kent Union. 

Jobshop’s mission is to ensure that as many students as possible have access to opportunities to gain valuable work experience, develop employability skills and earn some additional income whilst they are studying.