International students, including EU countries
International students with disabilities are welcome to request extra support throughout their time at the University of Kent.
In order to obtain support from Student Support, international students are encouraged to register with us and make an appointment to see our International Adviser. Please also look at the Global Diverse-Ability blog.
Support available may include some of the following:
- Individual meetings with an adviser to discuss your needs.
- Liaising with university departments on your behalf.
- Support to find accessible accommodation.
- A guide to campus for disabled staff.
- Campus maps and directions.
- Disability access guide to Templeman Library services.
- Disabled Go.
- Where to find Student Support and Wellbeing.
- Helping you to get access to learning and teaching materials.
- The university will provide education related disability support which will be identified during an Assessment of Needs undertaken by the International/EU Disability Adviser.
- Please be aware that addtional health and care related costs may need to be paid by international students. These cosst will be identified during the first contact with the Internationa/EU Student Adviser at the Assessment of Needs stage.
Inclusive Learning Plans (ILPs)
- Inclusive Learning Plans (ILPs) are developed by the advisers within the Student Support and Wellbeing team, to set out reasonable adjustments to enable students to access programmes of study, and ensure appropriate assessment and examination arrangements are put in place. Please contact Student Support and Wellbeing for more information.
- The Inlcusive Learning Plan (ILP) will be created after the Assessment of Needs.It is vital that you therefore arrange for an Assessment of Needs to be undertaken as soon as possible prior to arrival. In some cases this may even be as much as a year in advance of their intended start date.
- Special support is provided by International Mental Health Adviser.
- Group and individual support network to help students adapt to a new culture and a new support system.
- Support to help you to manage your own learning.
- A specialist note-taker to accompany you to lectures and take notes for you.
Special equipment and software
- Productivity tools (assistive technologies).
- Advice in relation to enabling equipment.
- Please contact us for more information.