The Study Plus scheme is part of the Kent Extra range of activities available to University of Kent students. It provides a range of short-term courses and workshops which can enhance your graduate employability skills alongside your main subject specialism.

Study Plus enhances your student experience through providing a chance to learn new skills alongside your degree. Study Plus courses are non credit bearing. You will be eligible for Employability Points.

Our ethos

  • Study Plus is a key means of enhancing the Kent student experience through providing additional learning opportunities outside the confines of credit bearing modules or any specific degree discipline.
  • It assists students in building key transferable skills alongside their main subject specialisms
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students at all stages are eligible for Study Plus.
  • There may be homework, but this is not a required element for any course and should not overburden students, who have to prioritise their credit bearing studies
  • When you attend our courses and workshops, your attendance data is shared with the Employability Points Scheme.

Benefits and incentives

Taking a Study Plus course allows you to:

  • get the most out of your time at the University of Kent and enhance your student experience 
  • develop your employability skills and enhance your CV
  • earn Employability Points

Employability Points

You can earn Employability Points for taking part in co-curricular activities that boost your employment prospects. The points earned are based on your level of engagement and relevance to improving employability skills. Some activities have a range of points to allow for differing levels of commitment and achievement. By earning points you will have the opportunity to cash them in for exclusive rewards, including internships, project placements and work experience.

Study Plus can provide with you an opportunity to earn these valuable points while participating in the exciting courses we have to offer.

Please note:

  • The maximum number of points available for a Study Plus course is based on 100% attendance.
  • The Employability Points scheme closes in March each year. If your Study Plus course starts or finishes later than this, your points will be awarded in the following year.
Read more about Employability Points

Sign up for a course

You will find Study Plus courses in Target Connect under Events.

You need to book onto these sessions in order to attend and then we will send you further details, for example who the trainer is, how the session will be run - teams, or face to face etc.

If you cannot access Target Connect please email careerhelp@kent.ac.uk and tell us which course you want to do. 

You will need to give us your student ID number or login, so that we can identify you and sign you up.

Your ideas for new courses

Students

If you are a student and you would like to suggest a new Study Plus course, please do so by filling in our contact form and leaving your contact details. We are always keen to hear about any suggestions you may have.

Staff

If you are a staff member, please see the information for staff page.

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