Graduation and beyond.....
Congregation is held twice a year, in July and November. Most graduates of the Tizard Centre graduate at the Cathedral in Canterbury. Some of our undergraduate and postgraduate students graduate at a ceremony held in Rochester Cathedral.
Congratulations to all of our students graduating in 2014; degree, masters and PhD students.
The University of Kent has been ranked in the top 20 out of 120 Higher Education Institutions (The Guardian University Guide 2015) making Kent the top university in the southeast. This reflects the excellent academic standards and high student experience that we provide.
According to employment statistics, Kent graduates do well - in 2007, only 3.2% of students were without a job or further study opportunities at six months.
Graduates from Tizard programmes do equally well and go on to a wide variety of jobs.
Some of our students on the undergraduate courses continue to work in their original posts but with more knowledge and skills to support their practice. Some go on to more senior posts or to specialists roles such as behavioural specialists within service provider organisations or community learning disability teams. A few continue their studies, moving onto our postgraduate options.
From our postgraduate taught courses, students usually go on to one of three possbilities: specialist roles such as psychologists in learning disability or behavioural specialists in community learning disability teams; service management or development roles; clinical psychology training or PhD. Some people also move into research assistant posts and still others into teaching posts.
University of Kent - Employability and skills