Welcome to Kent!

Welcome to our world!

A very warm welcome to all of our new starters. You're part of a dynamic, creative and inclusive community that thrives on a collective ambition to make a difference in the world. Here's where your ambitions for the future meet ours. This is your time - here's how to make the most of it.

warning New students - remember to enrol!

You must complete the enrolment process to become a registered student with the University. Log in to your Kent Portal and get it ticked off your 'to do' list. 

If you are not joining us and would like to stop receiving reminders, please contact us at gettingstarted@kent.ac.uk

Services for students: Online Showcase

There are a huge range of services across the University to help you study, keep you fit, inspire your creativity, develop your skills and support your academic and personal development.


Everyone has been very welcoming. As a new student, I felt settled within a week, so I could focus on making friends, getting to know the town and travelling around.

Shun Chang Biochemistry MSc

Get started

Read our Arrivals Guide - it has all the information you need for a safe and smooth arrival.

Check out everything that's happening in Welcome Week (and beyond!) We have a great programme of activities to help you settle in, find your way around and meet like-minded people. 

Get involved!

Follow us on socials and join the Official University of Kent Freshers 2022-2023 Facebook group.