What's next?

What's next?

Once you've enrolled, there's a few other things you can do to make life easier once you arrive on campus. From setting up your Wi-Fi to sorting out your budget, we've got you covered.

Key links and information

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Arrivals Guide

Arriving, moving into your accommodation, academic and personal support - it's all in our handy Arrivals Guide.

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Get your documents organised

It's never too early to start preparing - you don't want to get here and discover you've left your ID at home.

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Set up your Wi-Fi

Get Wi-Fi-ready before you arrive: you don't need to be in range of our signal. The setup process is easier from off campus, especially for devices like laptops that rely on Wi-Fi. So don’t wait - click the link below from your laptop, tablet and phone. 

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Check your tech!

You'll need your own desktop PC or laptop, which you'll use frequently for your studies. Make sure it meets our minimum specification so that you can be confident that it will meet your study needs. If you’ll struggle to buy or access the technology you’ll need, there may be some support available. Apply for help with getting a PC/laptop  

Free software 

You can get Microsoft Office 365 and other study-related software for free. Find out about free software for students below.

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Pay your fees

You'll need to arrange payment for your tuition and accommodation fees.

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Select your modules

Please contact your school directly to discuss your module options. 

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Check if you need a visa

If you are travelling to the UK to take up a programme of study for more than six months, you will need to have a Student visa. This includes European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals that will arrive in the UK after 31st December 2020. To avoid delays to your visa being granted, it is essential that you prepare well in advance.

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Register with a local doctor

Register for a GP when you know your term-time address, don't want until you fall ill. You should also make sure all your vaccinations are up to date.

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Get social!

Your students' unions

Kent Union are your students’ unions and they are with you at every step of your university experience.

Student groups

Undergraduates: Join our official Facebook group, Kent Freshers' 2021 - you may end up chatting to the people you'll be living with, or who may be on your course. We're also on Instagram and Twitter

Postgraduates: Join the Kent Graduate Student Association on Facebook.

Find your college

Once you join Kent, you'll be assigned to a college. Each college has a Student Committee made up of students who are nominated by fellow college students each year. They are not only responsible for arranging social events, but play a key role in student welfare. 

Follow the College and Community Life Team:

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Virtual Buddy Scheme

Excited about starting at Kent but wish you had someone to show you the ropes? Our buddy scheme could be just what you need. It's run by the students' union and matches you with a current student based on preferences such as your course, interests, hobbies and language. 

Your buddy can help you settle in, recommend places to go, events to attend or societies to join. The more you tell us about your likes and dislikes, the better we can find you a great buddy!

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ExpectRespect@Kent

We want to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our interactive e-learning module, Expect Respect@kent, introduces the Student Charter, Dignity at Study Policy and includes other information about the support available to you.

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Register to vote

Your vote matters! If you're not registered then you can't vote in the different elections that take place in the UK.

Get money ready

Over 71% of students (Save the Student 2020) said they wished they knew more about finances before starting university. We’ve invested in the Blackbullion learning platform to help you get on top of your finances from day one. Check out their free Money-Ready for Uni online course