University of Kent
Going away to university is an exciting time, a time of transition and personal development. Kent offers lots of support to make sure you get the most out of university life. The Student Learning Advisory Service offers help with study skills, time management and lots more. There are online resources which you can access any time or you can arrange a 1:1 appointment. The wellbeing team can help if you have a disability or need support with emotional or mental health issues, there is also a free and confidential counselling service.There are support teams in our schools and advice services run by our student unions.
New first-year and postgraduate students who select Kent as their first choice are guaranteed a place in University accommodation.
At the Canterbury campus, most rooms are en suite and many offer catering options. Rooms are available as flats, studio apartments or shared houses in the nearby student village and are generally arranged in a collegiate system.
Rooms at Medway are all en suite and arranged in flats of five to eight people. They are managed by Unite Students, separate from the University, and shared with students from two other local universities.In general, there is good supply of off-campus accommodation, we’re happy to advise students further on student accommodation off campus if needed.
The two excellent libraries, the Templeman at Canterbury and the Drill Hall at Medway house extensive print and online collections.
There are hundreds of study spaces and specific zones for different types of study. You can get advice from subject-specific librarians and IT support if you need it, and it’s also possible to borrow a laptop. There are library induction sessions for new students.
Kent offers support and training to help you develop your IT skills, you can even earn a qualification to add to your CV. The University provides free antivirus protection for computers and laptops and offer a range of free and discounted software. It’s easy to work on or off campus by using the VPN network. Wi-Fi is available across our campuses and even on the campus buses.
The Medical Centre is a specialist GP practice on the Canterbury campus, providing care to students at the University. The University Nursing Service provides care for in-patients, a minor casualty service, and supports students in term-time. There is a pharmacy on campus.The Medway students can register at the local practice in Gillingham.
Kent has two campuses in the UK, in Canterbury and Medway, as well as European centres in Brussels and Paris.
The Canterbury campus, just a 25-minute walk from the historic city of Canterbury, has lots of green and tranquil open spaces. You’ll also find: the Gulbenkian arts centre which includes a cinema and theatre; the Colyer-Fergusson music building; a sports centre; two convenience stores and a bookshop.
The Medway campus is a bus ride from both Rochester and Chatham. On campus events are held at the Deep End, part of our student hub.Both campuses house a number of cafés that offer a range of food at reasonable prices.During term-time you can travel for free between our campuses on the Campus Shuttle bus.
Sport at Kent is for everyone. Whether you are a member of one of the varsity teams or taking part just for fun, Kent will support you.
The sports centre is based on the Canterbury campus and has a fitness suite, fitness and dance studio, three multi-purpose courts, an indoor tennis centre, cycle hub, a range of sports pitches including 3GX, astroturf and grass pitches.
As well as traditional sports, there is a wide range of fitness and dance classes available. There are different membership options which offer great value for money and some great benefits.All the facilities are open to staff, students, alumni and the public.
Societies are a great way to meet people. Most subjects have a student-run society and there are societies that celebrate national cultures where you can meet people from other countries, or with people from home. There are around 40 sports societies as well as societies for investment, quidditch, dance, circus skills and a gospel choir, to name a few.
If your favourite pastime isn’t covered, you can start your own society.
Societies are supported by student unions, Kent Union and GKSU (Greenwich and Kent), which also provide facilities, represent student interests and offer help when needed.The Kent Graduate Student Association also runs events and offers support to all postgraduate students.
Many of our degrees are accredited by the relevant professional bodies or institutions, including:
- the Institution of Engineering and Technology;
- Engineering Council;
- National Council for the Training of Journalists;
- the Royal Society of Biology;
- The Chartered Society of Forensic Scientists;
- British Psychological Society;
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB), professional accountancy bodies;
- Chartered Management Institute (CMI);
- Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA),
- Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM);
- the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM);
- British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).
- Kent Business School is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)
- Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD)
- Kent Business School has joined forces with Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through CIM Graduate Gateway
- The Kent MBA programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs
- Our MSc Human Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
- Our MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent is accredited by The British Psychological Society
- The Centre of Journalism is professionally accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)