Enhance your CV and improve your employability by taking a Study Plus course in something different from your main area of study. Study Plus courses are non-credit bearing and are free to all Kent students. There is a wide variety of courses, which allow you to explore your creative side as well as learning new skills to help you during your studies and when you graduate. If you have good attendance on a Study Plus course, you will earn Employability Points and the course will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).
Visit the Study Plus website to find out about the courses on offer.
Language Express French and Japanese 20-week courses start in Medway on 11 October 2017.
They are open to Kent students and staff as well as members of the public.
Fees are only £110 if you are a Kent student (limited to the first 35 applicants). Kent staff can apply for funding from Learning and Development.
Visit the CEWL website to find out more and to book.
All continuing students must complete returning registration via the Student Data System. This will open on Tuesday 19th September prior to the start of the academic year. The deadline for returning registration is 6th October 2017.
Once you have logged on to the Student Data System you need to select ‘Registration’ and then ‘Returning Registration’.
Returning registration should not be confused with course or module registration. If you wish to amend your modules at this time you will need to contact your School directly.
When registering you will be required to check your personal details and update them if they have changed.
To ensure swift payment of your student loan, please ensure you re-register online by 4pm on Wednesday 20th September. It takes three to five working days from the point of registration for funds to be released to your account by the Student Loans Company.
If you are unable to register due to an outstanding debt or finance flag on your record you should contact the University’s Income Office for assistance. Please note that fee payment does not mean you are registered.
Note: Returning students DO NOT need to attend Arrivals Weekend / Welcome Week.
Failure to complete returning registration may result in you being unable to continue your studies.
Please see the Returning Registration webpages for full details.
Here’s when you can expect to receive your timetable for 2017-18…
Stage 0 and 1 students
Stage 0 and 1 timetables will be on the Student Guide by Friday 22 September 2017.
Stage 2 and 3 students
Stage 2 and 3 timetables will be on the Student Guide during the week starting Monday 11 September.
Postgraduate timetables will be on the Student Guide by Friday 22 September 2017.
If you had to resit an exam over the summer your timetable might be delayed. Your timetable will be on the Student Guide by Friday 22 September 2017 at the latest.
Important – check your timetable regularly!
Continue to go back and check your timetable regularly for updates including other events.
New September Starters 2017
All new students must complete online enrolment prior to attending registration.
If you experience any queries regarding enrolment please direct students to https://www.kent.ac.uk/gettingstarted/index.html or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, including those living off campus are expected to register during Arrivals Weekend and Welcome Week.
They are required to attend in person and provide their passport as identification to complete the registration process.
All students can register in the Sports Centre between the following times:
16 September 09:00 – 18:00
17 September 09:00 – 17:00
18 September 09:00 – 16:30
19 September 09:00 – 16:30
20 September 09:00 – 16:30
21 September 09:00 – 16:30
22 September 09:00 – 14:00
After these dates registration is completed in the Student Reception, The Registry Building.
All students can register in the Pilkington Building between the following times:
16 September 09:30 – 15:30
17 September 09:30 – 15:00
Monday 18 September – Friday 22 September students can register in the Gillingham Building
10:00 – 16:00.
For full information see the Getting Started 2017 booklet: https://www.kent.ac.uk/gettingstarted/files/getting-started-17.pdf
All continuing students must complete returning registration via the Student Data System. This will open on Tuesday 19th September prior to the start of the academic year.
This confirms their intention to return to study, provides an opportunity to check personal details are correct and triggers funding payments by Student Loans Company.
To ensure swift payment of your student loan, please ensure you re-register online by 4pm on Wednesday 20th September. It takes three to five working days from the point of registration for funds to be released to your account by the SLC.
Returning Registration Deadline: 6th October 2017
Note: Returning students DO NOT need to attend Arrivals Weekend.
The Regulations on Student Discipline in relation to non-academic matters and the Complaints Procedure for Students have been revised for the 2017-18 academic year.
The Regulations on Student Discipline in relation to non-academic matters provide guidance on the actions that may be taken should a student’s conduct not support the University’s commitment to create a community that advances knowledge and stimulates intellectual activity, good order and the good name and reputation of the University. In registering with the University, students agree to be bound by all relevant provisions and regulations of the University, so please ensure you are aware of the provisions available within this document.
The Complaints Procedure for Students provides guidance to students who may feel dissatisfied with some aspect of their dealings with the University, and details the procedure the University and student will both follow through all stages of the complaint.
If you would like further guidance please refer to the Student Conduct and Complaints website
The Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL) is running evening classes, catering for a variety of different abilities.
Courses include up to ten of the most popular languages, including:
- Modern Greek
Choose from either the 20-week courses, starting in October or 10-week courses, starting in January.
Visit the CEWL website to find out more and to book.
The Galvanising Workshop Café will be closing on Monday 21 August for four weeks, re-opening on Monday 18 September.
Our delivered catering service is still available and the No.1 Bistro on the Medway campus remains open as normal – with breakfast served from 08.30. Our Cargo Bar and Bistro is also open from 12noon each day.
On Thursday 17th August, two Hub students will be travelling to Virginia, USA, to compete in the Virginia tech KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Each year the University of Kent selects a student, or a team of students, to compete at the Virginia Tech University in the USA along with students from 14 other countries. These students all have one thing in common: a great business idea.
The University of Kent represents the UK to compete in this prestigious competition with other countries including Ecuador, France and Australia. Students pitch their business ideas with the chance to win $25,000 and the title of ‘Global Entrepreneurship Champion’.
The University of Kent’s entry this year is “ToDo”- the business idea of students Daniella Golden and Saga Rad. ToDo is an online platform for collaborative environmental volunteering with a connected webshop.
Daniella and Saga put forward a business idea for the University of Kent Big Ideas Competition, run as part of the Hub for Innovation and Enterprise. The duo were selected to receive comprehensive mentoring to prepare for the Global Entrepreneurship Champion Competition and free workspace at the University’s business incubation and support unit.
Daniella and Saga will be presenting their business idea at 20.35 (BST) On Thursday 24th August You can support our student entry and watch live here.
If you have a business idea or would like to find out more about how the University supports students looking to start-up a business please email email us.
Once you have registered make sure you get involved in all that Welcome Week (or as some people call it, ‘week 0’) has to offer.
This week is a helpful introduction to the University and its services, including the Library and your students’ union, getting you ready for when teaching starts on 25 September 2017.
Even if you’re not living in University accommodation you still need to attend Welcome Week.
Get the most from Welcome Week and make sure you…
- Go to the Welcome Fair on Wednesday 20 September. This is your opportunity to find out more about all the societies and sports teams you can join. You can also pick up a few freebies from local businesses.
- Attend your school’s induction events. School induction events are a great opportunity to meet fellow students studying similar courses to you, while discovering the wide range of support services provided by your school. Contact your school for more information.
- Take the Library tour. When studying at university the library will be a key resource, so it’s important you know how to use all the services and where to go for help.
- Check out all the events happening at Medway
As well as all the Welcome Week activities, there’s a special welcome programme for international students.
If you’re a postgraduate student there are a range of induction events designed specifically for you, as well as the general Welcome Week events everyone can attend.