Open Days at Kent

Learn more about studying STEM subjects at the University of Kent at one of our Open Days

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics degrees at University of Kent

Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our courses, as well as seeing our fantastic facilities and meeting our friendly and knowledgeable academics.

If you’re interested in studying STEM subjects – from Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics and Computer Science, to Sports Therapy and Mathematics as well as Mechanical Engineering and Digital Arts – come along to a University of Kent Open Day and discover what it could be like studying with us.

Kent has two upcoming Open Days at our Canterbury campus  – Saturday 5 October and Saturday 19 October 2019 – and one at our Medway campus on Saturday 12 October for those interested in Sports and Exercise Science and some Computing courses.

Register your interest now – booking opens approximately four weeks before the event.

At the Open Day you will have the chance to meet our enthusiastic academics, hear more about our teaching, which was rated gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework*, and view our state-of-the-art facilities. There are also a range of exciting hands-on activities and inspirational talks from across our STEM subjects.

School of Computing:

As well as learning about our degrees from our staff, you’ll have the chance to chat with current students and attend sample lectures and demonstrations to see why our academics are the best at what they do. You can also try your hand at programming and consultancy work and find out why so many of our students take a paid year in industry.

Kent is a great place to study Computer Science and launch your tech career. You’ll get a real sense if this is somewhere you could feel at home.

School of Engineering and Digital Arts:

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts successfully combines modern engineering and technology with the exciting field of digital media and offers undergraduate courses in:

Biomedical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Digital Arts, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Multimedia Technology and Design (all offered with a Year in Industry).  Whether you want to create visual effects for the latest blockbuster movies or design systems for Google, we provide everyone with the opportunity to design a bright future in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

At the Open Day on Saturday 6th July, we’ll be offering subject talks in Digital Media and Engineering providing you with information on our degree programmes, tours of our facilities and the chance for you to meet with our current students and staff.

Digital Media
Learn how the giants of the industry put the magic into the movies. You will have a chance to learn the same techniques as those used at world leading VFX houses such as “Industrial Light and Magic” and “Framestore” in a practical introduction to the VFX pipeline using assets from the latest Star Wars movies! Try your hand at compositing a movie shot, using industry standard software and skills.
Modern technology plays a vital role in our daily lives and the engineering sector as a whole has shaped modern society and personal lives in a way that no other discipline has ever done before, e.g. renewable energy, sanitation, mobile phone technology and the internet revolution. Engineering is behind everything, from your smartphone to the shoes on your feet!  Learn more about how robotics, assistive technologies and mechanical engineering can make a difference to the world.

The School of Physical Sciences:

For those interested in Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Forensics or Physics, we offer a  range of talks and practical events. Those fascinated by forensic science can put on a crime scene suit to gather evidence in our purpose-built crime scene house, while anyone interested in Chemistry can take a tour of our fantastic labs and equipment or attend a talk from one of our world-leading researchers. And there is also the chance to take a guided tour of our incredible Beacon Observatory, an astronomical observatory with optical telescope and radio telescope capability, if you want to reach for the stars studying Astronomy.

You can get an idea of the day by checking out our short video:


School of Sports and Exercise Science

At our Medway campus Open Day on 12th October you can learn how our courses can channel your passion for sport and open up a range of career options. Whether you are interested in Sports Therapy, Management, Science or Health we have a fantastic range of degrees on offer. In addition to in-depth programme talks you can see our high quality equipment in use in our labs and our inspirational lecturers are on hand to answer any questions you may have. You will also have a guided tour of Medway Park, a state-of-the-art multi-sport facility just a short walk from campus. Come and discover what we have to offer.

School of Maths, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Kent’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science is widely recognised for its innovative teaching and outstanding research, offering exciting degree programmes in mathematics, financial mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science in a friendly and supportive environment and continues to climb the league tables, reaching 32nd in the Guardian League Table 2020 for Mathematics. At Kent’s Open Day students and academic staff the School will deliver interactive sessions covering a range of subjects from the Schools portfolio, which will focus on careers, further study and the pure joy of mathematical sciences!

Talks include “Maths, What’s The Point?” where you can learn how a maths-related degree can open many possibilities and “What is an Actuary?” where you can find out more about a career in Actuarial Science. We also challenge you to take on our “Cracking the Code”  activity were you try to find the hidden message from our Student Ambassadors

Find out more about how you can learn more about studying STEM at Kent at one of the University’s upcoming open days by booking your place now!

We hope to see you soon.