What’s new for 2020/21?

Besides changes in place relating to Covid-19, there are lots of positive developments here at Kent.

Firstly our Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) has opened. KMMS is a collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University, which sees the first 100+ students starting their studies this month. KMMS will educate aspiring doctors to train to deliver 21st century medicine, attracting talented students from all backgrounds, from the local community and beyond and offer opportunities to help to transform the future of healthcare.

We have a new mobile app for current students to help you easily access our services, events and key information. Search ‘Hello Kent’ on your app store to download the free app!

GK Unions has become GKSU. GKSU are committed to being the voice of Medway, ‘No decision about you, without you’. You can still find GKSU in the Student Hub to get involved with societies, sports, events, wellbeing programmes, volunteering and more at Medway. The introduction of Medway networks provides a dedicated space for groups of students to meet, socialise, and foster a community.

You may start to see mention of Divisions. This year Schools will be grouped into new Academic Divisions as part of our ongoing work to make it easier to access support from us and improve your experience at Kent. Similarly, we are reorganising some of our student services to improve your access to support. The new Student Services structure allows the University to invest further in mental health support and out-of-hours provision.

We have a new College Life Team who are a first point of contact for any kind of advice and support. Park Wood has become a College, which provides student members of Park Wood with an exciting opportunity to get involved in shaping the College identity and community in Park Wood. You can also check out the College and Community Life events and competitions.

Progress Profiles have been updated. Launched by the Student Success Project as a pilot in 2018, they provided all undergraduate students the opportunity to view their attendance and attainment data, currently found in SDS, in a more graphical way. Following student feedback the Progress Profiles have now been updated so the new reports are web based, updated daily with improved graphics and the ability to directly compare previous year’s information alongside current statistics.

We have a new MOSAIC app for students. The app brings together a collection of short videos for new, returning and final year students. Videos include advice from both staff and students about support and opportunities available at the University of Kent.