Students sat together drinking tea at the Dockyard

Things to try this year

Here’s a list* of things to try at Kent that you might have missed last year due to the pandemic:

Welcome Week – Welcome Week isn’t just for first years. Get involved in all the events, make new friends and maybe join a society!

Watch a film or theatre performance at Gulbenkian – We’re lucky enough to have a cinema and theatre on the Canterbury campus at Gulbenkian. Look out for their student offers. And if you’re really enthusiastic about film, you can join Gulbenkian Uncovered, which gives students the chance to get behind the scenes, develop new skills and run events.

Join a society – Get involved in a new society this year. Meet new people with similar interests to you. Whatever your year of study, it’s not too late to join. Check out all the societies and groups at Kent Union (Canterbury) and GKSU (Medway).

Try new food and drink – Perhaps you didn’t get to try out many of the eateries and bars on campus last year? Take a look at the catering and bars at Canterbury and Medway and try somewhere new.

Sign up for a Study Plus course – Meet new people, develop your skills and enhance your graduate employability by taking a free Study Plus course. There’s a variety of courses on offer with new ones added throughout the academic year.

Have a night out at The Venue Venue is back!  Get your friends together for a campus night out.

Try out a fitness class or indoor tennis – As well a state-of-the-art gym, we have a wide range of fitness and dance classes for you to try at the Canterbury campus. You can also try out the Indoor Tennis and Events Arena which was opened last year. There’s plenty of ways to keep fit this year with Kent Sport.

Visit Chatham Historic Dockyard – At Medway, we have part of our campus at the Historic Dockyard. Did you know that the Dockyard is also a filming location for shows such as Call the Midwife and Bridgerton? Kent students get free access to the Historic Dockyard by showing a KentOne card.

VolunteerVolunteering is great way to meet new people while helping your local community and building your CV.

Explore another campus– Jump on the Campus Shuttle and spend a few hours at a campus you might be less familiar with. The shuttle is free so why not take advantage? From there, you can also explore the local area.

We really want you to make the most of our amazing campuses this year! Share your adventures with us on socials by using the hashtag #WelcomeToOurWorld and tagging us in your photos.

*Make sure to keep up to date with the latest Government Guidance in case anything changes.