When you start university there is a lot to get to grips with starting a new course, but the key to a great student experience is striking a balance between study and play. Time away from your books also helps to maintain a healthy life balance and can really benefit your studies.
Remember to check your emails and the Student News regularly for opportunities and events. We’ve also put together a list of extra-curricular opportunities worth considering below.
Want to learn a language alongside your studies?
- The Language Centre offers Kent students the opportunity to study a variety of language modules as part of your existing degree programme or as an additional extracurricular module.
- Language Express offer evening courses from beginner’s level.
Have you thought about volunteering?
Volunteering can be a good way to gain experience, build skills and network. Find more about volunteer opportunities while at Kent.
- Kent Volunteering Scheme (KVS)has been designed to recognise and support the hard-work University of Kent students do when volunteering. The scheme is open from 19 May 2021 to 17 May 2022.
- Find out more about volunteering with Kent Union.
At Kent, there are numerous student activities including sport, societies and more!
Societies bring people together with common interests and can help you make new friends with people you might not meet on your course. And don’t forget, a CV packed full of experiences and activities shows potential employers that you like to get involved. See the wide range of clubs and societies at Kent:
Get Active with Kent Sport
Whether you play competitively or just for fun, sport is an important part of the student experience. Accessible facilities, inter-college sports programme and over 50 sports clubs run by Kent Union. Find out more about sport at Kent.
Make Music at Kent
Do you sing or play an instrument? Join the Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert and Big Bands, Chamber Choir or one of the many other bands and ensembles formed each year. Find out more about making music at Kent.
Get Creative on Campus
As well as numerous creative societies, Kent offers exceptional opportunities for you to enjoy the very latest in film, art, music, history and architecture.
- Gulbenkian Arts Centre
Exciting events including film, comedy, music and much more on the Canterbury Campus.
Check out Gulbenkian’s student offers. Gulbenkian also offer creative engagement opportunities for students:
Gulbenkian Uncovered is a Young Film Programmer’s Group giving students the chance to get behind the scenes, develop new skills and run events. Gulbenkian Performance Company – If you want to build up your performance skills whilst at University, or want to continue a hobby whilst working or studying, why not join Gulbenkian’s new Gulbenkian Performance Company for anyone aged 19-25. Find out more about Gulbenkian and what’s on.
- Studio 3 Gallery
Hosts major exhibitions by acclaimed artists throughout the year. Find out more about Studio 3 Gallery.
- College and Community Life
Organise fun events throughout the year on campus and offer opportunities to volunteer and get involved with the college communities. Find out more about College and Community Life events.